Illuminating The World

Battery Park, NYC
Illuminating The WorldThe Chanukah Lights remind us that illumination begins at home,within oneself and one’s family.
Only then is one able to illuminate the entire world.
Wishing you a Happy Chanukah,
Michoel, Sarah and The Oneinfocus Team

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The Wondrous Miracle

Oneinfocus wishes you a Happy Chanukah:
ChanukahThe miracle of Chanukah is not simply commemorated every year. Rather, it is relived with the wonder and excitement of a child,as if each time is the first.
Chanukah is such a wonderful holiday!! The messages are so fundamental and the teachings of Chassidus about Chanukah are so tremendously deep.
This weeks caption is obviously not something which applies exclusively to Chanukah, but is the attitude we need when approaching all Jewish holidays. Time in Judaism is not linear, but rather cyclical or like a spiral. We re-experience each festival and re-connect with the specific energy and theme for that time of year.
The candles burning bright:IMG_0106In Kabbalah, light is used as an analogy for the expression of G-d. We say “G-d’s light is shining or withheld.” The reason is because even though light is a creation, it is very unique. It doesn’t take […]

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Now That’s a Miracle!

Last night at Oneinfocus HQ’s – we made laser lights out of camera strobes!Buy PrintComing SoonThe nature of light is to illuminate darkness. On Chanukah, the darkness itself becomes a source of light.Now that’s a miracle!A must see – more photos inside…______Last night, the first night of Chanukah, in addition to lighting the menorah with fire we remodeled camera strobes to shine laser beams and used umbrellas to light the menorah with flash light!Photos from the shoot are below:No flashAmbient light only.
UmbrellaFlash inside an umbrella.Purpose: To light the front of the menorah.
LaserThe laser!Michoel tapes cardboard to the front of a strobe to create the octagon shape. On camera: He closes down the aperture of the lens to cause the star-like effect.
SetupSetup photo.Behind the caption:Inside of […]

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A Chanukah Lesson

In honor of Chanukah, Oneinfocus exhibits a photo submitted by Levi Jacobson of Brooklyn, NY for Meaningful Monday. Moving up from our youngest photographer, Levi age 8 took the photo last year Chanukah.
A Chanukah LessonLike the soul, a flame illuminates the world around it and kindles others…
The soul of man is compared to a flame and Chanukah teaches us the powerful effects of the soul – Through a mitzvah you connect to your soul. In turn your soul illuminates the darkness and inspires others in the ways of Torah and mitzvahs.Levi – Thank you for the beautiful photo.Wishing you a Happy Chanukah and a Meaningful Monday, Michoel and Sarah

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Chanukah – A Spiritual Battle

In preparation for this week’s Shabbos email – A photo shoot in Times Square, NY. Onlookers gathered wondering just what I was doing with a camera, tripod, flash strobes, a menorah and candles?Even the New York City Police took interest, especially when I repeatedly tried to light the candles against the strong winter winds. The result: Chanukah - A Spiritual BattleBuy PrintChanukah commemorates a spiritual battle.The Greeks fought to make Judaism a culture and void of G-dliness.Lighting the menorah is our battle emblem – the victory of light over darkness.
A wide angle view:Strobist and Camera InfoMenorah on a table in Times Square, NYC.Camera right: A Nikon SB800 Flash.Behind the Photo:In Times Square there is light of all colors bouncing everywhere. This made the shoot both challenging and fun! Of most important was to balance the ambient (which is really artificial) […]

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