Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Check out 500px

They say that they have the the most beautiful photos on the web. I don't know about that, but I can say that there are some really great ones. You should take a look. They will inspire you to either trash your camera or go out and take better pictures.  My vote is to keep shooting and improve your craft. You can find it here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Photos from Scott Kelby's photo-walk are on-line

This is a must. Take a look at the photos from the Worldwide Photo Walk that Scott has put up on his blog. He announced the winners on Friday, but today he put up some of his personal favorites. WOW!  You can see them here.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Color Efex Pro 4 is out

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I've mentioned many times before that Color Efex Pro 3, from NIK software, rocks. Everyone of my photos is touched by one or more of the filters inside it.  Tonal Contrast is a favorite. Now NIK has introduced Color Efex Pro 4. The changes and additions are extraordinary. If you don't believe me, go to their site and take one of their free webinars. You'll be blown away.  Here's the link. You can also get a 15% discount, if you decide to buy it, by adding the code AKESS.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Canon introduces the new EOS-1D X

Yesterday, Canon released their new EOS-1D X.  The specs sound great but at an estimated $6,800 I won't be ordering one any time soon. I'm really not a gear head. I still have my Canon 50 D that has served me well for the type of photography I do. To be honest, I'll probably take a very hard look at the replacement for the 7D whenever that comes out. Take a look at the Canon press release here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Trey Ratcliff talks about how he gets photos without people in them

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In his video, Trey shows one of the techniques he uses when there are lots of people and he doesn't want them to appear in the photo. I've tried something similar and it really works.  Take a look at the video here. You may find an increase in "Noise" with these long exposures. You'll have to deal with that in post.

In the photo above, I actually wanted the people.  I think it adds to the excitement of the location.

Monday, October 17, 2011

I've decided to add back in as many photos as can

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I don't know how long this will take, but I'll do my best.  I have them all in one file but it will still take some time. The photo posted today was taken in  Berlin,Germany at the Sony Center. What a great place for a beer and photo ops.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I'm getting there

I think I now know what happened with the blog. When I signed on to Google + I had to do something with Picasa. That may have thrown the whole thing off. I haven't decided if I'll go back and try to insert all the photos again. What a pain. I'll let you know.

Friday, October 14, 2011

I don't know what's going on

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Something has gone terribly wrong with my blog. I have been trying to get it back on track but no luck so far. I'll keep working on it now that I'm back from Germany and Belgium.

I'll get to post some photos soon and some other interesting things that are going on.