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Daily Photo – Devil Bel
When we were inside this amazing ghost town in Namibia where the sand has overrun everything, I asked Bel, who was filming me at the time for Becoming an Artist, to make an evil shadow in the sand… and she instantly made some bad-ass devil horns! If you see one side of her looks a bit disfigured like she has gout or something — that is actually her sound-pack on her belt.
I always see these signs for falling rocks, but I’ve never seen falling rocks. But now I know what to watch out for after seeing this video!
Daily Photo – My Favorite Temple
This temple is right outside of Pattaya, Thailand on the coast. It's really beautiful and I want to go back to explore it. We were thinking of having a Photo Adventure in Thailand sometime in 2017. If we do, you can be sure this place will be on the list!
How to stream from your desktop to Facebook Live using Wirecast or OBS
Here’s a quick tutorial I made… sort of an esoteric one unless you’re wondering how to do this very thing!
I’ve noticed there are two very different opinions of people that visit Dubai. Either people seem to love it or they really don’t like it and want to get out of there ASAP. Very strange how a place can be so polarizing. As for me, I really enjoyed it… it’s like a parallel universe, and, of course, it’s great fun to shoot!
Daily Photo – The Burj Al Arab at night
The beach in front of this amazing hotel is relatively empty, so it's easy to get a clean shot. This was a good night too because the waves would come up far, then recede back, leaving a shiny sand-surface. The frequency of the waves was very slow too, about 30 seconds, so I had enough time to get a good long exposure.
Join me in this new video from SmugMug when they followed me to Morocco for a bit! I’ve been keeping my portfolio there for years… Even if you’re just getting started with photography, I think it’s a great idea to put your “Favorites” up into a gallery.
Man, I love this video… the tune is so catchy. Sometimes I just play it when I’m cleaning up my studio!
Daily Photo – Golf Practice in Arizona at Dove Mountain
We had a Very Fun Evening at Dove Mountain in Arizona. We had our party bus with the whole crew on during the USA Photo Walk Tour and we were driving through Arizona. It popped into my mind that, hey, maybe there's a Ritz-Carlton around here! They were one of our awesome sponsors, so I called up and there was! It's here at Dove Mountain and an hour later, we pulled up the bus. We opened the door and wine bottles poured out of the bus and we stumbled out, looking like death warmed over. Next thing I knew, the whole staff was there to greet us and shake hands. And then this ranger guy popped out of nowhere with a snake coiled up his arm and beckoned us down to see all his other snakes… it was full-on but so fun! The night finally ended with this beautiful sunset. We were eating dinner right by this golf course and I walked over to get this shot.
Becoming an Artist LIVE – “Mixing it up with Ben de Haan” Live from Arthur’s Point, New Zealand at my good friend Ben’s home. We’re taking photos and mixing cocktails while talking about entrepreneurship and launching a new brand! Ask your questions below in the comments! Ben De Haan is with Cocktail Merchant – you’ll see what a master he is in this fun episode!
By request, here are the two cocktail recipes at the bottom. As for other things we mentioned…
45ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin
30ml Black Robin Gin
15ml egg white
10ml sugar syrup
Assemble ingredients in a Boston shaker without ice and shake well. Add ice and shake again, double strain into a martini glass.
Cocktail #2: Espresso Martini
30ml Blue Duck Vodka
30ml Quick Brown Fox
Assemble ingredients in a Boston shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass.
As you can see from today’s picture, if I were to auto bracket with a bunch of different shots, there would be way too many differences for it to auto-align and de-ghost. So, one image is really okay. Whenever possible, I do try to get multiple images, but whenever I just do a single image, I’m still pretty happy with the results!
Daily Photo – A smooth ride home
We took this on the day our workshop went over to Burano for a mini photo-adventure over there. We came back at sunset and it was absolutely gorgeous! You can see it already. We had two boats… and we all just spent time taking photos of the Other Boat! This was an HDR made with a single RAW with Aurora HDR Pro. I quite like the way it came out!
As for Episode 6, join me in “Writing a Failed Novel” — In this episode, I share a story about my high school English teacher and how she said something special to me that ended up changing my life. I then discuss composition, experimentation, and give a demo of HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography.
Entirely shot in Africa, Trey wanted to do something totally different, something he had never done before. This series explores the answers to the following questions…
“What is it like to become an artist?”
“What is it like to find that creative self inside of you?”
and for the practitioner: “How does he take and post-process his photos?”
Trey begins each episode with a very personal story. These might be strange stories from his childhood, embarrassing stories as a grown-up, or just weird stories about how he became an artist. You’ll hear how these stories emerged as life lessons which impacted his photography and art. The 15 episodes touch upon topics such as composition, color, light, and inspiration. This series will not only show you lots of photography tips & tricks but will inspire you to take your art in bold, new, and interesting directions.
I am still not sure if I like this photo or not, but I THINK I like it. There's something very interesting about it that I keep coming back to. I had a rough idea that I wanted the photo to come out like this. Actually, I think I'm changing my mind. Every time I look at it, I like it a little bit more.