Get Known, Get Remembered: Get blogging with Donna Papacosta of
Trafalgar Communications Blog: http://trafcomnews.com was an evening seminar part of professional development as an IABC event in Toronto. Donna’s mixture of humour, visuals and to the point content made for a great evening of education to be a better blogger.
Panorama of IABC Get Known, Get Remembered: Get blogging eventGet Known, Get Remembered: Get blogging IABC Toronto
On the photog side of the story. Here is my latest pan . Yes hand held portrait group of 4 shots coming together to give the whole room in one . Tech details Nikon D7000 with 16-35 & Nikon 700 at 640 iso.
Here in the Greater Toronto Area , to use broad strokes, the snow is still hanging on the early flowers do not know any better. So I gave my Nikon 105 a little exercise.
As You see by my raw image from my Nikon D700, one might think a glacier was bearing down on the poor snow Bell .
Raw image before processing and Topaz Adjust 5
This is not one would call the pretty kind of snow. Yes , I expose everything in raw format so I can still adjust the file. In this case, I did a final tweak using Adjust5 plugin by Topaz which I recommend value & price and yes fun Check this link for samples of Adjust5 http://www.topazlabs.com/adjust/
Painfully, you may not see the quality of the finished image
Full Tweaks of photograph
This maybe called a double dip when I talk about Scott Kelby as he is the Editor-in-Chief for Photoshop User magazine . Yes, NAPP or National Association of Photoshop Professionals is his baby. The link to his blog is a gateway to info and a number of other photographers http://scottkelby.com/ . And unlike moi , Scott is does not let a day go by without a comment, of course his recent I am calling sick post was an eye catcher with the poor puppy suffering. Check out Lightit . it is really the death of the paper killing magazine. Scott also has a tv show, funny enough called KelbyTV.com. They are nice compact learning spots which I am sure You will enjoy.
Do You want to be inspired by a photographer ? Then check out Lorne Resnick at http://www.lorneresnick.com/ . I hope You noticed , I do not mention what camera or lens is being used by Lorne. It really all comes down to person behind the camera and the use of the light at that moment. No matter if it is landscape or commercial Lorne brings his eye to every shoot . I am sure a lot of planing takes place before the shutter is pressed.
I am on his newsletter list which I look forward to receiving in my email box. Here is a bonus link , as it shows Lorne interacting with an elephant
What a great title for a blog post , I would say . I will not pretend to be the person to seek for such info. But Marie Wiese who is founder of Marketing CoPilot is that person. Check out her site for her 15 must have’s for the savvy website owner at http://marketingcopilot.com/. My site failed the three points of interest spot check which was the placement of my phone number.The image here is Marie speaking to the Toronto Chapter of IABC or Professional Independent Communicators with her topic What’s hot, what’s not in 2013.
What’s hot, what’s not in 2013 Websites
Yes. I am a big fan of HDR as long one does go off the deep end with colours going the unreal side .When my browser found this title, I wanted to change the name from Quick HDR Landscape Tutorial, to the HDR 2 step. Of course You could say with some ease there is always more then two steps with any project that sooner later uses Photoshop. Enough of the foreplay , here is the link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWPLpz8uXjw
You see why I called the video HDR two step . This process . eliminated the whole idea of the seven plus exposures which is usually called for in High Dynamic Range photography.
Of course , the benchmark for all landscape photographers is Ansel Adams. So when I find a site that comes up with the technical reviews I find helpful in my ongoing education of the srt form.. To quote the Yardbirds , ”Here Tis ” luminous-landscape who can be found at http://www.luminous-landscape.com/index.shtml In my browsing the web , I find my self back at luminous-landscape reading the reviews as well as picking up tips. The reviews are hands on without a homer sound to them . You will have to just visit yourself and check out the essays. There are very handy e books for sale on the site as well as access to products of interest.