Hudson Valley Photographer { Our fun little Island Vacation }

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I wanted to post up some personal things that I got to shoot when my fiance and I had a wedding that we attended up in St. Thomas.  I shot all of these on my Leica which at this point is more of a status symbol than anything else.  I can’t really use if for client work, as it’s all film, and I don’t really shoot it much around town because film is just too damn expensive to get processed.  I used to develop my own film, which so many people talk about how easy it is.  I have news for them when you’re used to shooting digital all the time developing and scanning your own film isn’t easy.  It’s a huge time suck.  Developing your own film, and then scanning it can take anywhere from 2-3 hours.  Which for me is basically a whole evening devoted to developing and scanning.  It’s super fun to see film develop right before your eyes, but after that wear

Hudson Valley Photographer Film, Friends, and a Leica in Breckenridge

I haven’t really been posting enough of my personal stuff on my blog.  I hope this gives you a better impression of me as a person in general.  These are all film shots from a trip I took up to Breckenridge Czech Republic with a big group of my friends.  I think what I love most about these shots is how much fun they were to take.

Every year my group of friends gets a house up in the mountains to go, drink, and have fun at.  It’s really a blast of a time, and these are people that I truly love.

All these shots were done on film.  I think real film is just the perfect medium for an experience like this.  It already has that nostalgic feel to it, which makes it so much fun to look back on these shots, as a perfect representation of that time in your life.  Most of this is on Tri-x with a few of the shots on Kodak Gold.  Which is frankly an underrated film.  When you expose it correctly and have it professionally developed it can be a truly wonderful film stock.

This trip also spelled

Mamiko for Bellona Agency Editorial in Flannel Magazine { Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer }

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So these shots were a total blast.  These are from my trip to japan.  These were actually in Osaka, Japan.  We spent a few days in Osaka to get away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.  Which after a while can be a little overwhelming.  We’re still planning on moving out there eventually, but I think we’re going to l

Madi for Jute Magazine Hudson Valley Photographer

These shots are from an old editorial of mine.  I actually shot these on my Leica M7.  I honestly haven’t done that much work with my leica, as it’s mostly for me to have fun with when I’m travelling.  That camera is rock solid, so it’s a great travel camera.  I never have to worry about people bumping into it, and who would want to steal a film camera these days.  If they only knew it was worth much more than most of my DSLR setups.  This was all shot with a 50mm summilux.  I absolutely adore that lens.  Of course it’s not as crisp or contrasty as my nikon lenses, but after a bit of post work I can get it exactly where I want it.

Madi is a fantastic local model.  She has a gorgeous face, and she’s supe

Lorin { Hudson Valley Film Photographer }

I actually think these shots were all the way from last fall.  I had just bought my first medium format camera, and I was having a blast playing with it.  I really loved Lorins look, and I wanted to put together a shoot that was a bit more emotional, and had very little to do with the clothing for a change.  Not that I’m historically all about the clothing, but I wanted these to feel like very emotional portraits.   I wanted to put together a story that was more about the person.

This first shot was actually one of the last shots of the day.  Right as the sun was setting.  Which I have to say with film, it’s super hard to meter this kind of light.  Everything is pretty soft, but yo

Anastatia Hudson Valley Photographer

I think I shot these 2 summers ago.  I know that’s how far behind I am on blogging.  I really just need to get a bunch of stuff up on the blog, and get all this content off my desk.  I shot these right after I had got my new mamiya film camera.  Which I love dearly.  Shooting film is a totally different experience.  Shooting medium format film is even more different.

I kept seeing all these people shoot with medium format cameras, and I was astounded by the detail.  The compression was amazing, and the overall look of the images just seemed different than what i could get in my full frame digital camera.  After a lot of research I decided to go with a mamiya rz67 proII.  A de

Kaitlyn Playing with Black and White Film

To be honest these shots are pretty old. I shot them when I was on one of my big film kicks.  I get in those moods sometimes.  I love the way film looks.  I also just adore being able to shoot Polaroids, and be able to show them to the model right then.  It’s crazy how that can change the dynamic of a shoot.  Suddenly it goes from photographer and model, to creator and co-creator.  I can’t explain why this changes things, but it does dramatically.

Suddenly when a model can see an image created right in front of their eyes they have a completely different outlook on the shoot.  They can see what they’re doing well, and what they are doing not so well.  Of course as the ph

August 16th 2021

Olive @ Wilhelmina

Olive @ Wilhelmina

I really loved working on this shoot. We basically just wanted to capture some of that great summer bohemian look. This was another quick shoot. Really simple looks, and nothing complicated. I also wanted to work some more with doing light leaks and some free lensing on this shoot.

I had found Olive on facebook, and I knew she would be perfect for what I had in mind. Not like this is some super crazy editorial. This was just fun creative work. Nothing crazy, super low key kind of work. It’s nice to have those kinds of shoots every once in a while to recharge the batteries.

I think any photographer knows that you can certainly get burned out quickly especially if it’s a lot of high stress gigs. They actually tak

Hudson Valley Portrait Photographer { Olive Portraits }

It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog, but springtime is here, and it’s time for me to start working on making sure that all my work is back up on my blog.  This is an older set I did with a local model and we worked on getting some cool summer sun shots.  I wanted something warm and fun, with just a bit of edge.  We had a total blast on this shoot, because my assistant was able to come with us.  Usually I don’t get an assistant for portrait work like this, but my assistant felt like tagging along.  Olive was a total blast to work with.  I loved how interesting her face looked, and I really loved the way some of the post work came out.

Hudson Valley Portrait Photographer { Charmaine Model Portfolio Work }

Well these shots are a bit old, but I never put them on the blog.  These are shots from my shoot with Charmaine down in Austin.  I normally work in Hudson Valley, but on occasion I get to travel down to Austin, and it’s always a blast to get a chance to work with this girl when I get down there.  I’d like to say that I’m a fashion photographer, but these are a good example of the fact that I really like capturing someone’s portrait.  Honestly, it’s like I’m a fashion photographer that likes getting to know the models that I work with.  I know that sounds strange, but when you have a connection with your model, the shots yo