the emission of light by a substance that has not been heated, as in fluorescence and phosphorescence.
When I was looking for a name for my photography website in 2004, I chose the word “luminescence.”
While nature doesn’t emit light, it certainly can be captured, photographically, in ways that sometimes makes it seem so. How you choose to capture the luminescence of nature is part technical skill and part creative process. In fact, I think that’s part of the reason why so many people from diverse backgrounds enjoy photography. “Right-brained” individuals find joy in the creative outlet that is photography, while “left-brained” individuals will often marvel at the technology and optics that go into today’s camera systems. Photography offers people from either background a uniquely common ground. Continue reading Find Your Light→
I’m pleased to announce my photo safari schedule for 2012. On my trips, you’ll get to visit some wonderful locations, meet new people, and get some amazing images. Enrollment is limited to 10 people, which allows me to maximize my time with each student. In addition to field instruction, I also provide classroom sessions on image processing, workflow, HDR, and black & white conversion. I also provide one on-one image critique sessions for each participant. The following photo safaris are confirmed; check back to see if more dates are added.
To register for any one of these photo safaris, please join Luminescence of Nature Photo Workshops at Meetup.com. Payment is required for RSVP. Fees for each workshop cover all field and classroom instruction; meals, lodging, and transportation to the field sites are the responsibility of each participant.
This image was a quick, hand-held HDR bracket (7-shots ±3EV total) that I got with my Nikon D3s and 24-70mm f/2.8 AFS G lens. I merged six of the exposures in HDR Efex Pro and created the black and white effect there. I also added a mild black vignette effect directly in HDR Efex Pro. The final image was sharpened in Capture NX2.
Saturday, July 30, 9am-noon Mountain Time (online)
In this class, you’ll learn how to use Photo Mechanic as a powerful replacement to the Capture NX2 browser for managing your NEF files. Topics include file renaming, search functions, keywording, and star ratings.
August 27, 2011, 7-11pm Mountain Time (Colorado Springs, CO)
Join me for a lightpainting class in Colorado Springs’ most famous park. We’ll light up the red rocks in artistic ways. All you need is a camera and tripod; I’ll be providing the lightpainting gear.