Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fleet Week is here! Lock up your daughters!

Here is my take on Fleet Week so far:
Seriously, lock up your daughters...or this could be them.

Project POWER to maintain peace

The fleet is well protected by rubber boats
Buy American? We taking bets on the Open sign being made in China?
Along the waterfront

Trade the side arm for a bananna?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kelby Photowalk SOLD OUT in 12 hours!

Once again this year, I am leading the Kelby / National Association of Photoshop Professionals Photowalk in NYC, on July 18th. Word must have spread about last year's photowalk, because all 50 spots filled up within 12 hours!

Here is a comment I received:
"Hi Jeff,
Not surprised that your group filled up so fast...I was with your group last year and had a blast! Please put me on the waiting list.
Hope to see you in July!
Stay well!

So, it seems that I need to start doing more of these, and combine them with the workshops I teach. Stay tuned for details on additional photowalks and workshops.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Photowalk on July 18th!

Sign up now, because they sell sell out fast!

Long Beach Breast Cancer Fun Walk was not a washout after all

Even in the rain, good people show up for a good cause. Such was the case for the Long Beach Breast Cancer Coalition's Fun Walk, which raised awareness and funding for their support organization. One of the ways I am able to give back to the community that has been so good to me growing up, is by providing event coverage for the LBBCC.
You can find out more about them at

Saturday, May 16, 2009

New York Photo Festival

I took Friday to do the NY Photo Festival in DUMBO and could not ask for better weather.
I took the train down to South Street and then walked up to the Brooklyn Bridge to walk over to DUMBO, where the festival was. You can find out more about the NYPF at
These are some of the images I made during the day:

Is it better to be lucky, or good? I think I am both. What are the odds that while I was taking pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge, I would see one of the last Checker cabs, zooming by, and nail it?

Allan Weitz, from B & H Photo, was giving an excellent presentation. Allan is an amazing photographer, who spent years shooting yacht interiors.
Folks were lined up to get their portfolios reviewed.

DUMBO is all about the lofts now.

My favorite car. The beer car.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Color Calibration for InkJet Printers Class at B & H Today

I will be attending the color calibration class at B & H Photo today at 3PM. I regularly calibrate my monitors and printers for accurate results, but have been having trouble when printing on alternative materials, like wood veneers and metals with a product called InkAid. I am hoping today's class will help me figure it out.

Featured on The Bokeh Pot!

Photographer's are a unique bunch, but still still represent the cross section of society as a whole. There are folks who closely guard the knowledge and skills they have, keeping them from others in a fit of insecurity, and there are those that that live life as an open book and look to share what they have with others.
The Bokeh Pot is a site that profiles photographers who endeavor to share their skills and even their secrets. They each offer unique insights into their practice and their craft.
I am lucky enough to be included with these folks. You can check it out here:
and read the rest of the features at

There is a lot to learn in how so many talented photographers all find a way to present their individual styles in common subjects.

Monday, May 11, 2009

When 16 Aircraft Engineers are unavailable...Use Manning Motors

Like most guys, I see a lot of myself in my car and perhaps that is one of the reasons men choose the cars they do. I love my old Saab. The rush when the turbo kicks, the Whoooosh! when the wastegate dumps boost when you jump off the throttle. I find intelligent design among quirky features. But all things mechanical, need service periodically and Manning Motors in Sea Cliff seems to be the hotspot of knowlegable and talented car guys.
The thing about being a photographer is, your never "off duty" are always looking for a your mind's eye on how to best tell a visual story. While there for my 60k mile service, I found the following images: