Photographing the Holiday Season

Photographing the Holiday Season

Holiday lights, season and spirit in images and memories This past weekend I helped decorate the tree for the holidays. While I'm not into decorations of any kind and find the holidays extremely depressing (especially this Covid-19 year!), I also see them as a bittersweet reminder of bygone days, of a simpler, yet worry-free life. [...]

Creative Photography Ideas for the Holidays

Creative Photography Ideas for the Holidays

Holiday Lights Bokeh as Foreground, Background or Subject 'Tis the season yet, again, this year, and although I'm never in the holiday spirit, especially this Covid-19 year, this past weekend I did my part in putting up decorations and lights. Then, looking at the lights through my lens, I discovered the many stories that they're [...]

Lenses and Their Bokeh

Lenses and Their Bokeh

Lenses and Their Bokeh Let's look at different lenses and their bokeh I have a confession to make. I've always been aware of bokeh--as part of the background or as the subject, itself--but I've become really interested in bokeh and achieving that pleasant bokeh every photographer seems to be talking about especially after buying my [...]

Bokeh 105

Bokeh 105

Bokeh and the Bokeh Master Attend any workshop or photography class with Nikon Ambassador Vincent Versace and you'll learn not only about photography in general, black-and-white photography in particular and even printing your own images, but also about bokeh and the correct way to pronounce the word, bokeh. What is bokeh? As many might already [...]

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 – First Impressions

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 – First Impressions

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon - First Impressions My very first prime lens was a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, but, as a portrait photographer I've always wanted a prime f/1.4 lens. And so this past year, I spent months researching, considering and reconsidering my options. While there're several prime f/1.4 lenses ideal for portrait photography, [...]