Jul 222014
 
Social Media for Photographers: Facebook

Social Media for Photographers Social Media for the Anti-Social Part 2: Facebook   Introduction A while back, on Facebook, I heard a quote… QUESTION “If you could tell someone from 100 years ago anything about the future what would it be? ANSWER “I have a small black box I carry in my pocket that has [more...]

Sep 102012
 
In ITALY

Hey Everyone, We arrived in Italy without any problem, in spite of the Lufthansa strike.  I have a bunch of new updates that will be going up over the next few days.  The NYC workshop was a wonderful success.  We had an excellent group of photographers and the weather worked out perfectly.  I am in [more...]

Aug 142012
 
WATERMARK

Venice Preparation Watermark | JOSEPH BRODSKY | The reflections of Nobel  Prize winning author Joseph Brodsky capture the mixture of emotions that any outsider  feels when they come to Venice. Caught between fascination and  alienation, Venice is a city that  continues to baffle us and seduce our senses.       Preparation for Venice My [more...]

May 152012
 
Italy Workshop Announcement

Introduction to Design/Composition in Street Photography Workshop Venice & Verona ( ITALY )   A Secret Tradition Come explore the sun drenched side streets of Venice & Verona in a truly unique photography workshop.  We will retrace the footsteps of the “Grand Tour” which was the foundation for any serious artist in the last three [more...]

Mar 192012
 
John Singer Sargent

The Origins of Street Photography What exactly is street photography and when did it begin?  Was it the 1950’s or  was it the 1930’s?  Did it have anything to do with the  invention of the 35mm?  The roots of street photography extend  back the 1400’s when painters became interested in daily scenes.  Lets have a [more...]

Jan 272011
 
Leica Travel Guide

Eating In Venice There are three comments you will always hear about Venice; Its sinking, its expensive and the food stinks.  This is a half truth perpetuated by day trippers who have not cracked the Venetian code. Where To Eat: Introduction The Venetian menu is seasonal, much like the rest of Italy.  The kitchens take [more...]

Jan 102011
 
Leica Lens Review: 35mm Summicron f 2.0

Small, Simple, & Pre-ASPH Standing on a balcony outside of the Magnum Office’s in New York, Tina Ruisinger photographed Inge Morath and  her Leica M6.  The beat up hood of the 35mm Summicron, made me wonder, why the most famous pictures were taken with equipment that looks like it went through a war?  I wanted [more...]

Dec 272010
 
How To Spot A Real Venetian

Venice, Italy The crowds are gone, the rain has stopped, and the cold, blue sky has come in from the north. Its Christmas time in Venice and a great chance to experience the city with the locals, but what does a real Venetian look like? -35mm Summicron Version III For this trip to Venice, I [more...]