We all want to create attractive, colorful images to share on Facebook, Meetup, Instagram and Flickr...social media is a persuasive force and connector in our society. We want our photos to be noticed and enjoyed, to elicit the reaction from the viewer, "Wow, I want to go there!" Or, "That event sure looks fun, I'm going next time for sure!" Before you press that shutter ask yourself, "What am I taking a picture of, and for whom?"
Brooks Payne has been named a Master and Trusted Photographer by Google and is in the top 1% of all their photographers. Getty said, "We love your work!" and invited him to shoot commercial custom content when they created that division. His images and reviews have been seen by countless millions around the world, in every format and media. He is at the forefront of VR, creating virtual tours and 360 panoramic photos. Even recently he was featured in a magazine for his contributions to charitable causes through his tireless volunteer work was a photographer. Brooks donates his images to non-profits when requested, recently providing original files to the City of Boston for use in marketing BlueBikes and the MBTA. He has been a very active resident of Boston since 1959 and can be seen daily in every neighborhood and at civic events, camera at eye level. He believes in being physically fit, biking around town, hiking and camping with his sons; this past fall he climbed Mount Monadnock. Brooks spent the summer of 2017 as a volunteer tour guide at our Fort Independence in South Boston.