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Meet The Untouchables

Meet The Untouchables, The great Los-Angeles Ska band.

If you live in Los Angeles, CA, Or you are a Ska fan, You surly know The Untouchables!
This is my favorite Ska band.  A few days ago we had a photo session, And here are some of my favorite shots from this portrait photography series. What a wonderful group of people. It was great fun taking their portraits.

The Untouchables Jan 3rd show poster

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How I learned to stop worrying and love Instagram

These are the latest 30 images on my Instagram stream, If you like them, you’re invited to follow me

I like Instagram. I think it sends me back to the days I was listening to records, holding these colorful album covers and admiring the artwork, these covers allured me into the field of commercial photography. As much, it reminds me using Hasselblad cameras, that square window to the world that looking through it, made everything look beautiful.

Today, I don’t really need the camera to have a square frame, I crop to measure and it’s all good, I still use 1:1 frames when I see fit, but since the music business changed a lot, the commercial use of a square frame became more rare, until Instagram came and gave it a renewed breath of life.

Growing up into being a professional photographer, I trained myself to capture interesting frames, I could see them all around me, and went through many (many!) rolls of film, until I developed the “eye” for a good composition, slowly assembling a worthy portfolio, I wish I had Instagram back then…

Not many professionals are as “obsessed” about their work, enough to practice it in their free time, I can’t think of an accountant making calculations for fun, or a farmer plowing a field just because he likes it.
When you’re a photographer, that’s a different deal, at least for me, I just can’t help it, I need to be ready to click at all times.

I used to carry a compact camera with me wherever I went, when I found anything frame worthy, I’d snap it.

When Nokia came out with their Lumia 920, the platform was ripe enough for me to try, they also promised an excellent camera, promised and delivered.

Soon enough many photography apps became available, allowing some serious ways to manipulate images, many Instagram like apps too, but not THE Instagram, the one many people were on. I started worrying, I got the Lumia 920 for its camera, and I wanted to share it and Instagram wasn’t in site, until a month ago (*Nov. 2013). As soon as it was available I installed it, and it became my new composition playground.

Instagram is extremely limited, almost like a pinhole camera, but that’s why I like it.
I do miss some more options in the app, so I can make some mild adjustments, but, I like it anyhow, I shoot, I post, all done.

Instagram selfie in an elevator

 

Intention in Headshot photography

I’d like to talk about Intention in Headshot photography.

There are many aspects I keep in mind through a headshot photography session.

because every person is unique, the most interesting aspect for me is working with my subject, to get the desired expressions.

My job as a headshot photographer is to lay out the ground on which my subject’s character can flourish and manifest itself so I can capture it. It’s very important for the subject to have intention behind their expression, that’s what I’m looking for in my sessions.

Light and composition are fundamentals and are second nature to me, I check them constantly and press the shutter only if both are perfect, as well as making sure that the background is just that and doesn’t have any attention grabbing elements.

While Light and composition have to do with aesthetics, they are mostly technical, and since I’m very experienced, I always make it work first, so I can concentrate in my subject, this is really what it’s all about.

I find Liron Levo’s shots above, a great example of Intention in Headshot photography, each one captures a moment that represent a character with intention.

More headshots at http://headshots-photographer.com/

 

A horse foal was born

This Sunday I had a special treat, a horse foal was born. This baby horse was born just a few hours earlier. It was a “Bambi” moment for me when I went to see the newborn princess.

I like driving out-of-town to visit friends. I like walking in nature, enjoying the views and the animals, taking pictures of all I find interesting. This trip was very rewarding, cuteness ruled the day.
If you like these images as much as I do and want them on your wall, you can get them here

You can find more foal photos by clicking the link.