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Worth the wait


This image was a composite AND a panorama, but that wasn’t what made it so hard. No, it was the Universal Law of Shooting in NYC: When you have scouted a location, and the whole time you scouted there were no people there, and you really need no people to be there, right as you’re ready to shoot a hundred schoolchildren will flood the scene.

Camera: Nikon D4
Lens: 8-image “Brenizer method” panorama with the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G (equivalent of 42mm f/0.68 according to Brett’s calculator)


When it Rains it Snows

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I love how the flash is making a rainstorm evoke a quiet snowy moment. We got a massive storm in NYC in the middle of an engagement shoot. I knew it was coming, so I said to the couple: “We can either stay nice and dry and shoot in Grand Central … or we can play in the rain and try for something extraordinary.”

I’m very happy they chose to play in the rain with me. My pocketwizard contacts started shorting out about 30 seconds after this photo (but were fine after a quick toweling-off).

Lens: 35mm f/1.4
Camera: Nikon D3s
Light: Sb-900 triggered by PocketWizard FlexTT5