Monthly Archives: July 2011

Top of the World

Ida in particular is a trooper for this one. The place they had to stand was not the easiest to get up to, and then there’s the 20-foot drop… — Camera: Nikon D3s Lens: 35-image “Brenizer method” panorama with the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 (equivalent of 28mm f/0.47 according to Brett’s calculator) BACK TO TOP | […]

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Ali and Doug’s Studio Square Wedding

It’s hard to go wrong with a couple as smart, funny, and friendly as Ali and Doug … and it doesn’t hurt that Ali looks like Anne Hathaway, either. Their wedding at Studio Square had everything you need for a great time — good friends, family, a giant pig on a spit and a Lionel […]

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Claire and Johnny’s Central Park Conservatory Garden Wedding

Well this is a first — I’m blogging Claire and Johnny’s wedding during their wedding. No, I haven’t revolutionized efficiency. Claire and Johnny are celebrating their love tonight with friends and family in Scotland, but beforehand they travelled to New York City to get married in an intimate, beautiful day — with nine people! It’s […]

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Review: Nikon 50mm f/1.8G

Specs and pricing info (buy here) OK, coming off the heels of a review of the $6,000 200mm f/2, I figured it was time to look at something a little more practical, a little lighter, a little cheaper, and so… The lens on the right, next to the 200mm behemoth, is Nikon’s new 50mm f/1.8G, […]

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Christine and Gaetano’s Tappan Hill wedding

I love shooting friends’ weddings. There are lots of obvious reasons, but also it just reminds me of all of the context that goes into our photography. When Christine makes a certain expression, I know “Man, that is so Christine!” and I give it photographic weight. My goal is always to get to know my […]

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Review: 200mm f/2 VR II (director’s cut)

If you have $6000 lying around, purchase the lens here My review of the exotic, awesome, Nikon 200mm f/2 VRII is up at B&H’s Web site! Thank you so much, guys, for letting me use this fantastic tool. (My next review will be of something much more affordable, I promise). As someone who’s extensively used […]

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Lauren and Michael’s Meadowlark Botanical Gardens wedding

A little 105-degree-heat didn’t stop Lauren and Michael’s wedding from being a fantastic celebration unique to them, a celebration of their love, their faith … and yes, their geekiness. As a proud geek myself, I was delighted to see table numbers not in a simple order, but with math-and-science-laden figured such as π, 6.02 x […]

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Kim and Dinesh’s Gotham Hall Wedding

When Kim and Dinesh told me about the spectacle they had planned, I knew right away that this was not a story for black and white. When you combine the intense, colorful, time-honored and raucous traditions of Chinese and Indian weddings with the incredibly sumptuous space of New York’s Gotham Hall, you have a colorful […]

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Scots in Love

Claire and John had a fantastic, super-intimate wedding in Central Park and on a boat circling the Hudson and East rivers. Such an amazing night, and I felt like friends with everyone there by the end. Here’s a tease from the day. — Lens: 35mm f/1.4 Camera: Nikon D3s Lighting: Another secret toy I have […]

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Social Media

Here are some other places you can follow my work and see what I’m getting up to next, roughly in the order that I pay attention to them. Don’t use any of these services? That’s OK, it all comes back to the Web site you’re already on. ryanbrenizer.com/facebook ryanbrenizer.tumblr.com/(Ask me photography questions here!) ryanbrenizer.com/twitter ryanbrenizer.com/googleplus […]

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Featured in PDN again (On Gay Marriage)

The good folks at PDN have published my work and interviewed me again with a nice update about the business side of gay marriage. I should have mentioned that I’m in Manhattan proper these days, not Westchester, and that I don’t know whether or not my phone has been ringing with gay-wedding inquiries because during […]

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