From touched to terrified to thrilled in 60 seconds

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Oh, Varun … you mentioned me in your reception speech, saying that my work had made you start loving your work as a photographer again, and I teared up even as I blushed furiously (“I’m a documentarian! No one is supposed to notice me!”) And then you threw me a curve ball, “And now I’d like Ryan to take a really cool shot! Everyone get out your cameras!”

The idea was what you see here … a stylized take on the Uncle Bobism of a photographer’s wedding. But how do you make a bunch of flashes go off when they’re all from different manufacturers … and most of them are camera phones?

Very carefully.

Camera: Nikon D4
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6

Dylan Howell - nicely done. now you need to launch your ios flash app.. :)

Joseph Farrugia - Those seem more like the “AF-assist” light than actual flash bursts……the dark venue would trigger those devices to use something of the sort if they indeed have that feature.

Heidi Huber Photography - Very nice! I’ve caught a few of other people’s strobes during the reception, and I love it!

rich - wow ryan – quite the story and you pulled it off dude. amazing as always