Where to start? “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” Hmmm. Like New Zealand, parts of Iceland certainly feel like Middle Earth; more on that in a future post. I suppose, like Bilbo, it is best that I start at the beginning. Some months ago, my friend Geoffrey Orthwein told me he […]
In this tutorial, we’ll be taking a look at one approach to combining HDR (High Dynamic Range) composite images in Photoshop to remove any undesired detail, and easily blend softness back into a landscape composition as needed. Questions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or look me up on Facebook and Twitter. This Post Sponsored […]
This week’s podcast features a triple dose of photo knowledge. First up, Melissa Niu catches up with portrait photographer Tamara Lackey. The Rich Harrington and Ron Pepper discuss panoramic photography workflows. Then we jump back to Melissa as she interviews Jerry Ghionis for his take on shooting portraits and where the photo industry is headed. feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show […]
We all have tons of images that could be so much more compelling if it weren’t for that blasted dull sky. You know that giant gray nothingness that seems to suck the power right out of your masterpiece. In my view, an awesome sky can totally change the mood, feel and drama of a landscape […]
I’ve been a fan of his for a while. When I stare at his photographs I can almost feel the wave pounding on him as he sacrifices his body for a killer shot. I can sense the absolute chill as he bobs in the waters of some of the most cold ocean bodies. And I […]
When photographing waterfalls and running water, one thing I know for sure is that I will be using an ND filter. These filters decrease the amount of light coming in through the lens and also come in different levels of “stops.” This means that a 3-stop ND filter will increase your exposure time by three stops, a 6-stop ND filter will increase by six stops, and so on. I currently have three ND filters in my inventory: a 3-stop, a 6-stop, and a 10-stop (named the Big Stopper).