As the cold weather continues its grip on the north east I found myself processing pictures from last summer. Wishful thinking about warmer days ahead? Perhaps. This is a shot from the beautiful coastline of Portland Maine. Off in the distance you can just see the Portland headlight. The most photographed light house in the world. I took this picture… Continue readingWarmer Days Ahead
When taking photos of ice hockey games there are three main ingredients in the recipe for success. The pregame prep, the photographing of the game, and the post-processing of your photos. Post-processing is one of the most important aspects of sports photography but it is often over looked by beginners.
If you are shooting on a deadline it makes sense to shoot in jpeg mode for faster downloading and then uploading out to your media service. However, if you are a beginner, I highly recommend shooting ice hockey in raw mode. Raw gives you a greater ability to adjust your white balance and bring out shadow detail in case you didn’t get it just right in camera.
I thought it would be fun and educational to take an image and examine it both before and after post-processing. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s use some pictures. It will cut down on how much you have to read and how much I have to type!
After watching the season finale of “Haven” last night on the SyFy channel I was inspired to take a new look at this image I created while in Nova Scotia a few years back. This innocent looking lighthouse will forever be known to me now as “The Heart of Haven”. The actual name of the lighthouse in this image is… Continue readingHeart of Haven
I was recently interviewed by Bill Schiffner of Digital Trends who wrote a great article on how to photograph ice hockey. I pulled together a bunch of info from my previous article on photographing ice hockey and Bill had a bunch of questions for me. I think he did a great job writing a very informative article full of great… Continue readingTips on Photographing Ice Hockey
I just finished up an article from coverage of the L.I. Dr Who convention held at the Clarion Hotel in Ronkonkoma. It was the first of it’s kind in NY in over 20 years. If you would like to know more about it check out my article for the Long Island Press.
One of the best parts of a sci-fi convention is the cosplay. There were plenty of fans dressed up as characters. Here are some picture from the event. Not all of these made it into the paper so I thought it would be fun to publish them here on my blog. Click on the read more for pics.
Often when traveling to a family event or on vacation it is not always practical to have a DSLR camera with you. I have always been disappointed with the results of typical pocket cameras and with recent advances in 1/1.7-inch sensors and mirror-less cameras I decided it was time to step up my game. I decided on the new Canon… Continue readingA few test shots with the Canon PowerShot G16
Here is an interior shot if Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Islander fans affectionately refer to her as “The Old Barn”. The coliseum is the oldest facility in operation in the NHL. The coliseum can hold 16,170 hockey fans at capacity. The facility officially opened it’s doors in 1972 but was considered by many as out of date even before it’s completion. The Islanders will officially leave “The Old Barn” after the completion of the 2014-2015 season for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn…
Hello to all who have signed up for the World Wide Photo Walk in Port Jefferson tomorrow October 5th. Here are a few details that should help you on walk day. The walk will begin promptly at 5 PM. We have a lot to shoot so please arrive no later than 4:45 PM . I will be there by 4:30 PM so feel free to be early. Just a few minutes before 5 PM we will take our group photo and then head out to start shooting.
The New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils played the first NHL hockey game in the brand new, state of the art, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. I was lucky to be on hand shooting for the press at this historical event. Unfortunately, my home team Islanders fell 3-0 to the visiting Devils. It was a pre-season game but it certainly didn’t feel like it. I was impressed with this world class arena and the crowd seemed to be as well.
Here is a shot of the beautiful city of Portland, Maine. Portland is one of those magical places where small town still applies to a city. From the artisan bakeries, to the home made ice cream, to the fresh caught lobsters Portland is just a great place to be (and eat). Art is everywhere you look in Portland which is… Continue readingPortland Sky