Monthly Archives: February 2011

Land of the 2 a.m. Sun

There are few ambient light sources I love to play with more than a bright ray of sunlight coming through thick curtains — especially when it happens at 2 a.m. No, I didn’t take this in the Arctic Circle. This was another in my recent experiments to poke and prod at some of the possibilities […]

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More info about March 18-19th workshops!

I’m really excited for my upcoming workshop March 18-19th in Los Angeles — for the price of putting on a workshop in Manhattan, you can get some AMAZING locations out there! I’ve put together an informational page that will be updated as we go along, and I hope to see lots of you there! I […]

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Photo of the Day…

I have today’s Photo of the Day over on Moment Junkie.com, just to make sure that you all are reading Moment Junkie. Right? BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Alone in the Dark

Here’s another from my series I like to call “Well, I’m in Texas, let’s get some models and see what kind of photos we can make by tearing apart hotels.” (I’m not that great at naming collections.) Here I wanted to explore some different things in content and technique (which, of course, heavily relate to […]

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Neither a Groomsman Nor a Beggar Be

The extra member of the wedding party checks out the spread. MomentJunkie.com — the new site I co-founded devoted to highlighting great moments on wedding days — is really taking off fast! And all of the thought that I’ve put into that launch process has already heightened my energy and vigor in seeking out great […]

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Cai and Johnny’s Wedding at the Dyker Beach Country Club

One of the fantastic things about working out of NYC is that I feel like a specialist in about 18 different cultures. I sometimes know the ins and outs of Jewish and Hindu ceremonies better than the people getting married; I can tell you how to set a table for a Basque wedding, and I […]

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Stepping Out

One thing about being a wedding photographer is that you spend a lot of time in hotel rooms, thinking about how to photograph in them, the lighting of them, the obstacle of overcrowding … but it’s the one part of the wedding day that is always, always at daytime.* So with the modicum of free […]

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We’ve Finally Met

They came from a LONG way to find each other. I can’t tell you more, since their family might not know they’re engaged yet. Happy Valentine’s Day. Lens: 70-200mm VR II Camera: Nikon D3s BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Introducing MomentJunkie.com!

Here’s a little side-project I’ve been working on with photographer Kyle Hepp and the input of lots of other photographers: MomentJunkie.com, a new blog featuring the most tender, most quirky, most hilarious, most joyful, most heartbreaking images we can find from photographers all over the globe! “Now Ryan,” you say, “You’re extremely busy, is it […]

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A Warm Moment

It was a cold night for Austin, but Steven saved the day with chivalry. 20-shot Brenizer method, basically no light at all. (ISO 12,800 — panoramas reduce noise) Lens: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Camera: Nikon D3s BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Mystery and Melancholy

I spend so much of my professional life managing the thinly controlled chaos of weddings that it makes me want to take whatever chances I can get to exercise total control. Of course the problem is that I LOVE the chaos; I find studio portraiture relatively uninteresting. So I figured I could split the difference, […]

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Bokeh-Clad Beauty

I have a strong artistic bias toward doing things I haven’t done before, and a stronger ones to trying things I’ve never even seen before. I’d love to see someone guess the lighting on this one. Camera: Nikon D3s Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AIS (freelensed) Lighting: You tell me. BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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