Photo Blog by Dave Beckerman

Engineers Gate IR

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Infrared Film, with IR flash.

todo list

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I woke up this morning all set to really blast into the day and get the last three orders matted and packaged today.  Then I could have the next few days to work on a few other projects that are floating around.  One I’ll just call project x for now; another one is a small […]

The Altered Photograph

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The ethics of photography place us in odd positions that we just didn’t find ourselves in ten years ago.  As photographers, we have the ability to easily cross the line between documenting what we saw at the time, and strengthening the theme of what we saw. I’m not even talking about the most obvious uses […]

Out of It

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The UPS guy showed up this morning with a flat envelope.  I couldn’t figure out what it was, I have so many things going back and forth with UPS and Fedex and so I just opened it up and there was a coupon for a woman’s hair product.  Now why would someone spend the money […]

John Prine

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Yes.  A whole post for John Prine.  I have followed him since his first album which came out while I was a student at SUNY Buffalo.  Singer / songwriter.  Country-ish story teller.  One of the greatest songwriters of my lifetime.  Songs often written in the “voice” of someone else, i.e. “I am an old woman, […]

Boy on Bike

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Boy on Bike: HIE Infrared with Leica M3 / Tonemapped Single Image / Lightroom Adjustments Interesting, mood-wise if you were to hang this on the wall next to the previous post of woman with water bottle. It’s that sort of contrast that you don’t (at least I don’t) get to make in the blog format; […]

Hot Day in the City

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Pretty much how I felt today after getting up at 5 and packaging through the afternoon for about the fourth day in a row. And frankly, I think this is the first shot I’ve taken in a few weeks (not including the non-photo iPhone-Fire pictures). Don’t worry. Not complaining. Just telling it like it is, […]

Steam City

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I’m pretty sure that any New York photographer has a bunch of steam shots, whether they saw Taxi Driver or not.  I came across this one while looking for the lost negative; and it’s one of my favorite steam shots.

Negative Found

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How was it that I couldn’t find the negative ?? Very logical in retrospect.  I was sure that it was a 35tmm negative but it was taken with the Pentax 645.  Now, why did I think it was a 35mm negative?  Because it was taken a really really long time ago and I just didn’t […]

Summer on the Six

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Walker Evans – I don’t think of him as a street photographer, but I was very influenced when I started out by his subway series and used similar techniques (stuff like cable releases up the jacket sleeve; and other stuff that nowadays would seem sneaky.) As time went by, you begin to get inured to […]