SERRATAPHOTO: Blog en-us (C) SERRATAPHOTO (SERRATAPHOTO) Sun, 25 Mar 2018 13:13:00 GMT Sun, 25 Mar 2018 13:13:00 GMT SERRATAPHOTO: Blog 90 120 SERRATAPHOTO - Lens Review for Portraits - 3/25/2018 The Canon 85mm lens f/1.2 was used in this photograph. The Setting was 1/1000 sec at F/1.2, ISO 200. This one was my favorite for an opening photograph! Hello Everyone! Sorry for the long delay in posting on my website. It's been pretty busy with both jobs! Just wanted to do a blog about lens that I will be using for my upcoming senior, wedding and family photography session. In the past, I have always used my 24-70mm lens f/2.8 and 70-200mm lens f/2.8 both made by Canon. The reason that I'm adding the 35mm f/1.4f, 50mm f/1.2, 85mm f/1.2 and 135 f/2.0 (135mm down the road) these lens are met for portraits. I have used them for other documentation but in the end they are really met for portraits. These prime lens that offer low light which will help capture the moment if it is dark. The quality is great! Lens are met to last over a camera body. Nothing personal against my cameras, they do a great job; however, in the end the glass is met to last forever as long as you take care of them!

This past Friday I met with Shelby, who is interest in modeling for fun in The Webster Arboretum at Kent Park. We had a lot fun! She is a very positive person, open about photography and ideas on what we can create! I really like that because it helps each other out when creating a photograph. I do see this now and then during my senior portraits, family and weddings too. Pictures should mean a lot to a person; because, in history if you ever wanted to show to your family or future family what you look like back then it always helps! Any whoo, back to the lens review:

Canon 35mm lens is a very clean, sharp and wonderful lens to have! This lens does give you almost like a natural view look when photographing. What I like about the lens that is you are closer to you subject or person. See some of the examples that I have taken.

Canon 85mm lens now that is a lens that I am very happy that I purchased. Even though this is getting you a little closer, you still get amazing photographs! There is a distances from your subject which does come in handy when you need it! Take a look at the samples!

Thank you for checking out my blog! I am hoping to be able to do more this year!

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Senior Portraits: Alexander's Eric Meet Eric! We had a lot of fun working together! He is majoring in Communication in the radio/tv area! Had the honor to photograph his senior portraits out in Alexander, NY! Check it out!

(Above) This is one of our favorites that we worked together to get this photograph right!

(Above) He does like to hunt, I was very lucky to have his dad and brother to help me out when using a natural lighting filter.

(Above) I was very lucky to have his younger brother to help me out when lighting the photograph correctly!

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March 2019 (rough draft) It maybe be in the near future, but the plan is to make a trip down to NYC

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March 2020 (rough draft) - UPDATE 4/16/17 So! This is an idea that I want to do in the near future! Here it is:

3/6 & 3/7 Boys Swimming & Diving in Nassau Aquatics Center

Do to my main job, this will be the only time that I will be able to do this.

North Carolina trip

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May 2018 (rough draft) Again very early to talk about. However, if the Hot Air Balloon ride that I will like to go this September with my cousin - I will love to try it again at Letchworth State Park Memorial Day weekend. Other than that, I'm not sure what the plans are yet for the NYS High School Rodeo Championship is still.

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Mar 2018 (Rough Draft) Can't believe that I am already thinking about next year! Here is a rough draft. Remember, things will be update as we get closer to next year! :-)

NYSPHSAA Boys Swimming and Diving or Cheerleading or Bowling

3/10 and 3/11 NYSPHSAA Ice Hockey in Buffalo, NY

3/16 to 3/18 Girls or Boys Basketball finals

Maple Syrup?

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Jan & Feb 2018 (Rough Draft) update on 4/18/17 (Jan just added) In past history, I usually try to stay a head of the game. This will be use as a rough draft Calendar. I will be keeping track of current and future plans for each month. So stay in tune. There are ideas that I will like to expand. I maybe adding or subtracting. In the end, this will help planning the business photography ideas.


1/15/17 Lake Placid Invit. Cross-Country Skiing :-)


GR vs NO Girls Swimming Championship - (TBD)

GR League Cheerleading - (TBD)

LCAA Cheerleading - (TBD)

Section V Nordic Championship - (TBD)

Section V Alpine Boys Championship - (TBD)

Section V Alpine Girls Championship - (TBD)

Chocofrolic on Main Street in Geneseo - (TBD)

NYSPHSAA Wrestling?

Section V Cheerleading

NYSPHSAA Skiing Championship in Bristol Mountain

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Where is Nick going to be July 15th, 2017 - December 2017 (Update-7/15/17 @ 10:40AM - July) Here is the upcoming line up for me:

July 15, 2017


15th & 16th working at the home office

22nd - a Wedding to Videography 


3rd or 4th - Attica Rodeo

26th August Wedding to cover



Section V Girls Golf Championship

Section V Fall Cheerleading Championship


Field Hockey Championship

Girls Swimming Championship

Girls Volleyball Championship

Football Championship


Cleveland, OH - NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Game TBD/TBA

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SERRATAPHOTO - Preview schedule for June 2016 - update as of 5/8/16 I know it's been a very long, long time since I have posted where is Nick going to be. So! Here are the upcoming travels:

June 5th and 6th - Ithaca, NY: NYSPHSAA Boys Golf Championship

June 10th and 11th - Glen Falls, NY area: NYSPHSAA Softball Championship

June 12th - Burnt Hills, NY (maybe)

June 15th - Scranton, PA (night)

June 16th - Scanton, PA (morning)/Long Neck, DE (night)

June 17th - Long Neck, DE (Wedding)/ Somewhere in VA - TBD

June 18th - Somewhere in VA - TBD/Albemarle, NC (Wedding)/Charleston, WV (night)

June 19th - Charleston, WV (morning): A Date to Remember/Pittsburgh, PA (Night)

June 20th - Pittsburgh, PA (morning)/Brockport, NY (4PMish)

June 24th - HS Graduation TBD

June 25th - HS Graduation TBD

June 26th - Fly in Breakfast Fundraiser at 10AM/2PM HS Graduation TBD

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SERRATAPHOTO - Website Updating Well, I have been working on my website. I still have to go a year back to update some wedding and family portraits for my portfolio. I will be working on it again this week or weekend. So keep an eye on it! :-)

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SERRATAPHOTO: Spring State Sports that I will be at! Yesterday, after speaking with the NYSPHSAA - we have found an agreement on the following Spring State Sports that I will be covering for them. They are:

June 5th & 6th, 2016 - Boys Golf Championship - Ithaca, NY

June 11th, 2016 - Softball Championships - Moreau, NY

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SERRATAPHOTO - Passed the 9000 visitor mark! Earlier this week, it was recorded that the SERRATAPHOTO Website went over the 9,000 visitor. I have had this website back in April 2013 when the change was made. That isn't too shabby if you ask me! I still like to thank everyone new vistor that comes to this website. Your support has helped me over the years! As of today (4/2/2016), the website has had over 9,068 visitors that have stop over to SERRATAPHOTO! Thank you again!

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SERRATAPHOTO - Update contracts with the AHA After 6 (2009-2015) years, I will not be covering this years Atlantic Hockey Championships. I have to admit I'm okay with it. You have to understand, I can use a break. Plus there was a changed last year in staffing wise. The new photographer will now be taken over the AHA and also the College Hockey Assoication (women's). In the past, I was only able to do one (AHA). So, I do wish the best of luck to the new photographer that will be taking over. Who knows, maybe he or she can take it to the next level.

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SERRATAPHOTO - Atlantic Hockey Association Contract This is my first time, that my contact is up for negotiation. I have photographing the event roughly around 2009 up till now. Contracts are not my favorite thing to talk about but it does have to be done. I hope to get it again. Lets see how this one goes.

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SERRATAPHOTO - Brockport College FYI Due to my busy schedule, I will not be able to attend the WNY Media Connection. Maybe a year or two down the road, I will like to look into it again.

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SERRATAPHOTO - I have been in a selfie photograph! In all of my years that I have covered photography assignments, I have been asked once to be in a selfie photograph. I said no; because, well... I was working. Well... things changed. On 2/15/16 during Sectional Girls Basketball Game out in Byron-Bergen, I was asked. From what was explained to me, she was dared by her friends. To be honest, I had no idea what to say; because, well... I don't normally do selfie photographs; because, I'm the one taking the picture. At first, I thought she met that she wanted me to take a photograph of her and friends. That is the part I said yes. Nope, I didn't hear her correctly. She takes out her smartphone, I realized she wanted me to be in the picture. All I did is smiled. That was it. The picture was done and she said thank you and I said no problem. I have to admit it was different, but I am very thankful she did ask me, though. Will I be in people's selfies? That is a very good question! I guess all you have to do is ask.

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SERRATAPHOTO - SI layoffs again It is sad to hear it again. Sports Illustrated (SI) which is own by Time, Inc have laid off SI Director of Photography Brad Smith, along with Photo Editor Claire Bourgeois, and John Blackmar. The information that I have received was from NPPA facebook. It is unclear what SI and Time will be doing in the future. Trust me, you want to keep an eye on this one!

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SERRATAPHOTO: The new Bond Car... well to me! :-)

What you are seeing is the new the car that I have been driving ever since 12/13/15. I do apologize for a delay in the blogging. It's just been very busy. I finally had the chance to photograph the car when I was out in Livonia, NY covering a robot competition. It was pretty kewl! It was something different. The two photographs were taken at the Conesus Lake boat launch. I haven't been near that lake almost 11 or 12 years ago. It was nice to see, I would love to see the area during the summer time. The new car that I am currently driving is a Ford Fusion 2013. I do call her the Bond Car aka Miss Fusion #2. You have to understand, I love the Ford Fusions series. The last car was blessing as well as this new car. The good thing, I will have this paid off by the end of next year. If sooner, that's a good thing!

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SERRATAPHOTO: The end of SERRATAFILM and future scheduling - FYI Today, 1/13/16 - I wanted first to apologized that it has almost taken me close to a month to blog. Due to the recent... changes at my main job, I had to make some choices. First, SERRATAFILM will no longer be part of the division under SERRATAPHOTO. There was no demand for it. Plus, I will like to spend time with family and friends too. Second, since we had two positions that turnover - I will be cutting back sometime at SERRATAPHOTO. I will still honor the GR Boys and Girls Swimming Meet, GR vs N-O Girls Swimming meet. Plus, I will still be covering for Section V Cheerleading. The NYPSHSAA may have me cover the state championships for the following sports: Alpine and Nordic skiing and bowling. It is confirmed that I will be covering the Boys state Ice Hockey Championship. YMCA State gymnastic meet in April is still a good to go! I will be making a phone call to let the Section V Alpine (tonight) skiing that this year, due to staffing issues - I will not be able to make this year. This choice was one of the hardest that I had to make; because, I love covering this sport. I will still though keep my promise of the agreement with the Swain Resort of the photographs. It is at this time, unknown what the plan will be for the spring sports. Trust me, I will keep you posted. I do apologized for any inconveniences of this matter. 


Serrata out

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Does Photographs help delay the news? So, a good question that I just kind of noticed in the field that I freelance in. Do photographs help delay the news? The answer is yes... sorry that was my opinion. You have to understand during the year, there is always a seasonal photograph - for example, fall foliage. Since we haven't had any snow right now - this is the best example that I came up with. It does give people the chance to see the interesting point of view of different trees that are showing their personality during the fall. When using them in the newspaper it does take up space or if you are trying to delay the news that is when you use features of fall foliage comes in handy. Now if we do have a winter, there is kids sledding down the hill, or frozen falls, and etc. Trust me, I'm crossing my fingers for some winter photographs. It does through the point of view off in the picture when you do not have any snow in the picture.

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