RONALD ZINCONE PHOTOGRAPHY, P.O. Box 3063,
Kingston, RI 02881
(401) 932-2976 (Business Cell)
35mm (film) and Digital Photography
Digital darkroom (Photoshop)
Astrophotography (35mm DSLR, webcam
Organization, workflow and editing
Communication and People
Proprietor / Marketing
of Graduation in Professional Photography, NYIP, Sept. 2004
of Graduation in Digital Photography: The Complete
Course, NYIP, June 2010
Education courses in 35mm photography – CCRI,
Betterphoto, PPSOP, and "The Great Courses" Company.
Photographic Consultant C.P.C. from PMA 2005 – present
Adult education courses in 35mm photography and the digital age
Learning institutions in southern New England including RISD, CCRI,
ECONN and Learning Connection
settings, one-on-one private instruction, student
field trips/workshops, ONLINE courses and the Rhode Island Digital
Photography Meetup Group (RIDPMG)
600+ private clients / students of photography
COURSES / WORKSHOPS
Learning online course “Teaching Adult Learners”, EDGO-2128,
“Travel and Teach at Adult Education Centers
across the US”, Steve
Writing Seminar: Connect with Your Customers”, Stephanie
Photography I and II” and “Digital Art I”, CCRI
webinars in marketing, Vistaprint
Fundamentals of Photography with National Geographic Photographer
Joel Sartore, "The Great Courses", March 2013.
Photographers of America (PPA)
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)
Cloud Appreciation Society member #26688
of Science, Boston, MA
Outstanding Graduate 2009, NYIP,
Distance Education Training Council
EOS 60Da SLR 18mp digital camera
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.
ronaldzinconephotography is an award-winning photographer from south county, Rhode Island. ronald has been pursuing photography for 14 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 hurricane 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 Canon L lenses. 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 classic Tasco (Royal Optical) long-focus 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)!
Other astro accessories used include a variable camera adapter with T-ring, a Celestron NexImage reducer lens, various astronomical eyepieces, Celestron 2X Ultima barlow, Astrozap Solar filter, Orion 5-filer wheel, Meade #644 imaging flip mirror and a Paul Rini 0.7X reducer lens.
The artist also uses the spectacular Canon EOS 60Da SLR 18mp camera and Canon L lenses specifically the Canon EF 35mm f1.4L USM lens, the Canon EF 200mm f2.8LII USM telephoto lens and the award-winning Canon EF 8-15mm f4L USM fisheye ultra-wide angle zoom lens for daytime and astrophotography. Other accessories include an Orion Paragon Plus XHD tripod, Hoodman Loupe, right-angle "C" finder, Canon TC-80N3 timer remote, B&W F-10 MRC 010 Polarizing filter, B&W UV/Haze protective filters, 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 a Tasco (Royal Optical Ltd.) circa.1959 or 1960 -- 76.2mm refractor with a focal length of 1200mm @ f16 (Made in Japan). This classic and rare telescope (known as a long focal length refractor) is all solid metal with the original ash wooden tripod, eyepiece tray, various original accessories such as a 2X barlow, solar projection screen, star diagonal, 6X30 finderscope and more. This scope came with its original wooden storage box. Ronald has added an Orion 7X50mm illuminated finder scope and an Astrozap glass solar filter. This telescope is not only a legendary performer on the moon and planets but it is also quite the conversation piece. They just don't make scopes like this one anymore.
Ronald also uses an Orion 80mm short tube, rich-field, 400mm f5.0 refractor for wide-field terrestial and astro imaging.
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 and an Orion ED80mm f/7.5 600mm FL Apo doublet 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" and on the Cover of ECONN's Northeast Learning Center's Spring 2012 catalog. 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.
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 continues to be accepted at International Salon Exhibitions throughout the world. 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 National Home Page
ronald received the 2009 DETC Outstanding Graduate award nominated by NYIP. His work is represented by Visual & Written. ronald's images have also 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.
TSSCC in Westerly, RI.
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.
ronald can be contacted by email at:
email@example.com or at
401-932-2976 if interested in his services or if you have questions.
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