Category Archives: Images

POTD: Moab Monochrome

Morning clouds over rock formations in Arches National Park, Moab, UT (click to enlarge)

A few weeks ago I got back from leading a photo safari and landscape photography workshop in Moab, Utah. Here’s an image that combines several of the techniques I demonstrated that week. This is a panoramic stitch of 4 vertical shots that I captured with my Nikon D810 and 24-120mm f/4 AFS G VR Nikkor lens. I merged the images in Adobe Lightroom CC, and then converted the image to monochrome using Silver Efex Pro 2 in Adobe Photoshop. I also used luminosity masks in Photoshop to open up some of the shadows without affecting the middle and light tones. Finally, the master image was finished back in Lightroom (sharpening, etc.).

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POTD: Chrome Flyer

Cadillac hood ornament at Old Car City USA

I’m finishing up my spring workshop to Old Car City USA, and we had an amazing time. You really need to spend at least two days here in order to satisfy your photographic appetite. This hood ornament from a 1950’s vintage Cadillac really stood out to me. I applied textures to it to create a more unique final effect. The theme I’m stressing with my clients is that a photograph is something that you make, not just take.

Nikon D810 with 105mm f/2.8 AFS G VR Micro-Nikkor, Gitzo 2-series tripod with RRS BH-55 ball head.

See my upcoming photo tours and workshops here.

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