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If you haven’t heard of Ryan Brenizer, then you’re missing out on the work of one of the greatest wedding photographers of our time. Ryan is a former photojournalist that has been award winning wedding photographer for a number of years here in NYC. He also is known for what’s called the Brenizer Effect–which is the process of taking lots of photos in a panoramic fashion to mimic the look of a large format image.

And his words and images are more than enough to speak for themselves and inspire many others.

Having shot over 300 weddings and publishing his work in the industry’s top magazines including Rangefinder and American Photo, Ryan is one of the young stars in the industry. Before his speech at creativeLIVE Photo Week, we sat down with Ryan to find out how he captures those special moments that define his style.

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Lots of us love Pinterest! Though it has been stated many a time that it is a social network for women, I really do that men that love the finer things in life (such as bacon, alcohol, the latest in our fashion, portrait inspiration, bacon, more bacon, and more geeky stuff) can also find a soft spot in their heart of the social network. Recently a company named Curalate has been doing some hardcore research into the platform and discovered something shocking in regards to what people love to pin and repin.

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According to Lighting Rumors, there is a brand new flash incoming that may totally change the way that location shooting is done. Many photographers value their monolights–myself included. But speedlites are just so small and simple to use. When someone typically wanted more power in a smaller package, they went with a Quantum light. However, CheetahStand (known as another name internationally) has been around for a couple of years now and have been selling the CL-180 to wedding and portrait photographers. It’s a significantly more affordable option to anything made by Quantum, and they are also based right here in the USA.

Now here’s the kicker–according to Photography on the Net, they’re going to be coming out with a CL-360. Judging from the naming convention, we can expect it to have around 360 watt seconds of power. That’s around the power of an Impact LiteTrek monolight but in a significantly smaller package. Granted, studio strobes work in a different way than speedlites.

It’s predecessor, the Cheetah Light 180 features a 153 watt second output–which is essentially a little under twice the power of your typical speedlite from Canon, Nikon or Sony. Plus it comes with a battery pack and radio transmitter packaged if you want. Check out a video of the system in action. But for lighting geeks, this is probably one of the most exciting announcements in a long time.

Via Lighting Rumors

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Happy Sunday to most of you reading this post. We thought we’d help ease your boredom and help you learn some extra stuff about the photo world by presenting you with five clever infographics that we found across the web. Specifically, we recommend that you check out Visual Loop’s Pinterest board for Photography Infographics.

Here are some of the best that we found.

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Wedding and Engagement photography has always been a hot subject and can be very profitable if your cards are played right. What many photographers will tell you is that it’s much more about business than it is about shooting, and as a former wedding photographer I can totally attest to that statement. There is a lot more that goes into making two people look good on camera than one would think, and there is even more that goes into making the clients happy.

For this feature, we talked to Andrea Fischman, a recent winner of an outstanding studio award from the Knot. Her photos have also made the NYTimes amongst others. Here’s what she has to say about photographing couples just in time for Valentine’s Day. Be sure to also check out her blog and Facebook page.

All Photos by Andrea Fischman and We Love Photo Booths

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Lots of us here at the Phoblographer are fans of the Walking Dead, as are many of you, and we’re totally stoked about the new episode coming on AMC on February 10th. In its honor, we scoured the web for memorable zombie photography projects that the creative community has done. Here are five that we’re almost ready to die for.

 

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