It’s The Dead of Winter and Even the Flowers are Blue

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It’s The Dead of Winter and Even the Flowers are Blue

This photo uses a north-facing window for a flattering, diffuse light source, a wide aperture for a narrow, dramatic field of focus, and high ISO for a textured grainy effect. Still, the photo wasn’t quite depressing enough to match the weather, so I used Lightroom sliders to increase the shadows and clarity.  Finally, pushed the …

What People Do to Kids

What People Do to Kids

The empty chair in this photo represents all those kids who aren’t love or protected.  The starkness and shadowing represent the despair I feel every time there is another news story about a broken, abused or murdered child.  As a father, I take each and every one of these stories like a punch in the …

Abstract Portrait

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Abstract Portrait

Straightforward portraits have their place, but if you really want to mix things up a bit, try to look at your subject from an angle that evokes emotion, intimacy, or even an angle that makes you question your perspective.  This angle represents the image less traveled. Take it for what it’s worth.

You Don’t Need the Latest Camera to Create Great Images: Thresholded B&W

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You Don’t Need the Latest Camera to Create Great Images: Thresholded B&W

My fascination with Black and White images continues.  Here is a photo I took this summer with a 12 year old, 5 megapixel underwater camera that still works.  I took this little camera along on some of my best dive trips ever and it brought back a wonderful sense of deja vu. I also used …

Got to Shoot With a Master

Got to Shoot With a Master

Meet Jose ‘Tutes’ Tutiven, an Ecuadorian-American who is getting a ton of great commercial photo work and a lot of acclaim for his abilities. On a whim, I trekked up to Brooklyn to attend the Photoville Photo Festival in Dumbo, right under the Brooklyn Bridge. This is he sixth year running and it was held …

Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance With That Seagull

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Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance With That Seagull

Seaside Beach, Oregon

Gallery: Brooklyn as Rendered by Leica

Gallery: Brooklyn as Rendered by Leica

Art Give Voice and Tears Down Divisions

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Art Give Voice and Tears Down Divisions

I met Dave Kyu from the Asian Arts Initiative at the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Festival in Philadelphia in May of 2017.  He was promoting a number of artistic installations that the Asian Arts Initiative is placing in and around the Chinatown section of Philly. Dave spoke with passion about how the Initiative is slowly …