Its been too long since I posted, which is a shame. I’ll try to get back into the routine of doing iPhone stuff. I still have apps to review and compare for you all. I’ve been a little busy with other photo stuff, one huge thing that I’ll announce tomorrow, plus building a new storefront, writing articles, and new ebooks.
If you haven’t heard the news, there was a fire this past weekend down in the bay area. In fact, the structure that went up in flames was the old shipwreck in my last post.
We lost an icon because some people were playing with fire for likes and exposure. Ok, it wasn’t really fire, but they were spinning steel wool, which creates a lot of sparks. Its probably not the best idea to do that on an old ship. I guess they got what they wanted though, because they sure as hell are getting exposure now, only for the wrong reasons.
I wasn’t there, I don’t know what happened, so I’m not going to roast anyone on social media. I just hope we can all learn from this tragedy and do our best to leave everything better than when we first got there.
Lastly, I hope we can all take a step back and re-evaluate this attitude of having to one-up each other for attention on social media. I know I’m going to start looking inward and creating for me again.
I feel like I have a ton of new waterfall shots in my portfolio, since moving to Oregon. I’m definitely not complaining. It’s always awesome standing in front of large falls like Burney.
This is a 3 shot pano that I took with my Nikon. I merged the images in Lightroom 6, which I feel did a far superior job than Photoshop at merging the images. For some reason, photoshop wanted to slightly rotate and distort one of the images. Next, I made a few adjustments in photoshop to brighten the scene and bring back some color. The finishing touches were made by using Topaz impressions (van gogh preset) and reducing the opacity to somewhere around 40% to give the scene a subtle painterly feel.
Don’t forget, if you live in the Pacific Northwest, or northern California, I’m available for private workshops, where we can hunt waterfalls together, and I’ll teach you how to improve your photography.
Also, it’s not too late to join Shannon and I for our latest challenge, painting with your camera. Click here for details! We’ve already received some awesome submissions and can’t wait to see more.
I was going through the archives yesterday, and found this one from about 4 years ago.
The original sky was garbage, which is probably why I never edited it. I decided to grab a sky from one of my other images to make this shot work better.
Silver Efex Pro 2 did most of the heavy lifting, and I made a few other small adjustments. If you like creating black and whites on your desktop, I highly recommend SEP2.
I’m happy to share with you guys that I landed my first magazine cover for Emerald Magazine. They found one of my old iPhone photos and decided they’d like to use it. This is nowhere close to my best work, but it works for this issue of their magazine.
If you want to recreate something similar, in the middle of a street, simply set your iPhone down on the road, for an extremely low angle.
I’m hungry for more, so I should probably start submitting work to publications regularly.