Pre-PhotoFest Japan Shoot

PhotoFest Japan 2010 beings tonight! As the instructors, Juan Pons, Hal "Bull" Schmitt and I can't wait for the photo fun to begin.

Today we had a pre-show shoot at Tokyo's Tsukiji Market, the largest fish market in the world. Look for a few how-to videos over on DPE this week.

Well, the welcome party is about to being, I gotta take a much-needed shower and scoot over to the event.

See you over at DPE.

Explore the light,

Pre-Holiday Photoshop/Photography Workshop in Old San Juan, PR

How's this for an idea? Give yourself an early holiday gift by joining the Digital Photography Experience Photoshop & Photography workshop in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Juan Pons (who is not that old) and yours truly will be the instructors. Good learning and good fun for all.

Click here for details.

Hope to see you under the sun in San Juan.

Explore the the light,

Too Much Fun with RC at the Temple

Yesterday, I took my friend, RC (a.k.a. Rafael Conception from the Kelby Media Group), to one of my favorite shooting spots – the largest Buddhist temple in the US. The temple is part of the Chuang Yen Monastery. Believe it or not, it's only about 1.5 hours from NYC.

RC is in town for the Photoshop Summit, which will be totally cool!

The temple, in Kent, NY, is one of the favorite shooting locations on my Hudson River Photography Workshops.

RC was shooting HDR. His shot is on the left. The shot I took of him shooting is on the right. This dude does not mind getting down and dirty for a shot.

Below (left) is an HDR image I created from a series of pictures that I took on previous visit to the temple. On the right is the average exposure of the same scene.

I hope to see RC again up here! And I hope you can join the photo fun on one of my workshops.

Explore the light,
P.S. More on HDR all this week at the Digital Photo Experience.

Cool Workshop in Hot ‘lanta!

Hot ‘lanta – a.k.a. Atlanta, GA – here we come!

DPE’s Rob Knight and I are running a totally cool workshop in Hot ‘lanta in August. Click here for details.

Hey, we have some cool door prizes! With such a small group, you have a good chance to win! Here are the prizes:

1 copy of Nik Software's Color Efex Pro.
1 copy of Nik Software's Silver Efectx Pro.
5 gift certificates from Nations Photo Lab for $100 each. Plus $50 gift cards for all attendees.
1 Large Rogue Flash Bender from Expoimaging.
2 Color Checker Passports.
1 copy of Rick Sammon book, HDR Secrets.
1 copy of Rick Sammon's book, Exploring the Light.

Total value of door prizes/gift certificates: $1,000.00+
We hope you can join the photo fun!

Explore the light,