SERRATAPHOTO: Blog https://serrataphoto.com/blog en-us (C) SERRATAPHOTO (SERRATAPHOTO) Mon, 13 Jul 2020 21:21:00 GMT Mon, 13 Jul 2020 21:21:00 GMT https://serrataphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u662753574-o44331730-50.jpg SERRATAPHOTO: Blog https://serrataphoto.com/blog 120 90 Two old ideas come to great play of a picture https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2020/2/two-old-ideas-come-to-great-play-of-a-picture In a major Transition of going back to the Golden Years of Photography... makes you wonder what unique ideas will come out of this. Looking forward to a new chapter in the photography era... 2020s... May just scale back to the 1920s... just saying. A common theme... a common thought.

The Classic and original Canon 5D was made back in 2005

Canon Speedlite 420ex was made before 2005 (research when released will be released)


Canon Lens FD 50mm 1:1.8, this lens made back in the 1979. There is a converter that was put on the button on the lens in order to keep a vintage point of image. Down the road there will be a newer converter, unfortunately due to the original converter that was made back in the 1980s doesn’t allow you to adjust the F/stop. As in being able to control amount of light in the photograph. There are some ideas in this way too modern world to say, yes maybe one idea here or there may work to allow you and your clients to have photographs what they grow up back in the days. The future of clients is making sure why did they select me for the reason. In example, senior portraits when using old technology that their parents grew up in. From there, the idea is down the road and you hope to see they will meet someone and get marry. Now call me old traditional person, but this is how I grew up and will continue to offer old traditional value photography. From there, hope from a future family picture. Again maybe a client that stay with you for their reason. The idea of a healthy cycle of what ideas they grew up and try not to leave from a sick cycle.


Down the road, I will be introducing the new converter. Also, I will be offering a different photography lens system which will give them options for example: 70s, 80s, 90s, and very early 00s glass when the time comes. This will allow  customers to say yes, this is what I will like to use. Now far as the Camera system, due to the sickness of the Camera bodies have become as companies and society have become out of touch. The objective to scale back to a 2005 point of view. Very slowly down the road a 2009. It is very unfortunate of the way things have become as in when you go to events in the last decade, there is a lot of auto upgrade. As in there should be a reason to stay a system that should last you for 20 years and plus. Also keeping a good mental health state of mind. Now for whatever odd reason that I did notice which I had no control over... going to any events especially when there is too many smartphones in an event creates an auto upgrade to their sickness without any warning. Question remains and even down the road which makes a society wonder will the end of the era of smartphone and smart tech on the field a reality. Since the idea has become very unhealthy in these times. Even going back to when I was a kid... we didn’t have them nor when getting marry plus the plan is having 6 kids... where is the idea of smartphones and smart technology playing in the family picture? It isn’t... question remains how much denial is there of people need to accept the old ideas is what kept the world going. When the idea of smart tech was used only for a generation of need. That generation is my WWII era. Now is time to reset the idea. There is no need for smart tech.

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(SERRATAPHOTO) https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2020/2/two-old-ideas-come-to-great-play-of-a-picture Wed, 26 Feb 2020 21:23:37 GMT
Blast from the Past https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2020/2/blast-from-the-past
From left to right: Canon Original 5D, 28–70mm f/2.8–4.0, 50mm f/1.8, 80–200mm f/2.8, 20–35mm f/2.8, Macro Lens FD 50mm f/3.5, Canon Original 5D

Doesn‘t hurt to used old technology during these times... we have become way too modernized to the fullest.

 

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(SERRATAPHOTO) https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2020/2/blast-from-the-past Sun, 16 Feb 2020 18:34:13 GMT
Victoria is a Senior! https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2020/2/victoria-is-a-senior Originally Photograph back on 8/1/2020. Due apologized for the long over delay. Here are some photographs that I did last year Senior for Victoria.

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(SERRATAPHOTO) https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2020/2/victoria-is-a-senior Sun, 09 Feb 2020 21:49:09 GMT
Family Photo Shoot: Rider Family in Genesee County Park https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2014/9/family-photo-shoot-rider-family-in-genesee-county-park Here is a sneak peak of the Rider Family Photo Shoot that I did at the Genesee County Park! Almost two years ago I photographed their wedding! Enjoyed! :-)

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Family Home Photo Shoot https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2014/9/family-photo-shoot-rider-family-in-genesee-county-park Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:13:00 GMT
Jim and Cristal are Married! Burgundy Basin in Pittsford, NY https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2014/5/jim-and-cristal-are-married-burgundy-basin-in-pittsford-ny Here is a sneak peak of a wedding that I just photograph over the weekend! Enjoyed!

                                                 

Celebration Shots! :-)                                                                                 

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Wedding https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2014/5/jim-and-cristal-are-married-burgundy-basin-in-pittsford-ny Sun, 18 May 2014 17:16:00 GMT
Behind the Scene: NYSPHSSA Boys Ice Hockey Championship https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2014/4/behind-the-scene-nysphssa-boys-ice-hockey-championship

Last month, I had the privilege to document to the NYSPHSAA Boys Ice Hockey Championship! This year, I wanted to be different from the past years! It's amazing what you can do if you setup a remote camera in two different locations! Of course, it is wised to ask permission first to see if it can be done! Being humbled here, we (my cousin and I) were allow too! The first camera that was setup was on a catwalk structure, this one was photographing over the goalie. What we used was called a Manfrotto 143BKT camera platform, a variable friction magic arm quick release again by Manfrotto, plus a clamp that was used by Manfrotto. I used cable wires as well for safety wise. Plus used the camera strap to but an additional protection as well! The camera body was used was the Canon Mark 1D IV and the lens was a Canon 24-70 2.8F version 1. Plus I used a Pocket wizard to help capture the moment. When getting ready to capture the moment, it is best to do some practice shots. During the warm ups, I would do a pre-focus setup to make sure everything looks alright. After that is done, it's game time! Here are two pictures of the results of what we were able to create!

Picture 1 

Picture 2

Pro

The good thing about having a camera above is that it gives you an angel if you were unable to document it. I know there have been times this has helped me out this years tournament.

Con

Some times, it doesn't always capture what you want to see. There are times when there is just nothing going on at all during the play. Of course there is the delete button to help cut down on the photographs. Believe it or not, but I think we shot around 1,000 or 2,000 pictures. I think of all four games that we shot at this angel - I was able to get it down to roughly 40 pictures per game. I try to make life easier when viewing the photographs! :-)

Now, the next camera was setup was behind the goalie; however, it was photographing through the glass which makes it tough though! The idea behind thought was what if there was a great goal score or save or reaction shot. I was very lucky to again have one shot. You can see the example below

Pro

I was able to get some photographs, but not many though. It was an interesting shot to get just one.

Con

Again, just not many photographs to capture the moment. If I do it next year, I am plan on setting up a different location.

 

To view the event of photographs click here for day 1 and click here for day 2

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Behind the Scene https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2014/4/behind-the-scene-nysphssa-boys-ice-hockey-championship Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:07:00 GMT
The Facebook Photo https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/the-facebook-photo

This is a example of the new "The Facebook Photo" product. Giving you the viewer of how the image would look on a Facebook screen. If you have any questions - you are always welcome to email me any time!

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Home New Product https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/the-facebook-photo Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:28:08 GMT
NPPA - Serrata Placed 3rd in the NPPA Region 2 of Feb. https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/nppa---serrata-placed-3rd-in-the-nppa-region-2-of-feb

It's been a very long time to see a photograph placed in the NPPA Region 2 Competition! However, what is even better to see my friend Gut placing First in the same category too! The funny part is that, he photograph the same team that actually won in OT the week before... and I... well... I get the chance to photographing them well... losing. Felt bad but hey, it's amazing what you can capture! :-)

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Media NPPA https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/nppa---serrata-placed-3rd-in-the-nppa-region-2-of-feb Fri, 16 Aug 2013 01:50:49 GMT
Engagement Session! Cristal and Jim are getting marry! Holley Falls, NY https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/7/Engagement-Session-Cristal-and-Jim-are-getting-marry-Mendon-Ponds-in-Honeoye-Falls- Here is a quick sneak peak of a Engagement Session that I did with Cristal and Jim! Looking forward of photographing their wedding in the Spring of 2014! :-)

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Engagement Home https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/7/Engagement-Session-Cristal-and-Jim-are-getting-marry-Mendon-Ponds-in-Honeoye-Falls- Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:00:46 GMT
GOLF – Picture of the Day – LPGA Championship Day 2 https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/6/GOLF-Picture-of-the-Day-LPGA-Championship-Day-2 Well, I’m back at it again! Just happy today was a better day in the weather wise! Here is one of the topic pics that was selected overall in the morning run that I did:

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Golf Home https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/6/GOLF-Picture-of-the-Day-LPGA-Championship-Day-2 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 17:40:23 GMT
GOLF & MEDIA – Back to Golf Work https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/5/GOLF-MEDIA-Back-to-Golf-Work For those who follow my golf documentary, yes, I’m photographing golf again! :-) Do apologize for the delay of posting anything lately. Just keeping myself busy. It was in the best interest for me to get back into it – I was very lucky to be able to document the Le Roy vs Perry’s match which was at Silver Lake Country Club back on 4-29-13. Never document their before but it was great atmosphere. Then last week (5/13/13) it was the GR League Championship which I have document over some of the years. I loved it! I had a great reaction shot from the winner! Here are some of the photographs that were published by the Batavia Daily News – enjoyed! :-)

 

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Golf Home Media https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/5/GOLF-MEDIA-Back-to-Golf-Work Sat, 18 May 2013 16:24:11 GMT
Media – Atlantic Hockey Championship at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/3/Media-Atlantic-Hockey-Championship-at-Blue-Cross-Arena-in-Rochester-NY Over this past weekend, I had a great chance to photograph’s this years Atlantic Hockey Championship! They just celebrated their tenth year! Here is a sneak peak! Enjoy:

Over this past week/weekend, I documented this years Atlantic Hockey Championship. It was their ten year anniversary! It was a real treat to document this for the past… 5 or 6 years! Here is a sneak peak!

 

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Home Media https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/3/Media-Atlantic-Hockey-Championship-at-Blue-Cross-Arena-in-Rochester-NY Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:22:15 GMT
MEDIA – Eagle News, and Saratogian: NYSPHSAA Ice Hockey Championship – Day 2 – Utica Memorial A https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/3/MEDIA-Eagle-News-and-Saratogian-NYSPHSAA-Ice-Hockey-Championship-Day-2-Utica-Memori I do apologized for the delay for posting. It’s been pretty busy :-) Here is game shoot that I did in Utica, NY! Enjoy!

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Home Media https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/3/MEDIA-Eagle-News-and-Saratogian-NYSPHSAA-Ice-Hockey-Championship-Day-2-Utica-Memori Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:03:58 GMT
MEDIA – The Buffalo News, Eagle News, and Saratogian: NYSPHSAA Ice Hockey Championship – Day 1 https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/3/MEDIA-The-Buffalo-News-Eagle-News-and-Saratogian-NYSPHSAA-Ice-Hockey-Championship-D It’s been awhile from my last post, but I have been keeping myself out of trouble of course! Two weeks ago, I was in Bristol Mt photographing the Boys and Girls Skiing Championship for the NYSPHSAA. This weekend, I am photographing ice hockey for the NYSPHSAA and couple of other newspapers. Here is what was published from the BN, EN, and the Saratogian! Enjoyed!

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Home Media https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/3/MEDIA-The-Buffalo-News-Eagle-News-and-Saratogian-NYSPHSAA-Ice-Hockey-Championship-D Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:55:52 GMT
SERRATAPHOTO – Supports Pinterest https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/1/SERRATAPHOTO-Supports-Pinterest

As you have heard last week, I posted why I closed Facebook and twitter. Now, I am currently using Pinterest which I feel is the best way to show your work. Plus allows you to let other photographs get an idea what type of equipment that you use as well. It’s a great site!

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Behind the Scene Home Media https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/1/SERRATAPHOTO-Supports-Pinterest Sun, 27 Jan 2013 17:45:20 GMT
SERRATAPHOTO – DEACTIVATES FACEBOOK AND TWITTER https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2012/12/SERRATAPHOTO-DEACTIVATES-FACEBOOK-AND-TWITTER

As a photographer, I had to make a decision about why I am using Twitter and Facebook. To be honest, I barely use either one. I know some organizations and/or other photographs use Twitter and Facebook. The reason I am no longer using Twitter; because, at one point of my life – I thought it made perfect sense to use it at the time. Now, I really don’t understand the whole purpose for my company anymore. As far as Facebook goes and this is in my own opinion. Facebook is good for a certain point of what you need it for. As far as my company, at first I thought it would be great to show off my work even if I have a watermark on my photographs. However, Facebook claims your rights even if you have a watermark on a photograph. So photographs and future photographs – I suggest not using Facebook unless you are using web links to show off your work (your website or your blog). I know it is a pain, but you have to think about it – either way – regardless if the person paid you to photograph them – you are giving your work to Facebook for free. Even Facebook users should understand that even if you are posting up any photograph of you or someone else and if something happens to you – anyone could go to Facebook without you noticing it and publish it asap. It is a world that we live in. So I urge people to think first before posting many photographs of anything. Who knows, you might have a great photograph that you took that could be worth money some day. Don’t give it away! There are somethings that you and I work hard for that shouldn’t be given away for free. So for now on, I am now going to start using only my site or blog.

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Behind the Scene Home Media https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2012/12/SERRATAPHOTO-DEACTIVATES-FACEBOOK-AND-TWITTER Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:52:30 GMT
MEDIA – Journal News, USA Today HSS: NYSPHSAA Field Hockey Championship – Day 2 – in Cicero, NY. https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/media-journal-news-usa-today-hss-nysphsaa-field-hockey-championship-day-2-in-cicero-ny It was exciting to document the Lakeland’s winning their fourth straight NYSPHSAA championship in field hockey! I was also happy during the awards of the Class A and B champions, allow me to do a quick photograph of the coaches and captains! I think it was funny when Class C champions won it! Once they get their plaque, they started to celebrate asap! :-) Nothing wrong with that at all! Again congratulations to all the teams that made it this far in the NYSPHSAA Field Hockey State Championship! Hope to see everyone next year! Ops! Here are two quick pictures:

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Media https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/media-journal-news-usa-today-hss-nysphsaa-field-hockey-championship-day-2-in-cicero-ny Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:45:00 GMT
MEDIA – B News, Post Star, Eagle Star, Journal News, USA Today: FH Champion – Day 1 – in Cicero, NY. https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/media-b-news-post-star-eagle-star-journal-news-usa-today-fh-champion-day-1-in-cicero-ny What a day! I tell ya! Here is a recent photographs that were publish in couple of newspapers!

 

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Media https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/media-b-news-post-star-eagle-star-journal-news-usa-today-fh-champion-day-1-in-cicero-ny Sun, 18 Nov 2012 22:00:00 GMT
MEDIA – Journal News: NYSPHSAA Girls Tennis Champion – Day 1 – Tri-Tennis City in Latham, NY https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/media-journal-news-nysphsaa-girls-tennis-champion-day-1-tri-tennis-city-in-latham-ny Here are some doubles in action for the Journal News! I have been very thankful for this newspaper! Thank you! :)

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Media https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/media-journal-news-nysphsaa-girls-tennis-champion-day-1-tri-tennis-city-in-latham-ny Tue, 06 Nov 2012 22:15:00 GMT
MEDIA – NEWSDAY: NYSPHSAA Girls Tennis Championship – Day 1 – Tri-Tennis City in Latham, NY https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/media-newsday-nysphsaa-girls-tennis-championship-day-1-tri-tennis-city-in-latham-ny It’s been a while from my last post but I just sort of got back from Latham. Just uploading the last gallery. Anywhoo, I was very lucky for Newsday to publish a photograph. Here it is:

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Media https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/media-newsday-nysphsaa-girls-tennis-championship-day-1-tri-tennis-city-in-latham-ny Mon, 05 Nov 2012 22:15:00 GMT
MEDIA – NEWSDAY: NYSPHSAA Girls Tennis Championship – Day 2 – Tri-Tennis City in Latham, NY https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/media-newsday-nysphsaa-girls-tennis-championship-day-2-tri-tennis-city-in-latham-ny Here is another news clip from Newsday:

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(SERRATAPHOTO) Media https://serrataphoto.com/blog/2013/8/media-newsday-nysphsaa-girls-tennis-championship-day-2-tri-tennis-city-in-latham-ny Mon, 05 Nov 2012 22:15:00 GMT