Photo Blog by Dave Beckerman

Casino!

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Casino!

Empire casino (Yonkers).   This morning.  I won $8 after two hours of video poker.  Then walked around with the Ricoh GR2.

2nd Avenue Construction with GigaPano Head

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2nd Avenue Construction with GigaPano Head

Of course nobody says that you need to stay naturalistic when you’re using the Pano head and Kolar stitching software.  This was 180 degrees vertical, shot from beneath the usual New York scaffolding – but messed up along the way pretty much on purpose.  Almost like a seashell gone wrong.  It’s composed of 75 RAW […]

Michael Penn Books

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Michael Penn Books

I had been thinking of doing a street photography book and was starting to look at different options and Michael Penn popped into mind as he’s been selling street photo books for a while and seemed to have the production of them down to a science.  By that I mean – I spent years selling […]

Silvercup Studios

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Silvercup Studios

One of the images for the last installation. It was actually shot through a sort of dirty subway window, then flipped around so the word wasn’t reversed, and a few things like lamps and signs that were in the way were cloned out. Sepia was the client’s idea and it looks pretty good.

Interview with the Photographer

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Interview with the Photographer

Interview conducted by Andrew L. Gordon with Dave Beckerman about a year ago.

Where Can I See Your Photos

Where Can I See Your Photos

Another installation and common questions…

Life In Social Media Part 2

Life In Social Media Part 2

Sitting here in the year 2025 I can look back and see how it all happened.  It’s now 25 years since I began a photo blog.  And it wasn’t that I was an outgoing person who wanted to tell his story to the world; but rather was a private person that realized (these were the […]

Palindrome City 1

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Palindrome City 1

A word that is spelled the same whether from left to right or right to left, such as Otto is a palindrome.  I called these images visual palindrome because they’re mostly the same whether flipped around or not.  Although strictly speaking – sometimes they began as palindromes and were later processed to be uneven.  Visual […]

Old and New Buildings

Old and New Buildings

Second Avenue autopan (Kolar software).  This image is actually composed of about 100 images.  That may seem like overkill for a photo that will never be printed all that large, and it is overkill, but it was part of the experimenting I was doing at the time with “stitched together” images.  I was mostly curious […]

Photography with an Infrared Flash

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Photography with an Infrared Flash

Most people don’t know what an infrared flash is. They often confuse it with the electronic flashes that use an infrared beam to communicate with slave units etc.

The infrared flash begins life as a normal flash, but it is modified to only emit infrared light. Or mostly infrared light.