BIOGRAPHY


RONALD ZINCONE PHOTOGRAPHY, P.O. Box 3063, Kingston, RI 02881
(401) 932-2976 (Business Cell)
email: ronald@ronaldzinconephotography.com



SKILLS
35mm Digital and Film Photography

Specialization:  Astrophotography and Extreme Weather

Digital darkroom (basic Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom)
Instructor of 35mm Photography, astronomy and extreme weather
Proprietor of ronaldzinconephotography

Photo Contest Judge


EDUCATION

University of Rhode Island -- College of Arts & Sciences, Harrington School,

      Film/Media program -- Fall 2016

Certificate of Graduation in Digital Photography: The Complete
      Course, New York Institute of Photography, June 2010

Certificate of Graduation in Professional Photography, New York Institute of

      Photography, Sept. 2004
Continuing Education courses and webinars in 35mm photography, astronomy and

      weather – PPA, PPARI, CCRI, Betterphoto, "The Great Courses" Company and

      Night Sky Network.

Certified Photographic Consultant C.P.C. from PMA

Certified SkyWarn Spotter for National Weather Service 

Completed "Thunderstorms - an Introduction", Spotters Network training,

      July 2016.


TEACHING
Lifelong Learning -- adult education courses in 35mm digital photography,

    astronomy, astrophotography and New England Hurricanes
Learning institutions throughout southern New England
Classroom settings, one-on-one private instruction, student

    field trips/workshops and seminars.
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.

"Business, Branding and Beyond" with Binita Patel, 5/19/14, Catherine Hellman

      Studio, 9-4pm, PPARI seminar, Coventry, RI.
"Painting with Light" seminar, PPANE, Thomas Hurlbut Photography, Ashford, CT,

      June 10, 2014.

2015 Hurricane Prepardness Workshop, July 20, 2015, Salve Regina University,

      Ochre Court, Newport, RI.

Masters of Photography, National Geographic Photographers, "The Great Courses",

      March 2016.

Science of Extreme Weather, Professor Eric R. Snodgrass, "The Great Courses",

      Course #1771, August 2016.

Fundamentals of Photography II with National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore,

     "The Great Courses", August-Sept 2016.

Southern New England Weather Conference, Radisson Hotel, Warwick, RI,

       October 29, 2016.

Introduction to Film 101 with Professor Michelle LeBrun, Film/Media Dept.,

       Harringston School, University of Rhode Island -- Sept 2016.

Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) 2014, Rockland Astronomy Club, April 12-13,

      2014 in Suffern, NY.

Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) 2015, Rockland Astronomy Club, April 18-19,

      2015, Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY.

Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), April 9-10, 2016, Rockland Astronomy Club,

      Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY.

Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), April 8-9, 2017, Rockland Astronomy Club,

      Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY.

Stellafane Convention (Star Party) 2008, Springfield, VT.

Stellafane Convention (Star Party) 2011, Springfield, VT.

Stellafane Convention (Star Party) 2012, Springfield, VT.

Stellafane Convention (Star Party) 2013, Springfield, VT.

Stellafane Convention (Star Party) 2016, Springfield, VT.


STOCK AGENCIES
Visual and Written

MEMBERSHIPS

Skyscrapers, Inc. (Amateur Astronomical Society of Rhode Island) AASRI

Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO)

The Planetary Society
Frosty Drew Observatory & Sky Theater

Photographer for Frosty Drew Observatory
Astronomical League (AL)

The Spotter Network

Student member of the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP)
The Cloud Appreciation Society (CAS)

Past member of the Photographic Society of Rhode Island (PSRI)

Past member of the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE)

Past Field Contributor for Nature Photographer Magazine

Past member of Professional Photographers Association (PPA)

Past member of Professional Photographers Association of RI (PPARI)
Past member of Photographic Society of America (PSA)
Past member of Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Past member of National Geographic Society


AWARDS
Outstanding Graduate 2009, NYIP, Distance Education Training Council

NASA Night-Sky Network Award Pin & Certificate of Appreciation 2014 / ASSNE

NASA Night-Sky Network Award Pin & Certificate of Appreciation 2015 / ASSNE
Award-winning photography

PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT
Canon EOS 60Da SLR 18mp digital camera

Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens
Rokinon 14mm UWA f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens

Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens

Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens

Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC lens

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical lens

Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens

Tiffen Polarizer and 10-stop ND filters
Polaroid 4-point star filter
Bogen Manfrotto 3011N tripod with Kirk Enterprises ball head
Canon TC-80N3 remote shutter / intervalometer

Explore Scientific AR152mm f6.5 (988mm) achromatic doublet air-spaced  

      refractor w/Bresser EXOS-2 mount and tripod

TeleVue 85mm f7 600mm FL APO doublet refractor

TeleVue 60mm f6 360mm FL APO doublet refractor

TeleVue DeLite eyepiece set

TeleVue Starbeam finderscope
TeleVue 5X Powermate and T-mount adapter for high resolution imaging
TeleVue 2.5X Powermate

TeleVue 0.8X focal reducer for TV 85

TeleVue 60 deg Everbrite diagonal

TeleVue camera adapter

TeleVue 3.5 inch extension tube

TeleVue 0.75 Dioptrix

Baader Planetarium Classic Ortho set

University Optics 2.8X Klee barlow

University Optics HD Phase II ortho set

University Optics eyepieces

VariMax camera adapter extender

Baader Solar filter for TV 85

AEO Lightning Strike micro 3.0 trigger
Hoodman Loupe
Visual lunar, planetary and specialized filters

Celestron Cometron 12X70 Binoculars

MagicLantern


ABOUT RONALD

ronaldzinconephotography is an award-winning photographer from south county, Rhode Island. ronald has been pursuing photography for 18 years and has become southern New England's #1 travelling teacher of photography, astronomy and extreme weather!  

Ronald has a passion for astrophotography -- this includes weather photography (with an emphasizes on extreme weather), low-light atmospheric subjects and a broad interest in outdoor photography. 

The artist loves to capture extreme weather events such as lightning, severe thunderstorms and tropical storm events with his Canon 60Da DSLR  and "lightning trigger" as well as other unusual atmospheric events. He especially loves tracking, photographing and following the history of New England hurricanes and other tropical events.  Ronald has a passion for teaching and imaging subjects which he refers to as "On the Edge". The artist also provides photographic services to his students.

He started imaging with 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, Ronald 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!

Zincone's astrophotography involves camera-on-tripod techniques with a "concentration" on wide-field astro imaging using the 60Da, Canon's second astro camera "optimized" for astro imaging. Ronald also captures the night sky using prime focus and eyepiece projection techniques using his telescopes as well as lunar, solar and planetary webcam imaging.

The artist currently uses equipment from Canon, TeleVue, Rokinon and Explore Scientific among others and has also used Zeiss, Sigma, Orion, Meade and Tamron. Ronald currently shoots with fully manual (including aperture) Rokinon lenses. He uses software such as BackyardEOS, Magic Lantern, Registax, Lightroom and Photoshop.

Ronald has one of the largest photo databases (on this website) of historic images of New England hurricanes!  (To access and view, go to ronald's "Home" page and click on any of the "tropical storm" gallery images)