Top Doctors

Coming out this week is Westchester Magazine’s Top Doctors issue. I was shooting the cover and a day in the life of four Westchester doctors.  

Before and After

Also in interior design photography Photoshop and Lightroom are your best friend. Depending on the subject it isn’t always possible to get the shot you want in one single frame. This shot below for Westchester Home needed to show the whole side of the room. Since the room was quite narrow this could have been achieved only with an ultra wide lens. The disadvantage of ultra wides is tons of distortion. Therefor I try to limit myself to a 24mm lens on a 35mm sensor for this kind of work. In this case two images – actually 3, counting the view out of …

Tear Sheets: Athletes Editorial & BTS

Below are the spreads from a recent editorial I shot with top High School athletes of Westchester County. Behind the Scenes: The lighting setup for this shoot is shown in the first image. Two strip boxes at a 90 degree angle  on each side of the subject and a beauty dish as a fill light center above.

Beyond the Tri-State area

What a great experience to work with my new client, Philadelphia Magazine. For their April issue I did a photo shoot with Naomi Adler the new president of the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia.   BTW: The cover I did not shoot! I photographed the image on the right of Naomi Adler for the section “We Want Answers”

New Work – Interior Design

Here is  some new interior design photography work. The cover I did not shoot but the two images on the page on the right.   And here is the actual image. This image was created out of two separate images. Actually it is three images. I used one of my a stock background photos for the view. The room was too small to shoot it all in one frame. Maybe with an ultra wide lens, but then the distortion becomes too dominant. The original images, that were stitched together, are below.   Interior design by erikamercuriodesign.com

Interior Design Shoot

  A standard interior design shoot! During the shoot: Small room, not much space to setup camera. Camera had to be all the way against the wall. No room to be behind the camera unless I’d use a lens with mean distortion. Remote controll for the camera and remote display via Eye-Fi and iPad. Adding bounced and diffused flash to fill in shadows in rooms. Not a big fan of HDR. It looks too psychadelic for me. Continuously adjusting furniture and props in room to create final composition. Horizontal image didn’t have enough information of the floor. For one shot …

The Future of Photography

Spurred by recent blog posts about where photography is heading I felt the urge to weigh in. Everybody seems to put their attention towards the debate of DSLR vs. 3/4, Medium Format vs. DSLR, Video shooting and grabbing frames for still, wearable cameras or mobile cameras vs. DSLR. Let’s be real for a moment. None of those developments are as earth shattering as the introduction of digital photography to the mass market was in the early 90s. It changed industries forever. It lowered the barriers of entry. Everybody can produce now decent quality images. The business processes changed completely. You …

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