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Dancer On A Mission

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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Julia Carrano dance session at The Art Factory in Paterson, New Jersey

Fashion Shoot with Ferret Campos Designs

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Finally had the opportunity to photograph clothing designs for Ferret Campos Designs. Our nutty schedules aligned while I was in Manhattan doing work with Capezio. I am always trying to maximize my time in Manhattan. Our models for this shoot were Olya Smith and Josephine Webb. Both were extraordinarily easy to work with. They have modeling down, man! The South Street Seaport provided us with an interesting backdrop.

I mainly shot with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 on my Canon 6D body. Threw a grid on a speedlite here and there and knocked it out of the park.

Comment below and let me know what you think of this particular set of images! Feel free to ask questions and I’ll reply. To see more of my photography work, please visit http://www.thatwerksphotography.com

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The High Line in New York City

Visited The High Line for the first time yesterday. It’s better than I had imagined!

From thehighline.org:

“The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the nonprofit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support more than 90 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets.

The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. The second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.”

Photographs from The Highline in Manhattan off 10th Avenue

Valentine’s Day Shoot for Bay’s Style Diary

Bayann and I connected for a photo shoot celebrating the one year anniversary of Bay’s Style Diary & Boutique. It also happens to be Valentine’s Day and she brought balloons and other lovely trinkets to use as props. Our shoot began at Battleview Orchards in Freehold, New Jersey and we wrapped up the shoot in downtown Freehold. Check out more photos from this fun series!

Valentines Day Shoot for Bay’s Style Diary from Chris Sztybel on Vimeo.

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Bayann Aburub poses for Valentine's Day and 1-Year Anniversary of Bay's Style Diary (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photography Slideshow

I will be launching a new version of this web site on January 1, 2013. It will be quite a change from what you see now.

In addition to the new site, all of my work is being looked at and organized into a reel. One part of that reel will feature my photographs. A little tease never hurt anyone, so I am posting the photography portion now. Here’s to a great new year!

http://youtu.be/AzpVoErlSDY

 

Photography workshop in warehouse

dunellen_models_warehouse_IMG_1624_2011_06_16-Edit.jpgThe five of us (Eric Gautier, Kelly Formus, Richard Flores, and Andrea Figueredo) got together in June 2011 for another photography workshop. This time it was in an abandoned warehouse. Vacant warehouse. We had two models named Aamira and Heather. Andrea handled makeup duties and did a fantastic job!

I try to keep my equipment bags as light as possible, so I once again shot with Canon Speedlites. Since I shoot in full manual mode, even with flashes, I have total control over each exposure. I can appreciate Canon’s E-TTL function, but I still prefer manually setting all of my equipment when I have the luxury of time.dunellen_models_warehouse_IMG_1863_2011_06_16.jpg

The warehouse was massive, so each of us could should wherever we wanted without getting  cramped. Toward the rear of the building stood a huge brick wall which turned out to be one of the best backgrounds.

We kept things moving throughout the night sharing each other’s setups and eventually it was time to break out my favorite piece of equipment; THE FOG MACHINE! I don’t like to overuse it, but it’s definitely great for adding a little extra something to a scene.dunellen_models_warehouse_IMG_1803_2011_06_16-Edit.jpg I will usually manipulate it a bit in post-processing, but having it there in the actual scene helps keep the effect grounded in reality.

Thanks to our fantastic and professional models Aamira Garba and Heather Dorian. Special thanks to Pablo for providing us with a motorcycle and modeling for a few shots.

To view more examples of product photography, please visit the gallery.