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Family Looks Like Legos in Botched Family Photo Shoot

I've never written a blog post like this, but this is a perfect example of why you should leave the photography to professionals.  A photographer was hired to take photos of a family at a park.  It happened to be a bright and sunny day.  What could go wrong?  Apparently a lot.  The photographer did not know how to position the family in harsh light.  She also didn't use any type of diffuser or professional strobe.  And last but not least, she did not know how to properly edit the photos when all else failed. She decided to fake the faces and make them look like legos.  She actually delivered this to the family.

There is a lot to be learned by this.  If I were the photographer I would have said that I am new and I'd do this completely free.  This way, if my work was this bad, we could have simply rescheduled until I got it right.  The blame is also to the family who decided that they wanted to save a buck and go to the cheapest photographer they can find.  You get what you pay for is the catchphrase of the day. 

At Delensmode, something like this will never happen.  We know how to make our photos exposed correctly in this situation.  Additionally, we carry professional light gear that can over power the sun in most cases.  Not to mention, all you have to do is make use of good shade in these situations.

In my examples below you see various examples of outdoor shoots where the sun is bright.  You can tell the light is consistent throughout.  This is when we bring out our professional lighting gear.  As a professional photographer you know your camera gear inside and out.  The most expensive camera gear does have it's limitations, and that's when you bring out professional lighting gear.

Our post is not to put blame to the family or the photographer as this ended in laughs for the family.  However, it's to show value in what we do.  Photography is like any other profession.  It requires constant training of the craft and new gear. Luckily for us, it's our passion.  We love what we do.  When we say the biggest stressful day of your life (your wedding day) is our comfort zone. We mean it.  We thrive in pressure.

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Model Session At Skyland Manor With Natalia

Hello folks, it's been a while.   The bright sunlight coming through my blinds is an indicator it's safe to get out there and shoot.  My mission today was to be "minimalist".  I'm always carrying a bag full of gear as if all shoots were a wedding.  I decided I was not going to bring any strobes and a bunch of gear.  So what did I opt to bring you ask?  A Nikon D750 and D810 with my Sigma Trinity of Art Series Lenses (20mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, and 85mm 1.4).

At first Natalia and I were going to shoot at this old factory that was abandoned, or at least I thought.  When I went to scout the place it was heavily guarded which made no sense.  Well, when I am all fresh out of ideas, where do I shoot?  The beautiful botanical gardens at Skyland Manor in Ringwood.  

Nikon D750 with Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D750 with Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D750 with Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D750 with Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D810 with Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D810 with Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D750 with Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D750 with Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

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Head Shot Season

The temperature is dropping and wedding season has come to an end.  Portrait season is among us.  We run many promotions and sometimes we include a hairstylist and a make up artist that we love.  Last week's promotion was all about the corporate headshot.  This is perfect for LinkedIn

corporate headshot portrait nj bergen county
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corporate portrait nikon headshot nj maywood hackensack

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