The night I photographed Andrea, Emily and Tara was a big ole experiment. There is no creative growth in my book without throwing everything out the window for something new. I shot everything using a lens I would normally never use being so close to the subject. I used off camera flash in a way I never did before. My favorite images taken that evening were shot against a dark background. If I had to describe the look it would be a fluid series of motions captured in one single exposure. This gives the performer something they probably don’t have in their portfolio of images. Something different that stands out and gets a “WOW!”
Style is always evolving. Never be completely content in the work you are creating because there’s always another way to push or pull the methods. Using this method of photographing dancers should encourage anyone that performs dance, or knows someone that dances, to look into booking a shoot with me. We will create amazing images together using this technique.
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Dr. Bo’s newest space in Englewood, New Jersey is a medical masterpiece so I am glad he asked me to come in to document it. The patient rooms are full of daylight, there is an area dedicated to physical rehabilitation and the wall on the conference room is a calming piece of art.
The final photos are being used in a variety of places including his new web site.
Take a look at an assortment of images from Dr. Bo Okubadejo’s space below.
I photographed a wedding venue like no other. The Art Factory in Paterson, New Jersey is my second home and they’ve recently done an absolute ton of renovations to the third floor (and beyond) so the general public can have weddings and events. The floors have been varnished, new electrical, amazing decor, stage for live entertainment, curtains, disco ball, downlighting, satellite bars, chairs, etc. They’ve done so much that I’ve probably left at least half out of my description.
If you are looking to have an event in a space like no other I can tell you from firsthand experience that THIS IS THE PLACE. You won’t find anything else like it.
Get in touch with the venue today by visiting their contact page.
Location: The Art Factory
Photographer: Christopher John Sztybel
Models: Anastasia B. and Alex Jones of Clavon Models
Wardrobe: Wedding dress by Jean-Ralph Thurin and suit by Clavon Leonard
Event Planner: Events by Merida
Hair & Makeup: Araena Sanchez
Each time I do a wedding or engagement for people I like to think of something different. Something that will stand out and make people remember a particular shot. This time around we shot Kelly and Mike using a big ass tube that someone discarded. One man’s trash is another’s treasure. We did whatever the hell we wanted during this shoot and I’m always grateful for clients, family or not, that are up for some horseplay and antics.
Take a look at the shots below and then contact me through my new totally tubular photography site and schedule your very own shoot.
Grace and confidence. Two things everyone should either possess or strive for. This is why I enjoy photographing dancers. Capturing a person in their own little world is magic. Here are a few of my favorite shots from an afternoon with Julia. Thanks to Ciara for assisting on the shoot!
For this shoot I mixed it up with natural light and strobes. My go to strobe is the Paul C. Buff Einstein E640. The quality of light and flash duration blows me away for action shoots. Perfection every time and I am also a big fan of their modifier durability and portability.
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If you are looking for a “normal” engagement session, I officially don’t do them anymore. This engagement session is next level. The Latin Circus discovery happened on accident and my only regret is it seemed to be vacant that day or else we would have definitely tamed a lion. I’ve known these two characters for a while now and enjoy seeing two wacky people that genuinely care for one another. It’s a pleasure to shoot the reality of it all. When I asked Vin to lay down on a questionable furry rug and have Jenna rule over him like a Queen…they both did it. Top notch effort all around.
I haven’t really talked about my gear much lately. These days I shoot on the Sony A7RII which is definitely the most versatile camera body I’ve ever used. For both my photo and cinema work, there really hasn’t been anything engineered like this camera. The quality of the final images is slamming, the files are easy to work with and the dynamic range through the roof. Not to mention it has in-camera image stabilization. In the new year I will be transitioning over to Sony lenses. Far less weight, much sharper and less expense than the EOS mount lenses I currently use with a Metabones adapter. The Sony Carl Zeiss and G Master lenses are designed to take full advantage of all the bells and whistles the camera offers me.
Now let’s cut to the chase and behold the greatness of Vin and Jenna’s engagement session highlights!
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