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Denver HDR Workshop & Photo Shoot

Join me in Denver for a private photo shoot and HDR workshop!
Join me in Denver for a private photo shoot and HDR workshop!

Join me February 6th, 2016 for special tripod access to photograph the amazing vehicle collection at the Forney Museum of Transportation, followed by a hands-on HDR image processing workshop where we will process our images together.

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Photograph in a private group with special tripod access.

The Forney Museum of Transportation has a wonderful collection of 600 historical transportation artifacts, including antique cars, motorcycles, and the famous Union Pacific “Big Boy” steam locomotive #4005. There is even a car once owned by Amelia Earhart on display and a huge collection of classic Indian motorcycles.

In this workshop, we’ll have exclusive tripod access before the museum opens to the public. Normally, tripods are not permitted in the museum. After the shooting session, we will download and process HDR images and I will teach you the best practices for HDR photography and post-processing.

RSVP Deadline Jan 31st

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Online Class Dec. 5th: Fundamentals of HDR Photography

Join me online Saturday, December 5th, 2015 to learn the keys to successful HDR photography
Join me online Saturday, December 5th, 2015 to learn the keys to successful HDR photography

When: Saturday, December 5th from 1-2:30pm US Mountain Time (3-4:30pm Eastern)

Where: Online class via GoTo Meeting

How to register: Registration is via my Meeup.com workshops page. If you’re not already a group member, just create a free profile and then you can register.

This online class is a great opportunity to learn about how HDR works and the best way to optimize camera and software settings to create your own HDR images, from completely natural to the surreal.

Attendees receive a printable PDF notes package and will be able to ask questions live during the presentation!

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Aurora HDR Update 1.1 Improves Lightroom Support

Model T, processed in Aurora HDR
Model T, processed in Aurora HDR

I just got word that Aurora HDR for Mac was updated today to version 1.1 with a significant improvement for Lightroom users. Before today, Aurora would only open original images (usually RAW) from Lightroom. Now, you can choose “Use TIFF files with Lightroom adjustments.” Continue reading Aurora HDR Update 1.1 Improves Lightroom Support

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Hands-on with Aurora HDR Pro

Aurora HDR is a new HDR tone-mapping program for Mac users.
Aurora HDR is a new HDR tone-mapping program for Mac users from Macphun Software.

Today, Macphun Software released their latest photo editing tool, Aurora HDR. I’ve had the opportunity to test-drive a pre-release version of the software for a little while, and I really like what I can do with it. Here are my first impressions of this powerful HDR software for Mac. Continue reading Hands-on with Aurora HDR Pro

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POTD: Academy Revisited

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in HDR
United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in HDR

I captured this image of the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel several years ago, but it’s one of my favorites. It’s an HDR image that I like to revisit from time to time in order to test new software tools.

In this particular image, I was trying out the new Aurora HDR Pro software from Macphun. This newly announced HDR software isn’t out yet, but you can pre-order it here. This software has some unique features that make it stand out, including glow/lighting effects, very good control over details and textures, noise reduction, and built-in layers (including luminosity masks). Overall, it’s excellent software for those interested in fine-art HDR images.  Look for a full review after November 19th, when Aurora HDR Pro  is officially released!

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