Like many photographers, I have been intrigued with Sony’s line of A7 Mirrorless Cameras. While I love to shoot with my DSLRs, the idea of using a small, more compact camera that boasts many of the same features as my DSLR is very appealing. So when Sony recently released their new A7RII camera packing 42 megapixels and internal 4K video with the option of also shooting at 120fps, I knew this was a camera that I had to try.
Last fall, I was hired by Nordstrom to shoot behind the scenes photos during their photo shoot with Olivia Palermo at the beautiful Spring Studios in New York City. As you know, I love shooting behind the scenes photos, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Nordstrom, Olivia Palermo, and photographer Jason Kim on this project. I’ve included a few of my favorite shots from the day below but you can also see the behind the scenes video that Nordstrom produced here.
Those of you who know my work, may know that my two favorite places to shoot photos are on the streets of New York City, or in my beloved Central Park. You may have also noticed that I love to shoot photos in the absolute worst weather, and in some of the most challenging conditions. If it’s raining, or better yet, snowing, and at night, there’s a good chance that you can find me wandering somewhere in New York City with my camera.
When Instagram recently announced that they were finally allowing us to post portrait and landscape photos to the social network, I was elated, overjoyed, thrilled, just to name a few emotions. I was so excited that I could finally share my photos in their entirety. I thought that the majority of my Instagram frustrations were over, at least until I started posting portrait oriented photos. That’s when I noticed that Instagram was still cropping my shots, just not to a square.
This week, I got to check something off my bucket list. I had the opportunity photograph a building that’s just about impossible to get access to when there are no other people around. Recently, I was invited by my friends at Adobe to take an #EmptyMET tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The MET is by far my favorite museum in the city. I’m obsessed with its architecture as well as the works of art on display. I could get lost there for hours, and in the summer, the views from its rooftop are just spectacular.
On social media, I always tell people that it is best to embrace the format of the platform they are using. Each platform generally has some unique characteristics. For instance, Twitter forces you to post messages that are 140 characters or less, Snapchat deletes your content over time, and on Instagram, you can only display photos as a square.
Adobe has put a lot of thought into how designers use their products to create layouts for mobile devices. While users are spending more and more time browsing content on their mobile devices, the workflows that designers use to create the layouts for these devices has remained largely unchanged for many years, and until recently was almost entirely dependent on desktop computers. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can use Adobe Comp to cut the cord to your desktop computer and create wireframes more efficiently using a mobile device.
In the past, the only way to work non-destructively with Adjustments in Photoshop was to use Adjustment Layers. Adjustment Layers are a powerful tool in Photoshop, but at times, they can make your layer stack a bit complicated to navigate. In Photoshop CC 2015 however, Adobe has given us the ability to apply Adjustments directly to Smart Objects, bypassing the need in some cases for Adjustment Layers. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use them.
As a blogger and photographer, one of the tasks that I often have to do is to create multiple crops of the same photo. In the past, I might have had to create those crops one at a time, or record a complex action. In Photoshop CC 2015 however, I can create these crops quickly and easily using artboards, smart objects, and a simple template that I created.