Posts Tagged ‘Englebright Photography’

After a Summer Hiatus

I took the summer off from my blog.  Actually, I just didn’t have anything to share or write about, and before I knew it I hadn’t posted anything in three months.  Nobody reads it anyway, so I don’t think I was missed.  And, the world doesn’t really need another blog post.  But I do want […]

Photographing a Drag Queen


I recently accepted the opportunity to put my talents to good use for a non-for-profit organization that raises money every year for the NYC LGBT community.  It is  ”Broadway Sings for Pride”, the result of Neal Bennington’s need to address the high rates of suicide within the LGBT community.  Since 2011 he has been putting […]

Not Much To Say

My blog writing is probably like many people who attempt it:  sporadic and uninspired.  Part of it is my Midwest upbringing – I don’t like to toot my own horn and deep down in my soul it feels a bit too self-indulgent.  But I do like to use it to share images that I have […]

The Last Snowy Saturday

Lonely in the Subway

Decided to share a few images from this past Saturday.   Hopefully it will be the last snowy Saturday.  Went to Central Park early and then down to Union Square Farmers Market with a friend.  The last image was shot in Midtown before a meeting.

What Is It To Be a Photographer?

Personally, I don’t think owning and taking pictures makes one a photographer.  I will preface my remarks by saying I am old enough now and have been in the commercial photography business long enough now to sound like an “old-timer.”  I can remember when you could actually get an appointment with creatives to show them […]

A Trip to San Francisco


      I recently returned from a trip to San Francisco with close to 2000 images to edit and get down to about 40 so that I could create a manageable representative gallery.  One reason for the 2000 images is due to how I sometimes shoot, which is in brackets, usually in 1 stop […]

A Dying Pigeon

A pigeon lies dying on the sidewalk in the early morning light of Winter.

I was out early a couple of mornings ago with my camera on my way to the 7 train through Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.  At the entrance to the park, and beneath the huge overpass of the Van Wyck Expressway,  I saw a pigeon lying on the ground.  It was an odd sight for two reasons: […]

Stuck With the Seagulls For the Holidays

Seagulls collect on the pavement at sunrise in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

I was planning to go home for a week to see my family over the Christmas holidays.  Unfortunately I had the bad timing of getting very ill the night before I was scheduled to fly home.  So, I stayed here in New York City in a bit of a melancholy mood.   I woke up […]

Through Strange Lenses

Sunset over Cabarete

A couple of months ago I came across the work of Jimmy McIntyre on YouTube.  It was an instructional video on how to apply luminosity masks to images through Photoshop.  It was impressive, but just watching that Youtube video ended up to be just the tip of the iceberg.  He has a great eye for […]

New ImageBrief PREMIUM Service

ImageBrief Profile Page

I was recently invited to upgrade my account with ImageBrief to the yet-to-be-rolled-out PREMIUM service.  Upon doing so I was pleased to get an invitation from Ken Pao to meet with him and the rest of the ImageBrief gang here at their offices in SoHo so that we could discuss what the new service will […]

The New PhotoShelter Publish Service for Adobe Lightroom | PhotoShelter Blog


Here is one of the latest PhotoShelter blogs which introduces the new PhotoShelter Publish Service plug-in for Lightroom.  It’s a great new tool if you use PhotoShelter as a platform for your website – as I do – and use Lightroom for image management and editing.  The plug-in allows you to upload images, create galleries, […]

Playing Basketball at Sunset


I live in Flushing, Queens in New York City across the street from the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.  The park was originally created for the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fair.  It is now very much a working-class park.  It is used mostly by Asian and Hispanic immigrants who live around the area.  Families set […]

A Graveyard and a Cornfield


I was visiting family in August in Central Illinois – Corn Country.  I moved from Chicago – 180 miles north of where I grew up – to New York City almost 16 years ago, and there was a time when I rarely went back to the Midwest.  Now I try to get there at least […]

The Cloisters

Busts on an alter at The Cloisters in upper Manhattan.

An actress and I had an idea for a photo shoot.  We wanted a film noir feel to it and were looking for an other-worldly sense of place: something distinct but hard to place.  I thought of The Cloisters in upper Manhattan because unless you know of it you would not know it is in […]

Costin With Balloons

Costin With Balloons

This triptych is from a photo shoot I did with the actor Costin Becheanu.  We did quite a few different scenarios, all of them with the balloons.  But it was from this scenario on Pier 26 in Manhattan that we got the most traction.  The three images together compliment one another and give a sense of […]

2 Images of Elizabeth Street Garden

Diptych, Elizabeth Street Garden, Little Italy, New York

Two images taken at the Elizabeth Street Garden, a community space maintained by volunteers that provide a place to unwind and relax from the stress and strain of urban living.  The garden is filled with architectural and garden artifacts, antiques, or junk – depending on your mindset.   I especially like this two vignettes.  

New Image Added

I try to go through my images for a couple of hours whenever I think of it, which isn’t often enough, to organize and keyword, and to see what images I passed over that may now be of interest to me.  Lightroom is a great program for me to keep my images organized, and it […]

Forest Wrecks Gallery

Old Abandoned Panel Truck.

I had forgotten this gallery is on my website (but not listed, so no one can access it except me, my government, and probably some kid just about to begin boarding school). Anyway, I haven’t visited it in a long time.  I was a bit underwhelmed by it.  So I have decided to take a look […]

Kara Walker Installation at Domino Sugar Factory

A friend of mine who was visiting from Los Angeles suggested we go see the Kara Walker installation at the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday.  It was a great suggestion.  First of all, the weather was ideal, so waiting in the very long line to get into the exhibit was much […]

Chrysler Building

I spent some time on Sunday photographing a few of the Art Deco buildings in Midtown.  It was a bit past midday  so I was fighting the sun.  But the densely packed buildings provided me with an opportunity: to play the buildings off of one another, using the light to emphasize the different planes of […]

Balthazar Bakery

Two perspectives inside Balthazar Bakery in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.

Photograph of Keino Benjamin

This was a very spontaneous shot.  I was working on the light and needed somebody to stand in for a test.  Keino stepped in and it ended up being a moment when he seems unguarded and open, confident and peaceful.  I also love the way the light falls off and the value of the background. […]

One Image of Kian Brown From Photo Shoot

I have not been able to do much with the images that were created from last week’s photo shoot with Kian Brown.  The images will be used for the dust jacket of his upcoming book and for various marketing purposes.  This is one of my favorite images to come out of the shoot.  I like […]

New Images In Velero Beach Gallery

I got back from another trip to Cabarete last week, staying at my friend’s place in Velero Beach Resort.  While there I worked on a few photography assignments.  One of them was photographing a young brother and sister at the pool and then on the beach.  I think I got some wonderful images from that. […]