Archive for NYPD

70th Precinct Medal Day 2010

Posted in Other Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2010 by Rafi Greenstein

The following are photos of the Medal Day for the 70th Precinct.

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Sales Report – June 2009

Posted in Sales with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2009 by Rafi Greenstein
Photo: Darren Hester

Photo: Darren Hester

From now on there will be a new section on the blog called “Sales Report”, Once a month I will release a sales report on my stock photos.

This Month:

Dreamstime : $5.26 – 7 sales

123RF: $0.36 – 1 sale

Fotolia: $0.00 – 0 sales

BigStockPhoto: $0.00 – 0 sales

CanStockPhoto: $0.00 – 0 sales

New Agency: Shutterstock!

Note: I am going away for the summer so I will not be making a July or August sales report on time. When I come back August 25 I will combine a report of both those months.



8 Tips for Shooting Extremely Wide Angles-Guest Post

Posted in Guest Post with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2009 by Rafi Greenstein

* Photo by me at the Veteran’s Day Parade in NYC.

Wide angle photography can be fun and challenging at the same time. On one hand, it’s great to pull in so much of a scene with a single shot. On the other hand, it can be difficult to produce a well composed photo at such a wide perspective. So I’ve pulled together a few photos and pieces of advice for shooting with wide angle lenses.

For the purpose of this article, we’ll consider anything at or below 30mm (full frame equiv) to be a wide angle.

Read the rest at EpicEdits.com… Click Here!




Who Started The War on Photography?-Guest Post

Posted in Guest Post with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2009 by Rafi Greenstein

imgp4187*Illustration photo,by me.

An article by Scott Bourne

I’ve written about the war on photography extensively. I’ve commented on it on almost every photography forum that exists. But it occurred to me, I haven’t talked about, when it started; What started it; or Who started it? My research on this subject has led me to an inescapable conclusion that has no political motivation.

Read the rest of this great post by Scott Bourne on Photofocus.com…


Are photographers really a threat?

Posted in Other Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2008 by Rafi Greenstein

Photo By: Samuel Harris

Are Photographers really a threat?

By: Bruce Schneier
Originally Published by: The Guardian.

What is it with photographers these days? Are they really all terrorists, or does everyone just think they are?

Since 9/11, there has been an increasing war on photography. Photographers have been harrassed, questioned, detained, arrested or worse, and declared to be unwelcome. We’ve been repeatedly told to watch out for photographers, especially suspicious ones. Clearly any terrorist is going to first photograph his target, so vigilance is required.

Except that it’s nonsense. The 9/11 terrorists didn’t photograph anything. Nor did the London transport bombers, the Madrid bombers, or the liquid bombers arrested in 2006. Timothy McVeigh didn’t photograph the Oklahoma City Federal Building. The Unabomber didn’t photograph anything; neither did shoe-bomber Richard Reid. Photographs aren’t being found amongst the papers of Palestinian suicide bombers. The IRA wasn’t known for its photography. Even those manufactured terrorist plots that the US government likes to talk about — the Ft. Dix terrorists, the JFK airport bombers, the Miami 7, the Lackawanna 6 — no photography.

Given that real terrorists, and even wannabe terrorists, don’t seem to photograph anything, why is it such pervasive conventional wisdom that terrorists photograph their targets? Why are our fears so great that we have no choice but to be suspicious of any photographer? Continue reading

Monday- May,12,2008

Posted in Picture A Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2008 by Rafi Greenstein

On Monday Congressman Ed Towns together

with people from the NYPD,DOA… hosted a Town

Hall meeting. These pictures were taken

for theyeshivaworld.com

TheYeshivaWorld.com Article.

In the NY POST

Posted in Other Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2008 by Rafi Greenstein

So today my photo was printed in the New York Post without my permission, I originally took the photo for theyeshivaworld.com and for theyeshivaworld.com only, the editor of that website decided to just give away or sell (NY Post won’t tell me if they sold it for money) the shot.

The New York Post gave me no credit for the shot not in print or online, the online article has no photo credit.

Now before you say that I should go to theyeshivaworld.com editor and tell him to pay me, I tried. Either way legally the New York Post is liable because they are the publishers.

*Edit:

It should be noted that after contacting the NYP they apologized and agreed pay for the usage, thank you. Since then  Theyeshivaworld.com has  sold another one of my photos to another newspaper, I stopped working for them.


Credit: NY Post, PHILIP MESSING.

Posted on Friday- May,9,2008