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 [...]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! "So this is Christmas/And what have you done." ...Indeed, the holidays are upon us. Tomorrow is Christmas Day. The New Year is just around the corner. 'Tis the time when we usually look back at the year that's coming to an end and wonder what, if anything, we have to [...]

Photographing People with the Bokehmaster

Photographing People with the Bokehmaster

Photographing people with the Sigma 105mm ART and not only at f/1.4 It's been a long while since I've posted updates on my photographing with the bokehmaster. So, in this post I'd like to share a few thoughts on photographing people with the Sigma 105mm ART, in- and outside the studio. A few things I've [...]

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, [...]