Posts Tagged ‘United States’

MY EQUIPMENT

Although this post is mostly for equipment insurance purposes, it also addresses the occasional questions about what gear we use. CAMERAS Canon (#1: 262057001274) 5D MK IV, $2,800 Canon (#2: 192056001333) 5D MK IV, $2,800 DJI (#1: 163DFCT001BK9L) Mavic Pro 2 with Smart Controller, $1,899 LENSES Canon (6830000612) Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM (82mm…

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TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS WITH BOKEH

INTRODUCTION This blog article describes how to take photographs that have a subject that is in focus highlighted and surrounded by a background that is completely or partially out of focus. The out-of-focus background is called Bokeh (pronounced “Bow-Kay”). It is a Japanese word meaning blur. The in-focus subject of the photo can be in…

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FUNDAMENTALS OF MANUAL EXPOSURE

INTRODUCTION – “OUR BRAINS ARE LIKE ICEBERGS” Before we talk about manual exposure, let me make a brief analogy about our brains and memory…before I forget (grin). I view our brains like they are lone “icebergs” in a vast sea of knowledge. As we get older…well…our “icebergs” melt and gets smaller and subsequently not able…

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MACRO FOCUS STACKING

“Here’s a new guest blogger for this website: Mike Aronson (my Dad). He has a technical background in engineering and he shares our passion for photography. In today’s post, Mike will share his ‘lessons learned’ with macro focus stacking. This is a specialized technique for those that want super-sharp (front-to-back) close-up images.” BACKGROUND Focus stacking is a…

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PHOTO BOOKMARKS & SHADOWS

WHERE WE AT? Quick Answer…I’m in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. HOW DID I DO THAT?! Ok here’s a concept shot. I had an idea, then I had to figure out how to execute it. I used no Photoshop trickery or “smoke and mirror” to create the image. Basically you need the following: 1. A diamond ring…

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HALLOWEEN 2014 – TRICK OR TREAT!

WHERE WE AT? Hey here is a scary situation for you photographers! Darkness, kids, and candy…now that is a mixture for a lot of fuzzy photos. Ok so let’s get down to it…Rosie and I are out with the kids for Halloween. “Trick or Treat…Happy Halloween!” HOW DID I DO THAT?! I didn’t have a tripod…

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2014

WHERE WE AT? I had a few hours for myself in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. I thought this was a fun shadow shot of a ghostly figure being cast on the building. I was lucky to use the available lighting and found an interesting angle to me. I like the clock just above…

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UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HOSTS 5TH GRADERS

On Friday, February 17th, I worked with KAPOW (Kids And the Power Of Work) to document students from two elementary schools (G.W. Carver Elementary and Edison Park Elementary) touring the University of Miami. The purpose of this tour was to educate the youngsters on the opportunities that may be available to them if they apply…

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LAW ENFORCEMENT TEACHES STUDENTS

KAPOW kids in trouble with the law?! Not a chance. These students from Village Elementary School in Sunrise (Broward County, Florida) were invited to get first-hand experience with law enforcement career opportunities and the equipment used by the City of Sunrise Police Department. Chief John E. Brooks recently invited the students to visit the new…

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POLICE DEPARTMENT TEACHES STUDENTS

KAPOW kids were arrested! Who will post bail? What on earth would get a student arrested from Pembroke Pines FSU Charter Elementary School?! Well, actually it’s a little late for April Fool’s Day…the day didn’t go down like this…thank goodness. Pembroke Pines Police Department invited the KAPOW kids to come tour their facility, and what…

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6TH GRADERS VISIT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

On Sunday, February 25th, I worked with KAPOW (Kids And the Power Of Work) to document students from three elementary schools (George Washington Carver, Edison Park, Golden Glades) touring the University of Miami. Haley Gordon coordinated 165 kids to attend. The purpose of this tour was to educate the youngsters on the opportunities that may be…

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SKYDIVE SEBASTIAN HOSTS PORTRAIT SHOOT

On Febuary 18th, I took photos at Skydive Sebastian where skydivers were jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. Yes, you read that correctly! Anyhow, my job was to document the training of one of their students. This skydiving facility, and professional crew of trainers and instructors, hosts experienced skydivers and is one of the premiere…

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