Chinese Lantern Festival – Low Light Photo Heaven

Chinese Lantern Festival – Low Light Photo Heaven

The 2017 Chinese Lantern Festival ran through May and June at Franklin Square in Philadelphia, PA.  Adjacent to Philadelphia’s historic Chinatown section, this event was open and welcoming to all with static arts, and performances by acrobats, dancers and dragons.  We were lucky enough to bring and visitor from Texas and show off the diversity …

Finding the Good in the Bad

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Finding the Good in the Bad

I think you need to break a lens every now and then in order to keep things fresh. Do try this at home: This lens used in this photo is an old Nikon 50mm 1.4 manual focus lens that had been treated harshly over the years.  I removed the F-mount and most the aperture ring …

Goose.

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Goose.

Sometimes an image works well on its own as a sight gag. Other times you need a one word cue. Duck, Duck …. Goose.

Exotic Travel Photography at Home (?)

Exotic Travel Photography at Home  (?)

This image, and the associated gallery, detail how one can photograph an ethnic event in a large US city and leave little or now evidence that the photos were taken in the USA. The gallery in the link below was actually shot in Philadelphia, PA. The key is to photograph as close in to your …

Nighttime Street Photography

Nighttime Street Photography

  One of the greatest advantages of digital photography is that now you can photograph the night like no one ever could before.  Night photography – good night photography – simple could not be done up to a few years ago.  Sure, there was faster film and long exposures, but getting a good night shot …

A Friend in Concert

A Friend in Concert

I love it when I can help out a friend. Laura Mann is a veteran pop artist who opened for some of the biggest acts of the 90’s. But forget all that, she’s also a dear friend and one of my favorite all time photo models. And next weekend, she’s playing a the renowned Philadelphia …

Hands

Hands

Hands portraits rival the face as a way to show a persons’ character. Any time I’m doing a portrait session, I try to get at a least a few hand photos in.  They can be incredibly expressive both alone or as part of a portrait. Hand portraits – just the hands –  can be compelling. …

Art Museum Illusion

Art Museum Illusion

It amazes me what hate a head cover can produce. Hijabs, yarmulkes, turbans and bonnets. There’s always some creep out there who will hate you for wearing one.  I realize that this photo, unexplained, might evoke fear and revulsion in the reptilian mind of some unevolved viewer.   But this model isn’t an exotic refuge …

Lux Universal – Universal Light

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Lux Universal – Universal Light

This blog was started in early 2017 when people seemed to forget that we all have so much in common.  I’m not into protest, politics or resistance. All I want to do is remind everyone that all light is universal. Photo Credit: Steve Smull.

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