Monday, September 27, 2010

Discount codes from Trey Ratcliff

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We just got back from Portland, Maine. What a great place to visit. I highly recommend it if your ever up that way. The above picture was taken just as we left a restaurant. As you can see it's right on the water. The picture is of the ferry pier. It's a 3 image HDR shot at +2 0 -2 and processed with Photomatix and Color Efex Pro 3. Of course there's some photoshop in it also.
I told you a few weeks ago that Trey has come out with a DVD course. Well today I received word that I can offer a discount code for both editions. The codes are good for 10% off the Basic Edition and 20% off the Premium Edition. Just go to this website and enter the code for the edition you want.
I have the premium edition and it's more than worth the investment if you're really into HDR and Trey's style of shooting and processing. Take a look. You wont be sorry.
Basic Edition - 55BASICDVD
Premium Edition - 66PREMIUMDVD

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Jay Maisel and me

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Well, that's a small exaggeration. A few months ago I wrote a blog about a course I took on Kelby Training, "A Day With Jay Maisel". Scott Kelby and Jay did a photo walk on the streets of New York. It's great. This past Friday my wife and I where going to spend the day in the city. The plan was to take the train into New York, the subway uptown and spend some time at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I always have a camera with me and I knew I would have opportunities to take some picture. New York is a shooting gallery. Maybe a bad choice of words but you know what I mean. As Jay says, "If you miss the first 100 shots there are 1,000 more coming your way in a few minutes."

I thought that before going I would take the time to watch the course again. It's amazing how much information Jay imparts. Every word is a gem. Even Kelby is wide eyed.

This is a must see for anyone who walks around with a camera. His 3 word mantra "light, color, gesture". Words to think about when taking pictures.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just back from Keuka Lake, New York

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It's been a very good summer. Lots of travel. This trip was to one of the finger lakes in Upstate New York. Our good friends live there for the summer. We hiked, drank and laughed ourselves silly. Roger and I did a lot of shooting. Great fun. I took the above picture after dinner as the sun was just setting. If you look at it larger, just under the tree limb, you can see Mars. I hope you like it.
I see while I was away that NIK announced a shipping date for HDR Efex Pro. I did take one of their free webinar, hosted by Rick Sammon. I think it has real possibilities but I'll reserve comment until I try the demo version. I hear that Photomatix has a 4.0 version in bata testing. I'll have to look into that also.