Monday, September 20, 2010

Crispy Tilapia Fingers with Lemon & Garlic Mayonnaise

I did a shoot last week with Jenn of Once Upon a Chef, that she uses for her site and then I can submit for stock. Very symbiotic relationship = ) I did take a couple of these home and warmed them up in the oven, they were excellent, as are all of her recipes. You can check her out here.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Executive Portraits

I did portraits this week for Julia's team of executives in her store. I did a basic 2 light setup with SB800's in shoot thru white umbrellas and used the CLS system to sync.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Weekly Photo Tips

My Pixel Bender posts were picked up to be featured on Weekly Photo Tips. Scott has a blog that is a wealth of information for photographers. Go check it out.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Georgetown Canal HDR with Pixel Bender

Shot this last weekend in Georgetown on the canal, I used D300, 24-120vr Nikkor, 5 shot HDR and merged and tonemapped in Photomatix Pro, back to Lightroom 3, small develop tweaks, then to CS5 and used Pixel Bender. Click it to enlarge the shot, I am digging what it does to the water, the image was going to be trash due to the moving water for the HDR process. Let me know your thoughts...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pixel Bender Plug In For CS5

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I saw this yesterday over at Jeff's blog. I thought is was worth checking out since he gave it a thumbs up. I must say that I like it also, especially the trees, so check it out if you have CS5.

Here is the link for the plug in at Adobe Labs.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Braid Diptych

We went to the Maryland Renaissance Festival over the holiday and Olivia had her hair braided.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Green Bokeh & a Dragonfly

Used some content aware fill (new feature in CS5) to quickly remove some distractions in this shot. I really like the composition of how I had the branch (twig) coming in, but there were a couple other twigs and web to get rid of. The bokeh on the 80-200 nikkor is very nice in this shot also. This shot was taken at Kennilworth Aquatic Gardens in DC in July.

I am still plugging away at getting my images sorted from the past few months and running some CS5 tutorials.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

HDR with CS5 First look

I am getting caught up with the latest upgrades to Lightroom and Photoshop. One of the first things I had to try is the new HDR Pro feature in Photoshop. After watching a turorial on the NAPP site, I had to give it a run on a bracketed shot I took in July in Central Park. I like the remove ghosts feature so you can pick which bracket image to "feature" and since I hand hold a bunch of HDR, this will be used a lot. The image is okay, but I do better HDR so its time to grab the camera (and tripod) and shoot.

Also on a personal photography milestone, after submitting images to and being accepted as a contributing photographer, my portfolio has started online with them. Its only a few images, but its a start in the right direction for my personal goals this year.