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The Benjamin Kanarek Blog 2010 Camera Lens Favorites Part 1 Updated

Making a lens purchase can often be a very daunting exercise for those of you not quite sure what might be appropriate for which application.  But being that I don’t like prescribing a specific lens for a specific application, I will just choose my favorite brands of focal lengths and suggest that you experiment with […]
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Place des Abbesses Paris at Night

Just wanted to share this photo of the Book Store Journaux at Place des Abbesses in Paris, Montmartre as a homage to Georges the owner, who recently passed away.  He was a very sweet soul and will be missed by all who knew him. We had this really funny routine that would click in every […]
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Moulin Rouge Night in Paris

I live just up the street from the Moulin Rouge in the 18th Arrondissement of Paris in Montmartre.  As I was coming out of the Metro at Place Blanche, I thought that it looked especially beautiful and decicded to take a few snaps that I wanted to share with you.  That’s all folks…Enjoy the view. […]
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My Favorite Focal Length Lenses for Shooting Beauty

Studio Beauty In my last article I discussed which focal lengths I prefer for shooting Studio Fashion and my reasons. Beauty photography like Fashion is really a very subjective matter and the focal length one chooses will have a major effect on the final perspective rendition of the image.  However in saying that, I have […]
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My Paris #1

Being that I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world Paris and in one of the nicest districts Montmartre, I thought I would share the occasional snap shot with you. Here’s a mixed bag from Montmartre and some other districts of Paris. Hope you enjoy them…
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My Favorite Focal Length for Studio Fashion

Studio Fashion Everyone I know in the business have their preferences regarding focal lengths for different applications. I tend to work quite a bit shorter than most when it comes to working in closed quarters in a studio environment. I specify this for a reason. Studio work is a fixed space that you set up […]
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Where Do We Go from Here?

I would love to hear from readers of this blog what you would like to see, hear and talk about on BK Blog.  Would you like to see a forum, workshops, guests in this and other disciplines? Send your suggestions to: benjamin@benjaminkanarekblog.com Graphics Care Of…
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A Comment by Bruce Jones Worthy of a Special Post

Bruce Jones, Photographer, responded to my Post “The Politics of Fashion Photography Part 6“ with his very illuminating thoughts. I felt it was worthy of a separate post so here it is: by: Bruce Jones This is hardly unique to “fashion photography.” In my former life as a freelance corporate communications producer, I had plenty […]
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Mood Boards

I was asked what a Mood Board is and how it differs from a Story Board. This may seem convoluted but this is how I described what a Mood Board is: A Mood Board, unlike a Story Board, does not indicate a progression of images that will actually be shot, nor the actual setting. What […]
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My Bert Stern Experience

I have so many stories about my life on the Fashion Battle Field, I don’t know which one to share first. Should I do my Kim Alexis story, Bert Stern story, Andie MacDowell story, Janice Dickinson story or… ??? Ok here goes “She loves me, she loves me not, she loves me, she loves me […]
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