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Epic Sunrise Photos of the Eagle Rock September 11 Memorial – West Orange NJ

If I’m ever looking to get an epic sunrise shot close to home - I now know where to go and that’s in West Orange New Jersey @ the Eagle Rock September 11 Memorial. I’ve been wanting to shoot this spot during sunrise for a while - but the hardest thing is getting up at 4am. Since I had my nephew with me and the Skyfire app said there was over a 95% chance of a fiery sky - I figured why not give it a shot and film a behind the scenes video. In case you'd like to see the photos at your own pace here you go! 🌍   www.colonphoto.com🖥   mikey@colonphoto.com📞   917-703-0346 I’m available in New...

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Behind the scenes Saint Croix destination wedding engagement photo session.

Sometimes you may wonder how professional photographers are able to capture amazing expressions. By watching this video you’ll get to see some of what’s in my bag of tricks! For example (depending on the couple) I like to say “whisper something dirty” to see what happens - lol. Photography is a “people person” business and when it comes to shooting weddings I always like to have an engagement session to break the ice and build trust. You see, a big part of capturing amazing images is trust. Sometimes I’ll have an idea and I’ll ask couples to do something that may be out of their comfort...

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Episode 14: Light painting with the Pixelstick in Washington DC.

As a photographer sometimes we have to seek quality over quantity. Visiting Washington DC is one of those trips where you have to be selective. In just 1 museum you can literally spend a week trying to see everything. So all that being said - we were only in town for a day and a half and I wanted to do something special. I decided to bring what’s called a Pixelstick. I knew I was going to get a lot of questions like “how did you do that?” so I figured I make a behind the scenes video. The cool thing about the Pixelstick is that you can load any image you want! As for the process: Do a...

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Episode 13 Photography Tutorial – How to Shoot Sunstars.

Looking for an interesting photography idea? In this video I'll show you how to shoot sunstars! Shooting in bright sunny conditions is usually not good as the light is very harsh. But I'll show you how to use it to your advantage! Click on the video below to check it out! To achieve this effect, shoot at around f16 and position the sun so that it's peeking behind something. You have to finesse your position otherwise you won't get the shot. It's a simple technique and you can get some stunning results! Here are some shots during the night (be sure to take a look at the street lights)... I...

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Episode 12: Behind the scenes submission for @flamingirl “We Love Animals” photo contest.

Taking photos of children and animals is one of the hardest things you can do as photographer! There are a million reasons why and in this video I’ll show you some behind the scenes footage. I’ll also show you the secret to making doggies look like they’re smiling.Currently @flamingirl is running a “We Love Animals” photo contest (https://busy.org/@flamingirl/50-sbd-to-win-we-love-animals-photo-contest-is-open). Part of the requirement is to prove that you took the photo and it’s been a while since I’ve filmed / edited / shared a DTube video - so I figured it be a super fun way to prove I...

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Episode 10: As promised – “Let’s Go Sunning!” Coppal House Farm’s Sunflower Festival

Now back in episode 8 I promised to take you guys to a special place and that special place is Coppal House Farm in Lee New Hampshire. Quick fun fact - Lee NH was settled in 1657! Anyway, I’ve been meaning to go check out their sunflower festival for the past 2 years but I didn’t make an effort. It only lasts for about a week and believe me with a real feel temperature of 100 degrees it would have been easy to stay home!Going in I had a few photo ideas I wanted to do but with the angle of the sun and the breeze it wasn’t feasible. But luckily I had my macro lens with me and I’m happy to...

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Episode 9: (Advanced Photography Tutorial) How to shoot photos without people – A step by step guide.

Part of the reason I’ve been making videos is to educate people that photography is an art form and it’s not as “easy” as it may seem. Photography is more than just pointing your camera at a subject and clicking the shutter. Photography isn’t about “taking pictures” rather “making pictures”. And sometimes what looks like one image is a composite of several images. In this case around 22 images!All that being said this tutorial is a bit more advanced than my previous episodes. Even if you have no clue what a clone stamp or healing brush tool, I think you’ll dig seeing the process. Here are...

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Episode 8: Behind the Scenes Long Exposure of The Paragon Carousel (Hull Massachusetts)

While driving - people brake for different things. Well when I’m driving at night and I have my camera and a tripod with me - I brake for long exposure photo opportunities! Sorry for the crappy video quality and it was a bit windy since I was shooting on a breezy evening by the beach. But I wanted to see the final quality of the video on DTube and see if it’s worth using a GoPro at night in these conditions in the future. All that being said here’s a behind the scenes look at how I made this shot! 🌍   www.colonphoto.com🖥   mikey@colonphoto.com📞   917-703-0346 I’m available in New York...

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Episode 7: “I Survived The 2018 Great New England Air Show”

Well I’m happy to announce that I survived! You see, I don’t like putting myself in situations that are life and death - well at least those that can be avoided. In this case I went to the 2018 Great New England Air Show located in the Westover (military) Air Base in Chicopee Massachusetts. I always wanted to go to an air show and it was amazing - minus the heat! I didn’t get too much video footage as I would have liked as we came unprepared. We didn’t bring umbrellas (for the sun) or a beach chair so we didn’t stay long. Factor in the 2 hour drive, all of the walking and the heat and we...

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Episode 6: Birding in Nantasket Beach, Hull, MA

While on assignment for Save The Harbor, Save The Bay (a non profit organization located in Boston) I found myself in Nantucket Beach in Hull Massachusetts. While waiting for orders I noticed so many birds flying around, so I figured why not shoot some birds? Sorry for the windy sound - I didn't have my deadcat for my mic!   🌍   www.colonphoto.com🖥   mikey@colonphoto.com📞   917-703-0346 I’m available in New York City, New Jersey, Boston & Worldwide! Looking for aprofessional photographer? Then you're in the right place! I'm based in New York City, New Jersey and everywhere in...

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EPISODE 5: “SER·EN·DIP·I·TY” (Photography Tutorial) Learn how to shoot and edit an HDR image to save the day!

Sometimes when I’m out *making photographs serendipitous things happen! I set-out on a spring evening to shoot the sunset on the Boston Harbor. When I got to Fan Pier park I was pleasantly surprised to see the historic tall ship Sagres from Portugal docked on the harbor. Very cool!As I was shooting the sunset I wasn’t crazy about how the pictures were turning out, so I used a technique named HDR (high dynamic range) to save the day.Once I decided to go home I was surprised to find out there was a firework show! 🎇 If you know me, you know I love shooting fireworks!All of these things added...

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Episode 4: How I Made This Shot – Macro Photography – Behind The Scenes

In this video I take you behind the scenes on a macro photography shoot. Not everything went as planned - but that's why you need to have 2 of everything when it comes to photography!   🌍   www.colonphoto.com🖥   mikey@colonphoto.com📞   917-703-0346 I’m available in New York City, New Jersey, Boston & Worldwide! Looking for aprofessional photographer? Then you're in the right place! I'm based in New York City, New Jersey and everywhere in between. If you'd like to collaborate, or purchase prints, don't hesitate to reach...

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Episode 3: Introducing “SESSIONS” Behind The Scenes Headshot Photography

What’s up everyone! I’d like to introduce you to a new series of videos I’m naming “SESSIONS”. During these sessions I’ll take you behind the scenes while I’m taking pictures. I’ll walk you through the setup process, the gear I’m choosing to use and my train of thought. MOVING FORWARD Since this is my first time filming a session, I know what improvements I need to make. Next time I’m going to use 3 cameras, so you’ll get 3 different perspectives. I’ll also use a shotgun microphone so you can hear the person being photographed. For this inaugural episode I’m taking you behind the scenes...

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Episode 2: “How to be in your vacation photos” (Vacation Photography Tip)

If you’re like me - you really dislike cellphone pics. Sure the best camera you have is the one you have on you and sometimes cellphone pics do come handy in a pinch.But if you’re a professional photographer like me you’re not going to want to come home with just cellphone pics from an exotic location.

 So here’s a quick tip I hope you consider on your next vacation (or “holiday” for my people out there in Europe). 🌍   www.colonphoto.com🖥   mikey@colonphoto.com📞   917-703-0346 I’m available in New York City, New Jersey, Boston & Worldwide! Looking for aprofessional photographer? Then...

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Episode 1: “500 Boylston Street”

What’s going on everyone?! I’d like to welcome you to Season 1 of Mikey Colon Photography! It’s been a long road to finally release my first episode as there have been a lot of hurdles and challenges. The biggest one is me not being comfortable in front of the camera as, opposed to being behind the camera. There’s still a lot of room for me to grow - but in life the more you do something the better you’ll get! MOVING FORWARD All that being said I have a lot of videos that I’ve already shot and several ideas in the works. Hint - you can get a preview at the end of this video. But here are...

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Introducing Mikey Colon Photography Season 1 (Teaser Trailer)

What's going on everyone? Just wanted to share with you guys a teaser trailer as for 2018 I'll be creating photography tutorial for you. You can expect to learn the 5 P's of photography... PlanningPicture takingPost processingPosting online andPrinting You'll also learn how to shoot portraits, landscapes, cityscapes and even pets! Stay tuned! 🌍   www.colonphoto.com🖥   mikey@colonphoto.com📞   917-703-0346 I’m available in New York City, New Jersey, Boston & Worldwide! Looking for aprofessional photographer? Then you're in the right place! I'm based in New York City, New Jersey and...

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