Monday, October 29, 2012

Panorama of Happy Valley Foothills Parkway

In my younger days as a photographer I would start a day of hiking in the mountains with a frame backpack designed for overnight trips. The backpack had a 4x5 view camera, 35mm SLR, and a 
2 1/4 square camera along with film and lens for each format and one very heavy tripod. I knew that each camera had its advantage for certain subjects. It was too much weight and too much to keep up with. I even thought I needed one of those panorama cameras to complete what I thought would be the perfect set of tools to capture anything I might find along the trail. 
Today I carry a Digital SLR with lens and a heavy tripod. This panorama was made by putting together 7 separate images in Photoshop. The camera should be mounted on a tripod that is level. Set the camera on manual and start making exposures that overlap each other. Put them together in Photoshop and leave your panorama camera at home!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

You Need Photoshop

This is an image one of my students Stephen Hillis shot on a  trip to St. Petersburg , Russia. He wanted to see what I could do to improve this image using Adobe Photoshop of The Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood.

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