Photographer for past 40 years.......
My strict guiding principle "If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff."
A PORTION OF All INCOME DERIVED FROM IMAGE SALES/ LICENSING IS DONATED TO THE CUTANEOUS LYMPHOMA FOUNDATION.
(Exceptions: Image sales from the annual Long Beach Polar Bear Swim donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, non-profit/charity event photography donated to specific events as indicated below)
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Select Sampling of Published works/Honors:
Cover Image: 2014, 2015 and 2016 North American Fireworks Trade Directory
Zwanger-Pesiri: 4 Images featured in 2016 calendar
PyroSpectacular Fireworks: Principal Photographer Firewroks images featured in
annual calendar. Primary photographer for NYC Macy's July 4th 2015
& 2016 Fireworks shows.
Long Beach Annual Calendar 2015: Image featured, April 2015
Bay Fireworks: Principal Photographer Fireworks images featured in corporate website and headquarters. Commissioned images of public and private events
New York University Medical School Langone Center: Archives of Dermatology:
July 2015 Cover: Image of Central Park and Plaza Hotel at Night
June 2014 Cover: Image: Fireworks over Brooklyn Bridge: Conference (June 5-6 2014)
April 2013 Cover: Image featuring Lower Manhattan at night
New York Village Halloween Parade: Exclusive access/photographer at top of Jefferson Market
Library Tower. Chosen by Parade Director to be a "Kickstarter" reward, and photograph as
world-famous puppeteer Basil Twist lowered the 8' Spider from top of iconic Tower. Images
featured at Basistwist.com as well as NYC Halloween Parade official website.
N.Y Village Halloween Parade photographer: 2003-2013
Pyro Engineering: Many images of Fireworks featured on their website (Primary photographer:
Katy Perry July 4th Macy's concert featuring Pyro display)
Newsday: Freelance Photographer Numerous images printed during past decade.
Voted Winner of many weekly "Photo of the Week" selections)
New York Times.com Images printed over past decade
"Billy G. Memorial Gala Dinner" Donated Principle Photography for this non-profit event
(all income from image sales donated to "Billy G" Fund to fund needy NYC children
"A Photographer is reborn in Retirement" 9/11/13 Cover photos. Biographical article featuring
many of my images as well as story of my photographic career Bellmore/Merrick Herald
"Heather on Earth Musical Masquerade" (10/27/13) Donated Principle Photography for this
non-profit event. All income form image sales donated to this non-profit organization which
provides musical entertainment for severely & terminally ill hospitalized children, worldwide.
Applebees, Baldwin, New York: Many of my images featured in permanent mural size on walls
as well as framed prints
Huffington Post: My images from July 4th Fireworks over Manhattan featured in major article
New York Mets: Fireworks Images at CitiField "Pyro Night" used for NY Mets Publicity. Exclusive
photos taken while shooting directly from CitiField outfield.
Coney Island Mermaid Parade: Parade photographer 2001-2011
International Wiley Photo Competition: 3rd Place out of thousands of submissions
Long Island Herald.com
East Meadow Patch
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Newsletter
Long Island Business News: Article featuring my photographic capture of Bethpage Airshow
Town of Hempstead Calendar(s)....numerous monthly images Contest winners & published since 2001
City of Long Beach: Two images contest winners & published in 2010 calendar
Explore LI Magazine: Numerous images published over past decade: Winner, with a number of published images (e.g. Scottish Festival, Egrets, etc)
Legacy Partners Ll Fireworks images published
South Nassau Communities Hospital: Winner of numerous contests: Images displayed
throughout hospital during past decade
"Home Ground" Website: My "Light Tribute" images selected /featured on website devoted to
first responders/relatives of those impacted by World Trade Center terrorist attack.
New York Village Halloween Parade: Images featured 2003-2013
Long Beach Polar Bear Swim: Images incorporated within their website since 2006 All sales donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Coney Island Mermaid Parade: Images featured 2006-2012
Nassau B.O.C.E.S.: Featured article about my 9-11 images as well as involvement as a Red Cross Volunteer at Ground Zero
2003 American Red Cross: Principal Photographer at Statue of Liberty Event for families of
those lost during attacks on 9-11 (9/7/2003)
Had a real film darkroom in "pre-digital" days, therefore well-versed in all aspects of photography and familiar with "dodging/burning" using and functioning of an actual negative enlarger
Sample comment by a viewer:
"The problem with you posting a link Karl is once I start looking at your pictures I find that an hour has gone by.. Your work is just outstanding and being selected by major publications just validates how unique your pictures are. I should add... I often look at your pictures of Central Park and strive to emulate your shots.. Needless to say I am a long way away but it gives me a good bench mark to where I am with my hobby and what I need to work on"
IMPORTANT TECHNICAL NOTE:
Approximately 8 Years ago I chose to not "manipulate"/distort/filter/alter images through artificial computer techniques and simple mouse manipulation.
I would rather be proficient in capturing images "in camera" using all available light, skills/lenses/filters, techniques, and changing locations, rather than sit in front of a computer screen and "create" an image, through clicking a mouse, that was not present at the time of actual shutter release. I DO apply watermarks and, when absolutely necessary, make minimal adjustments with Photoshop.
(As I do shoot in "RAW" basic adjustments such as brightness/sharpness/white balance, IS utilized in Lightroom)
*****ALL FIREWORKS IMAGES ARE DIRECT FROM CAMERA, NO ADDITIONAL BLASTS ARE ADDED TO ANY IMAGES****
Cameras: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon Mark 5D Mark II, Canon 5D
Lenses: Numerous Canon "L" lenses; RRS Ballhead and camera plates
Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop CS6