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Scott Wyden Kivowitz
Works at Scott Wyden Imagery
Attended Thomas Edison State College
Lives in Manalapan, NJ
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Rick asked: "What methods do you use to network with other local photographers, either to partner up with as a second shooter for an event, form photo walks, or just to share ideas?"

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Super excited to see +on1 9.5 out there in the world. It's going to be amazing to see what photographers do with it :-)
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Reflecting With Reflections

While reflecting on this reflection photo, it made me realize that I don’t have to try, but rather just enjoy the time.

Stop thinking too hard and enjoy the photographic moments
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Sometimes A Neutral Density Filter Just Isn't Needed

Composition like this is ideal for a graduated neutral density filter. But I did not use one.  Instead I relied on the dynamic range of the camera’s sensor. 

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The Everyday Photographer

I have recently started considering myself an everyday photographer. By that I mean, I don’t have one focus in my photography. #everydayphotographer

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Follow the #NxNW crew in our journeys around the world.

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Sometimes Simple Is Best

Photography can be done in so many ways.

Subject matters can change depending on the photographer, even at the same location.

Sometimes while walking around, doing street photography, it’s important to consider the simple things.

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Friends, please read.  Here is something extremely special I want to be a part of (and potentially can with your help), and it all starts with a cool story.

My friend, +Karen Hutton​, was approached by Vida to artistically embed some of her photographs on beautiful clothing for women.  At first Karen didn't know what to expect, but when she finally had a chance to see the clothing in person her mind was blown.  The way they used her photographs were absolutely amazing and clever.

Then I heard my friend, +Trey Ratcliff​, also getting involved in this cool project. He too was so excited about the end results.  

So I went to look at Vida's offerings, what they do and their offerings for photographers. There was opportunity to get involved in the designs.

So I sent then a variety of photographs and they picked a few they liked for their clothing.

It turns out Vida goes way beyond just making cool clothing for women.  The clothes are made individually (yes one by one) in Delhi, India and Karachi, Pakistan and soon in other countries including some in North America.  They hire humans to create the products and provide literacy programs to those who need it. They learn to read, write, and do basic math and build a better life for generations to come. Cool, right?

Here is the key to the puzzle.  In order for them to officially carry my photos they need 5 pre-orders.  So please (please please) head over to and take a look at what's available from me.  Girls, if you like what you see then please place a pre-order.  Guys, if you think your girlfriends and wives would enjoy it, please place a pre-order.  Use the coupon code VOICES to save 25%.  

So that's 5 pre-orders and 25% off for each pre-order and then Vida will carry my photos in their store.

Here is the link again,

Thank you for reading and for considering.
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Join myself & +ViewBug - Photo Contests as I critique & pick a winner of the Front & Center photo contest! 

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Take a Bite out of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease, according to the CDC infects approximately 300,000 people in the USA every year. Early detection is essential. If it is not caught early enough, the bacteria can go into hiding in your body for as much as YEARS after the initial deer tick bite. Then the sickness can present itself in a debilitating array of symptoms that can range like fibromyalgia to ALS and many more! Please

For this challenge, I challenge my fellow photographers and all masters and apprentices at +The Arcanum  to make self portraits of yourselves biting into a lime.

You can participate any time you want to. There is no pressure here. It can be as simple or as extravagant as you want. Make a photo, capture of a video, or whatever you would like.

Thank you +Adam Dooley for challenging me to help raise awareness of Lyme disease.

#lymedisease   #limes  
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  • Thomas Edison State College
    Humanities, 2010
  • County College of Morris
    Photography Technology, 2002 - 2004
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The Everyday Photographer. Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati, photographer, blogger and educator.

Welcome to my Google Plus profile! I'm a photographer, blogger, author & educator. I'm also the Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati Media.

I'm located in Manalapan, NJ, and although I used to say I focus on commercial, portrait and landscape photography, (pun intended) that has changed. I now consider myself an everyday photographer. That means I photograph whatever sparks my interest at the moment in time. With that said, I am available to hire, so feel free to get in touch!

Private lessons and workshops are also offered covering a variety of photography subjects including processing and workflow.

10 Things About This Photographer
  1. I have a huge collection of vintage cameras (way too many).
  2. People say my face lights up with excitement and care for the job.
  3. I am colorblind and dyslexic, but find ways to work around it.
  4. I was in many bands and toured through from NJ to the midwest with one of the bands.
  5. I originally went to Berklee College of Music for college.
  6. I have a few tattoos on my legs and arms.
  7. My favorite animal is the Komodo Dragon and I’ve only seen them in person at zoos.
  8. Summer is my favorite season. Winter is my least favorite.
  9. People feel comfortable around me, like we have been friends forever.
  10. I try to provide the best advice possible whenever I can.

Author of:

  • Time Is On Your Side - Exploring Long Exposure Photography via Flatbooks
  • Go Wider with Panoramic Photography via Peachpit Press
  • Ambivert's Guide to Street Photography via Flatbooks
  • Absorbing Light (self published)

I love chatting with other photographers about photography, WordPress, SEO and marketing.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you might have.

I am all about giving back when I can. That is why you will find me contributing and educating outside of my blog. So please join me on Twitter and Facebook to talk more photography.

I can also be found hanging out at Photocrati and NextGEN Gallery.

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NJ Photographer, Member of Nikon Professional Services & PPA. Author at Peachpit Press & Flatbooks.
Photographer at Scott Wyden Imagery, Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati
Photography, WordPress, SEO, Social Media, Marketing
  • Scott Wyden Imagery
    Photographer, 2000 - present
  • Photocrati
    Community & Blog Wrangler, 2012 - present
  • Pivot Point Security
    Marketing, 2011 - 2012
  • Mack Camera & Video Service, Inc
    Photographer, Camera Repair, 2004 - 2011
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