Positive and Negative Space in Photography

Positive and Negative Space in Photography

A look at the meaning and role of "Positive Space," "Negative Space" and "Copy Space" in photography Those photographing for publications, ad campaigns, or doing stock or any kind of promotional photography might be familiar with the term (or keyword) #copyspace or #spaceforcopy. It simply refers to the negative space in an image. Here's an [...]

Beyond the Fabulous

Beyond the Fabulous

Getting to know the LGBTQ+ community "Dear," "Darlin'," "Girlfriend," "Gorgeous,".... I've been called many names in my twenty years of covering the LGBTQ+ community. The names, themselves, always make me smile and remind me of good friends and individuals who care enough about me to try to make me smile, especially on days when smiling [...]

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 [...]

Photographing (Almost) Nudes

Photographing (Almost) Nudes

Thoughts on Photographing (Almost) Nudes and Bodyscapes 101 There are landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes and skyscapes, and then there are bodyscapes. There is boudoir, as well as dudeoir, and then there is nude photography. When it comes to art, nudes often make an intriguing and interesting subject, oftentimes complicated to paint in words, with light or [...]

Activism through the Lens

Activism through the Lens

Photographing for a Cause: Photographing HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ Activists In photography, TTL (or Through The Lens) metering determines the flash exposure by measuring the amount of light coming, you guessed, through the lens. Through The Lens is also the name of an article I wrote for A&U--America's AIDS Magazine , America's first HIV magazine, about [...]

On Fashion Photography

On Fashion Photography

(Experimenting with) Photographing Fashion   I photograph men. Sometimes, I photograph fashion, mostly men's fashion. Over the years I've shot several teen fashion shows for Hudson Pride Connections, in Jersey City, a few years back, and then the new collection of an (then) up and coming young designer in New York City. More recently, I [...]

On Photographing Weddings

Photographing Weddings - A Comprehensive Photographic Experience Although I've been photographing for publications and small businesses for several years now, I've started shooting weddings only a few short years ago. The experience (of shooting weddings, especially as a main photographer) can be quite overwhelming, but it can also teach you a lot, and not only [...]