It may look easy, but portrait photography requires more than a point and click approach.  The photographer wants to capture the physical features of the subject or subjects and inject the mood of the moment into the photograph.  So how do you get the subject to give you a natural look and how do you… Read More


It’s that exciting time of year again, Fourth of July.  Time to get some great photos of fireworks.  Here are a few tips from a recent article from Digital Photography School. 1.) Use a Tripod:  A tripod is critical when shooting fireworks because you will be using longer shutter speeds to capture the movement of the… Read More


“Kodachrome They give us those nice bright colors They give us the greens of summers Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, Oh yeah I got a Nikon camera I love to take a photograph So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away” – Paul Simon Yesterday, Kodak announced that after 74 years of… Read More


I know this has happened to you before.  You show up at work on Monday with a semi-ambitious ‘To-Do’ list for the week and before you know it it’s Thursday and you’ve managed to increase rather than decrease the items on the list.  No problem!   This phenomenon is the result of personal or business growth.… Read More


This week has been a busy one for Long Island Photo Gallery members. Some of our members were off to an all day Portrait Seminar at the Oyster Bay Planting Fields, while other members were out taking new photos and learning new software techniques.  All this while our own Jessica Hirschmann was updating the LongIslandPhotoGallery website for us all. Great… Read More


It’s really not my style to do much adjustment work with my images in Photoshop. I prefer to get it right in the camera the first time. But recently I had some time to play around with a flat light image I took of the Robert Moses Bridge. The image was ready for the trash… Read More