Test shot of a penny taken with iPhone 5S, using macro lens in #OlloClip 3-in-1 set: http://astore.amazon.com/jeffsulliphot-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=20
Night Reflections in Yosemite Valley on Flickr.
Photography Workshop in Yosemite National Park
I’ll be back in Yosemite Dec 13 - 15, leading a limited number of photographers on my final landscape photography workshop of 2013. In addition to the park’s normal usual stunning landscapes and opportunities to shoot the moon, we may get a couple of opportunities at capturing Comet ISON, which will be making news in the coming days as it passes the sun on Nov 28.
Come Chase Comet ISON With Me!
In December I’ll be on the road pursuing photos Comet ISON, widely billed as a possible “Comet of the century”. As an experienced astrophotographer, I’ve identified some of the best opportunities and places to catch it.
I’m considering individual and corporate sponsors to fund expanding the scope and duration of my video and still image coverage. For individual sponsors, I’ll allow a limited number of other photographers to accompany me in a workshop in December. News media sponsors can get timely access to the day’s photos and videos. Corporate sponsors will get recognition for helping make the pursuit successful.
Single Exposure vs. HDR, Color vs. Black & White vs. Lightroom Preset
Like many photographers I like to be out shooting and I prefer to have as much done in-camera as possible, but there are often challenging lighting situations which warrant exploring various shooting and post-processing techniques. For this dark room in the Standard Mill at Bodie State Historic Park, severely back-lit by the opposing windows yet also lit by an incandescent light above, I compare a single exposure with three different 5-exposure results, then I get more aggressive with those three in Lightroom.
You can decide for yourself which of the 7 results turned out best, as I lead you through the workflow for each of them in this post on my blog: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2013/10/post-processing-color-vs-b-vs-lightroom.html
Which do you prefer? This is the result of 5 exposures pre-processed in Adobe Lightroom, HDR processed in Photomatix, and re-adjusted in Lightroom with an Aged Photo preset, plus some extra work on the equipment using the new radial filters in Lightroom 5.
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