Tag: photography

Testing, Testing with Sigma 105mm f/1.4 ART

Testing the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon. Product photography.

Photographs and Their Worth

Photographs and Their Worth If you don’t think photos are important, just wait until they’re all you have left to remind you of a loved one. I’ve heard something along those lines over the years and these days I know it’s true…not that I’ve ever questioned it. Truth is that, in particular very recently I’ve ...

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 for Nikon on tripod. Photo by Alina Oswald.

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, ...

How I Got That Shot – Planets Collide

How I Got That Shot – Planets Collide Quite a few years ago I joined a photo group here in New York City area. As part of the group, we were to work on various assignments. One of the assignments asked us to create an image with an end-of-the-world theme. So I came up with ...

Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season

Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season It’s that time of year again. The holidays are just around the corner. So, here are a few gift ideas for those interested in reading, writing and photography…and not only. Some of my favorite things: After Silence, an award-nominated book by ACT UP activist and artist Avram Finkelstein The ...

Creative Work: Purpose, Protest and Passion

Creative Work: Purpose, Protest, Passion (and not necessarily in that particular order) Recently, an ACT UP activist reminded me of the purpose of our creative work as well as of our responsibility to create a certain kind of work. Speaking of the activist art made at the height of the AIDS pandemic, he noted, “we ...