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Photography Tips II: Night Photography

Photography Tips II: Night Photography

The night rules | Fuerteventura, Canary Islands Photography Tips II: Night Photography Night photography is something that I enjoy more and more. It is a bit more complicated than shooting sunset and sunrise though:) It needs also more dedication; one needs to go out to nature in the middle of night. I love to be […]

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Photography Tips 1: What kind of gear (camera, lens etc.) should I use?

Photography Tips 1: What kind of gear (camera, lens etc.) should I use?

I have been constantly asked about what I use. To give a short answer, buy the gear that you can afford. To make a great art, the tools are indeed not important. Your passion and hard work will produce the outstanding images. First, try to discover what you like to shoot most (people, landscape, flowers […]

Reflection of the Galaxy | Pfeiffer Beach, California

Reflection of the Galaxy | Pfeiffer Beach, California

We travelled on Saturday to Big Sur with Guillaume Desachy and made some Milky Way shot at the Pfeiffer Beach. We actually went there to shoot the Keyhole Arch, which we did at the sunset…Then while we were moving to Bixby Bridge to make some Milky Way photos, we found this small pond which nicely […]

Golden Gate, embedded

Golden Gate, embedded

I woke up at 5 am and drove to Marin Hills a few days ago to catch the sunrise and fog over the Golden Gate Bridge. I took this photo at Slacker Hill, which is about 15-20 min hike up. It was an amazing overview of the scenery. This photo is not an HDR. It […]

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

We took about 9 days to travel in Arizona and Utah to visit most of the great National Parks and Canyons. We rented an RV and stopped at the campgrounds near the parks or canyons that we visited. Overall, it was an amazing experience. 9 days in a raw, we woke up early to capture […]

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HDR demo video (Hawaii, the sunset)

Hi folks, I started to create a series of HDR demos videos. In this one, I used photomatix, lightroom and photoshop to get my final image. Please leave your comments.

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The HDR book is on the way

The HDR book is on the way

Good news everyone! Finally I have time to concentrate and finish my HDR book! Initially I am planning to release it only as ebook. My plans is to keep it somewhere at 40 pages. I would like to include several samples of HDR from start to finish and also some general photography tips. I am […]

Istanbul, the new inhabitants

Istanbul, the new inhabitants

Here is again a retouch of my an old work. When I compare it to the first version that I made about 4-5 years ago, there is a huge difference. It seems that I changed/improved my post-processing very significantly. There is no shame with post-processing. When people ask, did you do photoshopping, I laugh at them. […]

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Hawaii, the fire

Hawaii, the fire

Apparently I spent a lot of time shooting the sunset in Hawaii Sunset and sunrise times are great for photo  shooting, therefore, they are called “Magic Hour”.  I made this one by lowering my camera to the sand as much as possible. I tried to frame the sun, to get a long view of the […]

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Sunset at Pacific

I made this one when we were driving from San Francisco to LA. We stopped on the way, at highway CA1, and watch the sunset. I made this HDR in photomatix then worked on it mainly in PS. I used a lot of dodge and burn to highlight the waves at the foreground and darken […]