Tag: Photography

B & H Photo is located on 9th Ave, between 33rd and 34th Street in, of course, NYC. During this trip, my hotel was on 40th and 9th, just a short 6 blocks away from B & H. In fact, as the office is located at 16th St and 9th Ave, I had to walk past B & H twice a day, for 5 days. Sure, I glanced in the window a couple of times, but never was I tempted…

It seems to me that photographers, or those with a camera in their hands, have either become to be seen as an annoyance/possible terrorist or a paycheck. Recently, NY created color-coded zones in Times Square because all of the costumed characters who were DEMANDING tips. If you took a picture with them, or a selfie, they were demanding to get paid. Often times, I read, there were overly aggressive characters who wouldn’t give change, harassed people walking by, or just…

This morning I decided to hang out in the backyard for a bit, taking a few photos when I remembered that there are grapes along my neighbor’s fence. Before I started photographing them, I had to have a taste. It was good! Instantly, from that single taste, I was transported back to childhood, remembering when my friends and I would be in competition with the birds to see who could eat all of the grapes off of the vines. I…

For the most part, I come out of the house at around 6:00 – 6:30 AM, or so, go for my walk, and want to be back in by 8:30 at the latest. By that time, the sun is well over the horizon and starting to heat things up quite a bit. I prefer to be in the house when that happens. Usually, I do not take a camera with me, save for the camera in the phone. I’ve found…

There’s a new kid in town, the Leica M-D. It’s billed as the purist’s camera, giving the photographer nothing but the essentials and the freedom to focus on creativity and capturing the decisive moment. Man! I love marketing! Basically, they’ve taken the M-9 digital camera and removed the LCD screen. They say that this “leads to more freedom for creative photography”. So, basically, this is similar to a film camera and it costs the same as M9, about $6,000 USD…

I was just looking back through some of my photos from Raj’s wedding. As a friend, I had the privilege of getting a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation. For the most part his nephew, Sid, helped him to get dressed, getting his hair just right, and whatever else he needed. He was a big help. It was fun watching Raj prepare for the wedding, get immigration papers ready, give directions to friends and relatives, etc. Normally, he’s pretty quiet –…

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