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October 5th, 2021
I have selected you to be featured on the Water Experimentation home page. Would you be willing to be interviewed to share your knowledge with the group? If yes, please reply with the answers to these questions:
1. Name? Anthony L. Sacco
2. Where do you call home? Clifton, New Jersey USA
3. What equipment do you use? I use a Nikon D300 and D200 for most of my water splashes, studio, and 'normal' photos and a modified infrared camera, Nikon D70s for infrared photography. I have two macro lenses that I use often, Nikon 105mm F2.8 and a Sigma 150mm f2.8. My other lenses are the Nikon 24-70 f2.8, 70 -200mm f2.8, 12-24 f4, 18-200mm f3.5 ,50mm f1.8 to name a few, 3 Nikon speedlights..SB800, SB600 and SB80dx. Bogen, Feisol and Tiltall tripods and stands. But all the most recent 'magic' happens with the Stop Shot High Speed electronic timing system kit from http://www.cognisys-inc.com for capturing water splashes and water figures. And the most important part...a spare room in my house dedicated for studio,and still life photography.
4. What inspires you to create an image? I enjoy creating unusual, 'not so common' photographic art. I try to capture images that set me apart from other photographers. So I try to be creative, and seek out more difficult and sometimes expensive ways to create unique art photos.
But what I truly love, is the positive feedback I get from others, which in turn inspires me to create more images.
5. Do you have any tips or tricks you would like to share? You are the creator, you don't need expensive equipment to be creative. My first experimental waterdrop splash photos came from a setup around my bathtub, using the shower head for drips! I now find that having total..or try to have total control over the photographic session is the key. Think the project over and plan ahead. Keep it simple and experiment. I use the KISS rule...Keep It Simple Stupid. Over the years I saved up and invested in good equipment, which helps make some projects easier. I also get inspired by other photographers and artists. Please visit my website www.photocatphoto.com . Feel free to ask any questions. Thank you for your time. Anthony
Thanks and congratulations
October 5th, 2021
Subject:RE: Congratulations Anthony! You Are The 1st Place Winner of The iSAW Contest!
The Jones Collection - 07/20/2015 02:47 AM:
Congratulations! You are the 1st place winner of the iSAW contest!
As part of the prize I promised, I would like to feature you and your winning artwork on the home page of the group, along with a new feature I am rolling out to give you and your creations more exposure for those outside of the group also.
As far as this new feature goes, I would like to get to know a little about you, your views of your own artwork and some of your thoughts behind these creations. Would you be willing to engage in a brief question & answer discussion with me?
My intention for this brief discussion is to put this in a blog, like an interview, so we can all get a sense of the person behind such creations.
If this is ok with you, I will just need a little bit of information which is explained below.
Q: How would you describe your style of artwork? Being an Engineer, I like to create experimental types of photography shooting styles such as High Speed Water splashes, InfraRed, and HDR.
Q: If you had to choose one of your own artworks as an all-time favourite, which one would it be? 'Floating Water Drop'
Q: Why? First, It was hard to achieve, and very hard to repeat, and second, It represents my style of photography by conveying physics, gravity, chemistry, and precision.
Q: What medium or format did you use to create it? I shot 'Floating Water Drop' with a Nikon DSLR and a Nikon macro lens.
Q: Are you a self taught artist or have you been professionally trained? Mostly self taught, but I did take college courses in photography, and also taught some classes.
Q: In 10 words or less, how would you describe yourself? Creative, Imaginative, Over thinker, detailed oriented
Q: If you had to give one bit of artistic advice, what would it be? Create what you like to do, and channel your uniqueness to your artwork.
WE�RE ALL DONE!
Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity of getting to know you a little bit and for giving of your time in doing so.
I will let you know when the interview is out and the link to see it for yourself, as well as when you're on the home page of the iSAW group.
All the best.
iSAW Group Administrator