Entries from 'Nikkor AF 135mm f/2 D DC'

Exploring New York City: Stunning architecture with IAC Building by Frank Ghery

it’s always a pleasure when you can combine things that you love to photograph. As you probably know by now, I love New York City and I love contemporary architecture. And my favorite architects being Frank Ghery and Jean Nouvel, it was a pleasure to take a stroll in Chelsea and photograph one of the…

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Just Off The Press: Bistrot Japonais Restaurant in Azure Magazine and ArchDaily

As a photographer, there is nothing like reaching one of your goals of being published in a magazine that you really love. So, when my client told me that Azure Magazine (a leading North American magazine focused on contemporary design, architecture and interiors from around the globe) picked up some of my photographs to showcase…

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Exploring Las Vegas: Frank Gehry’s Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Located a few blocks away from the strip, the Cleveland clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is one landmark that can’t be missed when driving along West Bonneville Avenue. Its unusual facade is remarkable and very unusual like most of buildings designed by Frank Gehry. For those not familiar with the name, Frank Gehry is one of…

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Exploring New York City: A walk on The Highline Park with the Nikon D800, Chelsea, NYC

On my last trip to NYC, while attending a portfolio review at the NYCFotoworks event, I had the pleasure to spend two evenings at the highline park located between the Garment district and Chelsea district in NYC. Built on an former elevated rail line  above the streets of Manhattan, the park was founded in 1999…

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Top DJs: Armin Van Buuren at Bal En Blanc 18 in Montreal

Organized since 1995 and now reaching its majority with its 18th Edition, Bal en Blanc has become a real institution in the north american electronic music scene. With more than 15.000 people attending the event year after year, the 14h long Easter event is one not to be missed if you’re an electronic music lover. This year,…

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Pro Tips: How to create a simple low key dramatic portrait

  Looking to create a dramatic portrait using simple lighting? look no further… This week’, we’ll be exploring how to create just that using a simple lighting setup…. enjoy! 1. Light Setup This light setup is pretty straightforward. Background is a black seamless and the talent, Olivier, stands about 4-5 feet in front of it….

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Lens Review: A Headshot session with the Nikkor 135mm F/2DC lens

Recognized  as one the best Nikkor portrait lens, the Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2 D (72mm filters, 818g, 1.1m close focus) is also one of the sharpest prime lenses available and has the advantage of a closer minimum focus distance than the Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8 VRII. As a photographer shooting a lot of natural light portraits, the…

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