Cruises are a great way to travel, but we often don’t consider the kinds of photographic opportunities you can get during the adventure. Jason is back from leading a photo tour on an Alaskan cruise, and we’ll talk about the experience and ways to get creative on your next vacation. We’ll also have a special bonus show this week where we’ll share images from the trip.
This week, we discuss a very colorful location shoot: Rick went to the Labor Day Liftoff hot air balloon festival in Colorado Springs. This annual event is a big draw, with over 75 balloon crews operating this year. We also got our hands on the Nikon 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 Z Nikkor lens. Jason offers his hands-on first look.
Topaz Photo AI 2.0 Released
Topaz Software just released a new version of Photo AI, which is an excellent tool for sharpening, noise reduction, and image upscaling. You can check it out here: Topaz Photo AI
Did you see the “supermoon” this week? We’ll offer some tips for photographing the moon and tell you why you don’t need to wait for a “super” event to get out there and shoot it. Check out Jason’s Night Sky Photography Handbook for more night shooting tips!
This week, we visited the Colorado Renaissance Festival and worked on photographing people in candid settings. The colorful costumes and overall enthusiasm of the festival-goers makes this event the perfect place to get some great shots of people! We’ll discuss the gear we used, and some settings tips for this style of photography.