stewartuy asked: Are you gonna post that Brenizer method photo you made at your wppi platform class :)
Anonymous asked: Hi Ryan, I am a HUGE fan out of Ontario, Canada. I just wanted to know about DNG files. I heard DNG files are show better than JPEG in terms of quality for Facebook. What are your thoughts about this and how do I get a DNG file?
Anonymous asked: You've mentioned a few times that you have a custom tone curve in camera, could you elaborate on that a bit? I've never heard of someone doing that and frankly I didn't realize my camera was capable of such features.
finkphotography asked: How many folks do you have working for you? (Public relations/Emails, second shooters, maybe an editor?) Do you do most of the editing yourself, part, or all of it?
Anonymous asked: Hi Ryan, do you leave the default sharpening in acr then output to a jpeg, then use unsharp mask? Or do you zero out any raw default sharpening first? Then use unsharp mask? Thanks.
Anonymous asked: Hi Ryan. Do you use LR & Photoshop? If so, what are your thoughts on the Adobe CC?
Anonymous asked: I know you have amazing second shooters that work for you, but, if you could pick any photographer ( dead or alive ) who would you choose and why?
Anonymous asked: How many views does your website have & how many mails you get per average per day?
Anonymous asked: How do you keep track of all your social media sites? Denise
Anonymous asked: Hey Ryan. I've noticed your photos look sharp (but not too sharp) and often not very compressed on Facebook. How do you prep an image for uploading to Facebook?
Anonymous asked: After I shoot a wedding, get home and try to sleep I find myself staying up late getting mad on shots that I forgot to take. Thinking," why didn't I do that?!? How did I forget to go to that location?! Or why didn't I use that technique!?" Does this ever happen to? Or am I just being to hard on myself? Thank you, Joey, CA.
Anonymous asked: What is you fave lens of all and why?
Anonymous asked: Hello Ryan, do you have any custom contrast, saturation or sharpening setting on your camera. Please share how do you get the beautiful tones in your photographs. And more importantly how do you get it right in the camera. I have tried best lenses, cameras, lighting and nailed the exposure but still do not get the tones you have in the photos.
Anonymous asked: What white balance do you use for the weddings. Do you use a grey card before the wedding or custom set on camera. Thank you.
Anonymous asked: Hi Ryan, would you consider sharing your SOOC and edited image comparison from any of your weddings or photoshoot and describe what edits you have done on the final image. Just a glimpse would be great:)
Anonymous asked: Hi Ryan, I'm a big fan of your work. Recently i had a complaint about the kind of paper I used to print out the 4x6, Where you print your 4x6 and what kind of paper do you use, i also live in New York City like you do
Anonymous asked: Hi Ryan! Would you ever work with a lens like the nikon 28-300? If so, why, if not, why not?! Another question, how do you light your venues? A lot of you dancing shots seem to have super soft light on the subjects, is that just from a bounced on-camera flash?! Last question: did you try the new nikon 85 1.8 g lens yet? Thanks a lot, greets
Anonymous asked: Zup Ryan! When you create a "brenizer" :P using flashes do you keep the flash(es) in the same position? Or do you "light paint" the pic?
Anonymous asked: Hi Ryan, love your work. One quick question, have you ever felt insecure about your abilities as a photographer?
Anonymous asked: Okay Ryan am I missing any potential negatives? So I shoot weddings with 2 Nikon d600's and have a d7000 as a back up and for when I set a photobooth as well. I'm thinking of selling the d7000 + my macro 105mm and buying the Fuji X100s. Then for macro shots I'd use the Fuji and if I had a photobooth I would use one of my d600's for that and use the Fuji for some more sneaky...
Anonymous asked: Review the Sigma 35mm 1.4 first please! We're all waiting for it! Only joking, we know you're a busy man.
Anonymous asked: hey Ryan- I'd love your advise on the D600. I love my D700 but i'm ready for something new- rented the D800 and didn't like it all- for various reasons but mainly found the files just too huge. I'd love the D4 mainly for the 16MP sensor but don't have the money. My main issue with the D600 is it feels like a toy to me and I shoot a ton and am hard on my gear. Do you...
Anonymous asked: Hey Ryan. Its been an absolute pleasure reading through your techniques and looking over them images again and again. Whats your take on the batteries that you use in your flashes ? How many sets of batteries and chargers would you typically carry over a Day's shoot and how do you ensure that they remain full of juice all the time ? I was wondering if carrying a good amount of Duracell...
adhi14anggadjaja asked: Hi Ryan, I am a big admirer of your work and you've inspired me and my wedding photographer partner so much, we've been looking at your work the day before shooting, just to get inspired. I have a question about equipment. as I'd like to pick up a tilt-shift lens and I only have budget for one. If you have to choose one from the three Nikon TS lens, 24, 45, or 85mm, which one would...
Anonymous asked: Your top 5 (photographers) influencers : go!
Anonymous asked: When using off camera lighting equipment, do you prefer flashes or lite panels? Or is it just a mix of both? Thanks!
tomtom022 asked: Hey Ryan love your work keep on doing what your doing! I was wondering how do you sharpen your images when you do the panos. I am trying to get it just right but not sure if I have locked it down yet. I usually import to Lr match all my wb and everything sharpen a little on export. Then I import to photoshop to stitch together then I import back into Lr to do final touches and throw a watermark...
Now actually searchable!
Tumblr’s search is weirdly useless, but I figured out how to use the Google custom search. The formatting isn’t ideal, but it should be very helpful, as it will also search ryanbrenizer.com in case you have questions like “What did you think of the D600?” Now we can really get down to it.
Anonymous asked: Hi Ryan, I wanted to ask do you always shoot in RAW or do you know when would shooting RAW would actually benefit you in post (Like locations having very high contrast) and you shoot rest in jpeg? Is the RAW standard depleting with the increasing efficiency of camera sensors and the in-camera RAW to jpeg conversion? I'm a wedding photographer by the way. So was asking from that perspective....
unusualtomorrowfilms asked: You should do software reviews! (for lesser-used programs like Photo Mechanic, Autopano, any other goodies you use etc.)
gibbonsp asked: What is the single most important detail you are thinking about or looking for the split second before you hit the shutter? Options might be: aperture, composition, shutter speed, flash, overall exposure, etc, etc. I want to know what gives your images that glowing quality that others don't often seem to capture.
Anonymous asked: you usually compare your method to "impossibly wide aperture lens" .. have you ever tought that it's also a "impossibly large format digital camera"? :) Shooting ~25 picture with Nikon D700 (FX) & Nikkor 85mm f1.4 ... gives about 35mm f0.85 lens view ... ORRR very larger format camera with 200ish megapixel picture with 85mm f1.4 ;)
danielwillinger asked: Hi Ryan, I'm an young Photographer based in Vienna/Austria, have you got some tips to get a nice atmosphere between the couple and the Photographer? Because at my last Wedding it was a bit awkward sometimes, I can't really describe it but it just felt bad because I got the feeling they weren't shure if I'm doing my job right or something. (By the way, they love the pictures,...
Anonymous asked: how can i get a camera if i can't afford it. I am good with them
christinamcalpin asked: Love your work! So fresh innovative an creative! I finally decided I couldn't put down the camera and now I'm leaning towards making photography my life. Any tips or things you wish you would have known when you first started. Also what kinds of things would make a photography school a good choice?
Anonymous asked: Hi. The editing of my pictures makes me crazy. I need around 3-4 days for about 400 pictures.I am wondering how you can handle the rework of 600-1000 pictures. Do you edit your files by yourself and if yes how fast are you? Which software do you use? And if no which company are you working with? Thanks for your time.
myinkpot asked: hey, been a follower!! just wanted to ask about your stitching process. first which software you use for stitching?? second, have you ever missed a moment because the pictures wont stitch in post?? third and last! how much time you take to shoot a 35+ clicks picture!!
Anonymous asked: Hey Ryan, I'm a big fan of yours from BOLIVIA (you probably haven't heard that before! :D) anywho, I was wondering how you manage to change lens fast enough to respond to a chaotic wedding scenario? do you have two cameras with you at all times? one with a longer focal length and the other with a wider one or how? It's VERY hard to save enough money to buy equipment here in Bolivia,...
Anonymous asked: Your bounced photos are looking very great! Do you bounce the whole light to the ceiling or, do you flip out dose little reflectors out of the flash or use some other stuff to redirect some of the light directly to the scene?
joedfoto asked: Hey Ryan! Ever since you shot mine and Lisa's wedding, you have been a huge inspiration while fueling my passion as a photographer. This year I am making a move to go full time and I want to know if you have some helpful advice on mostly the business end, other than hiring a good accountant haha. Thanks again!
Anonymous asked: What is the longest / shortest distances to subject when doing "brenizer method" panorama. I find it hard to use too short distances because distortions and too dreamy bokeh (panorama softwares seems to choke on them .. also Autopano).
sanxa85 asked: As many have already stated, your reception lighting is outstanding. For some us who have not graduated from the phase of shooting receptions held at "bingo halls", what would you suggest using to achieve acceptable results? Two-light system? Thank you! *Shameless promotion: I live in NYC, if there's a spot for assisting/helping you in ANY way possible, I'll truly honored to...
Anonymous asked: Hi Ryan, if you have to pick one over the other in either low light performance or AF performance, which one is the most important for you especially in your line of work? (Also, will you sometime this year be able to review canon 6d? I know you are very busy creating beautiful work). Thank you!
Anonymous asked: I shoot weddings with Nikon prime lenses and at times it drives me crazy how off focus they can be. I have started to shoot at f2, but I still have issues with my focus from time to time. I only use the center single focus. I would love to hear if you have any advice / tips or if you have issues at times.
Anonymous asked: Hey Ryan! How do you deal with bashfulness during receptions? Maybe I'm alone in this, but no matter how sneaky I try to be, people seem to get really camera-phobic while dancing. Any tips on putting yourself in the right place to catch the action without getting caught yourself? And is there any way to get a good shot out of the all-too-popular tight circle of dancers facing inwards? Thanks!
Anonymous asked: Which post-processing plug-ins do you use with lightroom and photoshop? Also, which features and tools in those two programs are the most important to your post-processing?
Anonymous asked: Dear Ryan I have seen your reviews of all the Nikon gear and they were great and helpful. What camera body would you choose as a second body beside the Nikon D4? (D3, D3s, D600 or D800). I have heared about the pros and contras of this stuff but I am really interested what you would take and why? Thx. (Istvan Lörincz)