Friday, May 27, 2011

Wilkes-Barre Senior Photographer Loses Right Rear Tire In Mishap!!

So I was leaving the craftsmen at Lyons Barber Shop yesterday, going past the Home Depot in Wilkes-Barre when I heard a bang behind me.

Then a flapping noise followed.

Of course the bang was indicative of some terrible fate that had befallen my right rear tire, and as I feverishly hit the "info" button on my steering wheel I learned that my tire pressure was down to 14!

I was able to get my tire in for repairs to a local service station, and saw this bit of Americana hanging on the wall.

I had to photograph it!

Since I went through such Hell yesterday, the least you can do is friend me at Facebook!

And visit my website too. Cuz you're cool like that!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sunny Day and Senior Pictures!

Wow! Looks like a rocking sunny day! So, in a "sunny day" kind of spirit, the first student from the  senior class of 2012 that calls me and says "it's a rocking summer day!" will get 20% off their senior picture session! 592.2938

If you haven't done so yet, be sure to check out my website, You'll be glad you did!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Senior Pictures!

It's a busy, busy time, senior pictures season!

Luckily I found some time and had a great in-studio session with the incomparable Dominique and thought I'd share some of the shots with you. I'm hoping to work with her again! What do you think?

And don't forget, if you book your senior pictures and mention my blog, you'll get $25 off the session fee! Can't beat that! Be sure to check out my website as well, for even more of my work and some great info!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


If you’ve ever questioned the power of an image, consider the current news cycle. The US government has decided it won’t show images of the dead Bin Laden.

If you’re wondering why, the answer is simple. A photograph–an image–is an incredibly powerful thing. It can be a tool, intentionally or incidentally. It can tell an entire story of a month, year, decade, or a generation, captured in perhaps just 1/1000 of a second. An image change a life, end a war, start a riot, bring someone joy, inspire a revolution, open or close a debate. An image can move the world.

My point has nothing to do with the governments treatment, or lack thereof, of the Bin Laden image…should or shouldn’t, left or right in America, good versus evil, or any other debate along political lines. That is not my point, and this is not the forum here for those discussions. Don’t go there. Instead it has everything to do with the proof of the power of an image. Therein lies the only reason that this debate rages on. If it weren’t powerful, there would be nothing to say.

My point is a simple one and specifically this: if you’ve ever doubted if, in this modern era with technology moving a light speed, whether there is still respect and value for the 130 year old concept of a photo, think again. If you’ve ever wondered if the power of a photograph is waning, think again. The power of a photograph is at an all time high. Sometimes we… need these reminders.

Consider this as you go to work with your camera.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

How Will You Remember?

Tis the season.

Wedding season, that is!

If you are one of those procrastinators with a wedding coming up and you haven't booked your photographer yet, it's time! 

Plus it's oh, so easy to book Steve Lewis Photography. Call me up, I'll tell you if I'm available, and we'll go from there. How can you go wrong? 

So stop holding off, the right photographer for your big day is one of the most important aspects of planning your wedding. Contact me today for detailed pricing and availability information.

How will you remember?

Monday, May 2, 2011


I've wanted an iPhone since they were first launched way back in 2007. But I was also a Verizon customer, and that meant that I was left out unless I was willing to switch back to AT&T.

And that wasn't gonna happen.

So I waited and was rewarded in February when I got a special email notifying me that the iPhone4 was coming to Verizon! So of course I was one of the first to get my grubby mitts on it, and I love it.

So instantly of course I started taking pictures with its 5 megapixel camera.

Let me tell ya, when you do not have any control over the aperture or shutter speed or iso, it is extremely freeing. You have to find other ways to let your creativity flow, and the image really takes on a new importance when you don't have to worry about settings. I think that as photographers we get too bogged down in the technical aspects of the craft and forget that it's really about the image.

Using my iPhone has increased my sight and how I see things. 

I am actually toying with the idea of shooting a wedding exclusively with the iPhone.

We'll see if that works out.

These few shots were taken with my iPhone 4. These and many more can be viewed at my  Facebook page. Go to the photo album "iPhonery" to view more and maybe be my friend as well.

Cuz it's good to have friends.