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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

Thursday- May,8,2008

Posted in Picture A Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2008 by Rafi Greenstein

Today I took pictures for TheyeshivaWorld.com…

It was a Birthday Party for a 12 year old boy who is in a wheelchair.

The NYPD and FDNY (70th Precinct and 309th ladder) were there

and really made the kid happy… Enjoy

The pictures are available at

http://theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/17878/Video+&+Photos:+NYPD+&+FDNY+Make+Surprise+Birthday+Party+For+Yuri+Benefeld.html

http://www.nypost.com/seven/05092008/news/regionalnews/brave_bday_boys__gift_of_a_lifetime_110076.htm