Since Noah`s Bar Mitzvah was really close to Irina`s due date, I was worried about getting THE CALL in the middle of Noah`s Bar Mitzvah. My friend and amazing photographer Katia Forero graciously agreed to help me out and second-shoot this event with me in case if I had to take off at a moment`s notice.
This has been an amazing year for my photography business. I worked with a lot of wonderful clients and photographed a lot of cool events and commercial projects. I am also very thankful to incredible photographers who helped me out this year – Jenny Karlsson, Anita Buzzy and Katia Forero. Here are some photos of us in action… Jenny Anita Katia … and me …
This year`s Help Portrait turned out really great. We had two locations – one at the Women`s Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and another one at the Community Human Services in Oakland. We had a wonderful turnout – between the two locations we photographed 89 people. We couldn`t have done it without everyone chipping in and volunteering their time and talent to make this event special: Kevin Lorenzi – event director, photographer Dmitriy Babichenko – event director, photographer Leeann Marie Golish – photographer Kelli Glew – photographer Jane Alexander – editor Chris Toth – editor Luke Ling – photographer Alyssa Kraus – hair/make-up artist Dan Speicher – photographer, videographer Laura Petrilla – photographer Dina Ciabattoni – organizer, administrator Lynn Ratkovich – organizer, administrator All the photos from the Community Human Services location have been posted on Flickr.
I`ve been working so much lately that I barely get to see my family. On December 10th was my last photography gig and I celebrated by hanging out with Daniella all day the following Sunday. Here are a few photos from Pittsburgh National Aviary… More photos on Flickr
Over the last few years I must have received at least 20 emails from clients and aspiring photographers asking me about my equipment. So far I avoided posting my response to my blog. My equipment changes constantly, things break down, get replaced, get updated, get sold on Ebay. Yesterday I received 3 emails in one day asking this question, so for those of you who are interested, here is what’s in my bag. Or bags…
- Canon EOS 7D
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III
- Mamyia 645M (2 bodies)
- Canon 16-35 mm f/2.8L
- Canon 100 mm f/2.8L Macro
- Canon 200 mm f/2.8L
- Canon 50 mm f/1.4
- Mamyia 80 mm f/2.8
- Mamyia 135 mm f/3.5
A special THANK YOU! goes out to my second shooter Jenny – this was her first Bat Mitzvah and she did an amazing job!