When taking pictures, long exposure photography is a technique that allows you to capture the passage of time in a single frame. Long exposure photography involves using a prolonged shutter speed to capture an extended period in a single image. This technique is particularly popular for capturing motion, creating dreamy effects, and transforming mundane scenes […]

Photography Tips

February 5, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Ghost long exposure photography of a MTA train is the most fun, but also the most frustrating.

If you’re anything like me, packing everything in a carry-on is the only way to travel. While it would be ideal to opt for a larger check-in suitcase, I prefer not to play a game of Russian roulette and risk an airline losing my luggage. There are ways to remedy such situations, especially if you […]

Camera Gear, Content Creation, Travel

January 22, 2024

Packing 2 Weeks Essentials In A Carry-On As A Travel Photographer

Sitting in a hotel lobby with two weeks worth of clothes packed into a carry-on suitcase.

It’s been a minute since I’ve traveled to Scandinavia, but it’s great to explore a new country during a one-week itinerary in Copenhagen. The capital of Denmark is listed as one of the safest, and happiest countries in the world! The time of year will impact your experience, but I went during the winter season. […]

Travel

January 3, 2024

Slow Travel One Week Itinerary in Copenhagen

Erin stands in front of the colorful Nyhavn waterfront to take pictures, which is a must do during a Copenhagen one week itinerary.

I am fully entering my photojournalist era. For the past few years, I was under the impression that to obtain an NYC Press Card Credential, my work needed to be published by a formal publication. Although I engage in concert photography for a publication, those events are considered private. As it turns out, the criteria […]

NYC Photography

January 3, 2024

Step-by-Step Guide To Obtain Your NYC Press Card Credentials

A group of people congregate at Washington Square Park during sunset with the Freedom Tower in the background.

Are you interested in learning how to photograph fireworks? Of course, you are! Why else would you be here? A fireworks display occurs only a few times a year and lasts about 5-15 minutes, making it crucial to be prepared to capture the magic during that brief timeframe. If you wish to avoid mistakes while […]

NYC Photography, Photography Tips

December 29, 2023

Photographing Fireworks In New York City

Coney Island has a fireworks display every Friday in the summer.

I recently had the opportunity to capture another surprise proposal that unfolded at The Ludlow Hotel, a chic luxury boutique haven nestled in the heart of Manhattan’s trendy Lower East Side. On an unseasonably warm November day, when autumn took a back seat and spring vibes took center stage, a magical love story was about […]

Couples, Event Photography

December 2, 2023

Capturing A Love Proposal at The Ludlow Hotel

The Lower Manhattan skyline is framed with a "will you marry me" proposal set up on the terrace of The Ludlow Hotel.

NYC is a city that has mastered the art of reaching for the stars, both figuratively and quite literally. One of the most spectacular manifestations of this ambition is Edge NYC Observatory, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, perched on top of 30 Hudson Yards. This modern marvel offers a one-of-a-kind experience […]

Content Creation, NYC Photography

November 25, 2023

Experience Sunrise at Edge NYC Observatory

Silhouette from Edge NYC observatory sunrise.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: there’s something truly magical about photographing surprise proposals. It was a crisp and warm autumn day in October, and I had the honor of capturing another old colleague’s surprise proposal to his now-fiancée. The setting was the iconic Bow Bridge in Central Park, and the day […]

Couples, Event Photography

November 18, 2023

Surprise Proposal at Bow Bridge in Central Park

Groom-to-be gets down on one knee in front of the Bow Bridge in Central Park to propose to his girlfriend.

Queens has some of the best views of the NYC skyline to take pictures from. I previously wrote about Brooklyn’s best photography spots and realized I should write one for Queens too. “The World’s Borough” is the largest New York City borough with the most diversity in the world, and is home to sports havens […]

NYC Photography, Photo Locations

November 11, 2023

The Best Queens Photography Spots To Take Pictures

The 7 train platform at Queensboro Plaza is a great Queens photography spots.

Let me start by saying that I’ve only ventured to Summit One Vanderbilt observatory during the tranquil embrace of sunrise. If you’ve seen the crowds during regular daytime hours on social media, you’ll understand why. As the newest observatory in New York City, this place can get busy, with security noting that it can see […]

Content Creation, NYC Photography

November 4, 2023

Experience Sunrise at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Observatory

Reflection of the mirrored floor and walls of Summit One Vanderbilt observatory before sunrise.