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View from the top

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

View from the top | Gansevoort Hotel

View from the top | Gansevoort Hotel - Park Avenue by Michael Mariano

Spring has officially arrived! It’s been a busy month photography wise. Have been out of the office for a few days photographing our DJs in Philadelphia and here in Midtown Manhattan. Finally some photography action for me.  This shot is a view from the hotel suite @ Gansevoort Hotel Park Avenue and Lexington. The space was pretty decent to shoot at, but the best part was we had access to a veranda right outside the room. Awesome! The city does come alive at night time and i was fortunate enough to have this really great view. Will have spend some time to sort a ton of photos for my portfolio. But for the meantime you can check out our DJs @ www.scratchweddings.com

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Low-light photography: Basketball (NYK vs. PHI)

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Gameday: New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia  76ers by Michael Mariano

Gameday: New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers by Michael Mariano

Shooting fast-moving subjects under low-light conditions has always been a challenge for photographers. It takes a certain combination of timing, skill and equipment to capture your favorite sport. Basketball games as a photo opportunity are no exception. Don’t get me wrong, i like basketball games. I usually like watching within the comforts of home in front of a TV guided by the expert voices of the commentators. It was a long time ago during the early 2000’s when i got the chance to cover a basketball game. The opportunity presented itself again when my uncle got some good seats for the New York Knicks (NYK) vs. Philadelphia 76’ers (PHI) ‘home at home’ game in Madison Square Garden (MSG). NYK got beaten 100 to 98 by PHI two days before. So this was a good chance for me to watch a competitive game since NYK badly wanted to avenge their loss. (more…)

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