Festival Food: A Great Intro to a Culture

Festival Food:  A Great Intro to a Culture

I shot this photo at a Cambodian Festival in Philadelphia in the spring of 2017. The booth sold Cambodian and Thai food, but not as I know Thai food from the restaurants that I have been to.  There were salads and colorful drinks that I had never seen before.  When I struck up a conversation …

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 …

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 …

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