I’m very pleased to announce that the e-Book and video series LightRoom for the Nature Photographer has been released. This endeavor by Gregory Basco and Keith Bauer is a great resource to help nature photographers just like you learn great techniques to process your nature images in LightRoom.
This product contains a PDF and nearly 3 1/2 hours of video tutorials on how to get the most of your images processing them in the LightRoom Develop module.
Registration is now open for our Bosque Del Apache workshop that I co-lead with Doug Brown and Greg Basco. The workshop dates are November 28, 2017 – December 1, 2017. For all the details visit this link: Bosque Del Apache 2017 Workshop. This is a great opportunity to work with all three of us on your photography skills. We will have many opportunities for birds in flight, increasing your creative vision, and post processing skills.
If you’re considering a trip to Bosque Del Apache to do some photography, this article addresses 5 topics that Greg Basco, Keith Bauer, and Doug Brown have created for your reading pleasure. It highlights 5 topics that we feel are important for you to build your photographic portfolio at this marvelous refuge.
If you’d like to join us for a workshop at the refuge, see the link near the bottom of the page for details on our December 2014 workshop.
This old dresser was photographed in northern New Mexico. I was drawn to it by the soft window light, but just couldn’t create the image I wanted while I was there. While this image was captured a couple of years ago, I was still drawn to something about it. I decided to give it a chance and worked the image in LightRoom and Photoshop. With powerful tools for changing perspective, creating mood, adding light and textures, I transformed the image into something much closer to what I had in mind. Great fun to work, gratifying to see the result. What do you think? Here are the Before and After versions.
On the night of April 14th / April 15th we were treated to a full Lunar Eclipse. I knew there would be thousands of photographers out there capturing their version of this spectacular event. I decided I’d try something a bit different.
Albuquerque New Mexico was directly in the middle of the path for the full annular eclipse on May 20th. Had a great view and clear skies. This is an in camera multiple exposure using the Canon 5D Mark III. Knowing this event was coming, I planned out this shot in my head and did my best to execute it as the event unfolded. This has no post processing at all. This is simply a jpeg export from the original RAW image capture. A truly amazing sight to see!!
This is an intentional blur of an Native American Dancer in the plaza. The colors were fantastic so I decided to try a longer shutter speed to create an abstract blur. I’d be interested in hearing if you think this kind of an image works for you. Thanks!