Fork in Mouth

People Presets

Don’t forget to check out the Lightroom People Presets – it’s my most recent release of presets and I think you’ll really enjoy them. I used one of them to make today’s rather unusual photo! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Fork in Mouth

This is still one of my favorite people-photos. I don't know why, but it just makes me smile. I guess it's funny because she's a cute gal wearing a mask, holding two mobile phones, wearing a camera, and there is no place else for the fork to go but in her mouth.

Fork in Mouth

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-31 02:58:57
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

A Lonely Walk in Dubai

Where are we in Europe right now?

Come out for our photo walks! See more on the European Tour Website! Hope to see you in person soon! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – A Lonely Walk in Dubai

I was staying at the Four Seasons here along the beach in Dubai and went out for a late night walk. There is ALWAYS construction going on, so I decided not to avoid it and try to make an interesting photo with all the lights. Most of the time, I want a clean beach shot without any of this unsightly construction going on, but I decided to give myself a challenge and see if I could make it more interesting!

A Lonely Walk in Dubai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-04-28 05:22:55
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length13.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

The Long Boat Ride Home

Barcelona Photo Walk Highlights – Taking Unique Photos

Barcelona was stop 2 on our tour of Europe and we had a great crowd out for the photo walk. It was a completely different but equally awesome atmosphere to Lisbon and our after party was filled with some great people with excellent questions.

Daily Photo – The Long Boat Ride Home

When we took the boat back from Burano to Venice, the water could not have been more smooth. Most of the time, the water between all these islands off the coast of Italy are a little choppy. It's mostly wind that causes it, but there's also quite a bit of boat traffic. This evening, there was neither… It was so magical floating across this glassy mirror and seeing the sunset above and below.

The Long Boat Ride Home

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-05 17:39:44
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Getting Sweaty in Papua New Guinea

All the Characters from Papua New Guinea

Want to see all the different tribes I ran into in Goroka? Here’s a link to my Smugmug shots of Papua New Guinea – have fun in there… quite a scene!

Getting Sweaty in Papua New Guinea

I saw all kinds of natives in various costumes, but none as hot as this. To me, they look like some kind of Rastafarian Chewbaccas. It's kind of like Chewie+Dreadlocks, eh? And it was absolutely sweltering outside. I was dressed in my Albert Schweitzer cargo shorts (not sure if he wore shorts, but if he did, he'd be wearing these) with a light t-shirt, and I was just dripping in sweat. I can't imagine what these guys felt like in these walking carpets.

Getting Sweaty in Papua New Guinea

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-09-13 09:42:03
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length25.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Lisa Bettany in a Venetian Mask

The New HDR Tutorial from Venice

Speaking of Lisa Bettany in today’s daily photo, don’t forget you can see more of her in the new HDR Tutorial we made in Venice! I think you’ll love it!

Daily Photo – Lisa Bettany in a Venetian Mask

While we were in the middle of filming the new HDR Tutorial, we took a bunch of friends over to a masquerade ball in Venice. What a fun night! There was an opera that went all around us while we gorged on food and wine. It was a true Venetian experience! πŸ™‚

Lisa Bettany in a Venetian Mask

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-07 14:06:19
  • CameraLEICA Q (Typ 116)
  • Camera MakeLeica
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture1.7
  • ISO4000
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Rice Fields in Bali

Lisbon Photo Walk Highlights – A challenge in Street Photography

Lisbon was the first stop in our tour across Europe and it did not disappoint. We had a big enthusiastic crowd show up for the photo walk. Along the way I provided some tips for Street photography. I hope you enjoy and learn something new!

Daily Photo – Rice Fields in Bali

Here's a view from one of the rice fields I worked while staying at this hotel! This is the Ritz-Carlton in Bali (there are two… I stayed at both- this one is the Mandapa Reserve. Anyway, they had a “fun” (actually it was fun) thing you can do there where you plant rice with local farmers. So I put on my Thai fisherman pants, plopped off my shoes, ripped off my shirt like rice-farm-baywatch and got to work! You can see some of my amazing rice-planting here in this photo… I was a natural!

Rice Fields in Bali

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-11-13 11:58:32
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

Venice at Dusk

Burning Man Collection on Google+

I recently joined the Google+ Create community – a lot of fun there! As part of the process, I made a Google+ Collection all about Burning Man. Enjoy!

Daily Photo – Venice at Dusk

Speaking of the Hasselblad, this is one I took with the first Hasselblad I used, the H1D. It was a great camera, albeit quite bulky and a bit buggy. It was one of the older-style ones that had a huge mirror that would flip up and down… this is one reason it was so giant and bulky! This new X1D I'm using literally must be 25% of the size of that honker… I'm impressed I carried the old one around on a 2-month trip around the world. This new one is so much easier!

Venice at Dusk

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-07 17:49:55
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time13
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length42.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Driving to Dunedin

Hasselblad Phocus Testing

I’ve been playing a lot with “Phocus,” which is Hasselblad’s own first-party software for processing their photos. I thought for a while it was going to be better than Lightroom, but I just don’t see that yet. Look, I post-process a LOT (shocker), and I’m very familiar with many different tools. I don’t see anything I can do in Phocus that I can’t in Lightroom. But I’m still playing around… one thing for sure, Phocus is FASTER than Lightroom, but so is going to the moon…

Daily Photo – Driving to Dunedin

Sometimes on long drives across the south Island of New Zealand, you can come across many kinds of weather. This was one of those sunny days in one area where you are driving towards a bit of a gloomy, possibly stormy area. I hopped out of my car about ten times to get different photos, and this was one of my favorite compositions.

Driving to Dunedin

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-04-06 05:30:43
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Another View over Queenstown

Looking at a new PC

Some of you may have seen my Switching to Windows guide where I got a 17″ MSI. Now I think it is just toooooo big, so I’m thinking of switching to the 15″ UHD Razer. But that is up in the air…pretty busy with this European Tour, but this is a subject on my hardware mind! Anyway, I’ll let you know when I make a decision… That Razer is so pretty and fast… I’m a sucker for that! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Another View over Queenstown

Queenstown is a small town with only about 25,000 people. See that group of buildings to the left? That's the main part of downtown… the photo I shared yesterday was one of about four neighborhoods around town. When I first moved out here, we rented an AirBnB in three different neighborhoods to see what it was actually like to live in a foreign country. The great news was that all of them were amazing, and you just can't make a bad choice around here!

Another View over Queenstown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-04-25 21:10:55
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/90
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length65.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Soaring over Queenstown

Tip for shooting out of airplane windows

I usually set my f-stop as low as it will go so that I don’t see all the muck and water-spots on the window. If you’re focused on infinity, which surely you will be, everything really close to the lens will not even be visible… a fun little optics trick there! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Soaring over Queenstown

This is the Kelvin Heights area of Queenstown. Pretty eh? This is one of those places you fly over as you are coming into or out of Queenstown Airport (depending on the wind). Be sure you grab a window seat if you ever fly in here… some of the best views in the world. Oh, and have your camera ready to go!

Soaring over Queenstown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-04-25 22:11:36
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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