Your daily image from the Los Angeles Bar Mitzvah Photographer.
Our Bar Mitzvah subject, in the rabbi’s study at Congregation Tikvat Jacob in Manhattan Beach. He’s wearing his beautiful, hand-woven talit, handed down from generation to generation from his grandmother.
We did a little Photoshop magic for black and white to heighten the drama, and emphasize the colors of the talit. The photograph was captured in natural light, on the Sony A7S camera, with the Zeiss 55mm 1.8 lens. The Sony is a favorite addition to our camera bag, as it has a “silent” shutter, which means exactly that–Rabbi doesn’t hear the camera snapping away while he or she is leading a service or rehearsal.