Inside Hearst Castle

PhotoWalk in Melbourne Australia!

See All The Event Details here!
Everyone is invited for a fun evening of photography and learning! :)

I’m really looking forward to this… I’ve always wanted to come to Melbourne, and I promised I’d do a photowalk when I came! :) I look forward to meeting you all!

Skill Levels: All skill levels! From mobile cameras to DSLRs
Time: Friday, Jan 11 7:30 PM – Or come a little early if you want to say hello!
Cost: Free
Location: Federation Square outside the Info Centre
Tag: #MelbournePhotoWalk2013
Who can come: Family friendly…bring the kids! :)

I’ll be setting up for many shots and talking through my settings and this sort of thing… feel free to ask me any questions or whatever you like!

If there are more questions, good man Paul Pavlinovich will be able to answer them… a big thanks to Paul for helping me to put this together! See you soon!

More from Hearst

If you click on the “Hearst Castle” category below the photo, then you can see all the photos from this amazing place. When you get down to the bottom, be sure to click to go see the other pages as well!

Daily Photo – Inside Hearst Castle

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any photos from Hearst Castle, but this one stuck out to me. These rooms are so ridiculous in a way, yes? I mean, even if I had all the money in the world, I don’t think I’d ever want a room like this in my house! It’s so formal and unlivable… I prefer something a bit more comfy!

Hearst Castle Grand Room

Inside Hearst Castle

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  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16mm (16mm in 35mm)
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  • Exposure Programaperture priority
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Printing Your Photos for Profit

Printing Your Photos for Profit

I get this question a LOT! I’ve put some new information about this on my SmugMug Review. If you sign up, be sure to use “STUCKINCUSTOMS” to save some money. Since many photographers would like to make revenue from their photos, I wanted to show what it looks like when you sell some prints. In the case below, a customer purchased four prints from our online store in SmugMug. I am putting this up for the benefit of photographers who are curious about what this looks like on the back-end. As most people know, I am very open in all this “sharing” of how things work behind-the-scenes.

Personally, all of my prints through SmugMug are of a limited series, and this is one reason I sell them at a higher cost. You can of course choose a system that works best for you and the art you choose to share with the world in the form of prints.

SmugMug Review

The Rest of the Hearst Castle

See the rest of Hearst Castle here in that category.  Don’t forget to click “Previous” to see more photos.

Even though this photo below is taken just south of San Francisco in the San Bruno area, Hearst Castle is about a six hour drive to the south in San Simeon…

Daily Photo – The Hearst Tomb

Thomas Hawk brought me to this cemetery. He always takes me to the most romantic places.

He remarked (and he is right) that he is surprised that Hearst has such a “small” tomb. It does seem rather understated, compared to the other monstrosities he built. But maybe he’s just being a little bit humble in his tomb. It’s hard to say…

This photo was pretty much pitch black with a little bit of light that would collect over time. This is what I got out of a 30 second exposure at f/6.7.

The Hearst Tomb Thomas Hawk brought me to this cemetery. He always takes me to the most romantic places.He remarked (and he is right) that he is surprised that Hearst has such a “small” tomb. It does seem rather understated, compared to the other monstrosities he built. But maybe he’s just being a little bit humble in his tomb. It’s hard to say…This photo was pretty much pitch black with a little bit of light that would collect over time. This is what I got out of a 30 second exposure at f/6.7.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read this entire post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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The Private Pool at Hearst

Reminder for Support

We have a bunch of people buy stuff here all the time – from Flatbooks.com to the HDR Video Tutorial. Remember, if you have ANY trouble at all, contact our real humans at support at stuckincustoms.com — we have 24-hour support, and they’ll email you back pretty darn quick. Ask them anything – big or small :)

Daily Photo – The Private Pool at Hearst

This is the second photo of this pool I have published. It’s from the other side — the wider side. How cool would it be to have a little party in here. Let’s set that up!

The Private Pool at Hearst Castle in California

The Private Pool at Hearst

Photo Information

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  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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Dining at Hearst

Instagram is Fun!

I try to post a few photos on Instagram from time to time. See my Instagram photos there. Like, for example, today I posted a photo of my daughter and I backstage at the Daddy-Daughter dance… it was really great.

Daily Photo – Dining at Hearst

“You wanna see a secret passage?” the old security guard asked me.

“Are you kidding?” I asked.

And with that, he showed me how to get up into this area. It wasn’t super-duper-secret, since this is how singers used to get up high to entertain the guests below.

I’m glad I’m not one of those people that has to choose who sits where in these big banquet events. I think people in these situations really get their nose out of joint if they don’t get to sit next to so-and-so. But, if you’re hanging out and dining in Hearst Castle, you have to look pretty hard to find something to complain about! :)

HDR Photo

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The Private Library

Long-Exposure Article

When I was in Iceland with Rebekka, she set up for one of these long-bulb jobs. There was a light rain and a few drops kept getting on her lens, and the frustration ended with a wholesale slaughter of all nearby mountain-elves.

She’s gotten over it and recently posted an article on Long-Exposure Photography over at Pixiq. Follow that link to see more of her work!

Daily Photo – The Private Library

Here we are again, continuing the Hearst Castle thread. We have so many threaded stories here, yes? It’s a bit like Lost, in that there are so many story-lines that never really get resolved. Maybe at the end, we’ll all end up in a generic church together, staring at a white light out of the doors as the camera pans up and away…

There are a few libraries inside Hearst Castle, and this is the biggest. I’ve always wanted something a little like this. Maybe it doesn’t have to be quite this large, but I’d settle for a few warm shelves full of books, a reading table, and a few servants to bring me coffee.

HDR Photo

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