|Another fun shot from the studio. We created the photo of the girl on the tight rope against a plain background. The background was then removed in Photoshop and replaced with a sky image of a clearing storm. Taken with the Nikon D4 and 24-70mm lens.|
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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
This is a very simple Photoshop technique for transforming your images into an old fashioned faded print look.
To see a fuller explanation of this technique visit my learning site at DSLR Learn.
|This is the original photo cropped into a square. The square format looks best with this technique.|
|This is the original photo of the image below.|
|Here I changed the color a bit more dramatically in a different direction than in the first sample to show a bit more of the range of this technique. As a final adjustment, I added a curves layer to each of the photos and adjust the contrast.|
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
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Monday, May 21, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
When shooting travel subjects I often try to cover them several ways, making sure I have a straight shot, then moving on to a night shot, and later trying to capture something a bit more out of the ordinary. Here are a couple of versions of the Tower of London.
|This straight view was taken with a very wide angle lens that allowed for rectilinear correction later in Photoshop.|
|This dusk view was taken from across the Thames with a telephoto lens. I shot this both vertical and horizontal, as well as obtaining some closer versions. Here the top was purposely left large to invite type use by the designer.|
Thursday, May 17, 2012
|Sunset is very late this time of year so I would stop off for a pub dinner before heading out to photograph. One of my favorite places was The Feathers where they serve a traditional sausage and mash made of Glouchester Old Spot.|
|A night shot of the Tower of London with its colorful lights taken with the Nikon D800 and 24-70mm lens.|
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
It was overcast and drizzling in London today -- surprise, surprise -- so I took some time off to vist an exhibit on the Bauhaus at the Barbican Art Gallery. It inspired me to take this graphic photo using bold, primary colors while I was on my way back to my hotel.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
|Stonehenge is all about the relationship to the sun so I took many photographs illustrating this concept.|
|This photo and those below were taken with the new Sigma 12-24mm lens. I like using an extreme wide angle to create relationships between foreground detail and a background scene.|
Monday, May 14, 2012
|Lacock Abbey was the ancestral home of Henry Fox Talbot. His earliest photography was largely taken on its premises.|
|On the left is a print of made from the oldest photographic negative in existance. It was taken by Talbot from inside Lacock Abbey. Next to it is a photograph I took today showing the same window from the outside.|
|A portrait of Henry Fox Talbot taken in 1864.|
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Here are several variations I did of Big Ben. All were taken with the Nikon D800, which will be my main camera while here. I did bring along the Fuji X-Pro1 to run some tests on it, and I brought along the Leica M9 because...well...I always bring along a Leica.
|The clouds today were dramatic so I kept combining them into graphic designs around everything I photographed.|
|This extreme wide angle view was taken with the Sigma 12-24mm zoom set to 21mm. I bought this lens recently because of its 12mm focal length, which is the widest rectilinear lens available for a full-frame Nikon.|
|A polarizing filter helped to saturate the colors here. The telephone booth had glares on it from direct sunlight that the filter eliminated.|
Saturday, May 12, 2012
|Both images were taken with the Nikon D4 and 70-200mm zoom used at full telephoto range and wide open aperture to create a very shallow depth of field that kept the background soft.|
Friday, May 11, 2012
|These images were taken from directly underneath the flag using a Nikon D800 and 24-120mm zoom lens.|
Thursday, May 10, 2012
|This image and the horizontal version below are my favorite photos from the drop shooting.|