Aug
21

How to Photograph Ice Hockey

As we move through August, you can’t help but think about the coming Fall. Everyone is bombarded by “back to school” advertising, and I’ve heard some whispers of pumpkin spiced coffee.

I know hockey is a winter sport, but the local youth hockey program begins the day after Labor Day! It’s time to get prepared to shoot in all those dark ice rinks.

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© one27photography, Lou Genovese

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Aug
27

Business Photography: A Veterinary Hospital

What’s it like to take your fluffy family members to the doctor? Here are some photos to tell the story.

I walked in, and right away I knew this was going to be fun. It would be a different kind of session. A gathering of cats and dogs we’re all exploring the room, looking at me, at each other, and sniffing every corner. I have a cat, and have had a dog, so none of this is unfamiliar to me. It adds a level of excitement to the room. If you’re an animal person, you immediately let your guard down, and try to connect.

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Aug
07

Headshot Psychology

“There has never been a photo of me I liked…”

I’ve heard ‘em all.

So what happens when you need a headshot for yourself, your business, or for the company you work for?

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Jul
30

Headshot Style

“Headshot” is a common photography term thrown around often, and it should be self explanatory. Stating the obvious, a headshot is a photo of a person, intended to show the person’s face. If you ask 10 people, you may have a lot of similarity, but I think there is still a vagueness about the term that leaves a lot of room for variability, and or style. So your idea of a headshot is usually different from his or her idea, is different from my idea… The final result is usually as unique as each individual.

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Apr
17

Business Photography – Atmosphere Salon

Where do you get your hair done? What if you move, or aren't happy? How do you find a new salon?

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Sep
01

The Value of Photographic Coverage

The Value of Photographic Coverage

There are so many places I have on my bucket list to visit, I’m sure I won’t get to them all. On the other hand, there are so many places around where I live that deserve to be explored, I’m sure I won’t get to them all!

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Aug
25

Photographing Little League Baseball

Photographing Little League Baseball

There is somewhat of a ritual that has taken place in our house for the last few years. During the last half of August, we watch what seems like 100 little league baseball games as teams from around the US and the world compete in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.

I’ve been shooting baseball for a number of years as I followed my son up through the ranks

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Aug
04

Photography in the Parking Lot

Photography in the Parking Lot

I teach a summer photography camp for kids through the local community education department. The kids range in age from 10-14. The program asks that each kid come with a camera and hopefully, some interest in photography.

What that means is that when I show up for the first class, I really have no idea what I will find.

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Jul
23

9 Shot Bracketing on Almost Any Camera Body

9 Shot Bracketing on Almost Any Camera Body

Just about every camera body these days has a setting for bracketing. Bracketing is shooting the same photo at a few different exposures, usually plus/minus the meter reading. This can be used for tricky shots when you’re not sure about the correct exposure.

In recent years HDR photography has become all the rage (sometimes literally, Google it). HDR is short for High Dynamic Range, and it involves shooting a scene at a range of exposures, then combining the resulting images digitally to increase the dynamic range of the image.

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Jul
15

Taking Advantage of the Distortion of a Fisheye Lens

Taking Advantage of the Distortion of a Fisheye Lens

I purchased a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens recently. I’ve had it for about 6 weeks, and I did rent the similar Nikon 16mm fisheye a while back, so I’ve now had some time with this type of lens and thought I would share some impressions. This isn't a review of either lens, just some thoughts on the usage.

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Jul
10

A Nantucket Photo Excursion

A Nantucket Photo Excursion

I’m back from our trip to Nantucket. This year was the 3rd year I’ve been on this trip. At this point, I know my way around the island pretty well, so we could be confident in where to go for some new images. Transportation logistics are the main limiting factor, as we are limited to bicycles for transportation.

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Jul
01

How to Pack for a Photo Trip

How to Pack for a Photo Trip

I’m getting ready to visit Nantucket again, so it’s time to start the planning the pack.Sure, the trip is all planned, so I know what time I’ll leave and arrive, and where I’ll be staying.

I’m referring to the logistics of getting the photographs I want. Sometimes it’s fun to just go, and take the opportunities as they come, but there are many aspects of this trip that require pre-planning if I’m to have any chance of getting what I want.

Here are the parameters I’ll need to work around:

This trip is not planned as a photo expedition. I’ll be going on a Boy Scout trip with my son, and we’ll be camping on Nantucket Island. This is not your typical scout trip, as families are invited, and we are free to plan our own schedule. My son will be spending the majority of the time with other scouts, so I have flexibility to plan my own excursions around the island. Our only means of transportation around the island will be bicycles. There is a great system of bicycle paths on the island, so getting around is easy, but it takes longer and everything must be carried. Efficiency and weight become primary concerns. That being said, I can pick and choose equipment for each excursion, and leave anything else behind at the base camp.

I’ll be shooting a variety of locations and events on the island, so lets consider the needs of each situation. Landscapes around the island will certainly be a big part of the trip. There will also be group gatherings for meals, as well as activities on the beach. These events will be more for the scout troop, whereas the landscape and general island shots are what I’m looking for. I'll also shot vistas and details on the ferry to and from the island.

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Jun
10

A different photography blog

A different photography blog

Yes, I’m sure everyone says that. “My blog is different from all the others…”

(Or at least thinks it...)

Of course, there are almost as many photography blogs as there are photographs. Almost…

So what is different? If you don’t believe there is a difference, then possibly you may need to adjust your thinking. That is not to be meant as arrogance, and I’m not going to tell you that this is the be all, end all photography blog.< /p>

But there is one thing that makes this blog different than all the other blogs. At the risk of stating the obvious, the difference is me. I, just like all the rest of you, are unique. It then becomes my responsibility to write from my perspective, and possibly, and even hopefully, show you an angle that is different from your own.

Isn’t that what photography really is?

I just poked around Google to see what the volume of photographs out there is. I’m not sure it’s possible to get a true accurate number. I found one site that said the average uploads to Flickr were just shy of 2 million per day! And that number was from 2012, and only Flickr. Suffice it to say there are a gajillion photographs out there. So again we must decide what’s different about my, your, our photographs? If you think 2 photographers standing next to each other get the same thing, then there is really no need to take any photographs. Give up now! Sell your camera, have a little extra cash, and move on. On the other hand…

Before Sunrise at Brandt Point Light, Nantucket

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