Keeping it Fresh

When you’ve been doing something for a long time, it’s easy to become complacent and stay with what you know instead of exploring new trends and technologies. I’ve spent a lot of time pondering this over the past few years and have come to the realization that, while it may be comforting to stick with the status quo, it certainly doesn’t help to fan the flame of creativity. We all need to take creative risks to keep our work fresh and our interest in it Continue reading →

We’re back at NRHS for spring photo classes!

I’ll be teaching again through the Adult Ed program this spring, and I’ve added a second class to round out your “Art of Photography” experience.  While the first class helps get your creative juices flowing, Part 2 is going to help bring you up to speed on the workings of your digital camera.  Don’t worry that it will be technical and boring, though…it’s all about having fun while gaining a better understanding of how your camera works.  Registration is going on now…check it out at Continue reading →

Stalking the elusive photographer

A friend of mine remarked recently that there are no photos of me on my company’s website or social media pages, and she thought it odd, considering my occupation as a photographer. I joked that the whole reason I became a photographer was to avoid having my picture taken. This was obviously in the years before “selfies” became ubiquitous. When the studio I worked for built their first website, we were told that we’d need to include portraits on the “About Us” page. My boss Continue reading →

New Adult Ed photography class at NRHS!

  There’s still time to sign up for my new photography class through North Rockland High School’s Adult Ed program.  The Art of Photography is a 4 session class designed to spark your creativity and  bring out the photographer in you. The class will combine instruction and activities in order to expand your understanding of camera basics, composition, lighting, exposure, perspective and point of view.  The first class is Thursday, March 5th.  Sign up now and prepare to have fun with your camera!

Product Photography for the fashion P.R. world

I was recently interviewed for PRCouture, which is an online resource for fashion P.R. professionals worldwide.  The article was written by Lori Riviere of The Riviere Agency in New York.   Here’s a copy: 11.04.14 BY LORI RIVIERE  Q & A with Product Photographer, Nancy Lenore of Photo Synthesis Product Photography: What Fashion Designers & Publicists Need to Know The publishing industry has undergone massive changes in the last 5-10 years and now product photography is even more critical for brands seeking to maximize editorial coverage. Continue reading →

Snow Day!

Every time it snows these days, I’m reminded of how much I used to love snow days as a kid. We’d get the news that school was closed and a huge cheer would rumble through my house. My mom would help us get all bundled up in layers upon layers of warm clothes and we’d go outside and roll around in the snow for hours. We’d build snowmen and forts, tunnels, and towers, and collect snow in a big bowl for snow ice cream. Every Continue reading →

A great place to be a food photographer

I love this time of year here in the Hudson Valley. The days are filled with warm fall sunshine and that wonderful first day of school smell. People are busy getting ready for the full slate of holidays that start with Labor Day and end with New Year’s, and the incredible vistas that surround the studio are filled with the most amazing fall colors. One of my favorite family traditions is our annual apple picking expedition to a family run orchard in Orange County, New Continue reading →

Why your business needs professional photography

When I talk to people about what I do for a living, they are often intrigued by my job description. I have to admit, it does sound pretty cool to be able to say that I’m a commercial photographer, and I get to take photos of all kinds of different things everyday. One day I may be shooting recipes for use on packaging, and the next day I could be taking pictures of buildings for an architect’s website. I’ve photographed everything from tiny semi-conductors to Continue reading →