Israel the Beautiful

Insight and inspiration from beyond the lens 

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Discover the hidden miracles of photography

Using selective focus to enhance your creativity One of the great joys of photography is creating images that cannot be seen with normal viewing. There are two ways of achieving this: by random experimentation or by

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Cranes, migration, Hula Valley, Israel, Halevi
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Breakfast with 10,000 Cranes

Ten thousand cranes are a sight to behold. They honk. They wade. They preen. They fish. Mostly, though, they glide gracefully through the air as they shuttle from their roost to a nearby field where a

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Israel’s end of land gladness

Editor’s Note: Although I wrote this in 2008, it could well apply to my visit last week to Tzfat and the Galilee. Anyone who encountered me toward the end of my recent three-day foray to the

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Who Loves The Rain?

Photographers do! And listening to the rain pitter patter today I was reminded of this rainy day photo I shot in 2009. Extra sensory perception – also called the sixth sense – is the ability to

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A fall that leaves you breathless

I love this image for one simple reason: I shot it after a two-minute stroll from my home in the Judean Mountains, just south of Jerusalem. In my classes, I teach my students how to elevate

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Skull cap, kippa, yarmulke, Yehoshua Halevi, Jerusalem, Israel
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How your camera keeps your brain healthy

Your Digital Anti-Aging Device No matter what your age there is a steep learning curve for photography and all of the digital media devices that have infiltrated our lives. The bad news is that constant upgrades

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