Just Announced: Alaskan Photo Cruise 2017

Join me aboard Ruby Princess for an Alaskan photo cruise!
Join me aboard Ruby Princess for an Alaskan photo cruise!

I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be conducting a photography workshop and tour to Alaska, July 15-22, 2017 aboard Ruby Princess. This is an all-inclusive, 7-night round trip cruise and photography experience from Seattle, Washington. While aboard, we’ll have private photo seminars and we’ll use the ship for creative photo opportunities. We will then have private photo tours/excursions and photo learning sessions with professional guides and myself as your photo instructor.

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POTD: Sunshine on a cloudy day

Sunflowers near Denver, Colorado
Sunflowers near Denver, Colorado

Every year, massive fields of sunflowers bloom near Denver International Airport. These flowers don’t last long, so you have to make do with whatever conditions you get. I was hoping to photograph the sunflowers at sunset, but instead we got gloomy, overcast skies. Fortunately, I had my Nikon SB-900 speedlight, which allowed me to add a little pop to the flowers while preserving the moody look in the sky. I used a fisheye lens to create the interesting curvature in the horizon.

Tech Specs

Nikon D810 with 16mm f/2.8 AF Fisheye Nikkor; Nikon SB-900 fill flash

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POTD: Wind Farm Stars

Star trails over a wind farm in eastern Colorado.
Star trails over a wind farm in eastern Colorado.

I enjoyed teaching a night sky photography class with a small group of clients last night in Limon, Colorado. Despite some early cloud cover, conditions improved after dark and we ended up with some nice shots. The image above is a 25 minute composite (50 x 30s exposures).

Learn how to create images like this on your own!

Join me in the field or online to explore creative photography techniques.

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Live Training Aug 27th: Luminosity Masking

Discover luminosity masks
Discover luminosity masks August 27th online

When: Saturday, August 27th
Time: 10am-Noon US Mountain Time (Noon-2pm Eastern)

Topics include
  • Creating Luminosity Masks with Photoshop actions
  •  Selecting the right mask
  • Adding/Subtracting and Intersecting Masks
  • Using Adjustment Layers with Luminosity Masks (curves/Photo filter/brightness-contrast)
  • Using Blending Modes to create unique effects (glow, vignette)
  • Using Luminosity Masks with HDR and High-Pass Sharpening Techniques

I will be presenting live online on how to create and use luminosity masks using the custom actions from my eBook, Mastering Luminosity Masks (Available for download here).

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See Denver in a Whole New Light

Join me in Denver, Colorado September 22-25 for a creative photo safari!
Join me in Denver, Colorado September 22-25 for a creative photo safari!

Creative Photo Safari: Mile High Cityscapes

September 22-25
Denver, Colorado, USA

Join me to explore the artistic side of Denver as we photograph the art and architecture of Colorado’s capitol. You’ll learn creative composition, texture blending, and post-processing techniques while exploring the photogenic downtown Denver area.

RSVP Deadline: August 22nd, 2016

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