Hoboken Photos

Hoboken is part of the New Jersey Gold Coast… In the past a blue collar town, it has become a hip place to live in… It keeps a lot of the early 1900s architecture… Manhattan has a magnificent view from it…

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Al and Ida were at Hoboken with their cameras capturing their vision of this town, they gave the pics a “silver toning” which works nicely on the photographs.

Photos by Al Ojeda Photography

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

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Photography and Symmetry

Symmetry, generally gives an imprecise sense of harmonious or aesthetically pleasing proportionality and balance.

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Symmetry in photography, is a widely used technique. You can make attractive images. You can go for a perfect symmetry or add an element/detail that breaks it.

"Al Ojeda Photography - Tour Eiffel Photo - Paris photos"

In the first photo, the Louvre Museum was taken from inside the Pyramide.

The last photo with the Tour Eiffel was taken from the “Peace Monumet” that was standig across the Champ the Mars.

Pictures taken by Al Ojeda on a visit to Paris, what a wonderful city! A photographer’s paradise… Great food too…

Al Ojeda Photography – Commercial Photography – Wedding Photography – Covering NJ, NY, CT and East PA.

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 9082403240

My First Wedding with a Fujifilm X100

I decided to experiment on a recent wedding on how a Fujifilm X100 camera would work as a 3rd camera option. Very happy with the results, here are some of my thoughts and photos.

fujifilmX100

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - David's Country Inn wedding photos"The Fujifilm X100 is a great camera, it’s not a point and shot camera, it requires a well trained/skilled/professional to get the best out of its features.

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Pros and Cons:

  • Slow Focus: watch out, be patient, don’t expect the shot to come out as quick as in a professional DSRL camera.
  • Fix Lens: It weights less, you see what you get, go straight to composing mode and take advantage of an excellent sharp lens.
  • Manual or Auto: In Manual, you can have complete control, in Auto you can use either aperture or shutter priority or go completely Auto letting the camera select the proper aperture or shutter settings for a correct exposure.
  • ISO: Almost noiseless at high ISO.
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You need to know about film, mastering aperture, shutter speed and ISO, how to combine the 3 of them in order to get the “Photo”.

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The camera reminds me a little bit of a large 4×5 format camera with the versatility of a 35mm and the enjoyment of having all those features in a digital technology.

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Remember: cameras don’t take pictures, lenses don’t take pictures either, people do.

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Al Ojeda from Al Ojeda Photography

David’s Country Inn Wedding Photos

New Jersey Wedding and Commercial Photographer – Also Serving NY, CT and East PA.

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

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Gorgeous moment taken with a Fujifilm X100. We will blog about this great camera shortly.

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David’s Country Inn Wedding Photo

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Also Serving NY, CT and East PA – Destination Weddings

Contract: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Winnig the Lottery = Leica M10

OK, So if we win the $640 million Lottery today, this is what we will get: a Leica M10 provably to be realeased in May.

Leica M10

This Leica M10 camera concept was created by Svein Gunnar Kjøde:

  • Hybrid framelines illuminator; the illuminator window will have a blind for LED for tricky lighting situations
  • Variable inserts for multiple grip/strap combinations
  • Black look
  • Design that bridge the M9 Titanium and the standard M9
  • Larger rear display
  • Revised scroll-wheel, more space for that big thumb (and for the exchangeable grips)

Read more on LeicaRumors.com: http://leicarumors.com/2011/09/08/leica-m10-camera-concept.aspx/#ixzz1qdVvJ2KC

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Also Serving NY, CT and East PA

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Photographer’s Vests

Being a Wedding Photographer requires being on top of the game not wasting any time carrying bags while we run after our Brides and Grooms…

A vest is the best solution to have everything handy… So with Al we studied the different pockets we really needed. Using my designing skills, we came out with a more fashionable/stylish photographer vest in which we can have our batteries, memory cards, lenses, photo checklists, keys, etc, with us.

This was a long overdue New Year’s Resolution which I finally had done.

Ida

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Also Serving NY, CT and East PA

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908240 3240

The A B C of Wedding Photography

A – Photojournalism, pics must tell the story of the day, subjects are taken with elements surrounding them that tell you a certain message, no non-sense photos. Moments and reactions!

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B – Portraits, either traditional or more candid style, couple’s, family and wedding party photos. Your photographer must know how to pose subjects making them look natural…

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C – The wedding theme and/or details captured , in photography language, they would be “products” nicely arranged and creatively illuminated…

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Tips for Brides & Grooms: When going through a prospective wedding photographer’s portfolio, make sure you see all A B C range, if not there, you better look somewhere else…

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Also Serving NY, CT and East PA – Destination Weddings

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

MCP’s Camera Giveaway !!!

A Camera Giveaway: Win a Canon 5D MKII or Nikon D700

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Bonus Prize: Enter to win a $100.00 Amazon Gift Certificate.

  • To sweeten the deal even more, we have this second prize for those who share on Pinterest, Stumble Upon, or in Blog post.    Spread the word on one of those two social networking sites or your blog, then come back and add a comment on our blog post telling us which of the three you did.  This entry does not enter you in or increase your chances of winning the camera giveaway, so make sure to do 1-3 as well

By entering via email, MCP Actions may use this address to contact you in the future through our mailing list and… Hopefully to say “you’re the winner!” But don’t worry, we’re anti-spam and won’t share your address with anyone else.

It’s that easy! This giveaway ends February 19 and the winner will be announced on February 21 on the MCP Blog.

If you do not see a box, you are likely reading this in your RSS Feed. You need to come directly to the MCP Blog Post to enter. If you are directly on the blog and do not see the “entry box” it just means too many are entering at the same time. Just check back in a few hours – the contest runs until 2/19. 

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Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding -Photographers – Commercial Photography

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

The Rule of Thirds in Photography

How it works: The rule of thirds should be applied by aligning a subject within imaginary guidelines and their intersection points (dividing the image in 9 equal parts), the horizon should be placed either on the top or bottom imaginary line, you can also allow linear features in the image to flow from section to section.

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The Bride is placed in one of the intersections, a well balanced photo.

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The larger sunflower is placed in another strong point.

Photography has a language and rules as in any other artistic expression… You can break them, but make sure when doing so, it makes sense… Have fun taking pics !!!

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Photographer

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Jumping Wedding Photos idea comes from a Master Photographer: Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) is a huge reference in the photography world, being one of the “Masters”. Imagine how far his heritage has gone, his jumping concept many years later, is widely used in wedding or engagement photographs !!!

"Left photo: Philippe Halsman - Right phto: Al Ojeda Photography"

On the left, Halsman’s goddess BB picture and on the right, one of our 21st Century jumping engagement photos.

Halsman’s theory about the jumping: “When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.” Halsman developed a philosophy of jump photography, which he called jumpology. He published Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book in 1959, which contained a tongue-in-cheek discussion of jumpology and 178 photographs of celebrity jumpers.

Brides & Grooms to be: Maybe jumping is fun but not “your style”, no worries, with Al Ojeda Photography, we will “read” what defines who YOU are and shot accordingly!

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Covering the TriState Area – Destination Weddings

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240