Yehoshua Halevi

I have stood atop Mt. Kilimanjaro three times and sailed out to sea to document the humpback whale migration. I photographed a wedding with 1,200 guests and a bar mitzvah with only three. Along the way I’ve created countless wonderful photographs, for myself and for a diverse clientele. And the joy of doing what I love never ceases to pulse in my soul.

Wildflowers, Israel, workshop, Halevi, Anemone, red

Seeing red with energy and passion

The Western Negev’s Ruchama Forest has become one of my “go to” spots for magical wildflower photographs over the past four years. The prolific, red “kalanit” (anemone) is predictably spectacular and the star of the Jewish National Fund’s aptly named Scarlet Spring Festival. Two important considerations if you plan to visit this region during the …

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Israel, Fall, Galilee, Landscape

A swath of color in the Galilee hills

Much of what I have learned about the relationship between photographs and feeling – and the two are deeply connected – comes from the writing of Galen Rowell (1940-2002), a pioneer wilderness photographer and mountaineer. In an essay from his classic and still highly recommended book, “Mountain Light,” Rowell writes about his path to understanding that his …

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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 pre-visualization and intent to create what one envisions. This photograph was made via the latter method, in an attempt …

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