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Small Strobes Big Results

Today, I went a Small Strobes Big Results class in Denver.  It was a great class.  If you have speed lights, and want to learn more about how to use them, you should take this class.

I met David when he was teaching the Mentor Series Course in Philadelphia about lighting.  It was good to spend more time with him.

Here’s the final picture I (with lots of help from from David and the model Claire) made during the workshop.

Claire with attitude

Claire with attitude

 

 

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Flatirons Full Moon Photography

 

Went out with Steve Gandy to do some more night shooting and had a great time.  Steve has a great way to explain the essentials of night photography.  If you’re interested, here’s a link to Steve’s Meetups.

As you can see from this picture, the stars show a little bit of earth’s rotation.  By the naked eye, I couldn’t see the stars in this picture but my Nikon could.

 

Flatirons by Moonlight

Flatirons by Moonlight

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Night Portrait

Gabe Biderman and Tim Cooper were showing us how to do a night portrait.

Night Portrait

Night Portrait at a Ghost Town outside of Zion National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took this picture when I was out at one of the Rocky Mountain School of Photography location workshops. This workshop was Vegas Dusk to Dawn, where we spent three days in Vegas and then three days in Zion National Park.

Later this week I’m going to do more night photography and wanted to refresh my memory.

 

 

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nik software

One of the folks at Google/Nik Software, (I think Dan Hughes,) has been releasing some recipes for Color Efex Pro 4 on google plus.  The latest recipe is shaded subject which worked well on this artist from the Denver Chalk festival.

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Rockets Red Glare

Went out with the Illuminate Workshops photowalk to celebrate the Fourth, take pictures of the fireworks and listen to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. It was a packed house, but good to see everyone enjoying themselves.

 

Fireworks

Fireworks over the City and County Building of Denver