As a photographer of female bodybuilders, figure & fitness athletes spanning about 40 years at competitions and exhibitions, I have had access to many of the athletes and was able to arrange for subsequent private photo sessions. The model shoots were for designed magazine features, photo exhibits, calendars, and portfolios. I've found it is essential to relax your model through humor (self-deprecating jokes are much appreciated), tone, and sensitivity, explaining clearly that the... continue reading
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I'd like to share some of the background of this photo.Dr. Henry Heimlich was 59 and quite nationally known, getting wide media coverage for his popular and successful technique (the Heimlich Maneuver) of abdominal thrusts which became a life-saving technique for stopping choking.It was July, 1979, and I was working with Chicago's then Office for Senior Citizens and Handicapped.I attended the annual Illinois Department on Aging convention, held in Peoria, to gather information and to... continue reading
Twenty years ago, on November 4, 1995, Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in Tel Aviv.The Israeli warrior and prime minister died after being shot at the conclusion of a peace rally during a heated election campaign.Rabin was not at ease with the media and uncomfortable at staged events and photo sessions.Unfortunately, this showed in his awkward and stiff expressions and body language.If you were patient and had quick reflexes, you might get lucky and catch him at a good moment.Rabin... continue reading
2015 is the 100th anniversary year of Frank Sinatra's birth, and there are numerous ongoing and planned observances this year in his honor.He was acclaimed by many as among the most popular and important musical artists of the 20th century.Born in Hoboken, NJ, on December 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra died on May 14, 1998, at 82.His active 7-decade performing career included several memorable film performances which gained him several Oscar nominations and the Academy Award for Best... continue reading
Wishing everyone best of good health and success in the new year.Sadly, I will not be joining the huge throngs in Times Square tonight.Who would have thought that New York City would be blessed with the mildest weather on this date in recent memory.But if I were there, I'd be shooting with Canon's new 8-15mm fisheye zoon lens, accompanied by a full frame Canon 5D Mark II camera and try to improve on what I got a couple of months ago in "Times Circle." continue reading
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