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Fall Photography 2014

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Fall is finally here and everyone is probably asking, “where did summer go?” Well, it is gone until next year. The seasons teach us so much about our own lives. We have to enjoy each season of our lives. Sometimes it will be summer and all is well, no tears, no sadness, all is great, and then things take a turn and all is gloomy and grey like today in New York City, but just go through the process and you will be just fine.

Just like we have to embrace the Autumn season or move somewhere else, we also have to embrace the season we are in and go through it. Seasons come to go. Summer does not last all year round, at least not in New York. So, since Autumn is here and we can at least see the beautiful splendor of our planet, grab a camera and let the road trip begin. You can enjoy the Autumn (Fall) season by capturing breathtaking photographs. Here are five tips to get started.

Reflection in Green
Reflection in Green

Tip #1- You need a real camera. Not a cellphone camera or an iPad mini. A real camera. It can be a point and shoot or fancy and expensive camera. All the major manufacturers have great cameras for under $200.00.

Tip #2 Get a tripod. it does not need to be expensive, it just need to be able to hold the weight of your camera. You can get one at Best Buy or PC Richards or any camera store for under $30.00.

Tip #3. Get at least two 8GB Memory cards. I prefer two memory cards more than one because of something happens to one you do not lose all your images. I photograph in RAW format and an 8 GB card can give me 400 images.

Tip #4 Do not leave our camera at home. The best camera is the one you have with you.

Tip #5 Go out everyday and take some photos and come back and print even one and hang it on your wall or use them for holiday postcards. If you just step outside your door you will see a tree with beautiful colors. Take the picture.

 

A Day In Central Park

A view of Manhattan from Central Park
A view of Manhattan from Central Park
The Great Lawn
The Great Lawn

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The Theatre in Central Park
The Theatre in Central Park
The Pond
The Pond
Fun on the Great Lawn
Fun on the Great Lawn
Another view from Central Park
Another view from Central Park
Overlooking the Park
Overlooking the Park
Manhattan Skyline
Manhattan Skyline
The Castle
The Castle
Belvedere Castle
Belvedere Castle

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Turtle Pond
Turtle Pond
The Belvedere Castle
The Belvedere Castle
Turtle Pond
Turtle Pond
Turtle Pond
Turtle Pond
Reflection in Blue
Reflection in Blue
Reflection in Green
Reflection in Green
Belvedere Castle
Belvedere Castle
Central Park - So Green
Central Park – So Green
Across The Pond
Across The Pond
Calming Waters
Calming Waters

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The Pond
The Pond
Poland
Poland
A view of Belvedere Castle
A view of Belvedere Castle
Beautiful Rose
Beautiful Rose
Shakespeare Garden
Shakespeare Garden

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The Bridge
The Bridge
Oak Bridge
Oak Bridge
A Lakeview
A Lakeview
Lakeview
Lakeview
Boatingon the lake
Boatingon the lake

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Oak Bridge
Oak Bridge

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Lookout
Lookout
Solitude
Solitude
Serenity
Serenity
Birds of a feather
Birds of a feather
Reflections
Reflections
Reflections
Reflections
Boating on the lake
Boating on the lake
Retreat
Retreat
Making a Splash
Making a Splash
A Safe Place
A Safe Place
Bridge over Calm Waters
Bridge over Calm Waters
Dramatic
Dramatic
Boating
Boating
Fun on the lake
Fun on the lake
Water Sports
Water Sports

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The Canopy
The Canopy

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CNN
CNN
Time and Temperature
Time and Temperature
Tavernon the Green is Back
Tavernon the Green is Back
Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green
Lunch on the Tavern
Lunch on the Tavern
The Doorman
The Doorman

Fall 2013 Photography

Fall is an awesome time to get out there with your camera and capture some vivid color.  depending on where you live, the leaves might just start changing color, but, you are not limited to one geographic location.  My tip today is to just get on a bicycle or take a bus or train ride in your area and you will be pleasantly surprised.  In New York state, the further north you go the better color you will see at this time.  in the city areas, the leaves do not start giving you great color until the end of October.  The photo below is that of Central Park in New York City.  The leaves have not yet changed color, but I will be going back to this location as soon as they change and you will see the colors. Today, get your camera and walk, ride or take the bus and start capturing some great fall colors.

Visit my website and book your New York City photo shoot today. Anyone can give you a good photo with the help of  Photoshop, but what mileposts Productions will give you is a great experience and great photos.

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Summer Photography Tips

NYC Water Taxi - Way to go!
NYC Water Taxi – Way to go!

Photography is great all year round and summer is a wonderful time to get out there and take amazing photos. Let us look at some summer photography tips and ideas to take photos that you will be proud of.

Firstly, let us make it very clear that having a good camera is great, but if you know what you are doing you will get great shots even with a throwaway camera. In other words, the person behind the camera is just as important as the camera you are using. So, the first tip is to work with what you have.

Travel photography is wonderful, but you do not have to travel far. Right in your neighborhood, town, city and state, there are interesting things to photograph. The second tip is that you do not have to travel far to get great photos. You can photograph at the same location at different times of the day from different angles and so on.

The next thing to note is that you do not need a lot of gear. One camera (take off the lens cover and get a haze filter on it), a zoom lens, a monopod, a diffuser, memory card (class 10 or the fastest speed your camera will take) rechargeable batteries and your charger. Many people have tablets, so if you have one it is much lighter and smaller to carry around so you can always back up your photos at the end of the day or as you go along. That is it for now. Please feel free to post comments and in my next post you will see some photos.