Friday, April 16, 2010

Macro Photo Shoot

So I have wanted to take some macro shots but with my zoom lens could not possible get in close enough and have it focus for the shot. I recently got some macro filters to put over my lens so it can focus up close. It still is not a macro lens with the great quality but it works for now, and only cost $18. A lot cheaper than $450+ for a true macro lens. Here are some shots from the shoot:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Parx Casino

About two weeks ago I did a sunset drive by past the new Parx Casino to see where the sun was at. I learned I was going to have to come back at sunrise, uuggghhh, in order to get a shot with the sun behind it. Since I get up before 8 am NEVER this would be hard. I happen to drive by at 5:30 am this past Sunday after dropping my brother off at the airport and realized the sun would be coming up soon. I stood outside for just under an hour taking pictures as the sun came up to get this shot. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Can a Blackberry Curve shoot an HDR???

This is a single shot with my Blackberry Curve turned HDR.

I was on lunch and it was so beautiful I had to go outside. I have worked at this location for almost a year and never been out here. I was standing on the bridge in the shot and figured I would take a shot with my blackberry. I thought it would look a little decent. After running it through CS4 and Photomatix I couldn't believe the result. The graininess of the picture give it a 'painted' touch, which I think is what makes it work well.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Masking Photos

I have been following Trey Ratcliff for a few months now and part of his great HDR tutorial is to mask in people when necessary for an HDR shot. After learning that process I wanted to try some out in just normal photos. I have not gotten to technical with the subjects interacting or overlapping each other but that will come with time and practice.