Fuji X100 | 1/240 sec, f/8, ISO 800 Recently I posted a photo of Suki on Flickr that made some wonder, “hey, how’d you get the sky so purple in that shot!?” Some sort of post-processing trick perhaps? Or maybe the sky really WAS a surreal, deep purple that night? The answer is neither actually. It started with […]Read More Making the Sky Purple
It was out on the town again yesterday for Suki’s week 27 image for my 52 week project. This week I wanted to try adding an accent light into the mix, one that would provide some highlights around Suki and give the impression that she is being lit from behind by background elements. You can […]Read More A Little Photographic DIY
Alright, I finally did it. I broke down and gave HDR a try (click image above for large version). Creating a HDR or high dynamic range image involves blending multiple exposures together in order to display detail in the final image that would otherwise be lost in a single exposure. Our eyes are capable of […]Read More HDR with Photomatix Pro
The Canon S90 has exceeded my expectations as a great compact camera for landscape photography. Due to its small size, it’s incredibly easy to slip into a pocket carry with you at all times, just in case. Take this image you see above, for instance. Driving down a freeway back to my office in San […]Read More The “Desktop Image” – Shooting RAW with the Canon S90
Suki likes to hang out in the same room where I keep all my photographic equipment, so often times I’ll just go in the room, set up, and start photographing her. She’s there anyway, right? Last week, I decided to get a nice shot of her face, especially since I didn’t have a chance to […]Read More Soft, Wrapping Light
I thought that after picking up my Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8, my Nikkor 70-300mm VR lens would no longer be a relevant tool in my camera bag. But after having both for some time now, I have to say, I’m glad I didn’t get rid of the Nikkor. Why? While the Tokina allows faster shutter speeds […]Read More Expand or Compress?
I took this photo Bridget by the window in our study a couple weeks ago. The interesting thing about this image is that the source of light is not the sun. This shot was taken late at night, long after the sun had set. I was experimenting with using strobes to re-create the look of […]Read More Sunlight in the Evening