This is another photo from our most recent trip to Cambodia. This one is from the temple Ta Prohm taken on our second day exploring. As you can see it’s gorgeous but that meant it took forever for us to get a clear shot of the door without other people in it. But overall, it was well worth the wait and I’d recommend it to everyone.
This has been a pretty stressful week and as I was flipping through my photos this one caught my eye and took me back to some great memories in Costa Rica last year. This photo is from the pool of the JW Marriott outside of Tamarindo on the country’s west coast. While it may not be the most authentic experience, it was extremely relaxing.
January 2016 – Tamarindo, Costa Rica
iPhone 6 camera and slight instagram filer
This photo is from St. Emilion, a famous wine growing region just outside of Bordeaux in France. I loved the way the sun was shining through the tree and the great texture in the church tower and the sky. This shot has so much dynamic range that the camera couldn’t capture it all so the highlights are blown out and the tower was deep in shadow. I fixed it as much as possible but the sky still wasn’t working for me – black and white to the rescue!
This is an older photo from my trip to Australia in 2013. This is the Sydney skyline at sunset and I’m really happy with it – especially the God rays shining through the buildings.
This was one of my favorite photos taken on a recent trip to France. This was the Chateau Fombrauge vineyard outside of Bordeaux that we saw on a tour with BodoVino.
I got started in photography in 2005 on my first trip out of the country and used iPhoto to organize photos until about 2011 when I upgraded to Aperture. About a year ago, Apple decided to stop updating Aperture. On one hand, this is pretty frustrating because I loved Aperture and now it will quickly grow old. But on the other hand, it had been getting a little long in the tooth and this is a good excuse to move over to Lightroom. Starting in 2014 I started using Lightroom for all new projects but I’ve only recently begun migrating past projects over to Lightroom. Here’s how I did it.
In this episode of Photo Edits – Before and After, I’ll walk you through the large and small edits necessary to turn this photo from meh to WOW. This is one of those cases that occurs from time to time where the photo you take just doesn’t even come close to what you saw with you eyes and you have to alter it considerably in post.
This was taken last May on the same trip that I proposed to my girlfriend. Everybody else was taking photos of the ocean so I turned around and saw this lovely image. I’d like to think it captures the feeling of being there better than one of just the cool rocks and the ocean. Despite being a little tipsy having just come from a 9 shot whisky tasting, I think the photo actually turned out pretty well.
In this installment, I’ll show the big and small changes necessary to upgrade this photo. It’s got your normal adjustments as well as some gradients and brushes.
This is one of the first photos I’ve retouched from our trip to the UK about a week ago. This is the sunken garden at Kensington Palace, which is where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live. My girlfriend is a huge fan of British royalty and was a European History major in college so I took her to London to propose. I shot this photo the day before as I was scouting out the right location to do it. I ended up proposing (just after afternoon tea) on the other side of the fountain, closer to the palace. And yes, she did say yes!