Here’s a small series of images I took in western Massachusetts around the Berkshires. I had just purchased a Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens and was using it almost exclusively on this trip. All these images are HDR processed using HDR EFEX PRO from DxO (formally from Google/Nik)
Once again the Christmas season is at our doorstep and along with it comes this years Christmas card build! Though not as fun as the 2015 card, after all how often can you use a leaf blower during a photoshoot! The shoot itself went smoothly. Both models were well behaved and cooperated. The tricky part, as you will see in the time lapse video, was all the masking of the tree needles. I tried several techniques before deciding to go with an old school channel mask method which rendered the accuracy I needed.
I hope you enjoy watching some behind the scenes shooting and editing and if you have any questions about the techniques used, please feel free to contact me.
Light Painting is a technique that I enjoy applying to still life images. I use a small, single LED pen light. One mistake folks make is using a flashlight with a beam that projects too broad of a light pattern. For example, the small LED light on your cel phone, though it looks like nothing significant, actually throws out a very wide beam of light and doesn’t work well for this Continue reading “Light Painting”