The Evolution: What Happened To Jewish Music?

By Gershon Veroba I grew up in an atmosphere of musical extremes. Both my parents were career wedding performers — my mother specializing in opera and Yiddish, while my father...

What Is Your Experience?

Photo Prose By Gary Rabenko What have your experiences been with photographers? Have you been either very happy or upset with your photographer or videographer? Please share so I can analyze...

Priorities

Photo Prose: Your Opinion Please By Gary Rabenko What are your photographic priorities? How important is proper decorum and unobtrusiveness during the chuppah? Some studios not only have a half-dozen crewmembers in...

When Is A Team Not A Team?

Photo Prose By Gary Rabenko I had an interesting chat with a photographer last week. We discussed his frustration with studios and the video situation . . . something I covered...

Burned And Shot

Photo Prose By Gary Rabenko Admit it: you’re not quite sure how you feel or should feel about photographers. Are they skilled and talented artists, or are they near idiots who...

Halachic Musings: Kallah Drums Up Controversy In Bnei Brak

Videos and news items have been circulating of a kallah playing the drums at her wedding reception in Bnei Brak. First the chassan joined the band as a vocalist;...

When Bubby Is Better

Photo Prose By Gary Rabenko Photographers and videographers often bring along a family member to help. That person is called an assistant. They used to be lighting assistants. But many photographers...

Sick Assistants, Crazy Photographers

Photo Prose By Gary Rabenko I got a call on Sunday. “Joe” was on the way to a large wedding when his assistant texted him, “No way can I make it...

Why Is the Music So Loud?

Unlike the music business, the question “Why is it so loud?” unfortunately has not changed at all over the years. Very often, impatience and anger is the reaction to...

Short Or Short-Changed? Today’s Video, Part 2

Photo Prose By Gary Rabenko Your cell phone may have great video image quality. But try following action from a distance with varying zoom and manual control over the exposure, and...

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