Monthly Archives: October 2009

Dora and Josh … SUPERSTARS!

How could I not play with this? Lit by a half-power lowel ID light at left of each. Composite of two images, since I was working quickly without an assistant and wanted to stand close enough to negate light spill onto the wall. BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Engagement: Colleen and Steve

I don’t usually have enough time to post engagement shoots in a methodical way on here, but boy oh boy have I been doing them, and loving them. They’re a central part to one of my most important goals — making the couple feel as comfortable as possible with the process of photography (and learning […]

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The year of the …

I know, there are few more trite things for a wedding photographer to say than “I love my clients.” But I do — and I don’t have to say it, since they’ve paid me already. Yes, I greatly enjoy working with my corporate contacts, and I am proud to work for so many non-profits and […]

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Rock the Rolls

One strobe and shoot-through umbrella, three frames. Wedding parties, generally, want two things: To look good in photos, and to get on with the day so they can go eat and drink and be merry. So there’s nothing particularly tricky about flash composites other than being able to do it quickly enough to stay on […]

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PhotoPlus is here!

It’s time for my annual gear geek-out at the Photoplus Expo! I’ll be taking notes on all of 2009′s big releases in this spot at Amazon’s End User blog! BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Rebekah and Jonah:8.30.09

Watch the full slideshow here (or click “continue reading” below) I’ve seen a lot of crazy horahs. In fact, if you do a Flickr search for the most interesting photos ever taken tagged “horah,” the top five are all mine! But I have never, ever seen one like Rebekah and Jonah’s. I think it was […]

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A brief bit of gear-geekery

First, I will be at PhotoPlus Expo on Thursday morning, trying out all the new gear for Amazon’s End User blog. I’m sure I’ll want to grab lunch somewhere away from the $8 hot dogs, so let me know if you’ll be there! Secondly, I finally got around to digging out the credit card, and […]

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Untwisting your Lightroom RAW profiles

I loves me some Adobe Lightroom. When you take 200,000+ shots a year, you go for the program with the best ability to take on a massive workflow, and for me, Lightroom is it. But it has a giant problem. In order to get the best color from each camera, Adobe cobbled together color profiles […]

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Freyda and Brian: 8.29.09

Watch the full slideshow here (or click “continue reading” below) Few people truly beam like Freyda on her wedding day. Half the time I would look over and she would just be sitting there, wearing a wide smile. And why not? With one of the rare beautiful summer days, and a great wedding at their […]

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Barbara and Michael: 8.28.09

Watch the full slideshow here (or click “continue reading” below) Talk about turning adversity into a wonderful, amazing wedding! I thought to myself as the day approached: “You know, if there’s one wedding this year where I really don’t want it to rain, it’s this one.” Outdoor ceremony in Central Park followed by a two-hour […]

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Let’s get ready for CONTENT!

I used to stare at blank newspaper layouts every day, wondering what the heck I was going to put in them. Blogging as a constantly working photographer is a different story: there is SO MUCH to share that not only is there not enough time, it’s easy to intimidate yourself: “Out of the thousands of […]

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Jessica and Matthew: 8.22.09

Watch the full slideshow here (or click “continue reading” below) Jessica and Matthew’s wedding, in the very cool Smack Mellon gallery in Brooklyn was hot in every conceivable way. Hot couple, hot wedding part, and weather hot enough to make me sweat just thinking back to it. Luckily, though, everyone kept their cool. Doubtless the […]

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Belhurst Castle

I was thrilled* to shoot a wedding at the gorgeous Belhurst Castle in the Finger Lakes region on Sunday. I couldn’t resist sneaking out during the reception and getting a good long-exposure shot. I love how a bright enough exposure gets you the stars there — unlike, say, anywhere within an hour of New York […]

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Night’s Spectrum

Posted a little bigger than normal. Sometimes images have so much going on that they need room to breathe. BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Dinah and Ludlow: 8.20.09

Watch the full slideshow here (or click “continue reading” below) Dinah and Ludlow had a great, low-key wedding at Long Island’s Fox Hollow resort. Religion is central to their lives, so the church ceremony was a big part of the evening, featuring unbelievably good singing from several members of the wedding party. I’ll probably pester […]

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