Posted 02 May 2013 — by Michael Yanow
Category CA, California, Esquire Barber Shop, Hair Cut, Montana Ave., Photography, Photojournalism, Santa Monica, Street Photograph, the barber, Vic Barone
Blake Jackson, age 7 of Santa Monica, has his face brushed of loose hair after receiving his summer haircut from Vic “the barber” Barone at Esquire Barber Shop on Montana Ave. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Santa Monica, Calif.
The candy draw for after haircut treat.
Photo from 8/13 at sunset near Santa Monica Beach
Posted 19 Jun 2012 — by Michael Yanow
Category Betting, Black and White, Black and White Photography, CA, California, Hollywood Park, Hollywood Park Casino, Hollywood Park Horse Track, Horse, Horse Racing, Horse Racing, Horse Track, Inglewood, LA, Los Angeles, Money, Racetrack, Sport, Sports, Sports Photography, Street Photograph, Track
Photos from a brief walk on the Santa Monica Pier with my new camera. I picked up an used Canon 1D Mark III last week. Love the camera so far. One of the biggest difference between the new beauty and my old 7D is crop factor. The 1D has a 1.3x crop vs 1.6x crop. I love have the “extra” frame.
Posted 17 Jun 2012 — by Michael Yanow
Category 20th Annual Pasadena Chalk Art Festival, Art, CA, California, Chalk, Jerry Ortega, Pasadena, Pasadena Chalk Art Festival, Photography, Photojournalism, Street Art, Street Photograph
Jerry Ortega works on his father’s day inspired chalk mural during the 20th Annual Pasadena Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
Berlin naps near her owners’ unfinished chalk mural during the 20th Annual Pasadena Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
To see more photos please see my flick page.
Posted 10 Jun 2012 — by Michael Yanow
Category B&W, Black and White, Black and White Photography, Photography, Photojournalism, Photoshop, Portraits, Sport, Sports, Sports Photography, Street Photograph
I paid the $10 general admission entry fee at Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood to celebrate the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes in New York but in California. Hoping for a packed park on one of the busiest days of the year for horse racing, I brought my camera with a 16-35mm lens poised to photograph the people at the track.
For the first hour I photographed in color but I just wasn’t feeling it. I changed the picture style to monochrome and increased the contrast and sharpness. In addition, I cranked up the ISO to 2000. Since most photos were taken indoors, in order to freeze the action, I would need at least a 1/125 of a shutter speed. Also, I wanted a grainy look and feel, as if shot with a film.
Something to note when shooting RAW as I always do: The preview image shown on the LCD screen on the camera is a jpg version applying the picture style settings. When you take the same RAW file into Photoshop or Lightroom there will be a noticeable difference between the RAW file to the back of the LCD. In the case when shooting monochrome, as I did at the horse track, Lightroom opens up the files in color. Don’t get alarmed. Photoshop or Lightroom sees the RAW file as the name indicates – RAW – uncompressed and still having all information available to process. The file still has all of its color information. I have a preset in Lightroom to turn the images back to black and white matching the user picture style settings of the camera.
Here are some of the images. The first is my favorite from the day.
A gentleman smokes a cigarette between races at Hollywood Park on Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Inglewood, Calif.
The only one that looks better in color
Posted 17 May 2012 — by Michael Yanow
Category Beach, CA, California, Downtown, Downtown Los Angeles, LA Live, Los Angeles, Outdoors, Photography, Photojournalism, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Street Photograph