Yellow Jacket

With it being summertime, I often have the window in my apartment cracked open. Being on the 14th floor (OK, really the 13th. NYC is apparently a superstitious place and there are very few floors labeled 13) I didn’t really expect much to be able to fly up that high but there are often many…

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.

Using Pinterest Boards with Flickr

Pinterest boards give you the ability to organize your favorite images from Flickr and other photo-sharing sites. For the last few years, I’ve been a Flickr member and as a result, I have quite a large number of favorited images. Favoriting is a great way to show your appreciation and support for fellow photographers but…

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.

Pictures need Context

I love looking through images, whether it’s online, in print, in a gallery or anywhere else for that matter. But I’m often left wondering “What is it I’m not seeing?”. Perhaps this is just me but I feel that the context around the image is just as fascinating as the image itself. When I see…

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.

Contributors Wanted – Share what you know

Welcome to Beyond Your Bag. This is a blog primarily aimed at the photographic community but will likely appeal to others as well. The idea is to freely share our knowledge with one another. Anything that will help achieve a better photograph is welcome. From the best vantage points to animal behavior to learning how to approach…

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.