Renowned fine art and commercial photographer Vincent Versace was in NYC this week conducting workshops with B&H Photo. On Tuesday he led a photo walk in Central Park with a model. So I had to go check it out to see what wisdom he’d impart.
We shot with natural light as well as Wescott’s Ice Lights, which are daylight balanced wand-like lights. They provide beautiful lighting and with a set of barn doors to channel the light are incredibly useful.
Here are some images I made on the shoot of our model, Francesca. The images were edited in Photoshop CC and then converted to B&W in Topaz Labs’ BW Efex 2 plugin. Camera is a Nikon D800. All the vertical images were photographed with a Nikon Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8, which is a fantastic portrait lens; the horizontal image was shot using a Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 lens.
As you’d expect from a founding Nikon Ambassador, and someone with about 4 decades behind the lens, Versace is very knowledgable — and also very funny! It was a pleasure spending time with him on this outing on a number of levels.
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Posted in Central Park, Model Shoot, New York City, Nikon, Portrait
Tagged B&H Photo, Central Park, Christmas. New York City, Nikon, Photography, Photoshop, Photowalk, Topaz Labs, Vincent Versace, Wescott Ice Light
On Saturday, October 13, 2012 nearly 32,000 photographers gathered in over 1,300 cities worldwide for the 5th annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. Photographers of all levels went out on photowalks in various cities looking for interesting images to capture with their cameras, iPhones or other smartphones. Here in NYC, I joined about 50 photographers on a Roosevelt Island photowalk. Here are a few of the images I captured.
Renowned travel photographer, Trey Ratcliff, was in NYC on Tuesday and offered his Google+ followers an opportunity to join him on a photowalk of Battery Park. And he got some 200 fellow photographers to join him.
(What’s Google+, some of you may ask? It’s Googles social media site, but it’s different from Facebook. G+ is where you seek out other people with like interests and passions, like photography, rather than just connect with friends. Check it out and see: https://plus.google.com/. Here’s a link to my G+ page).
Here’s one of the shots I took that night, just after sunset. I like this one out of all that I shot. More images can be found on my G+ page. Join me there!