Archive for November, 2009

Making Great Sunsets

November 22, 2009

It takes mad skills and great thought to make a totally awesome sunset.  Well, not really if you follow the following advise you will be able to get great sunsets.

1. Under Expose
Doing this will bring out more color and making it look just amazing

2. Find something interesting to place in your sunset
Composing your picture with a gnarly tree  or a cool windmill

3. Saturate Color
If it i needs a little more color feel free to saturate it.

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Local Events and Your Camera

November 21, 2009

It is really fun to go to volunteer at local events and take pictures.  Here is a teaser of a shot that I got at a powwow I was at yesterday.

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Create an Abstract

November 20, 2009

The other day I was talking to a photographer who said that she was going to be having an exhibit in a gallery sometime soon.  Her booker said that their would be six other artists there and that kind of threw her off.  As we practice photography we need to keep in mind that we are all artists.  Anyways yesterday I went out and decided to make some art.  It was a pretty crazy idea but I decided that it should happen.  My friend and I went to a busy intersection and wanted to get some car streaks.  While we were there I made this image.  I made it by taking a long exposure by holding still for a few sec then rotating the camera like crazy.  As we are making art it is important to look at things differently and sometime make something crazy.  Its lots of fun.

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Making your colors pop

November 19, 2009

When taking colorful landscapes it is really important to make your color “pop.”   There are a lot of different definitions for “pop” but in my mind when it pops it pretty much blows your eyes like craziness.  Here is an example of my crazy colors.  To get these mad results I went into the curves and made a S figure curve and then adjusted the vibrance.  When you get you color right your pictures will be just grand.

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Editing old pics make them new

November 18, 2009

I edited a picture that was taken last sept and made it new.  It is good practice to go through your old pics and put a different spin on them.

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Look at your surroundings

November 17, 2009

I Saw this cool skull  in my friends house.  I look around my surroundings and look at different angles.

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Detail Shots

November 16, 2009

Sometimes detail shots are often over looked.  It is important to get detail shots of things at an event.  Flowers are expensive, arrangements take a long time.  But make it creative.  Don’t over look any thing.

Fun studio shoot

November 15, 2009

Yesterday a few of us got together at our friend David Newkirk’s studio in Salt Lake.  We shot our friend Zeb here is a link to his model mayhem here.  Well here are the results.

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Crops

November 14, 2009

You can get a very different picture by cropping it differently.  Here is one of my favorite pictures which you can probably recognize. One of my favorite kinds of crops is a square crop.  Try different kinds of crops.

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On Saturday I shot Mari and Jared’s engagements pics pictures at snow ridge golf course in orem.  This place is so amazing loved it a lot.  We got  golf carts and just drove around all day. Click on the picture to see a bigger pic.

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