Friday, September 19, 2014

Not Everything at the Asylum is Creepy

One of my favorite locations to shoot is the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.   Being able to shoot there at night makes this great location even better!   Some people love the idea of working in such an environment at night and others seem afraid.  Even after having a couple of abnormal experiences at the Asylum, I’m not afraid and welcome the opportunity to work in such a great environment.   The image above was shot during my last visit a couple of weeks ago.  I used a specialized technique to light paint this small scene.    If this sounds like a fun place to shoot you should consider joining me next May 2nd for a Light Painting Workshop.  Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Lost in Iceland

We were not really lost, in fact we were never lost in Iceland.  We always knew exactly where we were thanks to modern technology.  But the Phrase “Lost in Iceland” comes from my friend Einar who owns Focus on Nature.  Being lost in Iceland is a very good thing when you are a landscape photographer.  Being “lost” means not thinking about the turmoil in the world, politics or other pressures in your life.   It means just being one with the rugged and beautiful landscape that constantly surrounds you in Iceland. 

The photo above was taken in the Icelandic Highlands.  In order to visit the Highlands you must have a 4 wheel drive vehicle and be willing to get off the beaten path.  But the rewards of doing so are tremendous.  

On additional note, our friends at OnOne Software are updating Perfect Photo Suite this fall and we wanted to be the first to tell you about it! We have not had a chance to get our hands on a beta version yet, but the new features sound exciting! Lightning fast RAW previews, improved selection tools, a Smart Photo feature that lets you reedit your photos with previous settings intact are, just a few. Of course there are discounts for existing users and introductory pricing for new users.

Click here to check out OnOne Perfect Photo Suite!