Mamiya 645 PRO medium format camera

Mamiya 645 PRO medium format camera

Mamiya Leaf logoI sold a couple of my Holga cameras and made way for a Mamiya 645 PRO. I’ve never shot with a Mamiya before and tomorrow I’ll be taking some shots at a wedding with it. Here’s to success!

My decision to buy a Mamiya was due in part to reading Annie Leibovitz’s “At Work” book while on a recent vacation. She had kind words to say about her equipment of choice. If Mamiya is good enough for artists like Annie Leibovitz and Herb Ritts, then Mamiya is good enough for me.

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Tips for Buying/Using a New Camera

Tips for Buying/Using a New Camera

In this video I give a few tips on buying a new camera and exploring the world of photography. It’s not as easy as buying an expensive camera and suddenly becoming a “professional”. Learn the craft. That’s how your work takes shape and stands out from the crowd.

And, yes, I do say “uh” and “um” a lot in this video. I did it in one take, so I’m pretty proud of that. Ha ha! In the future, I promised less “uhs” and “uhms”.

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The Wedding of Jennifer and Anthony

The Wedding of Jennifer and Anthony

I had the pleasure of photographing a great wedding at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey. Jennifer and Anthony couldn’t have picked a nicer day to get married. I arrived early to take a walk around the grounds and find spots for post-ceremony shots with the bride and groom. Everyone was easy to work with and you can’t ask for anything more than that. Here are some of my favorite shots taken throughout the day. Enjoy!

The Wedding of Jennifer  and Anthony (Christopher John Sztybel)

The Wedding of Jennifer Schwartz and Anthony Tolisano (Christopher John Sztybel)

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

The wedding of Jennifer and Anthony at The English Manor in Ocean Township, New Jersey

 

Baby Photo Shoot with Isabella

Baby Photo Shoot with Isabella

For a three day old baby, Isabella was very easy to work with. She got hungry toward then end of the shoot and cried a bit, but I act in a similar fashion when I’m hungry. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness for Isabella! ::chugs a Yoo-Hoo::

Isabella Marie D'Ambrosio posing in her home (Christopher John Sztybel)

Isabella Marie D'Ambrosio posing in her home (Christopher John Sztybel)

Isabella Marie D'Ambrosio posing in her home (Christopher John Sztybel)

Isabella Marie D'Ambrosio posing in her home (Christopher John Sztybel)

Isabella Marie D'Ambrosio posing in her home (Christopher John Sztybel)