About Me

So, you are here and this probably means you would like to know who I am and what I stand for. It’s a very interesting question, because it’s very difficult to introduce myself without knowing what exactly you would like to know. I can go through all the details, but I think reading them would be a waste of your time. It may be much better if I’d share with you some basic information, and if you would like to know more about me – contact me and I’d be glad to answer your questions.

For now…
My name is Vova Zinger, and I’m an amateur photographer. I am an urban guy and I love all the cities where I have lived – the nice very old Ukrainian city of Lviv(where I was born and lived for almost 40 years), reborn after the Recession of 1970s Pittsburgh (where I started my life in the United States), and beautiful charming Boston (where I’m living now). I love these cities and I like to share my love to them with you by making and displaying their pictures of them. This is why you’ll see a lot of city’s images on my blog.
But I also like to travel, to see new places. By traveling I mean not only visiting new cities (because I like them), but going outside to see the wonders of nature. And when I see something beautiful, I can not resist taking pictures.

I understand that not all of my images are perfect and I’d welcome your opinions about them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciate.

To explain why I have decided to start this photoblog, I’d like to say that everyone has eyes, but when they are looking at something they may see the same object differently. It’s happening because each of us has unique vision of the surrounding world. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.  Photography gives us an opportunity to share one’s vision of the beauty with somebody else. And I would like to use this opportunity.

I hope you will enjoy visiting my photoblog.

I’ll try to do my best to update it frequently.

39 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Pastor Jack

    Hey again; Just read about you. PC means past commodore. My name is Jack swanson and I am the Pastor of Union Congregational church in the Wollaston section of Quincy. I was the commodore of The Squantum Yacht back in 2004. I’d be remiss if I did not invite you to Church Sunday 10AM., and definetly to visit our Club anytime youd like! We’re open on weekends now and during the week after our opening night, May 17th. God Bless and again nice picture!

  2. Fitch

    Hello! I came across your site while doing a search on photography and I just wanted to say that your work is amazing! You are very talented indeed!

  3. Elisabeth


    I’m looking for a specific photo of Harvard football stadium and I’m wondering if you can help me. I want a photo taken from the cambridge side that has the river, the weeks footbridge, and the football stadium. Do you know of any in your collection like that?


  4. artandhistory

    Just want to say thank you for giving me insights into places I pass too quickly in the Boston area. Your impulse to depth – – color, perspective, saturation, etc. is very satisfying and involving.

  5. Shmuel Browns

    Glad you liked my photo post Vova. We lived 10 years in Cambridge, MA but now I am a guide and photographer in Jerusalem, Israel. If you visit Israel in your travels, look me up.

    1. vovazinger Post author

      Thank you Shmuel very much for your invitation. I was in Israel before, but I’m definitely going to go to Israel again.

    1. vovazinger Post author

      It is very difficult do not love Boston. Here you can find and see everything and not only beautiful sights. Thank you.

  6. Outosego

    Great introduction, Sir. You ‘re absolutely right on this : ” I’d like to say that everyone has eyes, but when they are looking at something they may see the same object differently. It’s happening because each of us has unique vision of the surrounding world. “

  7. Seenorway

    You’re proficient with colors and angles 🙂 I like that!
    Personally I’m into nature, sunsets, the sky, and from time to time when the time is right: Macro!
    I’ve benn a hobby phographer since late 1956 and still going at it! On my blog approximately 7500 pictures published – all from Norway and mainly in ‘full screen’! Please enjoy!

    1. vovazinger Post author

      Thank you very much for your kind words about my photos. I am not strict in any particular topic. For me, it does not matter, sunset, flower, building, landscape. If I see something interesting, something bright, that catches my eye, I’m trying to take a picture of it and share it with others. I am very glad if someone likes these pictures.

  8. The Hinoeuma

    It appears that we see things much the same way. I see beauty and I want to capture it. Unfortunately, I only have a stupidphone, not a real camera. Maybe one day…

    1. vovazinger Post author

      Modern modern smartphones have very powerful cameras (sometimes even more than one). And many famous photographers use them very often, and the results are very impressive.

      1. The Hinoeuma

        I would have to upgrade said phone. I have a Samsung S7 and the Moon always comes out as a blur. Close up flower shots and bugs can be incredible. Birds of Prey up in tall trees are a blur no matter how I zoom.

        I have been a shutterbug since I was 12 when my grandmother gave me a Kodak Instamatic! LOL! I am, now, 52!

  9. vovazinger Post author

    As far as I know, the Samsung S7 has a great camera. I think you can avoid blurring images by switching from automatic to manual. This allows you to use the Looney 11 rule to get a clear image of the moon. It also allows you to select a higher shutter speed for shooting birds. Good luck.

    1. vovazinger Post author

      Thank you so much. I love to photograph, but I no less like to share the beauty of the world with everyone. Even if this beauty is very small and very familiar.

  10. cashkeith

    Thank you so much for stumbling onto my site and your likes. I’ve browsed some of your recent posts and they are very nice. You certainly have an eye for composition. I look forward to following your work.

  11. heavenstobetty

    Your photos look pretty professional to me! I’m surprised and humbled when another photographer “likes” one of my photos. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Happy photographing!

    1. vovazinger Post author

      Thanks so much for your kind comments. Your feeling is very familiar to me. Very often I am not happy with my end result. I see what I did wrong and how it should be done. But I know, as long as I see the flaws of my photos, I can improve them. And I’m trying.

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  13. MrOrmsbyAtLarge

    Dobre dehn!
    Vova! Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and I’m glad you liked what you saw.
    I’m from Toronto but I currently live in the UK and, funnily enough, I visit Lviv twice a year and have been doing so since 2000. Here in the UK I teach high school and I’ve also taught at the Ukrainian Catholic University (UKU) in Lviv. Lviv is a spectacular city and I have made some real friends there.
    Small world, eh?
    So, now I’m interested to see what YOU do in YOUR blog.
    John Ormsby

    1. vovazinger Post author

      Thanks, John, for visiting my blog. I am very glad that you enjoy visiting Lviv. I spent a lot of time there and I have many good memories. I plan to visit Lviv again and hope that I will not be disappointed.

  14. NamrataMorwal

    Hello Sir!
    I was just going though several posts and suddenly found your photographic post. Truely I liked seeing your posts and therefore visited your profile to know more about you.
    It was really nice knowing about your journey..

    1. vovazinger Post author

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog. As you can see, I like to travel, explore new places. And if I saw something interesting, I want to share it with everyone.

    1. vovazinger Post author

      Thanks a lot Jenny. I really appreciate your comment on my photos. I am very glad when I can please someone with my photos.


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