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Vincent Versace
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No strobes. No added artificial light. No reflectors. No diffusers. Just a camera and a lens shot “wide open” in cinematic style for Nikon Ambassador Vincent Versace, who tested the new AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED in several portrait settings. A self-proclaimed zoom lens guy, Versace totes a stash of NIKKOR lenses that span various telephoto ranges. “I have space for only 10 lenses in my bag. Why so many? I consider each lens to be an essential b...
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This is another one of the images from the 105mm f1.4 lens shoot. The camera was the fabulous Nikon D5. No artificial light, no make-up on the subjects, lo reflectors or diffusers. Just the lens. Just the camera. Just the light that was there. Just the subject. Suffice it to say I was the weakest link in the entire project.
This image is from the NYC leg of the shoot. I shot this whilst waiting to be seated at my favorite restaurant in NYC, Dovetail, at 77th and Columbus. I have always been into abstracts. The abilty to play tack sharp crystal clear (pun intended) focus against a creamyness of bokeh is something I fell in love with every time I clicked the shutter.
Talk about W. Eugene Smith being right when he said "Why the best light is available light and by available light I mean any damn light that is available." Works for me
I have always held that the lens is the brush, the camera sensor is the canvas. I have also held the that the beauty of a lens is not in how well it handles focus but rather how well it handles from in focus to blur. I am by proclivity a zoom guy. For me to say what I am about to say means that one of this brushes will be staying home.This lens has a permanent place in my camera bag.
There is no image I cannot capture. There is no image in which my vision of the image and the beauty of moment that took me that is not enhanced by the beauty of the glass and lens design of the 105mm f1.4.
This has to be the sharpest lens I have ever used. It is also has the most beautiful Bokeh of any lens I have ever shot with as well.
So you want to know why I choose Nikon? Now you know.
Because of the D5/D500- I AM: A Super Hero. Because of the 105mm f1.4 I AM: A Super Hero with beautiful Bokeh..
Nikon D500 camera, 105mm f1.f lens. Recorded to Lexar XQD media. NEF raw processed in Capture NX-D. Post processing Photoshop CC 2015.5, Nik collection by Google, oNonesoftware ver.10.5. Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, Benq SW2700 monitor (for approval color)
© Vincent Versace 2016
‪#‎NikonAmbassador‬ ‪#‎nikonlove‬ ‪#‎D5‬ ‪#‎D500‬ ‪#‎105mm‬ ‪#‎lexar‬ ‪#‎kelbyone‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎onOne‬@NikonUSA‪#‎NikonNoFilter‬ ‪#‎niksoftware‬ ‪#‎nikonUSA‬ ‪#‎Epson‬ ‪#‎wacom‬ ‪#‎xritephoto‬ #onone ‪#‎fjwestcott‬ ‪#‎fineartphotography‬ ‪#‎iamgenerationimage‬ ‪#‎iamnikon‬ ‪#‎B‬&H ‪#‎PhotogenicbyBenQ‬ ‪#‎lexarMemory‬ #nikonLOVE
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This is another one of the images from the 105mm f1.4 lens shoot. The camera was the fabulous Nikon D5. No artificial light, no make-up on the subjects, lo reflectors or diffusers. Just the lens. Just the camera. Just the light that was there. Just the subject. Suffice it to say I was the weakest link in the entire project. I shot this on a very chilly morning in San Francisco (Then again all mornings are very chilly in San Francisco).

I have always held that the lens is the brush, the camera sensor is the canvas. I have also held the that the beauty of a lens is not in how well it handles focus but rather how well it handles from in focus to blur. I am by proclivity a zoom guy. For me to say what I am about to say means that one of this brushes will be staying home.This lens has a permanent place in my camera bag.

There is no image I cannot capture. There is no image in which my vision of the image and the beauty of moment that took me that is not enhanced by the beauty of the glass and lens design of the 105mm f1.4.

This has to be the sharpest lens I have ever used. It is also has the most beautiful Bokeh of any lens I have ever shot with as well.

So you want to know why I choose Nikon? Now you know.
Because of the D5- I AM: A Super Hero. Because of the 105mm f1.4 I AM: A Super Hero with beautiful Bokeh..

Nikon D5 camera, 105mm f1.f lens. Recorded to Lexar XQD media Post processed in Photoshop CC 201r. File raw processed in Capture NX-D. Post processing Photoshop CC 2015.5, Nik collection by Google, oNonesoftware ver.10.5. Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, Benq SW2700 monitor (for approval color)

© Vincent Versace 2016

#NikonAmbassador #nikonlove #D5 #105mm #lexar #kelbyone #photography #onOne@NikonUSA#NikonNoFilter #niksoftware #nikonUSA #Epson #wacom #xritephoto #onone #fjwestcott #fineartphotography #iamgenerationimage #iamnikon #B&H #PhotogenicbyBenQ #lexarMemory #nikonLOVE
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From my recent PBPW Cuba workshop. Some more Chromatic Grayscale.

The musician who plays in front of my "Casa Particular"

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I am in Portland Oregon at ProPhoto Supply. !!!! Stop by and come play with me!


http://prophotosupply.com/event-center/vincent-versace-event-weekend/

‪#‎NikonAmbassador‬ ‪#‎nikonlove‬ ‪#‎D5‬ #28-300mm ‪#‎lexar‬ ‪#‎kelbyone‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎onOne‬@NikonUSA#NikonNoFilter‪#‎niksoftware‬‪#‎nikonUSA‬ ‪#‎Epson‬ ‪#‎wacom‬ ‪#‎xritephoto‬ #onone ‪#‎fjwestcott‬ ‪#‎fineartphotography‬ ‪#‎iamgenerationimage‬ ‪#‎iamnikon‬ ‪#‎D750 #610 ‪#‎BenQ‬ ‪#‎lexarmemory‬
Lens As Brush, Camera As CanvasWe are excited to welcome Nikon Ambassador, photographer, Vincent Versace to Portland. Come to hear him talk about the creative path he takes to creating his amazing images.Every artist has an instrument. Painters have their brushes and canvas, sculptors their chisels and stone, dancers their bodies. All of these instruments are used to express the artist’s individual voice and vision. For the photographer the instr...
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From my recent PBPW Cuba workshop. This is from the week after my students went back to the US. This time I was allowed the joy of shooting with the Nikon D5. If Dominoes is the national pastime, and you can't find enough peeps to play, then Checkers is the go to game. I shot this whilst riding in a bicycle cab. Talk about fast focus capabilities.

So you want to know why I choose to light with a thermonuclear device instead do a battery powered light source? Now you know.

Because of the D5- I AM: A Super Hero.


There is no image I cannot capture. The ability of this camera to shoot in lighting conditions so dark you just have to image the word "light" to provide illumination. Spot on color, no noise at high ISO, touch screen focus in live view. Whoa.....


Nikon D5 camera, 28-300mm lens. Lexar XQD media, Post processed in Photoshop CC 2015. File raw processed in Capture NX-D.

© Vincent Versace 2016

#NikonAmbassador #nikonlove #D5 #28-300mm #lexar #kelbyone #photography #onOne@NikonUSA#NikonNoFilter#niksoftware #nikonUSA #Epson #wacom #xritephoto #onone #fjwestcott #fineartphotography #iamgenerationimage #iamnikon #B&H #BenQ #lexarmemory
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This is another one of the images from the 105mm f1.4 lens shoot. The camera was the fabulous Nikon D5. No artificial light, no make-up on the subjects, lo reflectors or diffusers. Just the lens. Just the camera. Just the light that was there. Just the subject. Suffice it to say I was the weakest link in the entire project.
This image is from the NYC leg of the shoot. I shot this wAsking to the 79thstreet subway on my way to B&H. I am a sucker for flowers. I loved th way th followers and the celophane interplayed with the tack sharp crystal clear focus focus against a creamyness of bokeh is something I fell in love with every time I clicked the shutter.
Talk about W. Eugene Smith being right when he said "Why the best light is available light and by available light I mean any damn light that is available." Works for me
I have always held that the lens is the brush, the camera sensor is the canvas. I have also held the that the beauty of a lens is not in how well it handles focus but rather how well it handles from in focus to blur. I am by proclivity a zoom guy. For me to say what I am about to say means that one of this brushes will be staying home.This lens has a permanent place in my camera bag.
There is no image I cannot capture. There is no image in which my vision of the image and the beauty of moment that took me that is not enhanced by the beauty of the glass and lens design of the 105mm f1.4.
This has to be the sharpest lens I have ever used. It is also has the most beautiful Bokeh of any lens I have ever shot with as well.
So you want to know why I choose Nikon? Now you know.
Because of the D5/D500- I AM: A Super Hero. Because of the 105mm f1.4 I AM: A Super Hero with beautiful Bokeh..
Nikon D500 camera, 105mm f1.f lens. Recorded to Lexar XQD media. NEF raw processed in Capture NX-D. Post processing Photoshop CC 2015.5, Nik collection by Google, oNonesoftware ver.10.5. Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, Benq SW2700 monitor (for approval color)
© Vincent Versace 2016
‪#‎NikonAmbassador‬ ‪#‎nikonlove‬ ‪#‎D5‬ ‪#‎D500‬ ‪#‎105mm‬ ‪#‎lexar‬ ‪#‎kelbyone‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎onOne‬@NikonUSA‪#‎NikonNoFilter‬ ‪#‎niksoftware‬ ‪#‎nikonUSA‬ ‪#‎Epson‬ ‪#‎wacom‬ ‪#‎xritephoto‬ #onone ‪#‎fjwestcott‬ ‪#‎fineartphotography‬ ‪#‎iamgenerationimage‬ ‪#‎iamnikon‬ ‪#‎B‬&H ‪#‎PhotogenicbyBenQ‬ ‪#‎lexarMemory‬ #nikonLOVE
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This is another one of the images from the 105mm f1.4 lens shoot. The camera was the equally fabulous Nikon D500. No artificial light, no make-up on the subjects, lo reflectors or diffusers. Just the lens. Just the camera. Just the light that was there. Just the subject. Suffice it to say I was the weakest link in the entire project. I shot this whilst walking down Columbus street in NYC on the west side. There was a scaffolding above me because there were repairs happening over head. and the daylight was streaming through a crack in the planking. When asked what is the best light W. Eugene Smith said "Why the best light is available light and by available light I mean any damn light that is available." Works for me

I have always held that the lens is the brush, the camera sensor is the canvas. I have also held the that the beauty of a lens is not in how well it handles focus but rather how well it handles from in focus to blur. I am by proclivity a zoom guy. For me to say what I am about to say means that one of this brushes will be staying home.This lens has a permanent place in my camera bag.

There is no image I cannot capture. There is no image in which my vision of the image and the beauty of moment that took me that is not enhanced by the beauty of the glass and lens design of the 105mm f1.4.

This has to be the sharpest lens I have ever used. It is also has the most beautiful Bokeh of any lens I have ever shot with as well.

So you want to know why I choose Nikon? Now you know.
Because of the D5/D500- I AM: A Super Hero. Because of the 105mm f1.4 I AM: A Super Hero with beautiful Bokeh..

Nikon D500 camera, 105mm f1.f lens. Recorded to Lexar XQD media. NEF raw processed in Capture NX-D. Post processing Photoshop CC 2015.5, Nik collection by Google, oNonesoftware ver.10.5. Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, Benq SW2700 monitor (for approval color)

© Vincent Versace 2016

#NikonAmbassador #nikonlove #D500 #105mm #lexar #kelbyone #photography #onOne@NikonUSA#NikonNoFilter #niksoftware #nikonUSA #Epson #wacom #xritephoto #onone #fjwestcott #fineartphotography #iamgenerationimage #iamnikon #B&H #PhotogenicbyBenQ #lexarMemory #nikonLOVE
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+Vincent Versace! Nice to be able to see approximately what you saw, isn't it? Nikon colours and sharp & clear images are pretty nice.

I still have some about 5 Nikon dSLRs and a few Nikon film cameras. I think I have 10-15 lenses for them. I shoot in RAW (NEF) only and shoot in M mode and focus manually , so it does almost exactly what I want it to do.

My pocket camera is not Nikon.

When I went from DX to FX I switched to some primes instead of zooms and my camera bag lost ten pounds of weight.
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From my recent PBPW Cuba workshop. Some more Chromatic Grayscale.

The ballerina before our dance shoot.


© Vincent Versace 2016

Post processed in Photoshop CC 2015. File raw processed in Capture NX-D. Niksofware and onOnesoftware. BW Conversion Oz to Kansas approach.

‪#‎NikonAmbassador‬ ‪#‎lexar‬ ‪#‎kelbyone‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎onOne‬@NikonUSA‪#‎NikonNoFilter‬ ‪#‎niksoftware‬ ‪#‎nikonUSA‬ ‪#‎Epson‬ ‪#‎wacom‬ ‪#‎xritephoto‬ #onone ‪#‎fjwestcott‬ ‪#‎fineartphotography‬ ‪#‎iamgenerationimage‬ ‪#‎iamnikon‬ ‪#‎B‬&H ‪#‎PhotogenicbyBenQ‬ ‪#‎NikonLOVE‬ ‪#‎lexarmemory‬
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From my recent PBPW Cuba workshop. Some more Chromatic Grayscale.

One of the things I got to do whilst I was in Havana was sit in the Orchestra pit while the Cuban National Symphony played at the Newly renovated Opera house in Havana. This is lit by the light off the Musician's light stand next to the the Violinist being photographed

© Vincent Versace 2016

‪#‎NikonAmbassador‬ ‪#‎lexar‬ ‪#‎kelbyone‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎onOne‬@NikonUSA#NikonNoFilter ‪#‎niksoftware‬ ‪#‎nikonUSA‬ ‪#‎Epson‬ ‪#‎wacom‬ ‪#‎xritephoto‬ #onone ‪#‎fjwestcott‬ ‪#‎fineartphotography‬ ‪#‎iamgenerationimage‬ ‪#‎iamnikon‬ ‪#‎B‬&H ‪#‎PhotogenicbyBenQ‬ ‪#‎NikonLOVE‬ #lexarmemory
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  • Versace Natural Light Photography
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    Artist in Residence/consultant, 1999 - 2013
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    Artist in Residence/consultant, 1996 - 1999
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