Member Monday Featuring Patrick Dooley

This week’s Member Monday serves as a tribute to the brave firefighters who put their lives at risk to keep us safe. Patrick Dooley captured the moments behind the scenes of this heroic responsibility.

Here is Patrick to take us into the world of his photography!

About the Photographer

  • Hometown: Manchester, Ct
  • Years in Photography: 40 years as a hobby
  • Years as a KO Member:  1.5

About the Photo:

  • Title: Bucket work
  • Location: Windsor, Ct 6/14/20
  • Any additional description of the photograph:  Picture was taken at a 2 alarm house fire in Windsor, Ct with a report a person trapped in the basement. One firefighter became trapped while searching the basement and had to be rescued by other FD members. The person had left the house prior to the FD’s arrival. 
  • Gear/Software Used: This picture was taken with a Canon 5d IV with a Canon 100-400 L lens and processed in Lightroom Classic
Photo by: Patrick Dooley

Describe your creative style in 3 words.

Story via photos.

Photo by: Patrick Dooley

Tell us about a time you struggled or failed with your photography, and how you overcame it.

I once photographed a fire at night with a flash during a snowstorm and the pictures were nothing but a white sheet. I learned quickly that you can’t use a flash and started with my no flash at night photos. I shoot with 2 cameras and at night I use a flash on one but not the other. Still learning to take available light photos. With fire photography, there are no do-overs. You either got a picture you like or not.  

What sparked your love of photography?

I liked the challenge of telling a story through photos.

What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?

I like any of the Lightroom classes. 

Connect with Patrick

You can find Patrick’s work on his website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as Squad Fire Photos. Make sure to give him a follow if you enjoy his work.

Thank you for joining us for another Member Monday! If you haven’t yet, be sure to submit your photos for a chance to receive a Member Monday feature of your own.