1/2 second at F7.1, ISO 800 (50mm) - Tripod.
Using a tripod at night in the rain (in winter) is a pain in the ass. I look so ridiculous fiddling with the tripod and camera in one hand and holding an umbrella in the other and trying to carry it all down the street. But it's worth it.
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Can you spot the woman?
1/250th at F2, ISO 3200 (35mm) - Fuji X100.
Read more about Jerry's plight at Jeremiah's Vanishing New York.
Some of you asked to see the wedding photos on here from last September and so here they are!
As you could probably guess if you follow this blog regularly, Sara and I are both very into Art Deco and the Chrysler Building Lobby was what gave us our inspiration for the feel of the wedding, which was a modern, 1920s deco nightclub feel. You'll notice that the design on the placecards is from the inner entrance to the building. The decor was created by the incredible Mark Rose and the lighting was done by Sara's young wunderkind cousin Harrison Lippman.
Wedding photography is probably the most difficult photography job out there besides war photography, although it's close. :) I have the utmost respect for what wedding photographers have to go through on a daily basis and going through one from the other side really taught me a lot.
There are a lot of fantastic wedding photographers out there, particularly in New York. There are a lot of fantastic websites with so many amazing photos that it be a nightmare to choose.
But what I found out is that the most important factor is finding the person that you feel most comfortable hanging out with for the entire day of one of the most important days of your life.
Think about it, if you're not comfortable hanging out with your wedding photographer and being relaxed around them then how are they going to get any good photos of you? You want someone who you like, who is comfortable and enjoyable to be around, who is funny and who makes you feel most at ease.
My three keys to finding our wedding photographer was their portfolio, their demeanor in person, and how promptly they responded to emails (that last one is important).
We were lucky enough to find the uber talented New York Wedding Photographer, JB Reed. After meeting with a few wedding photographers with fantastic portfolios but slightly offputting demeanors it was obvious right away over a cup of coffee that he was going to be fun to work with.
So when you pick a wedding photographer, make sure to grab a cup of coffee with them. And hire JB Reed, he truly is fantastic.
Best day of my life.
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