Erin Parquette – 2019 Senior at Walpole High

Erin is a bright and talented 2019 senior at Walpole High who has a passion for contemporary dance. As you can see, she totally killed it at her session.




I’m so happy that she and her family chose me to photograph her Senior Portraits

See more from her session here LINK to MORE From Erin’s Session

Dan Busler is a full service Boston-based professional Portrait, Live Performance and Event photographer with studios located in the historic Hogie Bear Building – Walpole MA. By the Artist, for the Artist. 781-352-4863


Black Friday Weekend 2016 Gift Certificate Sale

This Black Friday through Cyber Monday ( November 25 – 28, 2016) we’re offering Gift Certificates for sessions and prints with savings up to 35 % off. 

A Gift Certificate to Dan Busler Photography in Walpole MA is the perfect gift for yourself, family or friends, a housewarming gift, or just for fun.

Just enter the correct coupon code when prompted during checkout to receive your discount:

$ 50.00 to $ 299.00     danholiday20  for 20% off 
$ 300.00 to $ 499.00   danholiday25  for 25% off
$ 500.00 to $ 799.00   danholiday30  for 30% off
$ 800.00 +                       danholiday35  for 35% off 

These certificates can be used toward sessions and prints. Certain restrictions apply and the certificates expire . Please call 781-352-4863 prior to placing your order with any questions.



Is it Procrastination or Just Good Planning ? Dan Busler Photography – Video

I’ve been planning to write this post on procrastination for some time now, but I kept putting it off. But something always caught my attention on my way to write it and I just ended up doing that other thing instead. 

I was born in mid-March, smack dab between the Ides of March and St Patrick’s Day, so I am a Pisces. They (meaning Google) say that I’m a dreamer … (but I’m not the only one),  easily distracted, live in a fantasy land, I’m totally scattered,  and I won’t face reality. Many who know me are nodding “yes” as they read this. My family loves me for who I am .. well, I think that they do anyway. And my fellow  Pisces are agreeing .. “yea, that’s me”.

Does this make us procrastinators?   Well we certainly appear that way. Maybe we’re just good planners … always sitting and thinking ( aka “daydreaming”) .. looking at it from all angles, weighing the options, summing up our findings and preparing to move forward with the best course of action ….

OK, yea, we’re procrastinators.

So this brings me to the Procrastinator Fix … lists .  If I don’t have a list, nothing gets done.  And I don’t mean a “to do list” , that’s for normal people , this has got to be a running list of all the things that I see that need to be done.

Here’s how it works – each morning  you’d write down what you want to get done that  day, number them in order of importance and then you can get out of bed. ( this is the normal part .. like a normal person would do).  Then as the Pisces mind starts to run you see a million other things that you see that have to do right that second.

Well, unless it’s pick up a sock and put it in the hamper, put all these random tasks  you’ve just thought up on the list and start as you had planned on the most important task .. the one that you marked as number one .. before you got out of bed.  Sure you can re-number your tasks to include these new tasks, but don’t just do them as you think of them. … Because you might just be .. Procrastinating. Or attention .. challenged. It’s probably a little of both.

I plan on taking my own advice, one day, if I could only stop putting it off.

Dan Busler is a professional photographer specializing on portrait, performance and event photography and camera basics instructor with studios located south of Boston in Walpole MA. Examples of his work can be seen at


Dan Busler is a professional portrait, performance and event photographer with studios located south of Boston in Walpole MA. You can see more of his work at

Adams Farm – Walpole MA – Dan Busler Photography -Video

Adams Farm is a well known area in my town just south of Boston MA where families, kids and (leashed) dogs can run,  play, hike, cross country ski and explore. It’s full of wide open fields and well laid out paths through beautiful woods.

Here’s an overview from the Adams Farm website:

“The Adams Farm property includes approximately 365 acres of town-owned land, additional acreage held in adjacent land conservation trusts, and land owned by the New England Forestry Foundation and the Norfolk County Agricultural School, for a total of over 700 acres open to the public for low-impact recreation”

There is a butterfly garden with a special section along the back fence devoted to milkweed to provide a habitat for monarch butterflies. Although I was there in March 2016 .. so everything was kind of brown 

But soon the grass will sprout and the birds will be singing and the butterflies will be .. doing what they do.

If you want a peaceful place – this is it.



Families walk the fields and paths at Adams Farm


The paths into the woods are clearly marked and so peaceful


The bench at the far side of the field


The plaque on the bench


The view from the bench


The signs are right to the point – if the dog poops .. you have to clean it up ! HA!

Dan Busler is a professional portrait, performance and event photographer with studios located south of Boston in Walpole MA. You can see more of his work at

Into the Woods with Depth of Field

Depth of field refers to how much of what you are focusing on is in focus. So if you are photographing 20 people in a family group you want the front row and the back row in focus.

The way this is achieved is by using the aperture setting on your camera.  This can be set in either manual (typically the letter M on your camera) or aperture priority mode.

The larger the aperture setting number the more of the group will be in focus.  The area of “in focus” is both in front of and behind where you are setting your focus. Typically you will focus on the center of the group. So if there are three rows of people in your group, focus on the center row.

If your taking a picture of a landscape or the woods, you may want to focus at the half way point in the scene. Or you can get real creative and focus closer or further away. This will make some objects more or less in focus.

In these images I set my camera with a 85mm 1.8 lens attached (on a tripod in manual mode )  to F22 – this is the longest depth of focus I could get and set the ISO to 1600.  Then all I had to do was set the shutter speed so that I got the look (meaning correct exposure) for the scene. In most of these the shutter speed was about 1/30 of a second.


Now a few tidbits:

I set the ISO to 1600 after  deciding that I didn’t want to use a shutter speed lower than          1/25 of a second. That was the ISO setting that I needed to keep the shutter speed in that range.
When photographing a snowy scene you should over expose a little bit – so most of these images looked over exposed on my in-camera meter. If I were using a handheld light meter I would have used the camera setting that it gave me
Th exposure triangle – Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO work together to give you the freedom to create great photos.

Dan Busler is a professional photographer based in Walpole MA

Foxborough Family Event Photography by Walpole MA Family Event Photographer, Dan Busler { Hyland Family Scholarship }

We all remember our loved ones and the people who have had an effect on our lives in different ways. 

For Dana Hyland who lost her Parents and Brother she joined with others in the community to honor their memory with a scholarship. 


The first annual Hyland Family Scholarship Dinner and Dance (and wicked good party) was held on November 28, 2014 at the Lafayette House in Foxborough MA. 

The scholarship will be awarded to a Foxborough High School senior who embodies the value of community service that the Hyland family embraced and demonstrated. It is given to honor the memory of George and Barbara Hyland and their Son Kevin. There were many moments of remembrance during the evening of who they were and what they meant to everyone who attended and many moments of celebration of their lives as well.

Creating something which will allow the memory of our loved ones to live on is important. It might be placing a plaque on a statue, naming a street after them, writing a book about their life or a photo album.

In this case, many years from now a deserving Foxborough High School senior will have the opportunity to receive this scholarship and get to know the Hyland Family … who they were and what they dedicated their lives to … and how important they were to others. And so their memories will live on. 

Of course, this was a celebration …. so they did do some serious partying!


Boston Senior Portrait Photography by Walpole Senior Photographer, Dan Busler {Bella Aspinwall}

Bella is a multi-talented high school senior dynamo. 

I first met Bella through my musician side when I was in the band for one of her performances. (She’s a guitarist and violinist). 

When it was time to schedule her senior session we had to work around her sports schedule (She’s a champion swimmer).

To this list we now add … wicked good model.  Which is partly posing, but mostly a great attitude! 

When the day came for her session it just rocked. 

I had asked her friend Joey to come by for a few shots and together…well, it was excellent.