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Steven E. Landon-Smyth
New York Metro Area
Director, Cinematographer, Photographer
Interests: Filmmaking, Directing, Cinematography, Photography
Recent Activity
One of the services Crystal Lake Pictures provides are promotional videos for businesses, organizations, non-profits, and individuals. Our Motion Portrait's are an example of a style of promotional video, in this case for local New Jersey musician and artist, Dennis Young. Our promotional videos are varied in look and length,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Crystal Lake Pictures
A few weeks ago we shot an Indigogo crowd funding campain for a new online electronic device trading community called SwapSync. The campain is now active, check it out! www.indiegogo.com/projects/swapsync-the-online-device-trading-community Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Crystal Lake Pictures
We had a such a great time last night meeting with so many nice people at the bridal show down at Lobster Shanty's Sunset Ballroom located in Point Pleasant, NJ. It's always nice to see so many newly engaged brides just brimming with happiness and excitement. I have to say... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Crystal Lake Pictures
This Tuesday we'll be at American Bride's Bridal Show in Point Pleasant at The Sunset Ballroom Lobster Shanty. Someone will win an 8 Day Hawaii Honeymoon… Wow! We'll also be giving away one free Engagement Photography session to one lucky visitor to our booth! Hope to see you there! Sign... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Crystal Lake Pictures
Choosing the right photographer for your wedding can be a bit challenging for a bride and groom, especially if the bride and groom have never worked with a professional photographer in the past. Here are three major factors that you'll want to consider before signing a contract with a photographer.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Crystal Lake Pictures
We have received many queries regarding our package pricing and details regarding client usage rights for our wedding video and photography services. In order to help save our clients time while they shop for video and photography services for their wedding, we have included more detailed descriptions of our wedding... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at Crystal Lake Pictures
I couldn't think of a better way to ring in the new year than having helped a very good friend of mine film a fabulous wedding on New Year's Eve at the exclusive Bonnet Island Estate near Long Beach Island, New Jersey. http://www.bonnetislandestate.com I have to say it was a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Crystal Lake Pictures
2013 has been challenging year for me. In 2012 I left a management position at Jeppesen, a Boing company, to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a filmmaker. I made a bunch of new friends and worked on many very satisfying film productions, however not nearly as many as I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2014 at The Lord of Visions
2013 has been the first year I have attempted to make a living as a freelancer. Not having a regular source of income coming in has not been easy to say the least, actually it's been down right scary at times. Putting that aspect aside I have met and worked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at The Lord of Visions
I've been working on something really big to kick off the new year! I should be ready to share details within the week. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at The Lord of Visions
I initially posted this back in September and at the time a friend suggested that it might not be a good idea for me to boast that this was only my first wedding shoot, being that I was trying to gain new clients for additional weddings. Frightened of the prospect... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at The Lord of Visions
Well it's now been almost twelve months since I announced my radical transformation and nearly six months since my last blog post. A lot has happened in my life in the last twelve months, both positive and negative, but not nearly as much positive as I had hoped for. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at The Lord of Visions
It's always been a dream of mine to make kung-fu movies like the ones made out of Hong Kong back in the 1970's and 80's. What I liked so much about those films was that they employed true martial artists and the action was raw. One secret to making great... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2013 at The Lord of Visions
That last blog post was a result of reading the word "Bigfoot" and having an overactive imagination. Now if I could only channel that energy into something meaningful. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2013 at The Lord of Visions
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, lived a species called wookies. They were intimidating, large, furry, and powerful, but generally a nice lot. In our not to distant past, a ship of wookie intergalactic explorers crash landed on earth. Knowing what humans were like, the wookie... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2013 at The Lord of Visions
On this first day of 2013 I wish all of my family and friends a very happy and prosperous new year! Live long and prosper my friends! #fb Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at The Lord of Visions
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Camera phones are great, no matter where I go I always have my iPhone with me, and along with it, a very capable 8 megapixel camera. It's so nice to always have a camera at hand, or is it? If you know me I'm sure you know just how well... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at The Lord of Visions
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Life has been pretty hectic for me as of late. I have had to look deep within for the answers and direction that I must now follow. Major change sometimes requires great sacrifice. In order to achieve ones maximum potential, one must focus all of their effort on a single... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at The Lord of Visions
The most important factor of financial success is how effective you are at helping others succeed. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2012 at The Lord of Visions
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Even in the darkest of times a glimmer of hope shall survive to see us into a new day of renewed life and happiness. The key is to keep that glimmer of hope alive and believe deeply within yourself that the darkness will pass, and as it does you'll emerge... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at The Lord of Visions
Last night was August 31, 2012 and for the second time this month we had a full moon, otherwise known as a blue moon. I figured this was a good time if any to try to improve upon my moon astrophotography. The last time I attempted shooting the moon was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at The Lord of Visions
Man with Briefcase by Steven E. Landon-Smyth I love it when someone asks me what's the best camera they should buy. The answer is so simple it's scary. Buy the camera you'll enjoy shooting with. Buy the camera that you enjoy carrying around with you. Buy a camera that you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at The Lord of Visions
Epic Up Close! by Steven E. Landon-Smyth On May 23rd RED Digital Cinema invited the public to see firsthand how their cutting edge digital motion picture cameras are changing cinema as we know it. Many vendors also participated including Digital Vision, Petrol Bags, 3ALITY Technica, Adobe, AJA Video Systems, Anton... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2012 at The Lord of Visions
I'm one of those weird freaks that needs to read a new product's instructions in it's entirety prior to diving in to start playing. Some may say I have remarkable patients not just jumping in and playing with the hottest new Nikon since the D3s, but it's really just my... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at The Lord of Visions
The Kino Flo Celeb 200 LED looks like the most interesting new lighting fixture I have seen in a long time. Lightweight, energy efficient, with flicker free kelvin settings between 2700-5500k. This new light is at the top of my most wanted list for 2012! http://kinoflo.com/Lighting%20Fixtures%20(LED)/Celeb_200/Celeb_200.html Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at The Lord of Visions