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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… Please follow and like us:
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Benjamin Kanarek Blog Shop

Just wanted to announce that we just opened the Benjamin Kanarek Blog Shop.  If you have any special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us… Please follow and like us:
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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… Please follow and like us:
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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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