Make Pictures, Just Don't Take Pictures

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We make pictures on my workshops, rather than just take pictures. That's what we'll be doing on my 3rd Annual Florida Photo Caravan, which beings tomorrow here in St. Augustine, Florida.

We'll be shooting at, among other places, the Magic Beach Motel in Vilano Beach. Follow along this week for photos and tips.

Here's how I made the above picture:

I used my Canon 17-40mm lens set at f/22 and focused 1/3 into the scene for max depth of field.

My camera: my trusty Canon 5D Mark III.

I used my Tiffen 2-8 stop ND filter to get a slow shutter speed (1/4 second) in very bright light. An ND filter, by the way, is one of the best investments you can make for your outdoor photography. More to come on this filter later in the week.

I had my wife Susan drive the car very close to the camera to add a sense of depth – and interest – to the scene. We turned on the lights for added impact.

In Adobe Camera RAW, I boosted the Clarity, Vibrance and Blacks.

I added the frame using Image Borders in Nik Color Efex Pro. All my plug-ins are listed on my Save on Creative Plug-ins page.

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Above is an example of simply taking a picture. Borrrrring.

So my friends, make pictures, don't just take pictures. Come on a workshop and join the fun.

Explore the light,

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