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.

“Wandering” Around SoHo With Rachel Dickinson

“Wandering” Around SoHo With Rachel Dickinson

One of my favorite things about being a blogger is how supportive the community is of other bloggers. I started my first blog back in 2008. Since then, I have had the opportunity to meet, and work with some amazing people, many of which, I never would have met otherwise.

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to shoot photos with Rachel Dickinson (Rachel the Stylish Wanderer), a New York City fashion blogger, and student at FIT. I sort of met Rachel and a DKNY event here in New York, and have followed her on Instagram and Twitter for a while. Rachel has a very interesting story. She started her blog at a very young age, and has built up quite an impressive following. I was surprised, and flattered when Rachel sent me a message asking if I would be interested in shooting her photo. Of course I agreed!

So early Saturday morning, Rachel and I “wandered” around SoHo, and shot a few photos for her 1990s-inspired look. Below are a few of the photos we shot. Make sure to check out her blog post about the outfit for more information.