BMW at Night

The title is a little play on the names of these NYC bridges. They are the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges starting with the southernmost one. This is a picture from a while back. I remember it started off as a nice evening. I had watched the sun set over Jersey city from Battery Park then…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Place du Capitole in Toulouse

I took this shot about a year ago. I love these big town squares in Europe, they’re so beautiful. This is from when I spent a long weekend in Toulouse, which is in the South of France. Toulouse is a pretty cool little city. The old portion is made up of tons of little criss-crossed…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

1,000 Words – What Does Your Picture Say?

We all know the old adage “A picture’s worth a thousand words”. Well I’m not sure about 1,000 but it’s definitely worth quite a few and one of the things I like hearing about with people’s work is the story behind the image. Maybe it’s the mood that you remember when you shot it, or…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Cropping (Less is Sometimes More)

Hi again. In this article, I’d like to discuss cropping. When I first started getting serious about photography, I didn’t really think much about cropping. I always figured that what I had shot is what would get printed out. But why does it have to be that way? If we can remove some things from an…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Sharpening – A Double Edged Sword

One of the things I always struggle with in my photos is sharpness. I don’t know if it’s because I wear glasses and haven’t figured out the whole diopter settings thing or maybe I just don’t have steady hands. Either way, I seem to find my images to be less precise than I would like…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Balancing Art and Science in Nature Photography

A lot of people really enjoy taking nature shots, myself included. Subjects are more concerned about your being near them than about getting their picture taken. So with a little respect and the proper equipment you can get some really beautiful captures. But what’s beautiful isn’t always informative and what’s informative isn’t always beautiful. The…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.