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.

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.

New York City is not only famous for its iconic skyline but also for its mesmerizing moonrises. Capturing the moon with the NYC skyline, or any urban skyline at that, is a must-capture. In this guide, let’s explore the best photography locations, equipment, and techniques to help you capture stunning moonrise moments. Disclosure: Some links […]

Astrophotography, Camera Gear, NYC Photography, Photo Locations, Photography Tips

October 21, 2023

How To Photograph A Supermoon With The NYC Skyline

Supermoon NYC skyline photography with the Empire State Building.

Beyond its delectable wood-fired pizzas and Italian-inspired menu, Porta in Jersey City is the ideal canvas for capturing cherished moments. This trendy hotspot in New Jersey, which frequently hosts private events, boasts a vibrant atmosphere that draws both locals and visitors alike. It was in this lively setting that I got to capture a wonderful […]

Camera Gear, Couples, Event Photography, Photography Tips

October 14, 2023

Porta Jersey City Event Photography Wedding Celebration

Porta Jersey City event photography embellished pizza purse.

When it comes to photographing professional headshots in natural light, one of my go-to locations is Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, Queens. With the iconic Manhattan skyline as your backdrop, and the warm, soft glow of golden hour casting its magic, you have the perfect recipe for stunning portraits. A headshot, in […]

Camera Gear, Photography Tips, Portraits

September 30, 2023

Gantry Plaza State Park Natural Light Headshots

Natural light headshot with ambient bokeh from the NYC skyline in the background.

As someone who captures moments in time, photographing an NYC City Hall elopement can be a unique and rewarding experience. Not everyone wants a day of grandeur. For some, a simple civil ceremony is enough. My best friend, Danny, asked me to be his witness and helped capture his big day with his girlfriend, Zoe, […]

Couples, Event Photography, Photography Tips

June 28, 2023

Capturing Intimate Moments of a NY City Hall Elopement

Couple stands before the officiant and I'm photographing nyc city hall elopement.

As a beginner looking to break into the world of concert photography, it’s important to know what to do and what to avoid in order to succeed. Concerts offer a unique and exciting opportunity for photographers to capture candid moments and emotions on stage. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to photograph big-name musicians […]

Concert Photography, Photography Tips

June 12, 2023

The ULTIMATE Beginners Guide To Breaking into Concert Photography

Concert photography of singer, UPSAHL, playing guitar on stage at Racket NYC in Chelsea.

Self-portraits have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among millennials and Gen-Z who want to capture their own photos and videos without relying on anyone else. It’s ironic because in the beginning of the social media era, being in the picture was viewed as cringy and self-absorbed. Now, it’s accepted! One of the most […]

Content Creation, Photography Tips

April 22, 2023

Don’t Rely On Anyone – How to Take Self-Portraits Anywhere!

Multiple duplicates of Erin Donahue for one self-portrait.

Over the years, you might have seen on social media epic pictures of the sun in the center between New York City buildings. This phenomenon is called Manhattanhenge, and it’s when the setting sun can be seen aligning precisely between the buildings of the grid, creating a radiant glow. As a New York City photographer, […]

NYC Photography, Photo Locations, Photography Tips, Travel

July 12, 2022

Photographing Manhattanhenges Around The World

Manhattanhenge is a great opportunity for sun photography. As seen from Tudor City Overpass.

Light painting photography is a sub-genre of long exposure techniques where photographers use an off-camera light source such as a flashlight, fiber optic, or even the flash on a cellphone to draw or alter an image. This adds an external element that helps elevate an image to truly make it unique, dare I say, artsy! […]

Camera Gear, Content Creation, Photography Tips

February 4, 2022

Get Started With Light Painting Photography

3 different portraits of light painting photography.