Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Street Photography workshop in NYC for the NY Botanical & Zoological Photographic Society

NYC_0907214 This past weekend, I had the pleasure and honor of speaking and teaching a workshop to the NY Botanical and Zoological Photographic Society. We walked around the High Line Park in Chelsea and a bit around Chelsea Market. NYC this weekend was perfect for this endeavor. Even though I usually don't get to make that many photos, I would call keepers, while teaching these kind of workshops; this time around I couldn't help myself and join in the fun since there were photos everywhere you look. I even got lucky and while trying to make a point about exposing for the highlights I managed to get a great portrait of Connie, one of the NYZBPS members, and then when I found a broken mirror lying on the ground and while explaining how getting low makes your images more interesting.
During my workshops I try to teach people how to see and how to create a certain degree of order within the confines of our viewfinder from the chaotic maelstrom of every day life. And as long as you apply this rule it will always work out : KEEP SHOOTING, KEEP MOVING, KEEP ADJUSTING TECH STUFF: Two Nikon cameras; a D4 and a D3s/ Lenses: 70-200mm 2.8 and 24-70mm 2.8/ WB mostly Sunny and some AWB/ ISO 125- 800/ File type: JPGs.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Deutsche Bank Championship TPC Norton, MA

Norton, MA 090114 Scenes from the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC on September 1, 2014. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff) BEHIND THE SCENES: I am not a fan of covering any sports. Therefore, I usually don't know what is going on during most games , competition, tournaments, etc. One of our crack sport photographers called in sick this weekend and I was assigned today to photograph this golf tournament. I thought I had done a pretty good job getting images like these and I even thought I got the guy whom I thought had won the tournament... much to my chagrin I was later informed by my photo desk that I had not even photographed the winner. Live and learn. TECH STUFF: Two cameras: Nikon D4, and Nikon D3s/ Two lenses: 70-200mm 2.8 and 500mm 4.0/ ISO 200- 320/ WB: AWB, sunny and cloudy. Amount of images shot in a day: 1,335.