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Editing a Seascape with Peter DeMarco

By on Jun 1, 2019 in Photography | 0 comments

Recently, I had the chance to be a special guest on one of Peter DeMarco’s webinars. This was a great experience and one that really got me thinking about how we all see images differently. The first image that we worked on was taken by my friend Richard Bates and it is a really good one. I was also with him when he too the image. Suffice to say that I have a little insight into his shot. However, despite being there and actually taking the exact same image (see mine below), we both approached it differently. This made the webinar that much more interesting to me. As Pete worked on the image initially and then handed things off to me, I realized that we both had a few similar things in mind but went about them in entirely different ways. Despite wanting to achieve the best looking result for the image we both had different ideas about how to achieve it. It was really interesting...

How to Import Your Presets into Lightroom Classic

By on May 28, 2019 in Photography, Tutorials | 2 comments

I haven’t done one of these tutorials in a while, so I thought that I would give Fleeq a go and see how well it does on the blog. Fleeq, by the way, is the software that I used to assemble this tutorial. It is just something that I am experimenting with at the moment. With that being said, on with the tutorial! For this tutorial, I used Peter Mckinnon’s presets that I just picked up. I wanted to start with a fresh set of presets to show you the whole process from start to finish. Press “D” to Enter the Develop Module Once you are in the develop module, you can click on the “+” icon above your currently installed presets and then click on the “import presets” option. Find and Unzip… Your Presets Once you navigate to the folder with your unzipped presets, it is as simple as clicking on the folder and hitting “import” to...

Buddha’s Birthday 2019

By on May 18, 2019 in Photography | 0 comments

So I have been a little preachy in these last few posts, so I thought that I would get back to basics and just talk about one of the best times of the year here in South Korea and one that few travels really know about. I am talking about Buddha’s Birthday. I was shocked that when I started posting my images, that there were a lot of people that were living in Korea that had limited knowledge about the event. With so many temples around Korea, I was a little put back by the messages that I received. I think many people just thought that the lanterns and elaborate decorations were limited to Jogyesa Temple in Seoul. Fortunately, they are not and many of the temples outside of Seoul have far better events and celebrations. Tongdosa At the entrance to Tongdosa This year is a particularly sad year for this temple as one man’s impatience and road rage lead to 1 death, another...

Don’t Be So Desperate! For Every Photo You Post, Do This

By on May 10, 2019 in Photography | 0 comments

I know that the squirt of dopamine that you get from posting photos to every site is a rush. I do it too. I get high from a night out of great photography and all I want to do is show the world my images. I want EVERYONE to see them. I will hammer every. single. site. with my images. Then sit back and wonder why nobody is interacting. The $1.80 Rule View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gary Vay-Ner-Chuk (@garyvee) on Apr 18, 2019 at 4:44pm PDT Recently, I saw a post by Gary Vaynerchuck that got me thinking. Now, I will say that a lot of these so-called Social media “gurus” have a lot to say but not much of which is actually actionable unless you are a 20-something Coachella goddess or look like a male model. However, he made a point that got this 40-year-old bald photographer thinking. He brought up the idea of giving people your “2 cents” and then...

Take Only Photos and Leave Nothing behind

By on May 2, 2019 in Photography, Theory Thursday | 2 comments

It was Earth Day a little while ago and while I am no environmentalist, I do have a strong background in the outdoors which basically means that I used to spend a lot of time outside. I was an avid hiker to the point where one of my degrees is in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism. This love for the outdoors is also why I got into landscape photography. However, a recent Facebook post by Sean Bagshaw of Outdoor Exposure Photography where he shared a post from David Cobb that talks about the complicated subject of sharing locations got me thinking about this issue. While I love the idea of finding a new place to shoot after seeing what happened to a very beautiful spot in Gyeongju, I have second thoughts. In his post, David grapples with the idea about sharing locations and the damage that we inflict on these natural spots. He mentioned about “feeling guilty for not sharing...

Blendeo: Flixel’s Game Changer

By on Apr 23, 2019 in Photography | 0 comments

No matter how advanced smartphone cameras get, there is one thing that they all still struggle with and that is getting decent long exposures. Sure, they can boost shadows and brighten the image but they still can’t get that look of when you hold your shutter open for 30 seconds and traffic turns into a brilliant beam of light. Enter Blendeo from Flixel. As you may know, I have worked closely with Flixel over the years and they are some of the best and hardest working people out there. When they showed me their new app Blendeo, I was floored. Their app is simple and works like magic. What is Blendeo? Blendeo is something that every photographer has been dreaming about since they first saw the grainy, chunky results when they attempted taking a long exposure on their phone. Blendeo allows you to capture light trails and motion blur using your smartphone’s camera. However,...

Drone Photos Edited With AI

By on Apr 15, 2019 in Photography | 0 comments

Let’s face it, there are just some angles that you can’t get while standing on the ground. Drones now enable us to get to new places without hiking up mountains or sneaking onto rooftops. One of the issues that I have encountered recently is that editing programs like Lightroom, have yet to update with lens corrections for many drones. Meaning that they have a few but even my mavic air, which has been on the market for over a year now is yet to be included. With this in mind, Skylum has recently introduced AirMagic. This program is similar in many ways to Photo Lemur but is specifically designed for drone photography. I believe that it is one of the only editors out there specifically designed for drones. My Workflow AirMagic can be used as a plugin or as a stand-alone application. When you export or drag a photo on the the AirMagic dialog window, the application will kick...

Clean Your Gear!!

By on Mar 22, 2019 in Photography, Tutorials | 0 comments

Full Disclosure: I am terrible at cleaning my camera. I abuse my camera and I shouldn’t. However, I recently got really sick of removing the dust spots from my images in Lightroom. I also was too lazy to take my camera to the service centre to have it cleaned. Like any photographer, I have all the tools that come with any new camera purchase. You know what I am talking about. We all have the cleaning cloths, the blowers, the brushes, the blower-brush combo, the wipes, and the tissues. However, the first major issue what that I never used them unless it was really nasty. The other ws the fact that I can’t use any of these to clean my sensor. Equipment The LensPen I know that this may seem like an unnecessary investment because a t-shirt, blower or cleaning cloth “does the same” however, these pens actually do the job quite well. This is the set that I picked up...

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