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I usually don't go for this style but because of the buildings history I felt the surrealistic style best told the story. The building was a hospital and during WWII it housed a lot of the wounded and had a physiatric ward, some say they here noises and have seen ghosts. I felt the sky...
I have been working in this buiding since 2005 and have took many photos of it but finally decided to do a HDR with some character. I tried many different versions and came to like this one. Some of my coworkers feel the sky is demonic but I think it is fitting due to the buildings past.
Recently I decided to make a home studio. Since my loft upstairs was almost the same size as the livingroom I deceided to move the livingroom upstairs and change the livingroom into a studio. I ripped up the carpet and put in the wood floor myself. Here is a photo...
If it is a camera mounted flash bracket then try using the Nikon SC-29 off shoe cord; I use it all the time when on the flash bracket.
I am watching my brother's Husky, Luke, while he is deployed. Here are some shots with him and some with my dog Hoku.
This is Luke being noble.
This is the real Luke, very devilish.
Oohhh, what is that flashy thing?
Now this one took a while to get my Hoku to lay down on Luke.
I noticed the overlap of the diffusion paper shows up noticably in the glass. I would recomend getting some white form board and bouncing light. This is a good vid on how the boards can be used.
Me and a couple of photog buddies went to Alamo Village. Alamo Village is an active movie set and tourist attraction north of Brackettville, Texas, United States. Alamo Village, the first movie location built in Texas, was constructed as the setting for The Alamo (1960), directed by John Wayne...
I have shot some drifting stuff and depending on the tires and wind you may not see any smoke at all. I was suprised too when I first started shooting drifting that you will not get smoke all the time, especially with the novice drifters.
But yeah, the image is totally PS'd.
Here is a Jag...
I was at the pet store to pick up some dog shampoo and saw they had Christmas dog toys and got an idea to do a photo shoot. I went home and gave my dog, Hoku, a bath and got the studio up and running. I was excited to play with my new lights, two Profoto Compact 300R's. So here are the results...
Saturday night I came across the George Washington Brackenridge Villa at the University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX). I haven't shot at night in a long time and thought now would be a good time to brush up on my skills. Here is the shot with minimal post processing.
I recently just picked up a Profoto Compact 300R Kit. Profoto is having a huge sale on it's Compact kits. The 300R's have built in pocket wizards. The reason I chose the Profoto's, anything you mount to the front can be adjusted in or out and the lighting consistency. For instance, I can take...
Here are a few I took the first weekend with the D3, 24-70mm f/2.8, and SB-900.
1. D3 | R1C1 | 105mm VR | 1/200 sec | ISO 400 | f/45.0 (f/45, that is what it said)
2. D3 | SB-900 (on camera) | 24-70mm @ 44mm | 1/250 sec | ISO 400 | f/5.6
3. (Both untouched; straight out of camera)...
Well, I got some good use of the D3 today. Spent most of the day at the race track and then a fashion show late in the evening. The D3 was awsome and I will post some photos. I used the SB-900 at the fashion show as it was very dark and boy does the SB-900 have a lot of power. I had to regin it...
Love the tongue Dave. Shows real concentration. Let me guess, it was a home run, right?
Anyways, I am getting my D3 next week and cannot wait. Thanks for the photos showing the some of the capabilities.
Oh, did I mention I cannot wait?
I am looking to purchase the D3. Now with the release of the D700, what does the D3 give me that the D700 cannot? Please leave cost out of the equation. Thanks.
Right now the faster fps and shots per battery charge has the D3 in a slight lead.
I am a automotive/motorsports photographer trying my hand at portraits with people. This was my second time ever doing a portrait shoot. I only had one flash to work with but I think they turned out good. Let me know what you think....
That is the extent of the original photo. I had to hurry and get into position and I wasn't fully thinking of the outcome. I wanted to get the sign at the bottom and not lose the rider at the top of the flip so I shot it they way I did. I look at it is a lesson learned. I will keep that in mind...
HDR's are usually done with atleast three shots with about plus or minus 2 EV. Bracket a shot with the desired offset and number of photos. I would use a tripod.
Here is an HDR I did yesterday.
Old BAMC, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Background: Completed in 1937, this historic edifice came...
Background: Completed in 1937, this historic edifice came to life in the mid 1940’s as the “Home of Army Medicine.” Named after Brigadier General Roger Brooke, M.D., Brooke Army Medical Center housed the base hospital, medical units and extensive medical training facilities until 1996, when the...
Okay so you may be wondering why I got two micro lenses. I plan to use the 60mm more for portraits and the 105mm for macro. Why use the 60mm for portraits? Here were my reasons for both lenses.
NEW AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED
Okay, so I got the new AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED and...