Israel the Beautiful

Insight and inspiration from beyond the lens 

Backlit pink Holly Hock blossom at sunset
Israel The Beautiful

Taking the blinders off Israel event photography

When preparing to photograph an event in Israel, I often don’t have much choice about the location of the photo session. Additionally, Israel event photography is fraught with challenges created by Jewish laws and customs that

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View of the sealed Mercy Gate and ramparts of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Jewish Holidays

How humility shapes my photography

Longtime readers of this blog will be familiar with my approach to creating photographs of Israel, which synthesizes technique with keen and mindful vision.  Seeing is the most important skill to develop and the main ingredient

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Lupine, flower, photography workshop, israel, Halevi
Photography Tips

Overcoming creative doldrums

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” – Camille Pissarro     A student in my Digital Photography Made Simple course asked a most intelligent but difficult question

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Lupine Hill, Givat HaTurmusim, Israel, Spring wildflowers, photography workshop
Learn Photography

Learning Photography Will Enrich Your Life

There is a battle raging today and we are all engaged in a fight for our lives. Granted, there is no imminent danger of physical harm, but rather technology is threatening to hijack our most precious

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Almond, Sataf, Halevi, workshop, dew

A million points of light

A million points of light, tiny drops of condensed fog, clinging to branches and brilliantly illuminated in the morning sun. This is another image in the “not what I set out to photograph” category, having arrived

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