Friday, August 29, 2014

Shooting Great Wedding mid September in CT-------STOKED!

I am shooting a great Wedding this mid September in Stamford CT. Really Looking forward to it.Cherrelle and Rob. Its gonna be a long but great day. There is a certain magic in the air when you Photograph a wedding, a couple making life long vows of Love.Its cool and Life affirming. LOVE IS REAL as John Lennon said.

any way, Love to shoot weddings. So look me up if your in need a great talented and experienced NYC Wedding Photographer.

PEACE!
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Shooting NYC Weddings with.....FILM!

Hi All. I wanted to mention, as a New York City Wedding Photographer.I occasionally get asked or decide to shoot some of my NYC Weddings with a film Camera. I own several, a 35mm Nikon F4S that is amazing. I also shoot with an incredible Bronica S2A with a Nikkor 75mm F/2.8 lens and an amazing 50mm Wide Nikkor F/4. The reason is simple, with certain light a 6x6cm image shot on film will have a quality un matched in digital. Weddings are all about feel, and NYC Brides want to feel special, and I can capture a special moment or feeling with these film cameras that Digital sometimes lacks. The ethereal feeling of the light and structure of film grain and colors lends itself to a romantic and sensual feeling that is very difficult to capture with a digital camera.

Shooting with my Bronica 6x6cm camera with these incredible Nikon lenses is a real blessing. The Nikon lenses are tack sharp, and render color superbly. Shooting film whether it is black or white or color depends on the mood and the light and the feeling you're trying to go for. A shoot brides in Brooklyn and throughout New York, and sometimes it is the exact right thing to capture the mood.

Black-and-white film especially can be wonderful when you were shooting with a medium format camera, the Tonal range is unmatched.

New York City wedding photography is very competitive so I try to shoot film to create and advantage and create a look that brides in New York will love.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wonderful Queens City Hall Wedding

I recently had the pleasure of shooting the Queens City Hall wedding of Deddeh Marwieh with her
family near by. She was a Radiant Bride,wearing all white with a simple flower Bouquet.
Enjoyed it immensely.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Apple Aperture 3.0 and why I miss Steve Jobs

I am a wedding Photographer as well as a Fine Art Photographer based in NYC. I use state of the art Mac's and Apple Aperture 3.0 software. I am using latest Fuji Raw file that came out 3-4 months ago. YET,still Apple does not support files. Its also a very long time,(3 plus year) since Apple came out with new Version, number 4.

In Technology you must be adaptive, innovative and responsive.Be ahead of the curve, cutting edge, way out front.

When Steve Jobs was alive he had a way of being able to deliver cutting edge mind-blowing technology and always surprising you.


Now Apple seems to sorta coast. Good stuff they make but not responsive to Professional photographers needs.

Not Steve Job'sian!



Saturday, December 28, 2013

Reflecting Upon 2013

As I find 2013 winding down its last gasps of wind and snow I reflect upon a year that certainly has proven interesting. I am surprised to find myself doing something I truly love,Photography.I am shooting weddings in the New York City area. Its slow going to build up the business but its growing and I get a great satisfaction from doing something I love and thats my lives passion. If you can work at what is your passion you really are not working, your growing.

I am growing and I am also transitioning into a new complicated phase of my life. My father is slowly passing.He is 87 and losing altitude from his old vibrant self. The loss is very hard to experience but inevitable. I hope I can travel with him to the other side and give both of us some long sought peace. We shall see.

I also find much to my amazement that i have fallen deep in love with a wonderful, kind, loving and sexy woman named Heidi. Its so un expected and yet fills my heart and soul in truly unimaginable ways that I cannot describe.

Love is the best way to realize whats truly important in life. It helps you define what really matters.

2014 will be a challenge but with love in my heart and passion in my eye I hope to have an extraordinary year.

PEACE

Monday, December 23, 2013

Dolph Cramer

A old friend passed away last week. This is the second friend of mine that passed away in the last month. Dolph Cramer was a close friend of my father, Jack baker. I have known Dolph all my life and he was the best man at my wedding in 1986 in England. he collected model T's and was a good skier and a good friend.

he lived a good long life and he is with the stars now and I wish him peace.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Cherrelle and Rob Engagement Photos 2013


I recently had the pleasure of shooting some wonderful engagement photo's of Cherrelle Evans and Rob Hall in Central Park and then around the 14th street Meatpacking District. The light was late day afternoon fleeting golden sun light.This is my favorite type of light to photograph Brides and soon to be brides as its so amazing and glows!

We went into Central Park up towards 87 street then we were near the Central Park Reservoir. I was shooting with a Nikon D3 and a 24-70mm Nikkor but my go to lens was the 85mm F/1.4. This is a killer lens with sublime Bokeh at wide open.

After shooting for 30 minutes we headed to the Meat Packing District where with the after glow of the sun setting we got some fabulous images! It was a real pleasure photographing Rob and Cherrelle and really look forward to photographing their Wedding in September.

You can see more of my wedding work at www.scottwbaker.com


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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Shooting Hasselblad 500CM with B/W film

I went out into NYC and went photographing with a Hasselblad 500CM with a Zeiss 80mm F/2.8.
I was walking along the east river near the Brooklyn Bridge. I also was using a Minolta Spot meter and Ilford FP4 Film. It was very liberating to take a slower methodical approach to each shot. You need to contemplate each image, each shot is a frame and the film back only takes 12 shots. Then you must reload the film back which takes about 2 minutes. So, the process is methodical and takes time, but I am certain the film will reward with great images.

I shoot weddings in NYC and there are occasion when i shoot film for my wedding clients, but mostly I shoot Digital. I expect to eventually get a digital back for the Hasselblad and get great mind-blowing images! Its why I love the Hasselblad 500CM. Its future proof, it allows me continue the legacy that I started in 1975.

See-Shoot-Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rest In Peace Curt Ward

CURT WARD
I was informed this evening of the sudden passing of a dear friend whom i met while I was starting up an amphibious sightseeing company here in Red Hook in 2007-2008. I partnered with Liberty Helicopter and worked closely with a man named Curt Ward. Curt grew to be a dear and close friend thou brief. He was a Former Sandy hook Pilot, the captains that help guide in tankers into NY Harbor. His skill in maritime matters was only surpassed by his kind and generous soul and willingness to befriend me as the Founder, and my insatiable desire to get my small company off the ground and into business. Curt had immense maritime knowledge as well as mechanical knowledge and also other areas. He was such a sweet man, it pains me so deeply to have lost such a friend. May you rest in Peace on the great ocean and sea that you loved and may you always find love in your soul my dear friend.You will be missed.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Shooting great Product Stationary shots for Local client

This week I have been photographing some great still life product shots for a local Red Hook vendor FOXY & WINSTON. The owner Jane Buck makes amazing Letterpress stationary and invitations. i enjoy the challenge of creating stunning imagery that is not NYC Wedding Images.

I love shooting weddings but its also cool to also photograph great still life images.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Saipua

I work as a wedding photographer in NYC. I encounter a lot of vendors in my work and sometimes some of them stick out for the amazing way they do business and who they are.

I happened to be chatting with Deanna at Saipua a few days ago. She and Sarah the owner do lots of hand made flower arrangements for weddings and each one is amazing. the dedication to all natural flowers and craft is a pleasure to watch.

Being a great wedding photographer in NYC requires working with great people and so I highly recommend you take a look at them.

www.saipua.com


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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wonderful Central Park Wedding of Susan Nonemaker and Justin Cox

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This late summer Wedding was held in Central Park with wonderful Indian Summer weather and great light. Photographing the Bride, Susan was a true pleasure as was Justin the groom. Later they held an amazing Reception atop the Strand Hotel. Great NYC Wedding!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Why I love Foto Care



As a NYC Wedding Photographer and Fine art Portrait and Food photographer I use a lot of camera gear and equipment and I require a lot of good technical understanding from the Stores I do business with. There is of course B&H and others and for certain things they are great and very competitive on price.

But the people at Foto Care are really amazing. In particular Jeff Hirsch, the owner of Foto Care is amazing,his grasp of the equipment is immense.He truly understands everything he sells.

Linda Drummond, the Store manager is an amazing person, always willing to go out of her way to answer or help you do your job better.

Lets remember,shooting Weddings and any paying Photo gig is a job.The client,be it a bride or store is expecting the very best from the photographer and they do not care why it does not work.In wedding Photography you have no chances for a redo! its got to be right on the very first time.

When i am looking at a new piece of camera equipment Tommy Arce is often the most knowledgable man I know regarding equipment, especially lighting, he has been most helpful for many years. I have also found Kane Giblin most helpful in regards to questions pertaining to web site and SEO or social media questions. We are now in an age Photographically speaking where all of the facets of photography come together, be it photography,video or social media,it all matters.

I often rent equipment from Foto Care Rental and deal with Brian Heimbuecher and fred Blake.They are so amazing, they have made my life so simple and stress free when it comes to renting equipment.The gear is always ready ,works great and there is never an issue.

Bottom Line,dealing with Foto Care has been a joy and i commend them highly!


You can see my work at www.scottwbaker.com

Monday, September 30, 2013

Brooklyn Bride & Groom - More Photos from Kate & Lasha's Wedding

Kate & Lasha are back from their honeymoon after an early September wedding in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Here's more photos from their traditional ceremony and a boisterous reception at Passage.

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Peruse more of my wedding photos on my website, and check out my profile on The Knot.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Kate & Lasha's Sheepshead Bay Wedding

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Kate & Lasha got married September 8th in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn at Passage, a banquet hall overlooking the piers and yachts bobbing in the bay. The bride looked heavenly with a bouquet of all-white roses!

For more of my wedding photos, visit my website and check out my profile on The Knot.