Tools for Creativity

I always take my tripod with me. I think tripods are one of the most important pieces of equipment you can have, it gives you the opportunity to create different moods with your imagery.One such mood is the magical way you can blur movement. In this image I blurred the water rushing over the rocks.…



The Light in the Storm

Don’t ever take great light for granted. This trip to Iceland was the first time I shot with the SONY a99 – this was before the camera even came out.  It’s a spectacular camera.  One of my favorite elements of the camera is that it shoots very well in low-light situations (ISO up to 25600). This image…




I’ve always wanted to go to Iceland. I’d been told the Country’s landscapes were both richly beautiful and raw. One day I looked into a flight and it’s only 5 hours from NYC. I realized I can get to Iceland a lot faster than I can get to California. So I went! I flew into…


Translucent Mirror Technology vs. Mirror Technology

Sony Artisan Andy Katz sits down with SONY to answer photography questions from SONY’s digital community. Check out the video here where Andy discusses the pros of Translucent Mirror Technology featured in Sony Alpha cameras. Please complete this form to inquire about a Limited Edition print. I will respond within 1 business day. Your Name (required) Your Email (required)…



Keep Shooting!

When photographers get the photo that they want many times we are so excited about what we see on the back of our camera that we think we’re done. But we’re not. Think about whether there is there another angle to try, moving to the left or right, get a bit higher, a bit lower.…



Black and White or Color

I love shooting digital and one of the great things about it is you have a choice of using the image in Black and White or color. I look at my photo and try to decide is the color helping the image or taking away from the image. Sometimes this is not so easy and…



Up Close and Personal

Friday Photo This is a project I’m doing in India which ironically enough, since this is a black and white photo, will be called The Colors of India. I found this image to be much stronger in a B&W situation than a color situation. This man is an interesting guy, he had a lot of…



Andy and the Rhino

Namibia 2012, Andy and the Rhino Andy’s recent trip to Namibia was an amazing adventure, and in true adventure form, he had a close encounter with one of the subjects of his photographs. Check out the video about Andy and the rhino here! “A lot of the time I am hired to photograph a country,…



Diamond Doorway

This door is in an area called Luderitz in Namibia. Luderitz prospered in the early 1900s due to the discovery of diamonds in the area. After the diamond rush, the town was largely abandoned and the sand and wind came in. This is one of the abandoned houses in the diamond mining town. This image…




The still life, yes I remember these glasses. I was going to Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and they had an assignment to photograph glass. I spent about 10 hours making this image. By the time I was finished with it, I knew one thing for sure, I didn’t want to be…



Russian Palace

This was in Leningrad, Russia. It was about 40 degrees below zero outside, just brutally brutally cold. My son was with me, he was 2 years old. I had him in a backpack which he could barely fit into because of all of the layers we put him in. When we came to this palace,…




Nudes. Well, the idea behind the nude project is a book. It’s an ongoing project that I have been working on for 25 years. It is a really fun project to work on, obviously. I have some great material and I’m looking to finalize it soon. This image is from a nude workshop that I…



Tuscany and its Wine

This image of a long pathway is a winery in Tuscany. It’s a gorgeous, gorgeous area. Tuscany is just absolutely beautiful. I have a lot of dear friends there, because I have been lucky enough to have spent quite a bit of time there. I love the wine, I love the food, I love the…


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Devil Proof

So this woman was fantastic. I don’t speak any Spanish and she didn’t speak a word of English, but we were still communications somehow. I just loved her face. My son who at that time was about 11 or 12 years old. I have pictures of him sitting on her lap which was priceless. I…