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Portrait Lighting Essentials

This past Saturday we stirred sleepy-eyed photographers from their beds and gathered them at 'Studio 1650', our Long Island Photo Gallery home office.  There, we setup a backdrop and some amazing photography equipment and did a quick seminar on Portrait Lighting Essentials. LIPG member Mark Stumpf gave our group a...

Long Island Photo Gallery is proud to announce a weekend photography exhibit at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Islip this coming June.  The exhibit is titled "Long Island Photographers  - Varied Fine Art Photography Expressions" will be held on June 18 & 19 from 10 am - 6 pm. Long Island...

Help-Portrait On Long Island

Long Island Photo Gallery, Help-Portrait and Christmas Magic come together at St. Patrick's Parish in Bay Shore to deliver an electrifying and unimaginable night like no other! The holiday season can become a busy and overwhelming time of year, sometimes making it difficult to focus on what truly matters most;...

ALL ABOARD!!!  Time to get on the POLAR EXPRESS! As the children enter the train, you can feel and see the excitement on their little faces. The train begins to move, and you hear the gasps...the smell of hot chocolate and cookies fill the air! Smiles and WIDE eyes with...

The Power of ‘i’

Really,  Ctrl+i for ‘invert’. Picked this tip up from the Digital Photography School. Many of us use layer masks when editing a photo in Photoshop to allow us to mask out parts of our layers. For example, if I want to add a color filter layer or a texture layer...

Long Island Help-Portrait Day

This year, as some of our members did last year, we will be donating our time, equipment and prints to families in need through a movement known as Help-Portrait.  Help Portrait is a movement of photographers who are using their time, equipment and expertise to give back to those who...

Hi all!  It's Richard Lombardi, fellow member of LIPG.   I figured I would give a heads up to let you know that my new website is finally launched, Picturepicasso.com. Our services include: Professional printing on canvas, fine art, & photographic papers. We have a color management system that ensures...

My Photography Hobby

Hello photography enthusiasts, and others! My name is Jessica Hirschmann and I am one of the founders and curators of Long Island Photo Gallery.  This is my first blog entry.  For some I reason had a feeling that I should write an entry for this month. So, here we go...

Wanted to give a quick shout out to Long Island Photo Gallery's top selling artists for October, 2010. Joanne Henig with 8 Steve O'Day with 5 Brian Sheahan with 2 The following artists also had sales in October: Jim Dohms Joe Cubiotti Jessica Hirschmann Mike Stein Jim Cook Debra Moody...

We spent the better part of last week focused on Long Island Photo Gallery. We kicked off a new season of photography networking with our annual meeting on September 22, 2010. Great turn out and great ideas. (See previous post) Then we bought a booth and displayed our fine art...

Easy As 1 -2 – 3

Do you have a little voice inside your head that steers you away from your photography goals? If you've tried and failed to reach your photography goals in the past, negative thoughts may be what's holding you back. Try this 1 -2 - 3 approach for success. First, you need...

2010 Annual Meeting = Success!

The 2010 annual meeting was a huge success. I am humbled by the experience. Who knew a year ago that we would be able to assemble 10 Long Island Photographers in one room and get them to discuss their personal photography goals, their collective desire to see Long Island Photo...