10 Spring Photos From Central Park

10 Spring Photos From Central Park

The biggest problem I have with working from home is that I am always in the office. That is why I do my best to get out of the house as much as possible. One of my favorite things to do is to go for walks around the city. It’s a great way to take a break from work but also to get a bit of exercise.

When I go on my walks, I will often take my camera. Bringing my camera gives me something to do while I am out, and it makes my walks seem a bit less like exercise. Central Park is one of my favorite places to walk, especially in the spring and summer months.

As someone that spent much of the winter shooting photos in the park, I’ve been looking forward to the warm weather for a while. This week, we had a couple of days of warm weather, some rain, and even a freak snow storm. While I decided not to shoot any photos in the snow, I did manage to shoot a few beautiful spring photos, mostly around sunset, and even a shot or two in the rain.

Armed with my D800 and 105mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm 2.8 lenses, I walked through the Sheep Meadow to Literary Walk, up to the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, all the way up to the reservoir, and then back down again, stopping to shoot photos along the way. Since it has been a few weeks since the last time I took a walk in the park, I was a bit surprised to see so much color and was really glad that I brought my macro lens with me to shoot some close up photos of the blossoming flowers.

Below are a few of my favorite photos from last week. I would love to know which ones are your favorites, so please feel free to leave a comment.

Kathy Osborne Photo Shoot in Snowy Central Park

Kathy Osborne Photo Shoot in Snowy Central Park

When it snows in New York City, I tend to immediately gravitate towards my camera, and Central Park. This winter seemed particularly long and brutal, but it also meant that I had plenty of opportunities to shoot photos of the snow.

One of the reasons that I love shooting photos in the snow is that it tends to cover up all the clutter that you might see in the city during the spring and summer months. The snow also turns the ground into one big reflector, reflecting light back up at your subject. This makes it much easier to shoot photos, with much less light.

After one of the numerous snow storms in the city this year, I had a bit of time to shoot photos with my friend Kathy Osborne. Kathy owns an online vintage dress store called Le Vintage Dress. We had met at a Bob Mackie event last year and have kept in touch on Twitter and Instagram.

Behind the Scenes With Sarah Silver and the Stephen Petronio Dance Company

Behind the Scenes With Sarah Silver and the Stephen Petronio Dance Company

Recently, I had the opportunity to shoot behind the scenes photos for Sarah Silver during her photo shoot with the Stephen Petronio Dance Company. I met Sarah at an Adobe event announcing the launch of Photoshop CS5 a few years back, and have grown to respect and admire the work that she does. Needless to say, I was really excited to have the opportunity to not only shoot some behind the scenes photos for her, but to also interview her about it for Tuts+, as well.

Sarah has been shooting the Stephen Petronio Dance Company for the last 13 years. In fact, Sarah first shot the Stephen Petronio Dance Company for her graduate thesis at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) back in 2001. This was also a very special photo shoot, as this year, Petronio celebrated his 30th anniversary season, beginning April 8-13, at the Joyce Theater in New York City.

Below are a few of my favorite behind the scenes photos from the photo shoot. If you would like to see some more photos, or learn more about the photo shoot, take a look at the full interview I did with Sarah for Tuts+, which also includes the final imagery from the shoot, as well.

2 Ways to Create Instagram Photos With Lightroom Mobile

2 Ways to Create Instagram Photos With Lightroom Mobile

I am a really big fan of Instagram. In my opinion, Instagram is one of the best social networks. It combines the best features of Facebook with the best features of Twitter, allowing you to follow all the people you are connected to in a linear stream of content.

On Instagram, I typically only like to publish my favorite photos. I don’t believe I have ever published a photo on Instagram that I shot with my iPhone, and I’ve never uploaded a photo that didn’t get processed with Lightroom first.

In the past, my process involved loading my photos into Lightroom, processing them, exporting the image as a JPG, uploading it to Dropbox, then downloading it to my mobile device (usually my iPhone or iPad), then cropping it and uploading it to Instagram.

Now that Adobe announced the Lightroom Mobile App, my process has been streamlined a bit. I can now skip the whole process of exporting the file to Dropbox, which will save me a bit of time. In this quick tutorial, I will show you 2 ways to create Instagram photos using Lightroom mobile. Let’s get started!

Adobe Announces Lightroom Mobile for Creative Cloud Customers

Adobe Announces Lightroom Mobile for Creative Cloud Customers

Today, Adobe announced some pretty big news in the photography space, a new Mobile Lightroom App that you can use to edit your photos anywhere you go, even without an internet connection.

One of the biggest frustrations that I have as a photographer is that I am constantly stuck on my desktop. If I want to edit my photos outside of my office, or need access to some of my photos while I am away, I am pretty much out of luck. In the past, the only solution that I had was to either store my entire photo library on my laptop, or bring an external hard drive with me wherever I go. Neither of which, are very good solutions when you have a huge library of photos to manage.

That is why I’m so excited to hear about today’s announcement of Lightroom Mobile (App Store Link). There is finally an app that can free me from my desktop and give me access to my photo library wherever I go.