Monthly Archives: January 2012

Interview in the B&H studio

Before my recent lecture at the B&H Event Space, David Brommer took me in for a fun interview where we discussed everything from how I use light to what I’d do on a deserted island. Watch it below:

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Fashion: Kristen Ernst clothing designs

It was 35 degrees outside. The winds were gusting past 40mph. And we were on the roof of a 27-story building. Fashion ain’t easy, especially if you’re wearing gossamer clothing or trying to keep an octabank from blowing off the side of a rooftop and taking you with it. But it came together, and the […]

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On Documentary Photography and Breakthroughs

I took a photo I liked yesterday. As I mentioned earlier, I went back to school this week, re-taking a version of a documentary photography course that I took more than five years ago. I did it even though it pushed this week’s workload from “busier than it should be for an off-season” to “absolutely […]

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Quick Review: SB-910

Specs and purchasing info As a longtime Nikonian, it still seems a bit odd that Nikon is known as the “great high ISO camera company.” Back in my day, we had noisy ISO 800, and walked uphill both ways to the photo shoot! But that was OK, because we were flashers. Our Nikons had fantastic […]

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Icy Queen

I simply cannot believe how hard Yulia rocked this in 35-degree weather and 40 MPH winds. Shoot director: Aparna Dasgupta Wardrobe: Kristen Ernst Model: Yulia Panina Makeup: Jiaying Wang Hair: Chi Shay Lighting assistants: Emily and Bobby from Emily Porter Photography — Lens: Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 AIS Camera: Nikon D3s BACK TO TOP | CONTACT […]

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The Girl with the Badass Neckline

I did a fashion shoot yesterday for a fantastic up-and-coming designer, and loved every moment — even the frostbitten ones. Imagine a January day on the rooftop of a 27-story building with winds gusting past 50 miles per hour. Now imagine wearing only the thinnest of clothing. Never let it be said that models have […]

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Liberty House Wedding: Elizabeth and Anthony

Dateline: 11/11/11 11:11:11 Elizabeth had elements of this day planned in her fancy three-ring binder for quite some time — some of them, I’m willing to bet, before she met Anthony. I don’t know if it said “Be fabulous” in there, but some things are just a given. It’s been quite a journey for them, […]

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Review: Nikon J1 versus Fuji X10

Compact camera photos aren’t what they used to be. Taken with the Nikon J1 and kit lens. Specs and Purchase info: Nikon J1 Specs and Purchase info: Fuji X10 The compact world is in a bit of a stir right now. Heck, all you need to do is read the news today, with Canon’s release […]

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Yin vs. Yang

Coming soon: A review of the camera that took the photo on the left versus the one that took the photo on the right. BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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