Specializing in 35mm Photography Instruction - Digital Photography Made Easy!

BIOGRAPHY


RONALD ZINCONE PHOTOGRAPHY, P.O. Box 3063, Kingston, RI 02881
(401) 932-2976 (Business Cell)  

SKILLS
35mm (film) and Digital Photography
Digital darkroom (Photoshop)
Astrophotography (35mm DSLR, webcam CCD, telescopic)
Organization, workflow and editing
Communication and People
Teaching
Proprietor / Marketing
Consulting

EDUCATION
Certificate of Graduation in Professional Photography, NYIP, Sept. 2004
Certificate of Graduation in Digital Photography: The Complete
     Course, NYIP, June 2010
Continuing Education courses in 35mm photography – CCRI,
     Betterphoto, and "The Great Courses" Company.
Certified Photographic Consultant C.P.C. from PMA 2005 – present

TEACHING
Adult education courses in 35mm photography and the digital age
Learning institutions in southern New England including RISD, CCRI,
     ECONN, URI, New London Adult Education and Learning Connection
Classroom settings, one-on-one private instruction, student
     field trips/workshops
Private clients / students of photography


COURSES / WORKSHOPS
Distance Learning online course “Teaching Adult Learners”, EDGO-2128,
     CCRI
“Travel and Teach at Adult Education Centers across the US”, Steve
     Veltkamp, LC
“Brand Writing Seminar: Connect with Your Customers”, Stephanie
     Blanchard, LC
“Digital Photography I and II” and “Digital Art I”, CCRI
Online webinars in marketing, Vistaprint and PPAedu
Fundamentals of Photography with National Geographic Photographer
     Joel Sartore, "The Great Courses", March 2013.
The Art of Travel Photography with National Geographic Photographer
     Joel Sartore, "The Great Courses" Teaching Company, November
     2013.
Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) 2014, Rockland Astronomy Club,
     April 12-13, 2014 in Suffern, NY.


MEMBERSHIPS
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE), Rehoboth, MA
Field Contributor for Nature Photographer Magazine
Pass member of Photographic Society of America (PSA)
Pass member of the Photographic Society of Rhode Island (PSRI)
The Cloud Appreciation Society member #26688
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
National Geographic Society
The Planetary Society

AWARDS
BBB Accreditation, June 2013 #132921
Outstanding Graduate 2009, NYIP, Distance Education Training Council
Award-winning photography
Published 

PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT
Canon EOS 60Da SLR 18mp digital camera
Carl Zeiss T* 35mm f2.0 Lens
Canon EF 20mm f2.8 USM lens
Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens
Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens
Tamron AF Aspherical XR DiII LD (IF) 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Macro lens
Tamron SP AF DI LD (IF) FAC 200-500 f5-6.3 A08E lens
Bogen Manfrotto 3011N tripod with Kirk Enterprises ball head
SkyWatcher ED 120mm f7.5 900mmFL APO "black diamond" refractor
 with SkyWatcher HQ5 mount, field tripod and dual axis motor drives
iOptron Skytracker for wide-field long exposure astroimaging
Celestron NexImage 5 color CCD planetary webcam
AEO Lightning Strike micro 3.0
Photographic and astro imaging accessories


To book a private session on learning your digital camera and 35mm photography click on the "Contact to Book Appointment" link.


About Me

ronaldzinconephotography is an award-winning photographer from south county, Rhode Island.  ronald has been pursuing photography for 15 years and has become southern New England's #1 traveling photography instructor!
 
He is a "niche" photographer specializing in astrophotography, weather photography, low-light atmospheric subjects with a broad interest in outdoor photography. Aside from being an artist, ronald has a passion for teaching photography and is currently a "Traveling Teacher".   
 
The artist loves to capture extreme weather events such as lightning, severe thunderstorms and tropical storm events with his 35mm DSLR as well as other unusual atmospheric events.  ronald enjoys photographing nature and outdoor subjects from the macro world to super-telephoto and astronomical.  The artist also provides photographic services to his clients.

Zincone previously imaged using 35mm film and color slide using a 35mm Olympus OM-1 camera.  Other cameras used include the Nikon F, Pentax A3000 and Chinon CM-5.  In March 2006, Zincone went digital with the spectacular Canon 35mm EOS 20Da SLR optimized for astrophotography and then in 2008 switched to the 20D and then the 50D in 2009.  Currently, he shoots with the awesome Canon 60Da optimized for astro imaging!
 
When shooting astrophotos, Zincone applies camera-on-tripod techniques, including wide-field astro imaging using the spectacular Canon 60Da DSLR optimized for astrophotography along with a Carl Zeiss T* Distagon 35mm f2 lens.  The 60Da is Canon's second production of a specialized astro camera and they are the first company to make one.

Ronald uses piggyback, prime focus and eyepiece projection astro imaging methods using his SkyWatcher ED120mm f7.5 900mmFL APO black diamond refractor and an Orion 80mm short tube, rich field 400mm f5.0 refractor and his Canon 60Da.  He uses the software program BackyardEOS by BinaryRivers Company and several others including Registax.

The artist also pursues lunar, solar and planetary webcam high-res imaging using his astronomical telescopes, Celestron NexImage 5 CCD color webcam, and a HP dvd7 laptop (see image of Jupiter - the King of  Planets below)!

jupiter - king of planets - taken with webcam by ronaldzinconephotography
Other astro accessories used include a variable camera adapter with T-ring, a Celestron NexImage reducer lens, various astronomical eyepieces of orthoscopic and plossl design, barlows, Orion 5-filer wheel, Meade #644 imaging flip mirror,  Paul Rini 0.7X reducer lens, Meade reticle eyepiece, 0.85 reducer/corrector lens and various planetary visual and photographic filters.
 
The artist also uses the spectacular Canon EOS 60Da SLR 18mp camera and Carl Zeiss T*, Canon and Tamron lenses for daytime and
astrophotography. Other accessories include a Bogen Manfrotto 3011N Pro tripod with Kirk Enterprises ball head, Hoodman Loupe, right-angle "C" finder, Canon TC-80N3 timer remote, Carl Zeiss T* 58mm UV/Haze protective filter, Carl Zeiss T* 58mm circular polarizer filter, an AEO Lightning Strike Micro 3.0 lightning trigger for his Canon 60Da DSLR and the Canon Powershot G10 as a backup camera.

Ronald is currently astro imaging using the spectacular Canon 60Da 18mp DSLR camera for capturing wide-field astro images and red emission nebulae.  Accessories include a Canon TC-80N3 timer remote shutter, Canon DR-EC DC Coupler, AC-E6 AC Adapter, ACK Plug, IFC-130U Interface Cable, RA-E3 Remote Control Adapter plus a PNY 32 GB Pro-Elite memory card and spare 32GB card.

Ronald currently uses the spectacular SkyWatcher ED120mm f7.5  900mmFL APO "black diamond" refractor which uses FPL-53 flourite glass and Schott glass.  This APO refractor has an 8X50 right-angle finderscope, a 2-inch 10:1 tuning Crayford focuser, a 99% diaelectric diagonal and a built in piggyback camera attachment.  With this telescope I use the SkyWatcher HQ5 mount, field tripod and dual axis motor drive setup.  More accessories will be added soon.  See photo below.

SkyWatcher 120mm ED APO f7.5  900mm refractor telescope ronaldzinconephotography






















Ronald also uses an Orion 80mm short tube, rich-field, 400mm f5.0 refractor for wide-field terrestial and astro imaging.

He also uses the highly popular iOptron Skytracker  (see image below) for wide-field, long exposure astroimaging! 

iOptron SkyTracker ronaldzinconephotography


Previous telescopes owned include the Meade 4500, astronomy-club homemade Dobsonian/Newtonian 10-inch f6, a Meade 12-inch Lightbridge, a Celestron C8 XLT SCT, an Orion ED80mm f/7.5 600mm FL APO doublet refractor, and a classic long-focus Tasco Royal Optical f16 1200mmFL 76.2mm refractor.
 
Zincone's work has been published in Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, SkyNews, Nature Photographer, Exposure Gallery, Today's Photographer, and Popular Photography & Imaging and Outdoor Photographer Magazines (through a NYIP Ad), Cover of PSA Journal, Sea Star (frosty drew's Newsletter), RHODE TRIP, summer 2010 issue published by RI Monthly Publications as well as in several local newspapers "The Chariho Times", "The South County Independent", "The Narragansett Times", "The Charlestown Press", a front-page spotlight story with images in the May 24, 2007 edition of the "Wood River Press", the Cover of ECONN's Northeast Learning Center's Spring 2012 catalog, in the June 2013, vol.33 No.2 issue of The Planetary Report "My Sky" section and the "Holiday Issue 2013" of South County Life Magazine, "12 Gifts of Experience", page 26, The Photoholic.

The artist's Northern Lights image was also featured on the Cover of the Learning Connection, March/April 2007 Catalog featuring his "night-sky photography course", his crescent Moon time lapse image was featured on the Cover of the April/May/June 2009 LC Catalog, and a full-page writeup with photos from the artist was published in CCRI's Course Hightlights, Fall 2010 Bulletin in which Zincone's first course at CCRI, "Nature Photography" Fall 2010, was highlighted!  Ronald has also had several stories with photos published in Nature Photographer Magazine of which he is a field contributor.

See ronald's latest article and photography "Colorful Aruba" published in the Summer 2013 online PDF version of Nature Photographer Magazine!
  
His work has won him several photo contest awards including a PSA International Medal for his image of the Northern Lights as "Best General" Scape in the 1st Ocean State Salon 2005, PSRI (click on ronald's Awards and Honors page). His artwork has been accepted at International Salon Exhibitions.  Zincone's images have also sold throughout the United States and Internationally through Ebay and have been displayed locally throughout southern Rhode Island. 
 
He is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP),
a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), a current member of the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE), the Boston Museum of Science (MOS), the National Geographic Society (NGS), the Cloud Appreciation Society (CAS), the Planetary Society (TPS) and a Certified Photographic Consultant C.P.C. from PMA and a field contributor for Nature Photographer Magazine.
 
As of April 2010, Zincone has been officially certified as a SkyWarn Spotter by the National Weather Service.  To learn more about Skywarn, go to http://www.skywarn.org/ SkyWarn's National Home Page.
 
ronald received the 2009 DETC Outstanding Graduate award nominated by NYIP.  Ronald's images have been contracted by ArtSourceLA and W.W. Norton & Company.
 
Ronald continues to teach his numerous photography courses throughout southern New England previously and presently at the:

Learning Connection in Providence, RI
Frosty Drew Sky Theater in Charlestown, RI
Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) in Warwick, RI
URI's OLLI program in Kingston, RI
Hunakai Studio School of Fine Arts in Foxboro, MA.
South Kingstown Parks and Recreation (Guild),
       South Kingstown, RI
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
North Kingstown Arts Council, "Take an Arts Break", RI
Glastonbury Adult Education, Glastonbury, CT 
East Conn (ECONN) Adult Education, CT 
Artist's Exchange, Cranston, RI 
Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT
The WoodShed Gallery, Franklin, MA 
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA
Art On Center, Inc. in Fairhaven, MA.
Tower Street School Community Center in Westerly, RI.
New London Adult Education Center, CT
Rhode Digital Photography Meetup Group (RIDPMG)
     ronald zincone, organizer

(see "Classes" link)
 
As a "Traveling Teacher" the artist is available for one-on-one, hands-on personal and group instruction in photography as well as 35mm visual presentations (see "One-on-One Instruction" link).  Zincone also offers his students outdoor workshops based on a theme (see "Workshops" link) and continues to host nature photography field trips in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

ronald can be contacted by email at:
ronald@ronaldzinconephotography.org or at
401-932-2976 if interested in his services or if you have questions. 
 
 
For convenience of his students/customers, ronaldzinconephotography has made purchasing ronald's photographic sessions, workshops, and private, hands-on sessions easy.  You can now pay me using your PayPal account when purchasing online through my website.  Credit cards accepted! or alternatively, pay me by cash or check!




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