Exotic Portraiture: Split Light, Clarity and Vibrance
Sitar John Protopapas is primarily a World Music instructor at York College in York, PA. A study in diversity, John has a Greek background but grew up in South Africa and studied music in India. He lives in the USA where he teaches World Music, sitar, tabla and of course, Yoga, because, why not? The …
Vive le Etrange: Wide Angle Portaiture
When you have an interesting, unique or just plain weird fashion to shoot, nothing brings out the odd like a wide angle lens. Indeed, Tim Burton uses wide angle shots to great affect in all his movies. This shot was taken at 11mm on the underrated Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 ATX Pro lens for crop format …
Nature Photography with SmartPhones
Probably the most alien, yet accessible world available for one to photograph is the Pacific Tide Pool. Every square inch of one of these little ecosystems brims with beautiful, indescribable treasures. Somewhere around 13 years ago, I started shooting underwater for my second time – This time with digital cameras. I started with an Olympus …
Salad Days: Storytelling With Fuji XT2 Color Rendition
Doing a photoshoot in a supermarket was never high on my list, but there I was on vacation, three thousand miles from home, with only a travel camera and a kit lens. Luckily the camera was a Fuji XT2, and lens was Fuji’s XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4, the most capable kit lens I’ve ever used. …
The Three Tenors
‘Even a fish would not get in trouble if it kept its’ mouth shut.’ – My Dad (Who once worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency.) At the docks in Garibaldi, Oregon, after the fishing boats come in, I used a Fuji XT2 – the perfect travel system – to capture these stunning, back lit, dinner-to-be’s. …
Just a Hint of Light, Kissing the Shoulder
Does a nude have to be nude? Can you show someones beauty with showing them? Every communication today seems overt and over done. I argue that subtlety still has a place in this world.
Street Photography was Meant to be Black & White
I don’t know why, but it almost always looks better that way. Especially in Fuji Acros.
There’s no such genre, but now it’s a thing. Multiple images of one pose, rendered on fabric with four light sources. Because a guy has to do something with his creative energy.
Sure it’s snowing but… flowers!
I give thanks for any flower with the balls to come up after this long and snowy winter. Bloom you bad-assed flowers, bloom like the fearless mad-dog maniacs you are!