Washington DC Wedding Photographers Sam Hurd http://www.samhurdphotography.com Washington DC Wedding Photographers ⋅ Virginia ⋅ International Tue, 18 Jul 2017 02:06:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 porter + sean // rosslyn engagement session http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/engagement-shoot/porter-sean-rosslyn-engagement-session/ http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/engagement-shoot/porter-sean-rosslyn-engagement-session/#respond Wed, 31 May 2017 21:44:47 +0000 http://www.samhurdphotography.com/?p=17748 porter and sean were married last week, but i was lucky enough to photograph their engagement session. porter is also a wedding photographer and you can check out her fantastic work here!

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porter and sean were married last week, but i was lucky enough to photograph their engagement session.

porter is also a wedding photographer and you can check out her fantastic work here!

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cristie + tom // maryland wedding http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/wedding/cristie-tom-maryland-wedding/ http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/wedding/cristie-tom-maryland-wedding/#respond Sun, 28 May 2017 13:49:32 +0000 http://www.samhurdphotography.com/?p=17733 them. their home. their wedding day.

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them. their home. their wedding day.

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sony a9 mirrorless camera VS nikon d5 dslr http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/gear-reviews/sony-a9-mirrorless-camera-vs-nikon-d5-dslr/ http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/gear-reviews/sony-a9-mirrorless-camera-vs-nikon-d5-dslr/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:44:04 +0000 http://www.samhurdphotography.com/?p=17656  today sony released a haymaker with the a9 mirrorless camera. as usual with sony (on paper) they absolutely dominate. “on paper” is the key here. i’ve made the mistake of nearly jumping ship to sony before. having owned the sony a7, a7s, a7r, a7sII i’m very familiar with the temptation their white papers present. i’m definitely going […]

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 today sony released a haymaker with the a9 mirrorless camera.

as usual with sony (on paper) they absolutely dominate.

“on paper” is the key here.

i’ve made the mistake of nearly jumping ship to sony before. having owned the sony a7, a7s, a7r, a7sII i’m very familiar with the temptation their white papers present. i’m definitely going to give the a9 a whirl, but i’m not holding my breath.

at the very least it’s nice to see a camera maker at the pro level bringing nothing but innovation time after time.

Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera

sony a9 mirrorless camera review
Price: $4,499 (Body Only)
Lens Mount: Sony E
Camera Format: Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Pixels Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution 6000 x 4000
Autofocus Points: 693 Phase Detection (93% coverage)
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-51,200 (Extended: 50-2,048,000)
Speed: 30 – 1/32,000 Second, Bulb Mode
Metering Range: EV -3.0 – EV 20 (ISO 100)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5″
Weight: 1.48 lb / 673 g with battery and memory card
Continuous Shooting: up to 20 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 241 frames in raw format
Battery: 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 V, 2280 mAh battery
Sensor Size and Type: 36 x 24 mm CMOS
Memory Card Type: Dual SD Card Slots
Wi-Fi Capable: Yes (Built-in)
3.0″ 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD Monitor
4K UHD Video Recording at 24/30 fps
1000 Base-T Gigabit Wired LAN Support
IBIS Image Stabilization: YES

Nikon D5 DSLR Camera


Price: $6,496.95 (Body Only)
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Camera Format: Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Pixels Effective: 20.8 Megapixel
Max Resolution 5568 x 3712
Autofocus Points: 153 Phase Detection (99 Cross-Type)
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-102400 (Extended: 50-3280000)
Speed: 30 – 1/8000 Second
Metering Range: EV -4.0 – EV 20.0
Dimensions (WxHxD): 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6″
Weight: 3.11 lb / 1415 g with battery and memory cards
Continuous Shooting: Up to 12 fps at 20.8 MP for up to 200 frames in raw format
Battery: 1 x EN-EL18a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 10.8 VDC, 2500 mAh
Sensor Size and Type: 35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS
Memory Card Type: CompactFlash or XQD
Wi-Fi Capable: Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
3.2″ 2.36m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
1000 Base-T Gigabit Wired LAN Support
IBIS Image Stabilization: NO

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sara + adam // saint francis hall wedding http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/washington-dc/saint-francis-hall-wedding-sara-adam/ http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/washington-dc/saint-francis-hall-wedding-sara-adam/#comments Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:00:42 +0000 http://www.samhurdphotography.com/?p=17602 still finding confetti in some places. adam is a fantastic photographer himself here in dc and their wedding was at the vernal saint francis hall.

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still finding confetti in some places.

adam is a fantastic photographer himself here in dc and their wedding was at the vernal saint francis hall.

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Leica M10 Review http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/cameras-lenses/leica-m10-review/ http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/cameras-lenses/leica-m10-review/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:13:28 +0000 http://www.samhurdphotography.com/?p=17324 I’ve finally gotten around to writing up a new review piece. See my Leica M10 review here! Also, be on the lookout for a podcast episode about it here.

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I’ve finally gotten around to writing up a new review piece. See my Leica M10 review here!

Also, be on the lookout for a podcast episode about it here.

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jackie + jon // church and company wedding http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/wedding/jackie-jon-church-company-wedding/ http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/wedding/jackie-jon-church-company-wedding/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:26:27 +0000 http://www.samhurdphotography.com/?p=17071 church and company is just a few blocks walk from jackie and jon’s place… which is just a few blocks down the street from my favorite local sandwich place. this is how we throw down in baltimore.

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church and company is just a few blocks walk from jackie and jon’s place…

which is just a few blocks down the street from my favorite local sandwich place.

there’s no place like shooting at home. this is how we throw down in baltimore.

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cheryl + jay // miami, fl wedding http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/wedding/maps-backlot-wedding/ http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/wedding/maps-backlot-wedding/#comments Sun, 05 Feb 2017 17:01:13 +0000 http://www.samhurdphotography.com/?p=17033 it rained, but we made it work. jay and cheryl are two fantastic wedding photographers themselves down in florida!  

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it rained, but we made it work.

jay and cheryl are two fantastic wedding photographers themselves down in florida!

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epicalypse.co / charleston, sc http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/workshop/epicalypse-co-charleston-sc/ http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/workshop/epicalypse-co-charleston-sc/#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:42:33 +0000 http://www.samhurdphotography.com/?p=17009 our second iteration of epicalypse.co is complete. today jeff and i are announcing toronto for april 12th 2017! registration and info here also – just received some unsolicited feedback that might be of interest if you’re considering attending – This year something special came together. Jeff and Sam joined up for a 12 hour workshop in Charleston […]

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our second iteration of epicalypse.co is complete. today jeff and i are announcing toronto for april 12th 2017! registration and info here

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also – just received some unsolicited feedback that might be of interest if you’re considering attending –

This year something special came together. Jeff and Sam joined up for a 12 hour workshop in Charleston SC. It was special enough for people to fly in from Brazil, Newfoundland, all around the US, and Toronto. 
It was the most fun I’ve ever had learning something. 

I’ve been a huge fan of Jeff for years. He has always been one of the very few people in the wedding industry creating unique (and weird) art. 
I don’t remember when I first came across Jeff’s work for the first time, but it was probably 8 or 9 years ago. Even then he was creating photographs that challenged my mind to understand how he created them. His mind only grew weirder and more elaborate over the years. 
As a photographer with over 15 years experience, I still can’t figure out the technical behind how he creates some of his images. They are so simple in appearance, and so ridiculously over the top when you start actually thinking about how it was created. Nothing is ever the same. 
I admire his never ending interest in creating new things within a space he’s been part of for many years. He has an insatiable appetite for what’s good and weird in the world. 

Jeff was the one and only wedding photographer I ever looked at regularly until May of last year.

Enter Sam Hurd-

Sam and I met last May at Way Up North in Rome. Lindsay and I booked that trip primarily because it was a way to write off a trip to Italy. (Plus Brian Morrow was speaking, and I was hoping to get him to guest on my unreleased mixtape) 

After Sam’s talk I was inspired to start experimenting in photography again. 
The big thing that stuck with me from Sam’s talk in Rome was layers. When I used to record music, layers were such a core piece of every song I ever created. Every frequency had its own space to exist, and that’s what created balance. That you could build walls of sound, and a few eq adjustments you could take a mix from chaotic to relaxing. 
Before Sam’s talk I never really made any correlation between photography and recording music. Mic choices/lens choices, mix choices/Lightroom choices – but still needing something great to capture in the first place. 

A good song will take you on a journey, whether it’s a song like .44 Calibre Love Letter (Alexisonfire), Hoppípolla (Sigur Rós) or Ultralight Beam (Kanye). 
Good photography should be the same. 
This is what I learned from Sam that day in Rome, and it’s the most important lesson I’ve learned in the past 5+ years as a photographer.  
I would be surprised if he reached a single person in that audience more than me that day.

What happened at the workshop? You saw behind the curtain of both Sam and Jeff’s thoughts, businesses, and workflows. What makes them work, what makes them normal, and how you can also create work that inspires thousands and tens of thousands. That their level of skill isn’t out of reach. You just have to reframe how you approach photography. It is the mindset, not the technical. 

It’s now February 2017, and I only really pay attention to 2 wedding photographers. Jeff Newsom/Sam Hurd. 

My advice to any photographer out there is to find one or two other photographers that you both love their work, really connect with on a personal level, and ignore everyone else. 

And to go to Jeff Newsom and Sam Hurd’s next workshop. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have with a camera. You’ll also learn things.

 

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the epic workshop // houston, tx http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/workshop/epic-workshop-houston-tx/ http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/workshop/epic-workshop-houston-tx/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:09:11 +0000 http://www.samhurdphotography.com/?p=16913 thanks houston!

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thanks houston!

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the epic workshop // rochester, ny http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/workshop/epic-workshop-rochester-ny/ http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2017/workshop/epic-workshop-rochester-ny/#respond Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:25:14 +0000 http://www.samhurdphotography.com/?p=16895 we braved sleet and ice to get creative. shoprochester wedding photographer

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we braved sleet and ice to get creative.

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