Delray Beach

Florida Photo Caravan 7th Shoot: Model at the Colony

© Rick Sammon

Today was our first model shoot - at the Colony Hotel in Delray Beach.

We had a blast photographing or model and then processing our HDR images and straight image – and applying plug-ins for added creative effects. (We will be doing similar shoots on my Digital Delray Days  next week.)

Above: Nik HDR Efex Pro and Polaroid Transfer in Nik Color Efex Pro.
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Above: Film Noir filter in Nik's Silver Efex Pro.

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Above: Black and white conversion in Nik's Color Efex Pro.

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Above: Dynamic Skin Softener in Nik's Color Efex Pro.

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Above: Duplex filter in Nik's Color Efex Pro.

Click here to save a few bucks on the plug-ins I use.

Scroll down to see previous posts from the road.

Explore the light,

P.S. If you want to learn more about lighting, check out my workshop in a couple of weeks in Oldsmar, FL.

Learn Digital in Delray

I am happy to announce the launch of my Digital Delray Days – a series of one-day, fast-paced and fun-filled digital photograph workshops in beautiful Delray Beach, Florida. 

• Dates: January 30, January 31 and February 2, 2012. (These sessions will be held after my Florida Photo Caravan.)

• I'll be giving a free lecture on the evening of January 30th.  Place and time TBD.

• Each session is one day long: 8 AM to Noon and 1 to 5 PM. The same workshop will be given each day. (Hang out after the workshops for happy hour!)

• I'll be your photography and Photoshop instructor.

• The groups are limited to 8 – for up-close and personal shooting and training with me.

• I'll teach HDR, model, street, outdoor, flash, reflector/diffusers, and beach photography. Yes. You will leave the workshop with a very good understanding of your flash.

• In December, I will review your portfolio on line and give you feedback. I'll need a link.

• We'll have a digital darkroom session, so you'll see how to enhance your images. I will offer some tips, tricks and techniques.

• Cost is $149 and includes: Workshop fee and a copy of two of my books: Exploring the Light and Field Guide to Digital Photography.

• All meals, hotel and transportation are on your own.

• We'll be based at the Colony Hotel in Delray.

• Skill level: All... but you must know how to find your pictures on your laptop.

You'll need:
• Your camera, lenses and flash.
• Tripod.
• Laptop with card reader.
• Loaded on your laptop (in addition to Lightroom, Photoshop or Photoshop Elements): Photomatix or HDR Efex Pro. Also: Topaz Adjust. For a discount on Photomatix and HDR Efex Pro, see my Creative Plug-ins page.

To learn about HDR photography, check out my iHDR iPad app.

I hope you can join the photo fun in Delray.

If you have any questions, shoot me an email.

For an application, email Susan Sammon.

Explore the light,

P.S. Here is a behind-the-scenes shot taken in the room where I took the opening pictures for this post. Ahhhhh, the wonders of HDR photography!

4 of my 8 Florida Events are Free!

My Florida Photo Caravan begins with a special shoot: Horses on the Beach.
I have eight Florida events schedule for January 2012. For are for free!

I hope you can join one . . . or two!

St. Augustine
Free Seminar - Exploring the Light. Not part of the Photo Caravan. Not a photo shoot.
January 21 – 4 - 6 PM
Hilton Garden Inn
401 A1A Beach Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL
Register by email

Lots of birds to photograph at Merritt Island.
Four Florida Locations on My Photo Caravan!
January 21 - 28 (Welcome Dinner for Workshop Group Only 7 PM)
One of my favorite hands-on workshops!
St. Augustine, Merritt Island, Delray Beach, South Beach
Click here for info. Only 2 spots open.

Cool HDR photo opportunities in South Beach.
Ft. Laurderdale
Free Seminar - The Camera Looks Both Ways (People Photography). A cool, two-our talk.
February 1 - 7:30 to 9:30 PM
1350 East Sunrise Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Master HDR on my workshop.
Delray Beach
Digital Delray Days
Hands-on Workshop.
January 30, January 31 and February 3
Colony Hotel
595 East Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL
Click here for info

Seminar and Workshop - Two events.
February 4 - 5
See poster at the end of this post.

Free Seminar. 
People photography: Lighting and Photo Philosophies
A cool two-hour talk.
February 6. 
7 to 9 PM. Doors open at 6 PM for book signing.
Hilton Garden Inn
Tampa Northwest/Oldsmar
4052 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677 

Need a hotel room at a discount? Use this code - Sammon Seminar -  at the Hilton.

Rick's On-location and In-Studio Lighting Hands-on Workshop.
 February 7 and 8
Produced by Dave Cross workshops. Yes! Dave will be there, too!

Vero Beach
February 11
Seminar and Book Signing 10 - 3
Kight Center (V-Building ~ On 35th Street On Campus)
     Indian River State College
     3209 Virginia Avenue
     Fort Pierce, FL  34981
Email to register and then just show up!

I hope to see you in the Sunshine State. If not, click here for my other USA workshops.

Explore the light,

P.S. For my Florida Photo Caravan and Digital Delray Days, you need Photomatix or HDR Efex Pro. Get a discount here.