Tag: 2015

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Small street in Montmartre, Paris. As I pass by the entrance of this small, narrow, street I had a glimpse of the light and saw the person. Raised my camera and took the shot. Post processed in Photoshop CC using Nik’s Silver FX Pro 2 for B&W conversion. Read more →

Cruise’s reflection

Halifax, Nova Scotia, being the main port in Atlantic Canada we receive many cruise ships visit during summer. Where they dock is very accessible and close to the city downtown buildings. So close that I was able to capture this reflection. Read more →

Light painting

Introduction Not long ago I participated on a photo-challenge where we had to create a shot using light painting technique. I put hands at work and came up with a composite shot which obtained the 1st prize in the challenge. I then decided to write an article on how I prepared, shoot and post produced the photo. And here it… Read more →

DIY guide for home studio photography

This article is about overcoming all sort of limitations, money being the first one, to start on studio photography. I’m sure you’ve seen tutorials about studio photography where they use soft boxes, diffusers and strobes. And then when the tutorial was over we were left wondering what to do and how to do it in a non-existing budget. As a result… Read more →

Get dramatic skies without HDR

I used HDR a lot in the past and loved it. But as time passed by and I learned more about photography my taste also changed. So I stopped using HDR. But I always liked the dramatic skies that HDR creates. I recently learned a nice simple technique to achieve the same without having to shot bracketed and create HDR… Read more →

Nature is a stand-up comediant

A macro shot of a small flower. I used my 24-70 mm with extension tubes. They don;t have the electrical connections so the camera defaults to a max. aperture and focus is manual. I find it easier to move back and forth to focus. DoF is razor thin!   Read more →

Green Lips

A close-up shot of a leaf in my backyard. Used my Canon 24-70 mm f/2.8L that has a magnification of 0.5x. Some vendors call this a macro lens. I don’t think so 😉 I always use DPP to convert from RAW and sometimes, like on this one, I transfer the file to Photoshop to do some extra editing. here I… Read more →

Wizards of light

Introduction There’s no question that light plays “The” main role in photography. Without light there won’t be photography at all. As photographers we all intuitively know, or learn, how to see and use light. We discover the property of different materials and how they affect light. We use those materials to modify existing light. We reflect, shape, tint, diffuse and… Read more →