Although I enjoy photographing unusual (and ordinary) people, my real joy of photography takes me out to unusual or beautiful locations to photograph objects or landscapes, sometimes even an “urbanscape” is worthy of capture too. Regardless, not every capture can come “straight out of camera” exactly as you wish. In fact, most of the time I see what I want from the image but know that their is no reasonable way I can get what I see in a single exposure. At the same time, I know I can easily set up and capture a bracket and make an HDR from it, more often than not, I can easily get a SINGLE exposure and do some extreme editing to get the very most detail and color out of the camera RAW file as possible.
Needless to say, that is what this video tutorial is about. Although it’s not my very best work, I felt it was a worthy image and I was working on it already since I captured this image just the night before.
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Well, to start, I spent the last few months preparing to move one state over and actually accomplishing this task. (Which is no easy task considering the move was about 650 miles and nearly a five-fold increase in elevation, plus I clearly under-estimated the size of the moving truck necessary to accomplish this task efficiently.) Needless to say, we made it and all of our belongings made it in one piece as well. Though still unpacking, the necessities are set-up and working now. (Computer, Television, Bed) On that, I am currently taking a short break from full-time work to concentrate on full-time school so that I can accelerate through my degree program even faster than before. (Business Administration with a specialization in Small Business and Entrepreneurship, who would have guessed that from an award winning photographer!?)
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Who can pass up freebies these days? I mean really, the only thing that can beat a freebie is someone paying me to use the freebie, but you could almost consider that the case here as you will not have any problems selling products made using these pre-designed layouts and other elements provided courtesy of onOne Software.
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So after a year or more of beta testing the upcoming Oloneo PhotoEngine HDR software, they are releasing the full version to be purchased at a price of $149 (beta users get a 25% discount) this May. After testing and using the beta for a long time, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is clearly the best and most easy to use HDR software currently. Although they don’t have a Mac native version available yet, I have had no problems using the software under VMWare Fusion 3.x on my Mac Pro (2008 8gig, 8-core w/ OS 10.6.x). Alternatively you could run it even better under Boot Camp if you don’t mind rebooting into Windows.
On the same subject, look for my upcoming full-length DVD video tutorial showing how to do your own HDR blends based on my award winning recipe for amazing HDR images. I will post more information about that as soon as I am ready to share more.
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I’m already hearing the confusion from a number of people reading this. “What’s Pixel Bender?” or “What’s a Fixel?” Well, that is what this post is about.
First off, I want to say that before I came across the Fixel plug-ins for the “Pixel Bender” plug-in for CS5, I only had a vague knowledge of the Pixel Bender myself. So now that we are all starting on the same page, lets get going…
Here we go again, this week I have another entry titled “Fire In The Sky” which is my beautiful sunset 7-shot HDR over the Grand Canyon.
So, lets get those votes in for my entry please!! I’m begging all my friends, go vote now!
Anyway, click the link below to see and vote for my image by clicking “MY FAVORITE PHOTO” link on the Facebook page.
This link http://apps.facebook.com/fromedge/showentry?entryurl=%2Fcontests%2Fshowentry%2F747503 should take you right to my entry which looks like this (without the borders):
Since I have decided that I wanted to take a shot at winning a trip to Las Vegas to meet Peter Lik (someone who I take a lot of inspiration from for my own work), I decided that in order to win, I needed as much support from my friends, fans and other people that follow my blog and YouTube channel. In any event, every week or so for the next few months I will be adding a new image to the competition in an attempt to win the grand prize trip to Las Vegas and personal tour of Peter Lik’s gallery. (Which I have actually been to already a few years ago, but without meeting him there of course.)
Anyway, click this link to see and vote for my image by clicking “MY FAVORITE PHOTO” link on the Facebook page. (You may need to be a fan of the contest to vote, I’m not completely sure yet.)
This week’s entry should look like this (If not, please find it and vote for me thanks!):