Tomorrow’s the Big Day for the October 1 Presets

New Presets tomorrow

Don’t forget about the Trey’s Lightroom Presets that are coming out tomorrow. Check back bright and early to see when they magically pop into the stor

Daily Photo – Running Out on the Lake in Glenorchy

I notice that my youngest daughter Scarlett gets a little extra spunky when she wears pigtails! Here we are out on a family walk in Glenorchy through the wetlands. I highly recommend this walk if you’re in the Queenstown area!

Running Out on the Lake in Glenorchy

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-05-11 13:40:57
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Another Strange Selfie from Above

New Tripod

I’m always experimenting with different kinds of equipment! Be sure to pop over to the Camera Equipment page to see my latest goodies

Daily Photo – Another Strange Selfie from Above

Look at me with all these selfies…two days in a row! I’m like a teenage girl, teehee. I’m a bit harder to spot in this one, maybe. I saw this awesome reflection under a building in Hong Kong one night, so I went exploring underneath it to try to find a nifty angle.

Another Strange Selfie from Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-05 20:37:13
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

Relaxing by the Pool With my Quad

ABC

ABC = Always Be Charging. And for this geeky chapter from my life, let me tell you this is usually the first thing I do when I go to a new hotel room or something for the night. I immediately scout out an area to charge up all my stuff. It’s kind of a silly burden, really… maybe someday it will be easie

Daily Photo – Relaxing by the Pool With my Quad

This is a very geeky selfie I took in Bora Bora. Any normal person would have been there in the pool having a nice cool island-drink. But no, not me… when I was not geeking out with my toys, I was busy trying to keep all the batteries charged.

Relaxing by the Pool With my Quad

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-24 11:35:57
  • CameraHero3-Black Edition
  • Camera MakeGoPro
  • Exposure Time1/1700
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length2.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

Penguins Forever

Projectile Poop

Those two words together always make me laugh, but they did not make me laugh when I discovered that penguins actually do it. I had a few Supa Cute penguins waddle by me with their little fat bodies… it was super-enjoyable to watch until one of them shot a surprise at me

Daily Photo – Penguins Forever

See that nice yellow color under all the penguins? It looks so pretty doesn’t it? Well, this is actually the color when you mix together penguin feathers and projectile poop.

Most of Antarctica had no smells at all… I think the whole continent saved all the smells for this place.

Penguins Forever

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-09 15:11:51
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length103.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Cliff at The Hills

A Big Thanks Again!

Thank you again to everyone that came out to the amazing Photo Walks in the US. I think I’m still a bit exhausted from all of it… should we do it again next year

Daily Photo – Cliff at The Hills

One day I took my friend Cliff out to The Hills to walk around and explore. At one point, I saw him up on the hill looking awesome and grabbed this quick one.

Cliff at The Hills

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-08-12 15:52:10
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length52.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

Playing with Light in Venice

HDR Tutorial

Don’t forget to get the newest version of the video version of the HDR Tutorial!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oExv7bBe8m

Daily Photo – Playing with Light in Venice

The extreme contrasts of light and shadow can be quite punctuated in Venice. Many of the colors of the buildings are already pretty bold, and when the sun hits them, they pop out to a new level. It’s a pretty good case for HDR, I think, especially because you don’t want to lose all the beautiful colors back in the shadows…

Playing with Light in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-10 13:14:15
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture5
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length25.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

Missing the Food Fight

Photo Tip: Repeating Structures

If you ever have the chance to have the same object repeat itself into the distance, try to make it happen! It gives the viewer an immediate sense of depth.

Daily Photo – Missing the Food Fight

My friends were inside a restaurant right by here in Hong Kong having a food fight while I took this. I found this out later when I saw them all outside, covered with various bits of food. I’m not sure it’s excusable, but it must be a bit less excusable when it’s a 1-star Michelin restaurant!

Missing the Food Fight

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-04 03:58:42
  • CameraILCE-7M2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture11
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1.3

Walking in the Sands of Time

Upcoming Video

We have a great video coming up that was shot in this location. I think you’ll really enjoy it

Daily Photo – Walking in the Sands of Time

Here’s another shot from that amazing little town in Namibia where the sand has overtaken the city. I can’t imagine living here and having to sweep every day, only to one day totally give up. I’m still confused about how all the sand got inside…maybe the windows and doors finally rotted away and let the sand inside. Some rooms have so much sand inside that you can’t even stand up!

Walking in the Sands of Time

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-09-23 18:10:49
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time3
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Another Rooftop Bar in Hong Kong

A Good Google Search

I don’t know why I never thought about this before, but when you’re in a new city and looking for good photo spots, google “Best Rooftop Bars in [cityname].” Invariably, I end up finding great photo ops from up th

Daily Photo – Another Rooftop Bar in Hong Kong

We tried to find as many of these as possible while there, and luckily, there were a ton! It’s the complete opposite of Venice (see yesterday’s photo), where you would expect a lot of rooftop bars and restaurants, but there are hardly any. I forgot where I was here, but I really liked the look of this building here with these porthole windows.

Another Rooftop Bar in Hong Kong

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-05 21:31:45
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time25
  • Aperture10
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

Amazing Venice Forever

Texture Tutorial

Here’s another one of my favorite new texture shots from the Textures Tutorial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixmj7nbfF1

Daily Photo – Amazing Venice Forever

Rene and I crossed this bridge almost every day. In fact, it’s not too far from here where he fell into the canal, so he has fond memories of this area. This is one spot we’ll stop at for sure during the upcoming Venice Photo Adventure… we’ll all line up here along the bridge and have a ball!

Amazing Venice Forever

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-10 12:16:08
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length69.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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