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 …

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 …

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 …