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Strawberry Moon Over Manhattan Series by Josephine Donatelli

Moon over Manhattan by Josephine Donatelli

Moon shots by Josephine Donatelli

Moon shots by Josephine Donatelli

Moon shots by Josephine Donatelli

Moon shots by Josephine Donatelli

Moon over Manhattan by Josephine Donatelli

Moon Over Manhattan Series by Josephine Donatelli

Children’s Photography  by Captured Event LLC

Portraits

 

Kids Lifestyle Portrait Photography by Captured Event LLC .

Kids Portraits by Captured Event LLC

Brittany and Alex Engagement Session at Rutgers University,  Douglass Campus Voorhees Chapel

Jesse The Rocker

Jesse’s Pre-Bar Mitzvah Portrait session: we had so much fun with his Rock and Roll theme. He’s a natural! The family are residents of Westfield NJ. The Bar Mitzvah will take place at Temple Emau-el in Westfield  and the Party will be at The Maplewood County Club.

The Pre-Mitzavah Portraits Sessions are valuable for many reasons and are favorites of mine. First and foremost, the opportunity to work with the child and their family before the actual event. Super bonus: I can get creative while capturing their budding personalities and beauty.

  Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Bar Mitzvah Photography by Captured Event LLC

 

Nikon D810

Nikon D750

Nikon 70-200mm Lens

Nikon 24-70mm Lens

Nikon SB910 Flash on a couple shots

Captured Event LLC, a Portrait and Event Photography Company covering Corporate Events, Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Commercial Photography and Portraits. 

  • Anne Donatelli Carter - April 26, 2016 - 2:56 am

    Such great talent and a love for her work! It really shows and makes all the difference! <3ReplyCancel

 My Cameras through the decades – A Series  -by Josephine Donatelli

Minolta SR-T 201

Minolta 201

I bought my first 35mm film camera, The Minolta SR-T 201, in 1975 when I was 16 years old. I paid somewhere between $250.00 to $300.00. I saved every penny for that baby and it was worth every cent. With the Minolta 201, I found a new life through the lens and my passion was realized.

My college photography teacher, who shot with the much envied Nikon, told me “never sell this camera.” At the time metal bodies, such as this one, were becoming less and less common. We had no idea of the evolution to come. I held onto to the Minolta 201 until I passed it down to my nephew, who himself was a budding photographer.

Unlike cameras today, the Minolta 201 was fully manual.

Quoting Keith Derickson’s review on Film Photography Project, “The Minolta SR-T series is less well known than other Minolta 35mm cameras but is no less capable…  The SR-T201… is a fully mechanical camera and therefore the battery is for metering only.  The camera has shutter speeds up to 1/1000th of a second, plus Bulb, and an ASA range of 6-6400.  The camera also features a depth of field preview button, a hot shoe, self-timer, and a PC socket with flash sync at 1/60th of a second.  As an added bonus the selected shutter speed is visible in the viewfinder.”

The images below are two of my earliest images. I photographed my subjects, processed the film and then developed the pictures in a darkroom. None of my early images were shot with a flash, whether indoor or outdoor. I simply didn’t own one.

 Taken with the Minolta SR-T 201 and Kodak Tri-X 100 or 200 b&w film.

 

 

Number 2 of the Series “My Cameras Through the Decades.” posting soon.

 

  • Mary Lou Peters - April 24, 2016 - 8:39 pm

    Wow! You saved an enormous amount of money as a teenager. Must have wanted that camera very badly! I visited the Kodak photographic museum in Rochester, New York where there is a place to leave a memory about your first camera — mine was a Kodak Brownie. Before my Dad would buy film for my new camera, he made me take 100 pictures without film, lining up my subject in the viewfinder and telling him every step I was taking to frame the scene. Three of my uncles were professional photographers. Thanks for jogging this memory, Josie!ReplyCancel

An art, a craft, and an innate calling. Seeing life through a lens and creating compelling photographs.
I was drawn by the art of photography very young. I came across this post below. 

A three year tradition with Kyle. As usual, we had a great time. Handsome Kyle! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Portraits

  • Christa Shirley Eagleton - November 28, 2015 - 10:08 pm

    These are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

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