Monday, October 10, 2011

HDR with David Nightingale

Here is my first HDR image, created today at David Nightingale's CreativeLIVE course:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

CreativeLIVE with David Nightingale

Yesterday we photographed during the afternoon session of CreativeLIVE's Creating Dramatic Images course with David Nightingale.  Today I went through my image live with David and learned quite a bit under pressure.  It's funny how my mind blanks a little when I think of the 7000+ people who are watching me process my image.  So David did most of the work but I am really learning how to see the possibilities in my images and where to start.  It really is easy, the hardest part is realizing this.

Here is the original:

Here's the edited version:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Creative Live and Hunting

[friends Vaughn and Hazel liking each other]

Leaving for America tomorrow for my annual photography/hunting trip.

I will start the trip off with three days at a CreativeLIVE photography workshop with David Nightingale of Chromasia fame.  I have been following his blog for years and really love his work, so it will be great to learn from him for three days.  I will be attending the course as a student in live attendance, which means the course is free for me.  It is also free for you if you'd like to watch along live, otherwise it is $150 to download the course afterwards.

Next I will be going to Idaho for a week of solo hunting in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, otherwise known as the largest wilderness area in the lower 48.  I'll be flying in to a remote airstrip and hunting elk and wolf out of there for a week.  When I arrive at my final hunting destination it will likely be 7+ miles to the next human being.
If I return from that trip alive I will then move over to Oregon and join my dad and uncles to help out this year's tag holder for the sheep hunt I did last year.  We had a lot of fun and we have a lot of knowledge of the hunt, so hopefully we can help the guy this year harvest a big ram!
Lastly we will be hunting for a week in central Oregon to fill my uncle's elk tag.  This should be a relaxed hunt so hopefully plenty of time for photography.

I may have some chances to update the blog this weekend, but likely only once more before the end of my trip on October 31st.

Monday, October 3, 2011