Philippine Family Values: Mae Claire

  Posted in black and white, Ethnic, Hands, Portrait Photography on

  by Administrator

Philippine Family Values: Mae Claire

Mae Claire is an a brilliant model and actor who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  A naturalized U.S.  Citizen  who was born in the Philippines and has lived in the USA since she was six years old.  Mae identifies as Filipino American and feels comfortable straddling two cultures. When I asked Mae about what her Philippine …

Self Esteem is Using the Colors in the Mirror.

  Posted in Cambodia, diversity, Ethnic on

  by Administrator

Self Esteem is Using the Colors in the Mirror.

America IS Great!

  Posted in Uncategorized on

  by Administrator

America IS Great!

But there is always room for improvement. As I reflect on this Fourth of July I’m reminded that what truly makes this country great is the diversity of input to all of elements of your society. There is no place else on earth I’d rather have our little, blended family; A Jewish city boy and …

Meg Eubank:  It’s Not Resistance, it’s Compassion.

  Posted in Immigration, Portrait Photography, Uncategorized on

  by Administrator

Meg Eubank:  It’s Not Resistance, it’s Compassion.

It’s hard to find someone whose family has been in the USA longer than Meg Eubank’s, given that her father’s family immigrated here in the 1600’s.  But even then, some folks just didn’t want them here. Indeed, the time between the original Jamestown settlement, where one of Meg’s ancestors settled in the 1600’s, and the …

Photos DO Lie

Photos DO Lie

This isn’t what it looks like.  Not hardly. I was shot this on a crisp winter day just around noon, but of course, I couldn’t leave it well enough alone, so I de-saturated it, messed with the highlights and contrast, added some blue, and turned it into a jazzy, midnight street scene. Never trust a …

Chinese Lantern Festival – Low Light Photo Heaven

Chinese Lantern Festival – Low Light Photo Heaven

The 2017 Chinese Lantern Festival ran through May and June at Franklin Square in Philadelphia, PA.  Adjacent to Philadelphia’s historic Chinatown section, this event was open and welcoming to all with static arts, and performances by acrobats, dancers and dragons.  We were lucky enough to bring and visitor from Texas and show off the diversity …

Finding the Good in the Bad

  Posted in 50mm, free lensing, Normal Lens, Portrait Photography on

  by Administrator

Finding the Good in the Bad

I think you need to break a lens every now and then in order to keep things fresh. Do try this at home: This lens used in this photo is an old Nikon 50mm 1.4 manual focus lens that had been treated harshly over the years.  I removed the F-mount and most the aperture ring …

Goose.

  Posted in Humor, Sight Gag, Street Photography on

  by Administrator

Goose.

Sometimes an image works well on its own as a sight gag. Other times you need a one word cue. Duck, Duck …. Goose.

Exotic Travel Photography at Home (?)

Exotic Travel Photography at Home  (?)

This image, and the associated gallery, detail how one can photograph an ethnic event in a large US city and leave little or now evidence that the photos were taken in the USA. The gallery in the link below was actually shot in Philadelphia, PA. The key is to photograph as close in to your …

Nighttime Street Photography

Nighttime Street Photography

  One of the greatest advantages of digital photography is that now you can photograph the night like no one ever could before.  Night photography – good night photography – simple could not be done up to a few years ago.  Sure, there was faster film and long exposures, but getting a good night shot …

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE