Long Island Photo Gallery - Photos of Long Island
Long Island Artist - Rich LaBella
Rich LabellaI grew up with cameras and took snapshots of everything around me.   My first camera, a Yashika rangefinder got me started taking pictures at the beach, surfing, out with friends, and much more.  Through high-school and college I learned a lot about photography through classes, trial & error, books and seminars - and over the years, through a better understanding of light & composition, the snapshots matured into a sizeable portfolio of quality photographs.
I like to photograph mostly nautical themes, concentrating on our shorelines & bays, yachting, the bridges, wetlands, lighthouses, wildlife, flowers and the unique things that make living near & on the water on Long Island a special experience.
 
I have participated in numerous contests & shows; held one-man exhibitions at the Long Island MacArthur Airport, East Islip Library; won awards at NWPLI (Nature & Wildlife Photographers of Long Island), PFLI (Photographic Federation of Long Island - awarded the 2014 Leonard Victor Award), Long Island Photo Gallery (Wildlife, Fireworks and Waterscapes competitions), and the Islip Arts Council. I am a member and past-president of the NWPLI and a member of the Islip Arts Council.
 
My works are featured at the Village Art & Framing Gallery in Babylon Village and the Long Island Photo Gallery, and can also be seen via Facebook and on my website.  My works now hang in many private collections and businesses and have been included in various Calendars & Magazine covers.
 
I hope my work brings you as much enjoyment as it gave me in composing and capturing the beauty of this area.
Rich LaBella Long Island Photographer
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