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19 Aug 2016

Flatiron Friday with my new 50mm

I recently added the Canon 50mm 1.2 USM L-series lens to my arsenal and I could not be happier with it. Coming from a lot of experience with zoom lenses, I wanted to focus on prime lenses for portraits and weddings this summer as well. The image quality is absolutely stunning and the bokeh at f1.2 is as smooth as silk. I brought it with me to work last Friday and explored outside the office on my lunch break. If you couldn’t already tell, the Flatiron is one of my favorite buildings in all of manhattan and I had a great time playing around with the nearby flowers for framing. I love how the prime lens forces you to move your body and walk to different distances to get the perfect framing instead of relying on the zoom to get your shot. I have a feeling this will become my desert island lens and I do not see it coming off my Canon 5D anytime soon until I absolutely need that longer focal range.

24 Jul 2016

Exploring Brooklyn

Despite the 90 degree temperatures, Nina and I walked across the Brooklyn bridge after work on Friday and caught the sunset from the park after walking around DUMBO and taking pictures. I was using my canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 USM and 70-200mm 2.8 USM II. No matter where I am going I always try to bring my 70-200mm with me since it yields such incredible quality photos despite the size and weight. We stuffed our faces at Shake Shack once the sun went down and walked back across the bridge with a perfect summer breeze blowing. Today I treated myself to a Canon 50mm 1.2mm L-series lens for portraits and the weddings I have in August. Can’t wait to explore Jersey City and test it out when it arrives!

10 Jul 2016

Luray caverns

While going through my photos from our trip to Shenandoah National Park, I found some shots from Luray Caverns in Virginia. It was an amazing place, with some formations that were over 7 million years old. And it is crazy to think how long it had been there before someone stumbled upon it. Nature really amazes me sometimes and it makes capturing it with my camera that much better. I was shooting on my Canon 5D Mark III with my 16-35mm 2.8 USM II with my Canon Speedlite 6ooEX. I just got the Gary Fong diffuser for the flash because I noticed the lighting was coming out hard indoors. This really made a difference and softened the light and gave it a more even look.

09 Jul 2016

Shenandoah National Park, VA

A few weeks back, Nina and I drove down to Virginia to explore Shenandoah National Park and do some hiking and camping. Saturday, we did the 9 mile round trip hike of Old Rag Mountain which was truly breathtaking at the top but murder on my legs. Rainy and cloudy afternoons made for one one of the most epic sunsets I have ever seen in my life on Sunday night as well. After sending my days in the city, it is always great to spend a few days out in nature unplugged. All week I was shooting on my Canon EOS 5D Mark iii and alternating between my Canon 16-35mm USM II, 24-70mm USM II, and 70-200mm USM II lenses.

19 Jun 2016

Backstreet Cafe Shoot

Last weekend I spent Sunday afternoon at the Backstreet cafe in New Milford, NJ taking photos for their website and advertising. The owners, Kim and Tom Phelan are some of the nicest people you’ll meet and the food was awesome as well. The best part was getting to eat everything after the photos were done! I used my Canon ESO 5D markiii and EF 16-35mm 2.8II with the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash. I just got a Gary Fong flash diffuser for wedding and used that as well; I was really happy with how it softens the flash and helps with shadows. You can check out the Backstreet Cafe at: http://backstreetcafenj.com/.

21 May 2016

Run the Hook

Last weekend I was the photographer for Run The Hook, a 5k/ 10k race at Sandy Hook National Park. It was a sold out event and there was great turnout of runners braving the strong winds and finishing with some impressive times. The crowd was great and cheered everyone on and made for some great photos as well. After devouring a pulled pork grilled cheese from Hog Heaven, I did some step and repeat photos of the runners and explored sandy Hook with my camera a little bit. The race was put on by Peak Projects, an event management group with some more races and events in the works for upcoming year. You can learn more about them at http://www.wearepeakprojects.com and the rest pf my photographs from the race can be found on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/peakprojects/?fref=ts. Looking forward to working with these guys again and gracious for the opportunity!

12 May 2016

Mother’s Day Hike

I brought my Canon 5D Mark III and my Canon 70-200mm 2.8 II along with me for a Mother’s Day hike on Sunday. Jonah joined us as well and behaved pretty well in between barking and trying to eat everything off the ground. Blessed with some awesome weather that made for perfect lighting when it came to portraits, it proved to be a great day. I am consistently impressed with the 70-200mm 2.8 lens when it comes to portraits and if it weren’t for the size, I would have it my pocket all day every day ready to go. I still have weekend availability for portrait sessions and family and pet shoots as well, so just contact me to set up some time!

30 Apr 2016

Out of Office NY Network Event

I had the pleasure of photographing an event this week for Out of Office New York and Toast Vodka at a beautiful place in Chelsea with Eric Miller. The basement made for some awesome product shots and the night was a blast. I spent the whole night with my Canon 5D mark II and my 24-70mm 2.8 USM II and used the Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT. Head on over to Ericmillerphotography.com to see some more photos from the shoot and to check out his work. I never mind staying up late when there are cameras involved and fun and friendly crowd only makes it better. I met some great people I look forward to seeing again, thanks guys!

17 Apr 2016

Sunset in Hoboken

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I spent Friday night exploring Hoboken and taking pictures over the water at sunset with my photographer friend Eric Miller. I love thinking of all of the awesome places my camera has brought me and how much it makes me want to always be exploring new places. There are few things I enjoy photographing more than a sunset sometimes, and sometimes I just put down my camera and take it all in.  To see Eric’s work head on over to http://ericdmillerphotography.com/

 

 

 

 

10 Apr 2016

Pet Portraits

We all love our pets so why not show them off with style?  Try to focus on the right lighting that will highlight their features and capture them doing what they do best; being cute. Email info@keyframephoto.com for more information, to book a shoot with your pet, or to share some photos of your own!