The Union of Meg and Eric in Brooklyn, New York

The Union of Meg and Eric in Brooklyn, New York

I had the distinct pleasure of photographing Meg and Eric for their union at city hall in New York City. Prior to the actual shindig at Club City Hall (the place looks pretty swanky for city hall) we took photos near the Brooklyn Bridge and carousel house. I had never seen the Brooklyn Bridge up close like that and it’s really good looking. So when you put two good looking people in front of a good looking bridge, it’s like shooting the cover of a magazine. The landscapers moved around in the background tending to trees and I know they were thinking the same thing.

After we finished up near the bridge it was time to head into Manhattan. City Hall was bustling with brides.

Eric and Meg's Brooklyn/Manhattan Wedding

GoPro HD HERO2 Firmware Update

GoPro HD HERO2 Firmware Update

Protune firmware update for GoPro HD HERO2Huge firmware update for one of my favorite tools. The GoPro HD HERO2 is always in my gear bag. But it has never shot at 24fps and the quality is less than what my Canon 7D can produce. However, the 7D is a more powerful device. Now it looks as though the GoPro is going to be able to compete big time! Protune™ to the rescue!

PROTUNE™ KEY BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • High Quality Image Capture
  • Protunes’s 35Mbps data rate provides less compressed cinema quality image giving content creators more flexibility in post production.
  • Neutral Color
  • Protunes neutral color profile offers more flexibility during post production color correction. Protunes log curve captures more detail in shadows and highlight.
  • Film/TV Frame Rate Standard
  • Now record video in 24FPS and easily intercut GoPro content with other source media without needing to perform FPS conversion.
High School Photos with Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey

High School Photos with Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey

I spent a couple hours with Lauren and her mother at Johnson Park during sunset.  Mary wanted to take some memorable photos of her daughter. One of my tricks to getting a new person accustomed to posing for me is being completely silly. I am focused on what I want to achieve, but I do it with a lot of energy and laughter.

Anyway, you just can’t beat the golden light a sunset provides. We moved quickly from place to place and the proof is in the pudding. So without further adieu…

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Judge Dredd sketch

Judge Dredd sketch

I drew this sketch of Judge Dredd on a recent flight to Chicago using Adobe Ideas on my tablet. By the way, you must see DREDD 3D if you are a fan of movies at all. It was PERFECT! Solid in every aspect.

Drawing of Judge Dredd by Christopher John Sztybel

DIE HARD with John McClane – The 007 of Plainfield, New Jersey

DIE HARD with John McClane – The 007 of Plainfield, New Jersey

DIE HARD John McClane Bruce WillisIt’s not every day that a huge action hero says he’s from Plainfield, New Jersey. This is said at the 1:00 mark in the trailer. I wonder if McClane was born at Muhlenberg Hospital? Forgive me for being so excited about the small details in an action movie, but McClane has always been the “every man” action hero. He gets the shit kicked out of him in every movie and still manages to defeat angry German terrorists. All the DIE HARD movies are great and they always have classic story lines with a ton of explosions. There was a time when action movies like this were plentiful.

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