Category: New York

The Queens of Queens – A glimpse into the Latino LGBT nightlife of Queens, New York

Queens is often called the “World’s Borough.” It truly is one of the most culturally diverse urban areas of the world and Jackson Heights may very well be its heart. Step off the Roosevelt Avenue subway stop and you will immediately be greeted by taco stalls, ethnic grocery stores, a smattering of Tibetan/Himalayan/Asian food joints, ...

The Mermaid Parade: What Photographers Need to Know

The Mermaid Parade is an annual event that happens in Coney Island on the first Saturday after summer solstice.  It’s an odd and wonderful event that tests your street photography skills.  But not to worry, it is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel – you’ll definitely come away with some fun images. I asked ...

Why Aren’t My Images Sharp?

This is probably the most common question we hear from beginner photographers, and there are many possible explanations.  Here’s the checklist you should run though to make sure user error isn’t the culprit. 1. Is Your Shutter Speed Sufficient?  A very common mistake is to get so caught up in the moment of shooting that ...