Dick Arnold [DickArnold]

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I got into what you might call professional photography late in life. My interest started during my forty year aviation career. I was previously an officer and pilot in the USAF. I served in the Viet Nam war before leaving the AF. .I ultimately retired as a executive in research, development and acquisition of major aviation systems including satellite aviation applications.. I have lived in Germany, Thailand and Taiwan while spending six years out of the US. I did a lot of traveling in my job and late in that career I began carry medium format gear with me to keep me occupied when I was not working in far away places. As in my former profession I have an abundance of curiosity and learning new things in depth has always been very satifying for me. I retired from my job in aviation in 1996 with some good photo equipment and some knowledge of photography.. When I moved into my new town after retirement the local newspaper photographer saw some of my medium format prints of Russia and the newspaper subsequently invited me to join them. That very overburdened photographer was desperatly looking for help. I was a stringer for the paper for seven years.. I did all kinds of photography with them. I liked sports the best. It was all black and white using TMax. When I started at the paper the receptionist was about to be married. Her wedding photographer pulled out of the wedding at the last minute. She asked me to do the wedding. I hung some of her 11x14s in the newspaper office as I had my own darkroom and that started a business that grew to one to two weddings a week during May to October in a seacoast town.. All film. No chimping. I held my breath until I got the proofs back. I beat my competition by doing good work with good gear, underpricing and, above all delivering on time. When I closed the business in 2003 I was doing PR for the local hospital, photographing their staff, and doing events like golf tournaments and parties as well as the paper. I never in my wildest dreams about retirement thought I would be running a photo business. I used Canon and Bronica cameras and lenses. I had no help. I did it all myself. I closed the business in 2003 out of choice. I could have made it bigger but I decided at 70 I did not want to work that hard and we wanted to travel. At that time I converted to digital and have been very active since on my own.. I developed my business through the local chamber, belonging to the Rotary, establishing a referral arrangements with a local inn and a busy JOP, and being on Town committees. This was in a seashore town that attracted weddings. I stayed under the radar. I developed a large gallery of wedding pictures which i printed that I hung in my home studio. I sold almost every client that walked through that door. I took developed, and printed a lot of pictures in the seven years I ran the business and worked for the paper. I converted to digital in 2002 and currently use photoshop and lightroom on the cloud. I think digital is far more complex than film as I do my own processing but I also think it has raised the quality of my work significantly.

Country: US


Single Photos

Russia --Food Shortage 1991. Velvia Slides 1994

New England Coast

Bird Pics

Overseas Churches

New England churches


New Hamphire White Mountains

Sony NEX 5N pictures

Portsmouth NH harbor


Swim Meets

Hi Res


Everglades Anhinga

Deep in the Everglades

The lion sleeps

Great Blue Heron with gear down in flareout for landing

Balancing Osprey. I like the claws

Nubble Light, York ME

Swan in Portsmouth Harbor


Oriole loves oranges



Shot 1994 Velvia 120. Never printed. Hi res scan Sep 6 07. Sharp large print. Taken then with Bronica ETRSi

Shot 1994. Velvia 120 Bronica. Scanned sep 9 07 Long time seat of Russ. Orth. Rel.

Red Square 1994 Bronica ETRSi. Never printed Velvia

Velvia, Paris 1994 scanned 2007 never printed.

Winter shortage 1991 Leningrad. Waiting for Cabbage and Bread. 2 from rt. not happy with me

Going home with some cabbage and bread


Cape Porpoise ME. Sunset

Portland Head Light. Too much like calendar art but very representative of the coast. Compare w/prev scanned MF slide.

Portland Head Velvia ETRSi 1997 Compare w/adjacent 2007 XTi digital photo.

Pease Air Show

Tiny tug

B2 Bomber. Looks like Darth Vader could be on board.

Gundalow NE Coastal Barge

Nubble Light at Dusk with Xmas lights

shot 1944 at Cergei Posad center of Russ Orth. Rel. Never printed.. Reala 120 scanned.

Center Russ. Orth. Rel-Cergei Posad


Swan departing. Very sharp big print.

Sunset at Cape Porpoise

Dover Bridge. Dover NH

Eagle portrait

hen eats first

Oriole out the back window

Three one stop exposure HDR. Just fooling around

Screwing around with new to me old lens. Heavily edited

My Primary Trainer 1954


Masters Backstroke mixed start

Peter and Paul fortress. Then Leningrad "91


Inside Peter and Paul fortress Leningrad '90

another view of Nubble light

This image is manipulated by some trial software that I did not buy.






Stone church where I did a wedding or two

Ogunquit Church turned gift shop

New England Masters Swimming

Wildly manipulated picture. I was going to throw this out but someone wanted a copy.

Finnish Fishmonger


Ready to fly at twelve days old

Tree in a park

Milton NH community church

1994 Churches open after USSR dissolution

Churches reopen after fall of USSR

Two days old



Brazilian Aerobats

Brazilian AF team

The real Blue Angels

B-25 My Basic Trainer 1954

Pease PN1 (1 of 1)

Blue angels ready to fly (1 of 1)

_Blue Angels half inverted Background added


Blue angels PN







PN 2

PN 6

PN 8

Pittsfield balloon PN

Balloons (1 of 2)

Balloons (2 of 2)

Balloons (2 of 5)

Balloons (3 of 5)

Balloons (5 of 5)


Thunderbirds 7 PN

Thunderbirds 8 PN with white foggy clouds as background

T Birds Manipulated by adding background. Airplanes taken at Portsmouth Airshow

My Primary Trainer 1954 Marianna FL


T-6 PN My primary trainer

Team Heavy Metal

Crawford Notch Fall 2011

Mt. Chocorua at sunrise.

A sad, forlorn, depressed cow moose.

New Sony NEX 5n

Bridge over the Swift river

Bridge over the Saco River

White mountains (15 of 21)

White mountains (18 of 21)

White mountains (20 of 21)

White mountains (21 of 21)

sony (1 of 9)

Portsmouth NH

Portsmoth NB

Cape Porpoise ME

Newburyport MA

portsmouth harbor bridge

York Village Anti motion blur @ ISO 6400



Nice cat

Sony Cape Porpoise Lobsterman

A gundalow once used for NE coastal cargo

Porsmouth harbor

Sarah Long Bridge

Wedding Cake House

nice cat


Nubble light PN










York River ME

Pride of Baltimore

Fall foliage (507 of 14)

Fall foliage (500 of 14)

Fall foliage (511 of 14)

Fall colors (1000 of 1)

Masters Harvard-21

Exeter swim meet

Models Copyright 2013 signed release

Models Copyright 2013 signed release

Models Copyright 2013 signed release

Models Copyright 2013 signed release






20130802-IMG_0249Pittsfield Balloon


20130802-IMG_0279Pittsfield Balloon


Pittsfield Balloon


Pittsfield Balloon








Mt. Chocorua, White Mtns. NH

NH White Mtns. Crawford Notch

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