Category Archives: Nikon 1 V2

A Photo Walk Among The Shipping Containers – Photoville 2014

Repurposing shipping containers into rooms of photo exhibits, Photoville, in its 3rd year in Brooklyn Bridge Park offers a wide range of high quality, thought-provoking and beautiful images from professional and emerging photographers from across the globe.

This two-week photo showcase, with various exhibits, some interactive as well as talks by various photographers ends today (9/28) and is well-worth visiting.

Three exhibits that stood out to and are worth checking out either at the event or online:

  • La Frontera – By Stefan Falke, who portrays artists living along the U.S/Mexican border near the border fence and the vibrant artists in that area.
  • Tunnel People – Toen Voeten, an award-winning war photographer, lived among a homeless community under Riverside Park in an Amtrak train tunnel, documenting their lives.
  • Portraits by Delphine Diallo, whose exhibit of black and white portraits is highly engaging. PDN has named, this French-Senegalese photographer as one of the 30 new and emerging photographers to watch.

Here are a few images from Photoville. If you’re in the NYC area today, get out there and enjoy the last day of this great photo village!

Images shot with my Nikon 1 V2.

All photos © 2014 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site may be used without written permission.

Food Market Weekend From Phili to NYC

I was in Philadelphia last Saturday checking out some of the city’s sites and ended up at the Reading Terminal Market in Center City, with food ranging from pastries, cheesesteaks (of course!) seafood and more.

Then Sunday, back in NYC, hoofed it over the East River to Brooklyn Bridge Park for Smorgasburg, an amazing food fair in DUMBO. Some amazing food vendors there with all sorts of dishes–and donuts too! Both venues offered great photo ops and I’ll have to get back to Smorgasburg again for some more photos — and lunch! 

All photos were shot with my Nikon 1V2. I continue to be impressed with this camera. Powerful camera in a small package.

Model on a Ship (A Tale of Never Knowing How You’ll Find Your Next Job)

As a freelance photographer, photo shoots can spring from the unexpected. Anywhere. Any time. Case in point:

I was on vacation a couple weeks ago, a big family cruise down in the Caribbean. In lieu of my Nikon DSLR equipment I brought along my Nikon 1 V2 camera and a few interchangeable lenses. This mirrorless camera is a powerhouse in a small body, with it’s own hotshoe flash that does a decent job for its size. It takes some solid images and makes for a great travel camera.

Turns out, that this mirrorless camera is also great in a pinch as a portrait camera.

The second evening of the cruise was the ship’s “elegant night”, where it’s customary to dress up in suits (tuxedos if you’re in the mood) for the men, and dresses or gowns for the women.  There are also photo stations around the ship,  studio-type setups (some pretty kitchy) where you can get formal (if slightly blown-out, IMHO) images shot, to then buy the next day.

So, as my wife and I are waiting at one of these studio setups,  in front of us is this young woman, Natasha who we start speaking with. Natasha is dressed in a stunning outfit and her hair & makeup are gorgeous. She tells us she’s a model and designer (who makes the dresses she wore) and lives in NYC. And, her birthday is in two days and she’s trying to see if she can find someone to photograph her. Well. . . Next thing you know I’m doing a photo shoot on the ship. Below are some of the images, edited in Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro4.

Natasha ends up loving the images and now we’re scheduling a couple of photo shoots for next month. So, you never know where your conversation, wherever you might be, could lead you a new assignment.