Monday, December 31, 2018

Restaurant Window - Christmas 2018

Wishing You A Festive New Year's Eve!



a photo of a restaurant window in new york with christmas decorations
Restaurant Window - Christmas 2018




Camera: Sony a7R III

Lens:     Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved



Wednesday, December 26, 2018

New York Bistro On Christmas Day

Merry Christmas To ALL!




a photo of a french bistro in new york city on christmas day 2018





I attempted a similar shot a couple of days earlier, but when I framed the composition, I truncated the word 'LUNCH' on the awning to the left of the photo. Details like that annoy me, so I went back on Christmas night to reshoot while carefully watching the edges of the frame. 

I try to be cognizant of composition-wrecking details, but it's tricky when you're shooting at night. Small details are easily overlooked in the dark. Sometimes, you don't notice a problem until you load the files onto the computer. If at first you don't succeed, charge your batteries, swallow your pride, get back out there, and make it right.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Camera: Sony a7R III

Lens:     Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved


Sunday, December 2, 2018

NYC in Black and White - Fire Escape

Endangered Architecture


Fire escapes fascinate me with their functional elegance, art with a noble purpose.



a photo in black and white of an elegant fire escape in new york city




Unfortunately, we are losing these lovely Twentieth-Century buildings. They are being torn down at an alarming rate, replaced with bland modern towers fitted with internal fire stairs. The look of these elegant brick and iron fa├žades will one day be a thing of the past. We have to enjoy them now.


Camera: Sony a7R II

Lens:     Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Pretty Woman In Tiger Pants

New York City Candid



a photo of a pretty woman walking in new york with tiger print pants
Pretty Woman In Tiger Pants - New York



I don't ask questions. I just take the pictures.


Camera: Sony a7R II

Lens:     Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved



Friday, November 9, 2018

Chelsea Model Shoot (Candid)

Creative Interaction

This photographer and his lovely model stopped to take some shots near a spot where I was taking in some air (and photos) in Chelsea. I hope they don't mind that I grabbed a shot of their creative interaction. I was there first. ;-)



a photo of a photographer working with a model on the street in chelsea new york city candid
Chelsea Model Shoot (Candid)




Camera: Sony a7R II

Lens:     Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved


Monday, October 22, 2018

Lightning Strike on Florida's Gulf Coast

A Flash Of Inspiration



a photo of a lightning strike on florida's gulf cost
Lightning Strike on Florida's Gulf Coast




Camera: Sony a7R III

Lens:     Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved


Friday, September 28, 2018

A Book At The Beach

Relaxing On Florida's Gulf Coast



a photo of a woman reading a book on a florida beach
A Book At The Beach - Florida's Gulf Coast



Camera: Sony a7R III

Lens:     Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved



Friday, September 14, 2018

Romantic Sunset Walk - Florida Gulf Coast

Taking Life In Stride



a photo of a couple walking on a florida beach at sunset





Camera: Sony a7R III

Lens:     Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sea Birds Hunting On The Florida Coast

Wading In Formation




a photo of Sea Birds Hunting On The Florida Coast
Sea Birds Hunting On The Florida Coast




I was struck by how the birds would wade along the shoreline together in groups of two or three with nearly perfect synchronization of movement. They stepped together, dipped their beaks into the we sand together. Even their posture was mirrored almost perfectly.




Camera: Sony a7R III

Lens:     Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Pride Colors - Upper East Side

A Celebration Of Love In New York City



a photo of Pride Colors Upper East Side new york Daniel South Photography
Pride Colors - Upper East Side



Camera: Sony a7R II
Lens:     Sony FE 35mm f/1.8

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2017 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Memorial to Anthony Bourdain at Brasserie Les Halles

New York Bids Farewell To A Friend

Fans of Anthony Bourdain, world-renowned chef, author, and television personality, leave notes and flowers at a makeshift memorial outside of Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan.




a photo of a makeshift Memorial to Anthony Bourdain at Brasserie Les Halles New York
Memorial to Anthony Bourdain at Brasserie Les Halles





Camera:    Sony a7R III
Lens:        Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM


Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Tables and Chairs - Bucharest

Hectic Travel

It happens. You're dashing along trying to keep up with a travel companion who's determined to get to a museum by some pre-decided hour. Along the way, you spot something that's too visually interesting to pass up.

Would you...?

- Break out your kit and work diligently to capture the best shot you can?

- Keep walking and regret a missed opportunity forever?

- Compromise and take the shot as quickly as possible?




a photograph of tables and chairs at a sidewalk cafe in bucharest romania
Tables and Chairs - Bucharest


Perhaps you can guess the strategy that I applied while capturing this line of small blue tables at a sidewalk cafe in Bucharest.


Camera: Sony a7R III
Lens:     Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Evening Stroll Past St. Michael's Cathedral

Alba Carolina

A young family takes a spirited evening stroll past St. Michael's Cathedral at the Alba Carolina Citadel in Alba Ilula, Romania.


a photo of a family taking an Evening Stroll Past St. Michael's Cathedral in Alba Iulia Romania
Evening Stroll Past St. Michael's Cathedral, Alba Iulia



Camera: 
                Sony a7R III

Lens:
                Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM


Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved



Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Young Woman In An Evening Gown

Sisters At An Exhibition

I am proud to announce that my sister, Laurie, has had one of her oil paintings selected for display in a juried exhibition at the historic Merrick Art Gallery in Western Pennsylvania. 

It was an honor to be there for the successful and well-attended opening. My other two sisters were on hand, as well (a full set!). We live far apart and don't see each other very often; being together at the opening made occasion all the more special.


a photo of the entrance to the merrick art gallery in western pennsylvania
Merrick Art Gallery in Western Pennsylvania




a photo of the historic placard at the merrick art gallery in pennsylvania
Historic Placard




a photo of a painting of a young woman in an evening gown by laurie south fillinger
Young Woman In An Evening Gown by Laurie South Fillinger




a photo of my sisters at the opening of a show at the merrick art gallery
Sisters At An Exhibition - Mimi, Laurie, Marne



a photo of the exterior of the historic merrick art gallery in western pennsylvania
Exterior of the Historic Merrick Art Gallery



a photo of a chandelier in the merrick art gallery new brighton pennsylvania
Chandelier - Merrick Art Gallery - New Brighton, Pennsylvania



Camera: 
                Sony a7R III
Lenses:
                Sony FE 85mm f/1.8
                Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM


Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved



Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Going AWOL

A Bar By Any Other Name?

This has to be one of the best-named establishments in New York City.


"Have you seen Ed?"

"Not since this morning."

"He didn't show up for the three o'clock meeting."

"I guess he's gone AWOL."




a photo of the awol bar and grill in new york city
Let's Go AWOL!



Camera: Sony a7R III
Lens:     Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved


Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Makeup Artist

Face The Music

I never fully appreciated the power of makeup before I became a photographer. Now, I realize that the stuff is nothing short of a miracle, and the people who apply it are patient, helpful angels.




a photo of a makeup artist preparing a bride for a wedding





a photo of a makeup artist applying makeup to a bride





a photo of a makeup artist working with a bride before a wedding





a photo of a makeup artist taking a photo of a bride with makeup applied




Images 1, 2, 4:

Camera: Sony a7R III
Lens:     Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

Image 3:

Camera: Sony a7R II
Lens:     Sony FE Macro 90mm f/2.8 G OSS

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved



Monday, February 5, 2018

Water Main Break - Park Avenue

Can You Dig It?

Stuff happens. Bring a camera.



a photo of a water main break on park avenue in new york city
Water Main Break - Park Avenue




a photo of a water main break in new york city
Surveying The Damage



a photo of a cyclist riding past a water main break in new york city
New Yorkers Carry On



Camera: Sony a7R III
Lens:     Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved



Monday, January 29, 2018

Lighting Test - High Key With Soft Edges

Creating A Dreamlike Quality

The soft, minimally directional lighting was created with one off-camera flash bounced in a white room. 

I opened the lens to its widest aperture to accentuate the dreamlike quality of the image. The subject was placed on a folded bedspread. With most of the bedspread out of focus, it looks like a cloud.




a photo portrait with high key lighting by daniel south photography
High Key Portrait - Daniel South Photography




I'm hoping that the subject liked the photo. She didn't say anything about it, either way, but I'm fairly confident. When it comes to lighting, we don't toy around.


Camera: Sony a7R III
Lens:     Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.



Copyright © 2018 Daniel R. South

http://www.dansouthphoto.com
All Rights Reserved