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Into the Night

Tip: Over-Touristy Places

Venice is definitely over-filled with tourists, but the hottest tip I have is to rest during the day and stay out most of the night, when there are about zero tourists around. For one thing, cruises just dump tons of people in the city during the day, but all of them go back to the boat after sunset, leaving the city just for you. Also, people tend to walk around a LOT during the day, which totally wears them out… so, be like a cat and nap/rest all day, then at night, go out on the prowl!

Daily Photo – Into the Night

Have you noticed I'm adding new Venice photos every other day here for the past week? Yes! I had a huge backlog of these things and decided to crank 'em out. And, even though I've posted a lot of them, I hope you are not getting tired of them earlier!

Into the Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-27 22:39:44
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time40
  • Aperture16
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Fun in the Sun in Fort Lauderdale

More Florida Fun

I think next January we’re going to take the family back on another grand vacation to Florida and the Caribbean! We’re already talking about it quite a bit… this time we’ll hit different places, but I know a few on the list: Miami, Grand Cayman Island, and Cancun!

Daily Photo – Fun in the Sun in Fort Lauderdale

Here is my friend Kerry Ann who came down to spend the afternoon with me on a fun photo shoot. She came down with her boyfriend Pascha who was running our big charity event for us. Thanks again for everyone that took part in that. I think we had the fifth-highest charity event on the platform, so that is great. Also glad to report that 100% of the money with to the HEALING.NET Foundation! Thanks again everyone.

Fun in the Sun in Fort Lauderdale

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-11 02:10:57
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length106.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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! 🙂

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! 🙂

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! 🙂

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

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