I took some creative license when I worked on this image from Cannon Beach, OR. The swirling waves resulted from using a 0.5s exposure with my Nikon Z 7II mounted on a tripod. However, I chose to also blur the clouds in Photoshop to create a pseudo long-exposure look. What do you think?
I captured this image of a large shore cannon while visiting Fort Stevens near Astoria, Oregon while leading my recent Oregon photo safari. This image combines several techniques: HDR merge (Lightroom Classic), Silver Efex Pro 3 (Nik Collection via Adobe Photoshop) and finishing touches back in Lightroom Classic. Because I applied Silver Efex Pro 3 in Photoshop, I was able to retain color in the original image.
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Packing Light? How to Slim Your Kit
Sometimes, it’s necessary to pack a smaller kit. Whether it’s due to travel constraints, or you just want more flexibility in the field, packing light is an important photography skill. We’ll take a look at the tricks we use to slim down our kits.
The full moon sets over Bandon Beach on the Oregon Coast in this image I captured in 2017 with my Nikon D850 and 24-70mm zoom lens. I’m returning to Oregon again this October, and there is space available if you’d like to join this photo safari.
Hi friends, sorry about the post hiatus there… I’m back from two safaris in the span of three weeks and I’m finally going through a few thousand images from my new camera!
Here’s a photo from my recent Oregon Coast Photo Safari that I captured alongside my clients in Bandon, Oregon. The tilting LCD on the new Nikon D850 made getting the low angle far easier than when I used the D810. The Nikon D850 is quite possibly the best all-around camera I’ve ever had the pleasure to use. More than the 45 megapixel sensor, it’s what surrounds that sensor that makes the D850 a must-have upgrade over the Nikon D800/e or D810 DSLRs.
The wide dynamic range of the D850, like the D810 before it, means that in the rare times where you find yourself needing an HDR bracket, you can often do the capture with just two frames; one metered for the highlights and a second frame exposed for the shadows.
I merged two images using Lightroom’s HDR feature and then processed the final image in Photoshop using my Luminosity mask actions. This process allowed me to saturate the midtones without overcooking the highlights around Face Rock in the background.