Walking around in Hollywood

Living in Los Angeles definitely has its advantages. One of these is being able to be around a variety of people in one of the most famous places in the world, Hollywood Star Walk. I was amazed at the mix of characters and people from all over the world. Traffic there never stops and it’s one of the most visited places in the world. I rented a 70-200mm L Canon lens and decided to test it there. I can’t say it was the right decision (people hated having a huge lens in their faces), but I got some nice images …

Planes in Motion: LAX Landing

I saw some amazing plane photos online and it inspired me to go out and shoot some myself. And since I live 15 minutes away from LAX in Los Angeles, I definitely had an advantage in that. As I am currently working on my ‘Elements’ series, which is abstract nature in motion, I decided to experiment the same way with the planes. I think it adds the significance and dominance to these planes. It’s a scary feeling when these huge machines pass 50 feet above you and land almost right behind you. The little jets are not a big deal, …

Bayphoto Metal Prints Review

As a photographer, I always try to find the best places to print my photos and figure out the best sizes and paper types. A few weeks ago I was watchingthe¬† online video that described the way Peter Lik prints images. This summer, when I was in Russia, I went to an exhibition where some of the photos were printed not on the regular paper, but on some material that gave the unusual glow to the images. So finally last week I figured out that these were very similar printing techniques, and I wanted to try and see how my …

Photo Rental Services – First Impressions

I used to think that any lens would work with a good camera. We now just starting out, spending $250 on a new lens seemed like a lot to me. And in fact, if you just want to learn how to take good photos, it is not necessary to spend huge amounts of money on the equipment. On the opposite, it will force you to work better as a photographer, compose your shots, pick better angles, get closer to your objects, and manage the light. I remember the days on I used to have my 50-250 mm lens and I …

Summer wind: abstract nature photography

This summer I wanted to do some shooting. Usually it happens this way: I don’t take photos for a while, I feel guilty because of that or suddenly get inspired by something, and go out to the streets with the camera. Just to let you know right away, this kind of shooting (street photography) is very exhausting, at least to me. If I have 2-3 days in a row, I need the whole week to rest after. Post processing and image selection take time. Currently I don’t use Photoshop in my images. Lightroom does a perfect work for me and …