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Tag Archives: Photography
It’s that time of year again. Time to draw hearts around your sweetie’s name and buy them chocolates and jewelry. Or you can give the gift of portraiture with an intimate photo shoot in our studio or on-location. We’re offering one free session and two half-price sessions to three lucky winners. Read more for entry rules. Continue reading
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Up for grabs is a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Goodie-Bag filled to the brim with delightful little items to make you ooh! and ahh! for days on end. Bring a little Fashion Week into your life with the following collectibles, supposedly valued at over $200.00! Continue reading
Do you take your job seriously? Of course you do. It’s what you love doing, right? Wait, that may not apply to everyone. Well the people at The Camera Store sure do. And that’s why they’ve put together this behind the scenes video of their daily grinds. Peep the action below. Continue reading
Son of Swedish immigrants, Frank Oscar Larson, was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in 1896. After serving in World War I, he began working at a bank in Manhattan and in his spare time, took pictures with his Rolleiflex camera. It wasn’t until the late 40′s and early 50′s that Larson began to shoot more frequently. He developed prints in his own darkroom and occasionally entered photo competitions. In 1964 Larson passed away, but it wasn’t until 2009 that the negatives of his late work was discovered by his son’s widow. Check out Reflections of New York for a look at a simpler time in the Big Apple. For you Astoria locals, see if you can spot the shots in our neighborhood.
Part of my ever-evolving mission here on the blog is to explore the many unorthodox paths people take on the road to becoming “photographers”. I’ve just use quotes for photographers, but I don’t necessary mean it in a condescending way just yet. The term Photographer is growing more ambiguous each day, and that is a conversation for another day, but for the purposes of this article, we’ll just accept the definition as “Person who takes pictures”.
People who take pictures come from all vocations, cultures and walks of life. Some had intended to do so very early on, making photography their ultimate goal and life’s work, while others stumbled upon photography later in life as a hobby to supplement their careers as doctors, lawyers, farmers, janitors, police officers, and the hundreds of other positions that are completely unrelated to capturing images. Continue reading
We’ve all been there. An agonizing illness, or unfortunate injury. We’re miserable and bed-ridden, groaning with physical discomfort and pain. A loved one brings us a cool glass of orange juice and a warm smile, and suddenly the pain isn’t as bad. They hold our hand and bring us even more relief. A recent study now suggests that merely looking a photo of this same loved one can reduce pain.
Of course, if your boyfriend is the source of your migraine, you may not want to look at him until you’re cured. Just sayin’.
Hit up the link to geek out on the psychology.
New York is best seen through the eyes of a young person. This is the conclusion I’ve come to after going through Bryan (a.k.a. Twig_is_the_Future)’s photostream. Stimulating saturated colors, unique perspectives and epic moments are found in everyday living. If this youthful enthusiasm and zest for life could be captured in a bottle and sold at the drug store, I’d be the first one in line to get my fix. Bryan reminds me a lot of myself as a teenager fascinated with the mysteries of the New York underground. This is why I am most drawn to his images. There is an emotional connection for me, and that’s 50% of what makes a great photo. Continue reading
Have you ever exchanged words with a lawyer? Sure you have. We all have at some point. Whether it was to set up that restraining order on your crazy ex, or to plan the defense for your narcotics/manslaughter trial, you’ve probably conversed with legal counsel. And what do you make of lawyers? The general consensus is that they’re heartless, greedy, suit-type squares. Creative and Artistic are not usually attributes associated with lawyers, but fellow Queens resident Doug breaks that mold. Continue reading
One of the things I love most about the world of online photography is that I get to visit distant places and see intimate rural portraits through a unique perspective. Today’s Photostream is from a young girl named Ann in Russia. She is very humble in her picture taking abilities but I have only praise for her exquisite warm portraits. Continue reading
Albany Photographer and blogger Charles Miller recently came across an unused roll of Black & White film that had technically expired in 1959. But that didn’t stop him from using it, and then blogging about the results while refering to himself in the third person. Thanassi finds this very amusing. Continue reading