August Wedding in Syracuse, New York by Brett Carlsen

Was able to spend my Saturday helping out Tim West on a beautiful wedding in Syracuse, New York. I love photographing weddings and working with Tim, we get along extremely well and have a similar approach that makes the day go by fast. 

This wedding took place at the recently remodeled Hotel Syracuse, a historic hotel in downtown Syracuse, New York and has a beautiful 10th story grand ballroom for weddings.

Would love to hear what you think and if you are getting married in the Finger Lakes and need a wedding photographer or videographer please drop me an email on my connect page.

Management at Benco Dental for WSJ by Brett Carlsen

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I was asked to do a quick piece for The Wall Street Journal on Monday. The piece focuses on Benco Dental and the possible trials and tribulations of taking on a management role in a traditionally family run business. 

I shot this on location at Benco's distribution facility and headquarters in Pittston, Pennsylvania just outside of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. I photographed them using my Canon 1DX mark II's and for the posed photos used my Profoto B1 lighting kit. I'd really love to get you all more behind the scenes photos but sadly this shoot did not have an assistant being that it is for a daily article.

Please let me know what you think and check out the article here

Watkins Glen for Runner's World by Brett Carlsen

I had the great opportunity to shoot part of a feature article for Runner's World and some of the great running destinations in the United States. I was hired to photograph a few popular running areas in Watkins Glen, New York. Watkins Glen is the hub of New York's Finger Lakes region and a very popular tourist destination for the wineries and race track but also it's outdoor activities including running.

I worked with my friend and fellow RIT alumnus Mike Bradley, he modeled for the shoot, and we hit a few of the spots the editors prescribed but also I worked to find another angle that may illustrate what they were talking about more clearly.  As it would turn out, the extra view I found ended up being the full page photo they ran. Let me know what you think, I attached some outtakes as well.

Delaware River for The New York Times by Brett Carlsen

I was privileged enough to recently pick up an assignment for The New York Times covering a dispute between neighboring states regarding the flow of the Delaware River. I spent two days photographing the areas surrounding Hancock, New York which is located in the Catskills region of New York state just a few hours northwest of New York City. The Delaware River merges in the town of Hancock and is one of the best fly fishing locations according to locals.

In addition to using my Canon 1DX Mark II cameras I was also able to make the primary photo using my DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone which held up beautifully on the 6 column layout they decided to go with.

read the full article here


STPR 2017 for Getty Images by Brett Carlsen

One of my favorite events of the year is the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Wellsboro, PA. Rally racing is the sport where you race against the clock, following pace notes to navigate closed public roads often on a dirt or gravel surface. I've been attending this rally race since I was a teenager and is actually where I made my first published photograph many years ago. You can license my photographs from the event via Getty Images.