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Photo of the Week #217

August 25, 2014

Here’s a closeup shot I particularly like of soulful Latin singer Ana Gabriel performing for thousands in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Check out more of my photos from the show on Madison Square Garden’s Facebook page.

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 70-200mm f2.8 II lens with Extender 1.4X III @ 210mm, f4.5, 1/800th, ISO 3200.

Mexican singer Ana Gabriel performs in The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

August 16, 2014: Mexican singer Ana Gabriel performs in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. — ©MSG

To view a full-screen version of this photo, visit the Photo of the Week section of AviGerver.com.

Photo of the Week #216

August 18, 2014

The Rockettes’ “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” dance routine is as old as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular itself, having been performed by the Rockettes every year since the show’s inception in 1933. So, what a treat it must have been for the kids in attendance at the 6th Annual Garden of Dreams Foundation Dream Week in New York City to learn part of the number from the Rockettes themselves at Radio City Music Hall.

Dream Week is one of the Garden of Dreams Foundation’s core programs, exposing New York City’s neediest children to exclusive summer activities outside of their daily environment. Throughout Dream Week, each division of The Madison Square Garden Company brings opportunities and celebrity involvement to create positive memories for the children that will last a lifetime. For more, check out Photo of the Week #179 from last year’s Dream Week, plus full galleries of photos from Dream Week 2011 here and here.

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 24-70 f2.8 II lens @ 27mm, f2.8, 1/320th, ISO 3200, 580EX II flash.

The Radio City Rockettes teach part of their famous Parade of the Wooden Soldiers routine to kids during Garden of Dreams Foundation's Dream Week.

August 14, 2014: The Radio City Rockettes teach part of their famous “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” routine to kids during Garden of Dreams Foundation’s “Dream Week.” — ©MSG

To view a full-screen version of this photo, visit the Photo of the Week section of AviGerver.com.

New York Summer Camp

August 13, 2014

Summer Camp in upstate New York

A couple of weeks ago I spent a day in upstate New York at Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake shooting promotional images for the camp’s brochures and website. Here are a handful of photos that best capture the wide range of creative, athletic and team-building activities available to the campers as they spend the summer away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Kids running

Parachute game

Parachute game at camp

New York summer camp ceramics

Clay butterfly

New York camp woodworking

Tracing Hamsa in woodworking class

Camp swimming lessons

Fun in the pool at camp

Friends in a tent

Trust fall in the woods

Camp ultimate frisbee

Ga-ga at Jewish camp

New York camp cooking class

Cooking at summer camp

Baking cupcakes at camp

Summer camp ducks

Upstate New York summer camp goat

Camp teamwork

Photo of the Week #215

August 4, 2014

Here’s a shot I took of the Radio City Rockettes dancing on their building’s marquee for this past week’s season premiere of America’s Got Talent. This was the longest kick-line, 24 Rockettes, ever to perform on the marquee in Radio City Music Hall’s 82-year history. Want to see more? Check out this gallery on the Rockettes’ Facebook page, along with photos I took of their rehearsal and on-stage performance on America’s Got Talent.

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 70-200mm f2.8 II lens @ 70mm, f3.5, 1/250th, ISO 3200.

=The Rockettes dance atop the Radio City Music Hall marquee for the season premiere of NBC's America's Got Talent.

July 28, 2014: The Rockettes dance atop the Radio City Music Hall marquee for the season premiere of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. — ©MSG

To view a full-screen version of this photo, visit the Photo of the Week section of AviGerver.com.

Photo of the Week #214

July 28, 2014

While I normally reserve Photo of the Week status for a single image, I couldn’t resist double-dipping in recognition of boxing champ Gennady Golovkin’s double-feature this week. On Wednesday night, he made his Broadway debut with a cameo appearance in Rocky at the Winter Garden Theatre. When I say debut, I mean he had never even seen a Broadway show before, adding his name to what I’m sure would be a very short list! On Saturday night, Golovkin was back in his comfort zone with a seemingly effortless third round technical knockout of Daniel Geale at Madison Square Garden, retaining his middleweight title and extending his knockout streak to 17. What can’t this guy do?

Photo tech specs: [Left] Canon 5D Mark III camera, 70-200mm f2.8 II lens @ 200mm, f3.2, 1/500th, ISO 12800. [Right] Canon 5D Mark III camera, 400mm f2.8 IS lens @ f3.2, 1/1250th, ISO 6400.

On June 23, 2014, boxer Gennady Golovkin makes his Broadway debut in Rocky. Three nights later, he defends his middleweight title against Daniel Geale at Madison Square Garden, earning his 17th straight knockout victory.

On July 23, 2014, boxer Gennady Golovkin makes his Broadway debut in Rocky. Three nights later, he defends his middleweight title against Daniel Geale at Madison Square Garden, earning his 17th straight knockout victory. — ©MSG

To view a full-screen version of this photo, visit the Photo of the Week section of AviGerver.com.

Highbridge Voices 2014 Benefit Concert

July 22, 2014

Highbridge Voices 2014 Benefit Concert in New York City

Last month Highbridge Voices performed its annual benefit concert at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, and it was a real crowd-pleaser. The sold-out show, hosted by actor Alec Baldwin with a special appearance by Broadway actress Melissa Errico, featured a mix of classic and contemporary songs. The balance of discipline and energy these kids exhibited on stage was truly a pleasure to photograph. I think their stage presence really shines through in the photos below.

I’ve been shooting for Highbridge Voices for four years. The non-profit organization, founded in 1998, provides voice and music theory training, academic tutoring and recreation after school for Bronx students in grades four through twelve. To learn more about the great work they do and see more photos from the 2014 Benefit Concert, visit HighbridgeVoices.com. Also, be sure to check out Melissa Errico’s blog to read about her experience performing in this year’s show.

Highbridge Voices

Highbridge Voices concert choir

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center in Manhattan

Actor Alec Baldwin

Melissa Errico performs with Highbridge Voices

Broadway actress Melissa Errico

Joyful singing in New York City

Jazz hands!

Finger-snapping fun

Highbridge Voices rhythm

Bronx choir

Highbridge Voices camaraderie

Highbridge Voices finale


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Photo of the Week #213

July 14, 2014

More summer camp! This week it’s New York Knicks Basketball Camp at Baruch College in Midtown Manhattan, with an appearance by newly acquired player Samuel Dalembert. Dalembert, a nearly 7-foot shot-blocking center who has spent the bulk of his career with the Philadelphia 76ers, arrived from the Dallas Mavericks via a 6-player trade on June 25th.

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 70-200mm f2.8 II lens @ 88mm, f3.2, 1/800th, ISO 6400.

Recently acquired New York Knicks center Samuel Dalembert makes an appearance at Knicks Summer Basketball Camp.

July 8, 2014: Recently acquired New York Knicks center Samuel Dalembert makes an appearance at Knicks Summer Basketball Camp. — ©MSG

To view a full-screen version of this photo, visit the Photo of the Week section of AviGerver.com.

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