Joe had a fun workshop in Dumbo on March 25th his birthday. We had quite a turn out. Everybody enjoys going to Gleason’s as it’s a one of a kind, kind of place. We had 4 students who were from other countries as well. Yes there’s Ann Raine in the front holding the reflector & Larry Malang on the right. Peter Poremba the President of Dynalite was also there to set up several lighting stations and answered lots of technical questions on his products. It was a great group!
Well a fun day was had by all. Great to be outside all day long on a glorious day, doing what I love to do most.
© JoAnne Kalish
Recently spent a week in Montauk Long Island staying at friend’s Tommy & Theresa beautiful home. Thank you so much Tommy, Theresa, & daughter Victoria – it was great! Haven’t been to Montauk in a long, long, time and have always loved the place. Brought back wonderful memories of deep sea shark & giant tuna fishing, old friends, fun times, good memories & of course the unforgettable Captain Frank Mundus and our Discovery Channel Special.
Made some great photos, swam in the cold ocean, which by the way, was the best! Had lots of wonderful fresh seafood and chilled out while there. I photographed early morning sunrises & sunsets at Montauk Point Lighthouse, Fishermen, and waves crashing along the shoreline. Only wish we had more time to stay.
Tips for those wanting to go – bring a tripod ( a must), shoot long exposures to capture the flow & motion of water, remember exposures for back light, silhouettes, when to use lots of depth-of- field & when to open up for shallow depth-of-field. Also remember your fill flash for added dimension, & keep your photos clean and as simple as possible.
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The last time I was at the Bronx Zoo our son Dylan was maybe 6 years old and I remember loving it. Here it is many years later and we had a workshop at the zoo. It was thoroughly enjoyable, once again we had a great group. Unfortunately, we were a little surprised as there were some exhibits behind glass which was something we were not told about by Bronx Zoo PR people. In spite of this, I think we all got some great shots. The attached Tigers & Ebony Lampur Monkey was taken with a Sigma 300mm 2.8 and a 2x extender. Long fast lenses were the answer as always at the zoo.