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Wow, it’s been a great and busy Fall workshop season for Kaz Arts Photography.  Gleason’s Gym & Historic Brooklyn, The Cloisters, Bushkill Falls & finally Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia coming up on November 6.
Everyone has been having a lovely time on the trips, learning a lot and producing some fantastic results.

Last week, we ran two workshops to the Cloisters Museum in Manhattan.  The museum is a replica of a medieval French cloister and houses a vast collection of medieval art and architecture.  Almost all of the stone walls, pillars and doors  have actually been brought over from former monasteries and cloisters in Europe, particularly France.  Why come to The Cloisters for a photography workshop?  Because it is a great study in understanding light and composition.   Those are the nuts and bolts of photography, right?  The way the light pours into the windows and the way shadows are cast on both sculptures and architectural designs can be breathtaking.

Please enjoy the work of some of last week’s participants below:


Photo by Lane Lewis

Photo by Bette Schultz

Photo by Catriona Hill



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On November 1st, one of my clients and I took a day to photograph in New York City.  We took the train, arriving at 7:30 AM, and headed for the meat packing district.  We timed the morning light perfectly and had  great shooting light until about 1 o’clock due to the huge cloud following the sun through the sky making a giant softbox for us.



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The results of this day of shooting have been posted here

On Saturday I will be photographing some abandoned subway lines in the underground tunnels of Manhattan.  This should prove to be much fun and will push the Nikon D3 to perhaps its farthest limits yet.  I would imagine I will be shooting at atleast 3200, if not 6400 the entire time of my tour.  This test will be useful in determining D3 noise limits with great amounts of shadow detail, as well as lens limits with respect to coma, flare, ghosting, and sharpness at wide-open apertures.  The lenses I will be using are:

50 f/1.4
85 f/1.4
14-24 f/2.8

Also earlier that morning, I will be in and around the meat-packing district of New York City to photograph the goings-on of the early morning meat trade.  Perhaps we’ll see some interesting characters and faces, perhaps we’ll see into the open windows and doors of a number of the facilities.  A photo gallery of the weekend’s photos will be posted next week.

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