Coney Island is a street photographers paradise. The colors, action, and people get photographers of every genre something to shoot. Here are a few tips for your Coney Island street photography if you are planning a trip to the Brooklyn shore.
Today I took a walk through the city, but with a different view. A few weeks ago, I had ordered a set of prisms online. Wedding photographers have started using prisms to add an abstract edge to their photos and enhancing the bokeh. While I tried the look at my last wedding, the small prism and large lens of my camera made the process of getting a decent image difficult. I kept getting my fingers in the photo, and needless to say, this did not add the right artistic touch. To use a prism with my large DSLR will require a larger prism to cover the entire lens. In the meantime, I thought to use my tiny prism with my cell phone. There is no magic to using the prism: I simply held it in front of the lens and moved the prism around until I got the look that I wanted. Here are the images I created today.
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I was really tired this morning, and did not want to get up for today’s Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. I’m glad I made it however. It’s been about two years since my last Easter day parade, and I think the crowds were bigger than ever. In case you’ve never been, the parade is more of a sashay rather than a legit, organized parade complete with floats. People with crazy bonnets, tourists, and native New Yorkers all gather together to walk up and down fifth avenue showing off their outfits and having their photos taken. I was there for about 2 1/2 hours, and threw myself into the mix. Here is what I found.
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Yesterday I took a trip to Coney Island. It had been about a year since my last visit, and I assumed the amusement parks would all be closed. I was wrong. Yesterday was, in fact, opening day at Coney Island. The weather was beautiful, and the crowds were plentiful. It was as if all of New York got to finally go play outside after a long winter spent indoors. Here is what I saw.
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I’m in the process of going through a lot of my past work towards the goal of creating a larger photo series on tourists and exploring the concept of how people react to a given environment. The plan is to tackle several iconic tourist destinations and look at these locations with the eyes of a documentary photographer. One of the places I visited (as a tourist myself) not too long ago was the Statue of Liberty. I have lived in New York City going on 16 years, but until two years ago had never been to the Statue of Liberty. Indeed my only view of Liberty Island had been sailing past on the Staten Island Ferry. Here are the photos from my trip. It’s amazing what you fixate on when NYC is your home base and the statue itself is present everywhere.
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Scenes from today’s trip to Far Rockaway and Jamaica Bay in Queens.
Yesterday I went out with the mission to make a photo, not take a photo. All too often I find myself snapping and running vs. taking the time to wait for the shot. I want my street photography to push beyond the limits of simply being in the right place at the right time. This is what I found along the High Line.
The ultimate goal is to combine these photos into a series called ‘Tourists.’ I am fascinated by society’s constant need to document everything, yet the photos that result say absolutely nothing. Why do we take so many selfies? I feel no such need to take selfies, so what am I missing? I brought only my Canon 16-35mm wide angle lens.
Chaos, everywhere. A different country. That’s what it feels like to step out of the subway at Roosevelt and Main and into the world of Flushing, Queens. I have visited countless times before, but yesterday I went with the express purpose of street photography. Here is a glimpse of my day in Flushing.
I took a trip to Governors Island on Saturday (and again on Monday). Here is my story:
Wednesday provided a much needed break from the rain and humidity, so I decided to celebrate with an adventure to Dead Horse Bay. Not your typical way to spend a day off, but a fascinating lesson in NYC history nonetheless. Find out how this beach got its name and enjoy photos from my trip that started in the Far Rockaways and ended in Coney Island.