A restaurant shoot for a newspaper review: Part 2, The Gear

Given the low light I so often find myself in, I sometimes think what I do is more “skotography” than “photography.” (“Photography” comes from the Greek “phos”, or light, and “graphi”, or drawing, so “drawing with light.” “Skotography” comes from the Greek “skotos,” or darkness. And, yes, I just made up “skotography.”) In my previous […]

A restaurant shoot for a newspaper review: Part 1, Planning

I was asked to shoot a new restaurant for the local paper, and thought the experience would offer some insight both for photographers new to the restaurant photography scene and photo editors as well. (OK, the first sentence was a bit disingenuous, because my local paper is the NY Times, and the restaurant was the […]

Walking-around cameras

I’m a photographer by vocation and avocation, and if I don’t have a camera with with I feel like I’ve left home without my driver’s license: not just vulnerable but somehow under-dressed and unprepared. I mentioned in an earlier post that my all-time favorite walking-around camera was a Leica M-6 with a 35mm Summicron. Unobtrusive, […]

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