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“Not We But ONE” Concert and Art Exhibit Charity Event

Update – This event ended

Original post – I’ll be showing some of my landscape work in a group exhibit tonight.
It’s a part of a Concert and Art Exhibit, dedicated to help teens at risk.
The 18th is also my birthday, so it’s a great opportunity to celebrate together, I hope to see you there.

These are the images I showed tonight

You can buy these images here

Here’s a short video to soak in the atmosphere

Not We But One Flyer2013
The image on this poster is not mine, I’ll try to find out who shot it and will give them credit


Hoodman cinema kit Pro

Expanding into DSLR video shooting, I realized that focusing in “live view” can be very tricky. Accurately focusing using a 3 inch monitor is problematic. I found the solution to that in the “Hoodman cinema kit pro“.

Hoodman cinema kit Pro

Use this link to buy the “Hoodman cinema kit Pro” on Amazon: Hoodman HCKP H-LPP3, HMAG3.0, HCrane,And help supporting my blog.

Today’s technology, allows pro photographers to produce high quality video, with the equipment they already have, and feel comfortable using.
The attachments that will transform your DSLR into a movie making machine are many, and choosing the right product was not easy.
While searching, I found that many of the magnifying viewfinders, required gluing an attachment to the camera’s body. I don’t like gluing things to my camera, These glues have a tendency to soften in a hot weather and leave a sticky residue.
Another solution offered, is a fancy rubber band, It may be the cheapest solution but it didn’t feel very solid and may get in the way.

What first attracted me to the Hoodman cinema kit Pro was the concept. It’s a solid rail system that’s attached to your camera’s hot-shoe and allows you to accurately place the rubberized view finder over the LCD panel, in seconds. Focusing the viewfinder on the screen took a slight rotation of the eye-piece. As soon as you’ve aligned the viewfinder, You’re free to move it up and out of the way, and then back in place, It’s consistent, fast and easy.

This kit can be moved to another camera as fast as you can move a speedlight flash from one camera to another. It took about 5 seconds to remove from the package, and about 30 seconds to set-up and master!

I really appreciate solidly build, modular equipment, not to mention great German optics, It looks like this unit will serve me for a long time.

Impressionist Sunflowers in Hopewood

These impressionist sunflowers images are favorites of mine.
Wherever I am, There’s always something that catches my eye as frame worthy, And even when I don’t have my SLR camera, I always have my phone with me.

Using a smart-phone to capture quality, memorable images is challenging because phones have fixed wide angle lenses, It makes every little move more critical to the composition, I always work until I get what I want. after all, The best camera is the one you have at hand and I made sure I’ll have the best phone camera I could find! Looking at these images later, I’ve seen the potential for making Impressionist artwork of them and so I worked the images to express this style.

I shot these beautiful sunflowers at “Hopewood”, At my friend Jamie’s new concept B&B in Hollywood, California.

To buy these images of Impressionist Sunflowers, click the link

Night falling over Downtown Los Angeles

I was walking in downtown Los Angeles on my way to have dinner this Saturday after a job.
I love urban photography and I love this city’s skyline, the weather set up the stage pretty nicely, And I still had my camera with me. I made it my Homage to Fritz Lang.


Harvey revisited

I guess Harvey was a baby too. This rubber rabbit is shown here with two celluloid children dolls from the 1920’s. Well, it’s not really Harvey but these two children celluloid dolls are real and are estimated to be from the 1920’s. I love these free hand, painted facial features, since it’s hand applied and had to be drawn fast, it may express anything from sweetness to shear horror.

Harvey revisited

Innovation in photography

Have you heard of Lytro? This new consumer camera is, In my view, the most dramatic innovation in photography, since adding a lens to the camera-obscura*. It’s the first one to capture a Light Field by measuring the amount of light traveling in every direction through every point in space and by that expanding dynamically the range of fucus. if you haven’t seen it yet, take a pick at the sample pictures in this link, on the linked page, click the area of the picture you’d like to focus on: http://lytro.com It is a true revolution.

This is not an ad nor a recommendation to buy this product, It doesn’t seem to be ready for the professional print market yet, and still, I would love to play with one.

(*pin-hole camera)

What is Phodigraphy?

I’ve asked myself for a long time, what is it, exactly, that I do –  trying to focus on what it is and summarizing it in a single word. Let’s see; I’ve been a photographer for the last 25 years and I’ve been doing photo manipulation for myself and others for about 12 years. Through the last 10 years I’ve made many print designs for different fashion companies and, truly, there’s hardly anything I do professionally where I don’t combine at least some of the knowledge, practice, and techniques of all of the above. Continue reading