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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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POTD: Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f/4 AFS G VR Nikkor lens

I’m back from a wonderful trip to Ireland. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll probably recognize this location as being the “King’s Road.” This avenue of beech trees was planted in the 1700’s and remains a really awesome location! For this shot I used a combination of HDR capture (Nikon D750), Topaz Impression 2, and Flypaper Textures overlaid in Adobe Photoshop. Now back to my recovery from jet lag…

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Photo of the Day: Apothecary

Bottles and jars, Florissant, CO. Nikon 1 V2 image processed in Color Efex Pro 4 with Flypaper texture overlays.
Bottles and jars, Florissant, CO. Nikon 1 V2 image processed in Color Efex Pro 4 with Flypaper texture overlays.

I came across these old jars and bottles in the window of the old one-room schoolhouse (now a museum) in Florissant, Colorado. I used my Nikon 1 V2 and 10mm f/2.8 1-Nikkor lens to capture the image, and then I processed it in Photoshop CS6 (with layers) using two steps: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Apothecary

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Get Out of Your Rut: Tips for Creative Photography

Photography is a combination of technical and artistic techniques. The more techniques you master, the more opportunities you’ll have to create your vision.

Photography combines technical and artistic elements and allows me to express my creativity. Today, just about anyone with a cell phone has a camera on-hand. So how do you go beyond just taking pictures of your food and your cat?

As with all things, you should have a grasp of the basic fundamentals of exposure. Sure, you can put your camera into Program Auto or “Scene” mode, but doing so can sometimes restrict your creativity. Program Auto mode is great when you’re just looking to get snapshots, and it is well-suited for those just starting out to allow the user to concentrate on composition. But at some point, all your photos will start to look the same, and you’ll probably want to expand your horizons. Here are some techniques you can experiment with once you have the basics down. Continue reading Get Out of Your Rut: Tips for Creative Photography

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