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When in Doubt, Improvise

I’m in Myanmar most of this month, leading a National Geographic Photo Expedition and photographing for an NGO. It’s fascinating—I’ve been coming here since 2007 and the country is rapidly changing. 1,030 more words

Photography And Life

Roseville (Downtown), Underpass, Sign, Light Trails, Long Exposure

I suppose capturing light trails is a bit like shooting waterfalls and rapids.  You take A LOT of shots and go through each and every one of them until you find a good mix of elements.   106 more words


The Masters of Compositing Series - Part 1: Petro Vlahos

Inventor of the Sodium Vapor Compositor and the Blue Screen Color Difference Traveling Matte & Multiple Oscar recipient

Since receiving his engineering degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1941, Vlahos has served the motion picture industry as a design engineer, field engineer, systems engineer and as the Chief Scientist for the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers’ Research Center. 110 more words

I Don't Know

Tunnel, Sodium Lights

One advantage of shooting at 2:46am is the fact that there is no one around.  I tried shooting the Wawona Tunnel a couple of months before after sunset and it was a lesson in patience.   122 more words


New Streetlights Failing, Costing Money On Lake Shore Drive

CHICAGO (CBS) — The city is running into some problems with new halogen street light fixtures it is installing to improve lighting and save money. … 407 more words


Bad Street Lighting


Energy efficient lighting often has TERRIBLE color rendition.   This is a link to an article from THE NEWYORKER magazine discussing lighting design, and in particular, sodium vapor (high-pressure sodium)  street lights.  


Tips on Shooting Pool

And a new Lightroom Preset too!

Long Exposure Panning:
1/8th second exposure at 120 MM Focal Length

Swimming pools, particularly indoor pools, can be problematic to shoot. 918 more words