Inna Malostovker: Blog en-us (C) Inna Malostovker (Inna Malostovker) Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:35:00 GMT Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:35:00 GMT Inna Malostovker: Blog 120 80 Photographing Sandhill Crane Migration Every year from late February to early April over 600,000 Sandhill Cranes migrate on the Platte River valley in Nebraska in order to "fuel up" on their way to the north. Photographing the cranes is a bit challenging as they are very skittish in this area and walk or fly away once a human approaches anywhere within 100 yards.  Also, they are more active shortly before sunrise or after sunset when there is little light to photograph moving subjects. I use my 600mm lens on a tripod. Having a full sensor camera would help bump up the ISO. Since my camera has a crop sensor, I hesitate pushing above ISO of 800. Despite these difficulties, it is quite an experience. Air filled with loud rattling sounds and sky obscured by flocks of birds are quite unforgettable. 


(Inna Malostovker) birds cranes migration nebraska photography platte river sandhill crane Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:35:17 GMT
Little lizard cards Make someone's day with these cute little lizard cards!

- Top-fold 5x7" greeting cards
- Each photograph features a cute anole lizard with artistic touches
- Printed on premium acid free press paper
- Blank inside
- Includes a white envelope
- Packaged in a clear cellophane bag

- $5 one card of 5 for $20

You can get them at my Etsy shop:

Or drop me a note here, on my contact page.




(Inna Malostovker) all occasion card animal animal card art blank card card cute card everyday card friendship funny card greeting card hand in there i love you iguana lizard lizard card love card love messages nature note cards photo greeting card photography postcard romantic card smile thank you card thinking of you wish you were here Sun, 28 May 2017 19:35:49 GMT
New Tamron lens review Despite deciding a while back to stop acquiring new photo equipment, I couldn't help but buy the new Tamron telephoto lens - 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2. I am so glad I did. It is relatively small, light, and affordable for this focal length. Image quality is very good along the whole range. Image stabilization allowed me to handhold the camera at shutter speeds 1/5 the focal length and slower and still get sharp images, especially at longer focal length. AF is pretty good, though I found myself having to use manual focus at times during low light. The minimal focusing distance is about 2 meters, so I was able to get something close to macro images. And bokeh looks good. I'm very happy with this lens and want to share a few photos from one day of shooting at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Miami, Florida.    


    Focal length 340mm, f/10, 1/320sec, ISO 400                                          Focal length 190mm, f/13, 1/160sec, ISO 400


    Focal length 450mm, f/8, 1/640sec, ISO 400                                              Focal length 320mm, f/8, 1/500sec, ISO 400


     Focal length 500mm, f/8, 1/250sec, ISO 400                                               Focal length 420mm, f/8, 1/1000sec, ISO 400

(Inna Malostovker) Tamron butterfly dragonfly iguana lens lily lizard photography review Sat, 20 May 2017 22:00:13 GMT
I Love Havana, the Photo Book. We are a group of six female professional photographers from different backgrounds who share a common passion for Havana.  We are hoping to create a book showcasing 10 photographs taken by each woman with a description in English, Spanish, and their own language of the feelings and story behind each photograph. The photo book will allow you to enjoy the photographic love story of each of us for Havana and provide a personal biography of the photographers.


We are asking for donations to help make this project happen. Every donor will get free copies of the book.



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Pets in the city A couple of months ago I visited Cuba. One of the many things that struck me was the number of homeless cats and dogs in the streets. I realize, this problem is not unique to Cuba. There are an estimated 200 million stray dogs and many more homeless cats in the world.

I could see how much the cats and dogs I saw in Cuba wanted human attention. Having two cats at home, it hit me hard. 

Several of the dogs I saw wore collars with tags on them. I was very happy to realize, those dogs were actually taken care of. Some state institutions are giving dogs these tags, medical care and shelter. This tag says: "My name is Cortico. I am a pet of the Plaza de Armas. I've been neutered. Don't hurt me." 

I created a series of photographs "pets in the city" to show the beauty of these animals.  This is only a small part of the series.

(Inna Malostovker) Cuba Havana animals cats dogs homeless pets photography stray Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:24:44 GMT
Exhibition without walls Two of my images made it into the finalist round in the international photo competition Exhibition Without Walls titled "Strong and Powerful" and one of them received an Honorable mention.

Here is the link to the gallery:

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAESheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAEColumns in the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Pantanal, BrazilPantanal, BrazilSunset on the river in Pantanal, Brazil

(Inna Malostovker) competition honorable mention photography Sun, 20 Nov 2016 00:05:04 GMT
Magazine publication Today, I'm honored to have two pieces published in the Living the Photo Artistic Life magazine among some really amazing work displayed in this magazine monthly.

(Inna Malostovker) art work digital art magazine photography publication Tue, 16 Aug 2016 01:41:47 GMT
Another photo honor An excellent printing company out of Arizona, Artisan Colour is participating in a trade show which expects 1500+ designers, architects, hospitality and health care professionals to stop by. They selected 8 images out of thousands amazing pieces of art presented on ArtBoja website to display their work. My image of Black bird and red flowers made the selection.  Of course, I gave them my permission to do so!  


(Inna Malostovker) Printing honor photography Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:02:51 GMT
What to do when the sky does not cooperate. I met with a friend at the Maurice Gibb park marina to photograph a sunset. Last two nights, the skies lit up with gorgeous colors and we were hoping to capture pretty reflections in the water. To our disappointment the sky was grey with a distant storm and the water looked almost black.

We waited around till it got dark enough for the street lights to be turned on, got out the tripods, and had fun photographing the lights. Small aperture (f/18, f/22) allowed for long shutter speeds to capture the car light trails and created the starburst effect.



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Holocaust Memorial A few days ago, I visited the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial for the first time. Built in 1990 despite some protests, it is an expressive reminder of our history. I was really impressed by how tastefully and eloquently it was presented. Here are some pictures.

(Inna Malostovker) Miami beach holocaust memorial Sat, 09 Jul 2016 16:45:37 GMT
Photo honor I participated in the American Society of Civil Engineers  bridge photo contest and today I was very excited to find out that my photograph of the Catawba River Pedestrian Bridge was chosen to be included in their 2017 bridges calendar.  What an honor! Always nice to be recognized.


Last year in their contest, one of my photos (Bridge over the Mississippi River) was selected by the judges as a finalist for the Viewer's Choice Award and another photo of the Bayview Bridge won the first place in the Small Town Bridges category.  These photographs were included in the 2016 calendar.

Bayview bridge, Quincy, IllinoisBayview bridge, Quincy, IllinoisBayview bridge over the Mississippi River in Quincy, IL

(Inna Malostovker) award bridge bridges calendar contest winner photography Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:54:42 GMT