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September 27, 2020
Reproduction: Turning Maternity Photo Into Statue by Zorz Studios

Reproduction: Turning Maternity Photo Into Statue

A nude maternity session turned a photo into statue for a sculptural storytelling of the Greco-Roman period.
March 10, 2020
Photoshop Tutorial: From Epic Fail to Epic Shot by Zorz Studios (1)

Photoshop Tutorial: From Epic Fail to Epic Shot

For the first time, let me unveil a detailed “before and after” Photoshop tutorial from epic fail to epic shot using my favorite tools and voicing my creative thought process.
September 10, 2019
Sunmaze: My Family in Sunflowers by Zorz Studios (2)

Sunmaze: My Family in Sunflowers

I took a day off on Saturday, spending an amazing time with my friends and family in sunflowers. They are still blooming but not for long, so let me tell you where and when it is best to go there, along with a professional photography […]
April 2, 2019
Elysium: Dreamlike Engagement Shoot at Raymondskill Falls by Zorz Studios (1)

Elysium: Dreamlike Engagement Shoot at Raymondskill Falls

I am double-stoked to share this dreamlike engagement shoot at Raymondskill Falls: not only does it feature one of the EngagEd contest winners but also introduces first clients in my new habitat.
January 21, 2019
Horst Couture: Dark Fashion in Color by Zorz Studios (19)

Horst Couture: Dark Fashion in Color

Here’s how ZORPHOTOUR kicked off, with the tour’s very first photoshoot at a historical mansion in Ohio featuring dark fashion of Horst Couture.
December 5, 2018
Veritas: Haley + Robert = Natural Beauty Engagement Session by Zorz Studios (26)

Veritas: Haley + Robert = Natural Beauty Engagement Session

Lovely engaged couples, let this natural beauty engagement session ease certain stereotypes about Zorz Studios.
February 21, 2018
Game of Thrones Inspired Birthday Photoshoot by Zorz Studios (22)

GOT BD? Game of Thrones Inspired Birthday Photoshoot

This Game of Thrones inspired birthday photoshoot could have been epic and I’ve learned my lesson… again.
February 13, 2018
Consensual: Bold and Refined New York Boudoir Photography by Zorz Studios (4)

Consensual: Bold and Refined New York Boudoir Photography

The results of our sold-out successful boudoir marathon two weeks ago can demonstrate what New York boudoir photography is meant to be—chic, bold, confident, conceptual, and metropolitan.
January 3, 2017
Top 5 Travel Journal Apps Review by Zorz Studios (1)

Top 5 Travel Journal Apps Review

How do you keep your loved ones and friends abreast of your travels? Can you recollect all details of your 5-year-old trip to an exotic land? Is going back to Instagram or Facebook the best you can do? Here’s a traveling photographer’s comprehensive research and […]
December 19, 2014
Porto Bella: Model Portfolio Session by Zorz Studios (1)

Porto Bella: Model Portfolio Session

I work with models a lot, mostly for my commercial and fashion clients. They all start somewhere, and it is important to give an aspiring one a proper head start. This is where a model portfolio shoot comes in.
November 6, 2014
Zorz Studios' "Esca(V/L)ation" Being Auctioned Off to Benefit Josephine Herrick Project

“Esca(V/L)ation” Auctioned Off to Benefit Josephine Herrick Project

This photograph, named “Esca(V/L)ation” and taken earlier this year in Hyderabad, India, is going under the hammer tonight at Josephine Herrick Project‘s benefit party and charity auction, “Modern Masters of Photography” at the Affirmation Arts gallery.
February 25, 2012
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Klout to Ed: “Your are a Specialist. Your Opinion is Second to None.” Is this so? :)

UPDATE: Regretfully, Klout seized to exist in 2018, six years after the writing. My score went up to 64 by that time. Here’s what happened to it. Refreshing my knowledge on social media earlier this week, I came across a service that although having run […]
June 18, 2009

DragonChick: Body Art Session

Few months ago when I discussed an artistic nude session for one of the clients, an idea came to me to involve a body art painter who recently moved to the US and came across my way during a preparation for another elaborate session. The […]
March 31, 2009

Attending PPSNYS Annual Convention

Right upon returning from Jamaica and landing in the JFK airport, I rented a car and drove into the night, continuing my day that started with shooting my couple in sunrise on a sugar cane plantation. My destination was The Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY where I […]
March 17, 2009

“Cinemateur”: 1930s Retro Love Story (E-Session)

This is a sneak preview of an elaborate retro photo session shot past Saturday. I am so ecstatic to be able to organize and pull it off! The session, based on our own script, develops a dramatic love story in 1930s’ Brooklyn. A great amount […]
January 21, 2009

Truth About Ed: pDNA Revealed

There has been a buzz in the wedding professional photography community about the Photographer DNA (pDNA) assessment tool, developed by Dane Sanders, Southern California-based wedding photographer and one of the founding members of the world-famous Open Source Photo (OSP) Forum. Dane’s book, Fast Track Photographer, […]
January 17, 2009

PPA/DWF Conventions in Phoenix, AZ

Returned this morning, a fuller report is coming. In the meantime, a scene from one of the mini-outing into a desert.
September 18, 2008

I’m Teaching! Retouching, Anyone?

. See me in action! Learn how I get my beauty retouching done! On October 27, 2008, I will be teaching Adobe Photoshop Cover-Quality Retouching for Super Monday, an educational event sponsored by Professional Photographers of America in my studio. This class is part of […]
August 22, 2008
Heirdom of Atlantis: First Underwater Photo Session by Zorz Studios (19)

Heirdom of Atlantis: First Underwater Photo Session

After more than three months of preparation, my first underwater session culminated in a series of marvelous unique images. The image above is just the first edit… There is so much more to come. Curiosity is too high to keep the results for weeks while […]
August 10, 2008

PPGNY / Long Island Photo Workshop with D. Black

August 4-7, 2008. Attended a 4-day workshop offered by PPGNY’s Long Island Photo Workshop. From the six classes offered, chose Dave Black’s “Light is the Greatest Influence“. His extensive work for Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, National Geographic, Time, ESPN Magazine, and United States Olympic Committee involves […]