Make America Gay Again

The entire month of June is Pride Month in New York City and this year the city will be hosting International Pride. It is in connection with the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots. I understand that the hotels are nearly booked to capacity for it. But hey you can still book a private photo tour for yourself or your significant other. There’s so much to see, photograph and experience in this city!

Make America Gay Again

shadows and light

Shadows and light and repetitive patterns! These are things that I am always looking for. This photo was taken during a photo tour in Greenwich Village, Soho and the East Village. You never know when you turn a corner what will be there! We wander looking for the things that make good composition and that is a subject that I always talk about. If there is one thing you really can’t change in post-processing, it’s composition. I like to make photography something that is fun and we always experiment. I have learned more by experimenting and making mistakes then just about anything else. Also, I think that patience is a big part of it all. When finding shadows and light or other things for a composition, you might have to wait. – 21 March 2017On Broadway

step into the light

I was out giving a photo tour about 2 weeks ago in Greenwich Village & Soho. We did a lot of street photography. They’re New Yorkers and photographers! So I didn’t take them down any streets they haven’t been on. Well, maybe with the exception of Minetta Lane where this photo was taken. But that’s not the point. The tour experience and photography is always about seeing things with new eyes. How excellent that were able to capture such amazing shadows! And that we had a great time together. But we always work with the elements as they are provided to us. Some things can’t be planned. If you want to plan a photo tour with me you can see a number of my suggested tours and you can also contact me. That I can plan! You can also see reviews by people who have taken my tours in the past. – step into the light, 21 March 2017step into the light

Street photography in the Village

Another photo that I took recently on a photo tour of Greenwich Village. And I’m in the mood for black and white these days. Sometimes a photo just looks better in b&w. Color, if there’s too much of it, can look a little too busy for me. It distracts the eye from the subject. Other times there might not even be enough color in a photo to want to leave the color in. Photography is purely subjective. It is what appeals to you! If you are looking to do street photography in the city I have a workshop coming up on Sunday 2 April in Chinatown and there are a couple spaces still available._DSF8978