Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Welcome to my Blog!  Let me introduce myself.  I'm Edward Yezekian:  Application Systems Engineer (fancy for computer geek) by day, photographer as much as possible, husband and dad all the time!  I live and work in the New York Metropolitan area, which is a great location for all things art related.  NYC always has been, and will always be home to me.

The focus of this blog, naturally will be photography.  My photography, the photography of others who interest me, and other photography related topics such as equipment, software, editing techniques, etc...  I also want to spend some time on other arts, and support other artists, particularly musicians, bands, singers, Rock, R&B, Classical, Hip-Hop, Alternative, et al.  My goal is to make this accessible to all people, not just other photographers, gear heads, and techies.

A little more about me, and my photography passion.  I've been taking pictures since I was about 8 years old or so.  I started with Polaroid, and those old skinny Kodak Instamatic 110 film cameras.  then eventually moved up to a Pentax 35mm compact point and shoot.  I loved it because it had an automatic winder attachment.  I thought it was sooo professional :D

I took a break from picture taking from my teens through my 20's until i got myself a Canon Elf2 APS then later a 2MP Canon PowerShot S330 Digital Elf.  It was HOT!  a new type of Polaroid! Later, my wife got me my first dSLR; a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi (a 400D for those of you not in North America).  This is when the passion began to blossom into something more than just taking pictures.  For me at least, the dSLR was an entry into photography.  I felt that I had a certain responsibility to not only learn how to use the equipment, but to get results fitting the medium.  So, i read the manual cover to cover, I read online tutorials, blogs, you-tube videos, anything I could get my hands on to learn and improve.

Fast Forward 4 years.  I started a small portrait business, got some good business, some events, but something wasn't working for me.  I didn't feel like taking family/kid portraits was my calling.  I began trying other areas of photography.  I suppose you don't really know until you do something, and it just clicks.  This happened at my first model shoot.  There is something about designing a shot, choosing a location or backdrop, setting up the right lighting for the artistic vision you have, directing a model to get the shot you had envisioned.  It's the perfect blend of art and science for me.  Challenging, yet extremely fulfilling when you pull it off.

Please feel free to comment or to send me a message if you have any questions or suggestions.

Here are some samples of my work:




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