Photography Book by Joe DiMaggio

Great Book on Photography by Joe DiMaggio!

A quote from DiMaggio – Recalling My Adventures as a Working Photographer from the 60’s to present day. The book describes my career working for publications such as SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, TIME MAGAZINE, HBO, rapidly followed by a brilliant career in Corporate and Advertising.  It’s also about how photography has evolved over the years.

FILL THE FRAME goes into detail about the many people I have photographed – celebrities, sports figures as well as many others and my experiences working with them as well as the stories behind the photographs.

Book is $20 plus $4 shipping. You can pay by check, paypal or credit card (through Paypal.)  

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Lover’s and Friends Happy Valentine’s Day

© JoAnne Kalish

© JoAnne Kalish

There are places I remember All my life, though some have changed

Some forever, not for better,

Some have gone and some remain

All these places have their moments With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living

In my life, I’ve loved them all.  (Thanks to John Lennon & Paul McCartney for these Lyrics)




Cuba People to People October 2015

Cuba People to People October 2015

Cuba People To People (from Miami) OCTOBER 19 – 26, 2015  SIGN UP TODAY

 The Photographer’s Eye on the People of Cuba  

 Downloadable Information: 

Cuba DiMaggio-Kalish Program Oct 19-26 2015         

Cuba Application for October 2015 DiMaggio Kalish

We’ve had a two decade love affair with Cuba and we’ve seen the side of Cuba most people don’t see. To visit Cuba is an amazing visual experience as well as a spiritual one. You will come away a much finer photographer and a better person. Please join us for an experience of a lifetime.  You won’t be disappointed!

*Just for the record, even though Cuban/American relations have improved and certain sanctions have been lifted you still cannot go to Cuba directly from the United States. You need to go as a group on-a-people to people exchange (such as ours), go with a religious organization, are a journalist or are in the Medical profession.  You need to have scheduled activities with very little free time for recreational travel/activities. The only thing that has changed is that you are now are allowed to bring back $100 worth of alcohol or tobacco from Cuba.

A little about our trip – the group will travel to Havana, Jaimanitas, neighborhood of the Artist Fuster decorated with his tile work, Cojimar, seaside setting for The Old Man & the Sea, Santa Clara, Cayo Santa Maria, La Estrella, Remedios, and Caibarien.  We will stroll the streets of Havana, visit The Higher Institute of Arts with Alberto Faya, long time musician and expert on Cuba’s Culture and cultural history. We will meet with the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, visit the Callejon de Hamel, meet and photograph the Psico Ballet, walk along the famous Malécon seawall – a block away from the hotel, visit the Arte y Corete project, the Callejon de Hamel, visit Foteca, The Cuban Center for Photography, the Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym, visit The Hemmingway Museum, and go to a jazz club.  We will visit the Che Memorial and Museum, Artisan Workshops, explore towns, meeting Cuban people in small villages as well as cities, coffee plantations and settlements. We will be stopping along the way wherever there are people with whom to interact and where great photos may be made. Special photography instruction and guidance will be given by your group leaders, Joe and JoAnne both Internationally known photographers. Airfare, top drawer accommodations, breakfast daily, several lunches and dinners, visa, transportation and English speaking guide.  Please click on additional links above for specific details which can be downloaded.

 A few comments from our November 2014 Trip to Cuba –

“Please thank the people you know and whom you and JoAnne worked with to put this trip and tour together.  It was a terrific tour of Cuba. The people of Common Ground set up lots of great places and people to meet for us. Thank you Joe and JoAnne for adding your own touch.”  Joel Kleiner

“It was a wonderful trip and Robert and I are grateful to you and JoAnne for giving us this experience. Thank you” Rhonda Fleming

“Good trip!  Great people!”  Casey and Amos Goodall

“Cuba was great, I love Joe and JoAnne, JoAnne & Joe. I have been on many day and weekend shoots with both of them, together and separately. The trip to Cuba (as it should be) was very well planned and organized.  It was a terrific experience. “ Joel Kleiner

SPECIAL OFFER! The first 12 couples or singles to sign up for this program will receive, a signed limited edition print of the above photograph of Havana’s Malecón by Joe DiMaggio at a value of $500.

Art Challenge Day One

Art Challenge Day One © JoAnne Kalish

Art Challenge Day One © JoAnne Kalish

I was nominated by my friend Lisa Tang Liu for the Art Challenge.  This is Three Photos for Day One.


Why can’t we all just get along?

Enjoying the view of the Eiffel Tower © JoAnne Kalish

Enjoying the view of the Eiffel Tower © JoAnne Kalish

Walking Streets of Paris Orthodox Jew on Sabbath © JoAnne Kalish

Walking Streets of Paris Orthodox Jew on Sabbath © JoAnne Kalish

Eiffel Tower © JoAnne Kalish

Eiffel Tower © JoAnne Kalish

Springtime Photography Workshop Upper Delaware Saturday June 7th 2014

© JoAnne Kalish

© JoAnne Kalish

Springtime in Milford, PA Photography Workshop with Internationally known Photographer JoAnne Kalish.  This workshop is open to photographers of all skill Levels.  There are so many  close by locations in the Upper Delaware with several great Waterfalls.  It is the home of Grey Towers – first center for conservation.  We have a 70 acre Llama Farm and Dude Ranch close by.  Walking or driving around our historic town you will come across many Victorian Homes, galleries and antique shops. Perhaps you’d like to bring along your partner (or family for that matter) and stay over for the weekend.  There’s plenty here to do and lots going on. I promise you’ll come back over and over. Pack a bathing suit, cowboy boots and hat and bring them along with your camera gear.

One of the locations we will visit and photograph will be Luna Parc, an environmental sculpture Park. It is the home of artist Ricky Boscorino and is an on-going work in progress.  Be prepared for lots of close-ups, graphics, exciting fun, crazy and zany stuff. So much to photograph! Our Second location will be at one of the many varied waterfalls highlighting the area. The third location will be a magnificently beautiful 70 acre Llama Farm where approximately 80 Llama roam freely.

The town of Milford, PA is a wonderfully vibrant town. It was written up in Frommer’s as being one of the coolest small towns in the U.S.  We hope you decide to stay for the weekend.  You can find more information on the workshop here

For places to stay try – Harrington House Inn & B&B or for a more luxurious Experience we also have the Hotel Fauchère.

When to Sharpen Your Photos

Brooklyn Pier Skyline New York-3197RS                                                                                                                                         © 2013 JoAnne Kalish

When I photograph something important I shoot in Raw as well as making a small jpeg.  This is what I do but not necessarily the only way to go.  If I come up with something, I consider special, I convert the Raw file and make a tiff and save it. If I plan on printing from it I make sure it’s 16 bit tiff. I tweak the raw file slightly giving it a little saturation and a drop of contrast most of the time. From here, I open the tiff in photoshop and possibly do another minor correction or two depending on what is needed, or if I want to play a little to improve on it I may do a little more. The only time I sharpen this photo is when I make it a specific size.  Then and only then, do I sharpen.  What I do to sharpen is I use unsharp mask leaving the amount on 150, the radius depends on what size my photo is and I almost never go over 1 pixel.  I always set the threshold on either 0 or 1.  Lastly, I try to never over sharpen and tend to go a little less rather than a little more.  I find that a lot of my students and other photo enthusiasts over sharpen and don’t realize the proper way to do this.

The photo above was taken in Brooklyn where my partner Joe DiMaggio will be doing an upcoming Adorama Workshop which will be posted shortly. After visiting a very special friend and photographer Ann Raine we checked out this location and with thoughts of Ann in our hearts we made a series of photos.  Check out our workshop website as we update regularly –    By the way my next workshop is March 23 Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

A Simple Little Trick

©2012 JoAnne Kalish

Late in the afternoon when you have the sun fairly low in the background you can create an interesting effect using f/22 and the sun. Remember to open up for your subject approximately a stop and a half.  You also may want to use  a little fill flash if you have one.

©2012 JoAnne Kalish

© 2012 Joe DiMaggio

First Footing Happy New Year

Our friends Bill & Kathrin first-footed over to our home New Year’s Day for Brunch and brought customary gifts.  This was the first I heard of this tradition and it was quite lovely in thought. I also have to mention, that my friend artist Will Barnet called to wish us a Happy New Year – Will is 100 years old and it doesn’t get any better than that! He is absolutely the best! What a way to start out the year!
In case no one has been playing around with the Nik software it’s absolutely great and totally user friendly.  I would highly recommend it.
Looking forward to a great 2012 – I already see some very good signs that it will be a special year.
We are in the process of adding new workshops and redoing our websites so please stay tuned.