Monthly Archives: October 2010

Notes from PhotoPlus

Quick note: Photoplus Expo is in town, and, since I’m represented in some way by the three largest camera-sellers in the Western hemisphere, they’ve given me a shiny new press pass to check out the gear! I’ll be sending updates of my take on new gear to my Twitter account (I just can’t get used […]

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Kat and Tim: Florentine Gardens Wedding

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) I knew that I was going to have a great time documenting Kat and Tim’s wedding — after all, we’d already broken into a school. It only gets better from there. And of course, it was that and more. The […]

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Jamie and Phil: Westin Governor Morris Wedding

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) Phil told me that when they decided on their awesome chuppa with the reflective floor, they’d said “Ryan’s going to love this.” And they were right. And with a couple and their families who were so much fun, I loved […]

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Wedding: Robin and Sam at the Galapagos Art Space

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) I knew that Robin and Sam’s wedding at the Galapagos Art Space would be something special with just four words. Catered. By. Dinosaur. Barbecue. Now this isn’t just because Dinosaur Barbecue is amazing (it is). More important, it takes a […]

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How I Spent My Weekend Vacation

Being a wedding photographer is a wonderful, amazing life, and I couldn’t ask for anything more. But it’s also not for the faint of heart — in the long run this profession requires endurance perhaps even more than talent. I had to look back at the calendar to realize that my last weekend off was […]

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Workshop photos: 28,800,000 Percent

It’s been a week full of teaching for me. First I gave a lecture on flash composites at Adorama on Monday, where I also taught the additional, MacGyver-friendly lessons that yes, you can use an Adorama plastic bag as a flash modifier, and yes, you can use gaffer tape to mend a pair of jeans. […]

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Photo of the Day: Streets Ahead

Camera: Nikon D3s Lens: 70-200mm VRII I don’t do a lot of family shoots, but when the best man from one of my recent weddings said he wanted some captures of his beautiful family, I knew it would be a good time. And man, it was. To get all sorts of angles of three energetic, […]

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Wedding: Charity and Adam at Breakers on the Beach

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition It was a Jersey Shore wedding with 100 percent less Snooki and a billion times more awesome. A sunny, blessedly cool day allowed Charity and Adam to get married right on the beach with a low-key, heartfelt ceremony. This was one of the few weddings where the clear photographic […]

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Adorama talk coming up Oct 11!

I’ve been talking so much about the full-day workshop on Oct. 12 and 13 that I haven’t really highlighted the separate Adorama talk on Monday. At the last talk, I saw a lot of interest about the process and potential of flash composites, so I want to devote an entire lecture to laying it out […]

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Photo of the Day: Beyond the Hustle and Bustle

I love shooting with other photographers, such as this session with British photographer Albert Palmer and his now-fiancĂ©e. They’re always up for anything, such as when I say. “Hey, how do you feel about sitting in the middle of Grand Central? It’s likely that we’ll get a talking-to from security.” “Sure!” And doubly so, since […]

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The Best Sunset I’ve Ever Seen

I remember my father’s hands, mostly. Huge and and always warm; they dwarfed mine even though I was a tall, lanky eight-year-old. And a voice that sounded deep and resonant even compared to mine now, much less my excited boyish squeaking as we sat in a parking lot and watched the sunset. “This is a […]

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Wedding: Ela and Joe at the New York Country Club

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) I don’t think there’s much I can say about this great wedding at the New York Country Club featuring chill guys, hilarious, hammy bridesmaids, and a firecracker of a bride that the pictures don’t show. Secret handshakes, golfing at twilight, […]

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