Tag Archives: architecture

POTD: WTC Memorial at Night

WTC Memorial at Night
Remembering those who died on September 11, 2001.

Lux Nocturne: New York City by Night

I’m with clients in New York City for a twilight/night photography workshop. Although the weather is gloomy, we learned that nothing can stop the wonderful blue hour of twilight. We photographed lower Manhattan last night and ended up at the beautiful and moving World Trade Center Memorial. Enjoy!

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See Denver in a Whole New Light

Join me in Denver, Colorado September 22-25 for a creative photo safari!
Join me in Denver, Colorado September 22-25 for a creative photo safari!

Creative Photo Safari: Mile High Cityscapes

September 22-25
Denver, Colorado, USA

Join me to explore the artistic side of Denver as we photograph the art and architecture of Colorado’s capitol. You’ll learn creative composition, texture blending, and post-processing techniques while exploring the photogenic downtown Denver area.

RSVP Deadline: August 22nd, 2016

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Photo of the Day: Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building at twilight, NYC. 25s exposure with Nikon D800e.
Flatiron Building at twilight, NYC. 25s exposure with Nikon D800e.

I’m back from New York City, where I had the pleasure of attending Photo Plus Expo 2013. I also had a great time leading a city photo-walk with my very talented colleague, Deborah Sandidge. This year, we made the Flatiron Building the focus of our photo walk. After sunset, some of us hung around and did some long exposures with the heavy traffic and blue hour. I used my Nikon D800e with 24-70mm f/2.8 AFS G zoom Nikkor lens on a tripod to capture this image. I then processed it in Lightroom 5 and Color Efex Pro 4.

Check out “Blue Hour Monday,” a new weekly photo theme on Google Plus curated by Deborah and myself. All you need to do is post an image taken during the magical blue hour and use the hashtag #bluehourmonday on it. Each week, Deborah and I will pick and share some of our favorites with the G+ community!

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A Storybook Ending

House in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Captured with a Nikon D800e and 16-35mm f/4 AFS G VRII Nikkor lens.
House in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Captured with a Nikon D800e and 16-35mm f/4 AFS G VRII Nikkor lens.

I just finished up teaching a four-day photography workshop in Williamsburg, Virginia with Deborah Sandidge. We got lucky and had amazing light on each of our photo shoots. On our last day, we returned to Colonial Williamsburg in the morning and we found this lovely house that looks like it came from a fairy tale.

One of the main themes of our workshop was encouraging participants to combine multiple filter/plug-in effects. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that we have many tools available to us in our digital darkrooms that span multiple plug-ins. For example, while you can create a black and white image in HDR Efex Pro 2 or Color Efex Pro 4, why limit yourself to those tools if you can use the unique controls in Silver Efex Pro 2? Continue reading A Storybook Ending

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