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December 4 2010 – January 28 2011

New Providence Library
377 Elkwood Ave New Providence, NJ

Opening reception Sunday, Dec 12
from 2pm – 4pm

Evacuation II

Evacuation II

The Sightings collection presents a photojournalistic & voyeuristic view of city life.  Although most images from this collection have been taken in New York City or its surrounding urban areas, images from Boston, D.C. & Berlin have found their way into this series.  Sightings is an eye-witness account of life that would otherwise go unnoticed if it had not been captured by way of the photographic process.


Please join us on Sunday December 12 for discussion and refreshments from 2pm – 4pm.


Prints will be available for purchase, both standard prints as well registered limited edition fine art prints.  Information packets will be available too at the opening.  Images will be viewable online after the opening as well in order to launch one of our new websites! Stay tuned for details on this.


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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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Enjoy some images submitted by some of the participants from our field trip to Gleason’s Gym & Historic Brooklyn last weekend.  I will post more photographs as they are submitted to me from the other participants.

Photos by Catriona Hill

photos by John Hurley


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photo by Eric Kazmirek

More photos to come from our tour of Gleason’s Gym & Historic Brooklyn

Also, we will have a gallery of work shot by our field trip participants.  Check back soon!

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Awhile back, John-Paul Palescandolo, one of this site’s contributors went on a tour of some abandoned subway sections of New York City.  Becoming a member of New York Transit Museum is a great opportunity for those who have further interest in this area of history.

John-Paul ended up with a wonderful original capture of the main archway of the Old City Hall station stop, with all of the vibrantly-colored tilework, except for one problem – there was a wooden ramp in view, something that he had no control over.  Well, he did what any good photographer would do, which is try to get the best possible shot anyway.

Difficult lighting situation here – Canon EOS 5D using the Canon 24/1.4L @ ISO 400.  Image was captured hand-held at about 1/15 sec.
After the RAW processing, we come away with an image that is technically quite good.  Here you are:

Photo by John Paul Palescandolo


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Been awhile since we’ve been posting photos of the week.  We’ve been quite busy lately and the blog posting has suffered from that.  We’re trying to find the time.  We have tons of stuff to post – wedding shoots, bat mitzvah shoots, tech articles, film vs. digital shootout reviews- but so little time to do it! Bear with us.

Nikon D3      Nikon 35mm f/2      ISO-Auto @ 2800

Taken in the New York subway on the evening of my bachelor party. October 17, 2009

Nikon D3                              Nikon 35mm f/2                        ISO-Auto @ 2800

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The Nikon 200-400 VR dwarfs even a D3

The Nikon 200-400 VR dwarfs even a D3

The Nikon 200-400 has a telescope-type feel to it

The Nikon 200-400 has a telescope-type feel to it

Lens Tech Specs

Length: 14.2in w/ Hood: add another 6in.

Weight: close to 7lbs – a monopod or tripod is recommended

Build Construction:  Superb. Full metal barrel, stainless steel lens mount, and carbon fiber lens hood.


  • built-in tripod/monopod mount,
  • 52mm drop-in filter,
  • Vibration Reduction

Particular Uses

  • Bird photography

  • General wildlife photography

  • Landscape / Nature Photography


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