Israel the Beautiful

Insight and inspiration from beyond the lens 

Silhouette of feet on a wet, colorful sidewalk in Jerusalem at night symbolic of our need to pay attention to climate change

Climate change: A Jewish response

ec·o·log·i·cal adjective Relating to or concerned with the relation of living organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. cri·sis plural noun: crises A condition of instability or danger leading to a decisive change, especially one with

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Chanukah photo of candles burn in a menorah on the first night of Chanukah in Israel
Jewish Holidays

Chanukah photos reveal the camera’s miracle power

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”                                                                                                                                       – Anne Frank.   Long ago, in a technology far, far away, I once had a roll of film that performed a

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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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