Mets top the Twins 9 - 6 by Joseph Ryder

Last night I had the opportunity to photograph my first Mets game of the 2019 season. I’ve come along way since I first shot a game 4 years ago. Here’s to an awesome 2019 Mets campaign! Here are some of my shots from the game

Coffee Talk by Joseph Ryder

This afternoon I shot and edited the first of what will hopefully be an ongoing series called “Coffee Talk” where we’ll be talking to interesting people from around Long Island over some amazing coffee. Mixing my two favorite things, media production and coffee!

Here is the first video shot at Local’s Coffee shop in Port Jefferson. Host Kevin Wood interviews local county music artist Carolyn Benson about her new song and music video, “Forever In My Heart,” a song that pays tribute to the veterans who have served our country.

Here’s a link to Carolyn’s video. Be sure to check it out! And if you like this series be sure to let me know on twitter and Instagram!

Behind the Shot: LI Nets by Joseph Ryder

Behind the Shot is a look behind one of my favorite shot’s of the November 3rd season opener of the Long Island Nets. Guard Jordan McLaughlin dunks on the Westchester Knicks in the first quarter. All the images in the video were shot on my Nikon d750 with a 70-200 f2.8 lens at 1/320s and ISO 4000… The video was shot on my GoPro hero 5 mounted to my Nikon’s hot shoe.

If you like this kind of content be sure to let me know! I had the opportunity to photograph the game for’s G-League website “Ridiculous Upside.” To read about the Net’s win be sure to check out Tim Oakes’ wrap up of the game.

Below is a gallery of some of my favorite images of the game. This was my first time covering basketball since graduating from Stony Brook… Hopefully there will be more basketball coverage soon!

Tower of Power by Joseph Ryder

A celebration of Nikola Tesla's 168th birthday at his Shoreham, NY laboratory. The event was used to help raise funds to renovate the structure into a museum and education center. Since the project began over seven million dollars has been raised, including a million donated by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk.

Cold Spring Harbor Drone Video by Joseph Ryder

Here is the finished video I put together from my flight over Cold Spring Harbor earlier this week. All of the video was taken on my DJI Mavic Pro and edited using Adobe Premiere and After Effects. One thing I learned from this test flight was that I need to upgrade the SD card inside the drone. If you look at the video its not so unapparent that the SD card had an issue with the bitrate the drone was shooting at.

But being this was mostly just a test flight that I used as an excuse to take the drone out for the day and capture some stills, I decided to edit the clips together anyway. One of the fun parts of dealing with drone footage is there isn't any internal audio. All of the audio in the video was added in post.