Monthly Archives: December 2009

Anna and Tom: 10.24.09

Watch the full slideshow here (or click “continue reading” below) Anna and Thomas were kind enough to plan their wedding at the All Souls Unitarian Church on the Upper East Side, about 500 feet from my studio, and they had the foresight to plan it long before I moved there! Actually, we met way back […]

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Wedding: Lauren and Jeff

Watch the full slideshow here (or click “continue reading” below) Lauren and Jeff had a Halloween wedding, but not because of any special desire for a Frankenstein-themed wedding; they met on Halloween night years before, at a bar that neither of them normally went to. So there were no tricks but plenty of treats — […]

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Feels Like Falling in Love

I know the veil-over-the-head-thing is a bit old hat at this point — I generally do it only if the wind actually does blow it over both their heads — but I tried to give it some new life here with the “Brenizer method” bokeh panorama. This is a panorama of 22 shots with the […]

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Wedding: Katty and William

Watch the full slideshow here (or click “continue reading” below) To say that Katty and William’s wedding was an intricate affair would be gross understatement. The couple’s day was more than 20 hours long, and I was there for 16 of them. It was crazy from the start, when William and his friends had to […]

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Merry Freaking Christmas!

Who said that we don’t get into the holiday spirit? The only Photoshop on this was high-pass sharpening for that contrasty look — that glowing door doesn’t lead anywhere, it was closed and only about four inches deep. The light was entirely accomplished by two SB-900s parked behind Brendan. This has been the wildest year […]

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A Brand-New Day

William and Katy — two image flash composite, so I could make a single SB-900 through an umbrella powerful enough to light f/18. You can learn this stuff too at my workshop! Wedding photographers live irregular lives, and it can get in the way of blogging. But I’m going to try something new and see […]

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The World is Your Light Modifier.

(Candid from recent wedding, bounced off close ceiling to far left) I loves me some Strobist. David Hobby has completely changed the popular conception of what your average photographer can do with flash light because of his dedication, creativity, and clear writing. But he said something once that made me gasp in horror, and I’ve […]

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On Timelessness

Someone asked me recently, “Why are some people focused on creating ‘timeless images?’ Everything has a time and place. Weddings dresses get dated, hairstyles place you, so what is timelessness?” It’s a fair question. Why avoid the major fads in wedding photography just because someone could look back at it and say “Oh, that was […]

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!

I had a great time last night seeing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Highline Ballroom with my friend and fellow photographer Rachel Kemble. I’ve always loved swing music — especially since, while having absolutely no talent for musical performance, I love to dance. We picked up some press passes from the staff, and I […]

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Scenes from a Blizzard

If you’re on the Eastern seaboard, you’re probably having an interesting night. I decided to take the D3s out for a little walk, before common sense got the better of me. But here’s a snippet of what the blizzard is doing in NYC now. How is it where you are? Click on the photo for […]

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A New Look

I finally got around to cleaning up the blog — now, it should not only look nicer, but load faster and be more user-friendly. I know that my Web 2.0 and 3.0 presence is a bit scattered — people can leave comments for the same image on my Facebook page (two of them), my Flickr […]

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My review of the Nikon D3s is up!

It’s my new baby, and you can find out all about the highs and lows (and — surprise! — there are some lows) at Amazon’s End User blog. Click the magic camera to take you there: BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Review: Nikon D3s

Link: Nikon D3s specs and purchasing. I’d say I know the ins-and-outs of the Nikon D3 pretty well — after all, I’ve taken more than 200,000 photos with one. And I knew that Nikon had a big problem: The camera is so darned good, how do you make it better, especially with an incremental upgrade? […]

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Kim and Mike: 10.16.09

Watch the full slideshow here (or click “continue reading” below) Kim and Mike had an excellent wedding at the beautiful Swan Harbor Farms in Havre de Grace, MD. Kim, an architect, has tremendous design skills, and worked on all sorts of fantastic details. How detailed was it? Well, the invitation colors matched her bedsheets. (And […]

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Learn to Shoot Like the Ultimate Wedding Photographer

No, not me … this guy: Long story short: I’m offering a workshop in NYC on February 6, 2010. Click here for a PDF with more info. If you want to sign up, e-mail me here. I have always thought that, if commercial photographers were like scientists in a lab, wedding photographers were a bit […]

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