November 27, 2011
October 12, 2011
I will be in Orlando on October 21st speaking along with photographer Mark Maio at the Ophthalmic Photographers' Societies Annual conference sponsored by Adobe. The afternoon workshop will be a hands-on computer class where attendees can work on files along with us...
October 07, 2011
September 01, 2011
August 31, 2011
On September 14 I will be doing a webinar sponsored by Nik Software and X-Rite Color Management on problem solving techniques in digital imaging. Register for this free event at:
- Calibrating and profiling camera, monitor, and printer for complete color management using X-Rite ColorChecker Passport, ColorMunki Display, and ColorMunki Photo
- Using HDR Efex Pro to process multiple exposures
- Working with Viveza 2 to control luminosity and contrast
- Using Silver Efex 2 to create stunning black and white
July 26, 2011
July 24, 2011
In Orvieto, Italy, a couple of years back, I met this great Irish guy named Vincent O'Byrne. I attended one of his programs and it was really different and inspiring. Vincent is an advertising photographer based in Dublin, but perhaps he his best known for his Fine Art Fantasy Nudes.
I have just had a look at his recent high quality video production showing how he creates some of his Illustrative images. What I like about these tutorial movies is that he shares his creative process in a way to help to pre-visualize images. Vincent talks about the 'Spark of an Idea' and shows how he develops those ideas into hard copy images. He also shows how he works with his model in a live studio scenario, illustrating how he lights and poses the model for the perfect image. Finally, he takes his captures into Photoshop and composites them with the simplest of techniques. All in all, this is a fabulous production and great value for money running at just over 2 hours. Check out this sample clip on U-tube to get a taste.
It is available as a digital download at http://www.vincentobyrnebeinspired.com/
July 18, 2011
Kelbytraining.com just released my third set of on-line digital photography tutorials. These new lessons follow me through a start to finish location job from client meetings to finished images. Location portraiture, tethered shooting, interiors, light painting, and multi-image special effects are all covered here. Check it out! Click to view lessons titles
July 07, 2011
July 06, 2011
June 29, 2011
Just back from our first trip to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks where Helene and I were teaching this past week. We had a great group of attendees for the Digital Imaging Institute’s second annual “Imaging in Ophthalmology” workshop. Our days were long, but very rewarding as we started each day around 4 a.m. to be on the road by 5 for photographing in the best morning light. Instructors and attendees then spent the late mornings and early afternoons in digital imaging classes. Topics ranged from basic photography and Adobe Photoshop Extended, to advanced medical imaging and Raw capture processing workflow. Then it was back outside in the evenings to photograph again. Longest days of the year gave us good shooting light till almost 9 pm each night. Then we would meet back in class again to download and process images until late at night. From landscapes to wildlife, we had our hands full every day. Got lots of new material to work with for future tutorials and webinars. Thanks to Cathy and Mark Maio and all the instructors for making it a great week! Here’s just a sample of some of the images I did.
(click to enlarge images)
All week long, this grizzly bear and her three new cubs were hanging out up the street from the lodge we were staying at. Everybody got such good images of them except me.... When it came tho the best animal shooting situations, I never seemed to be in the right place when they were close to the road. Wasn't going into the woods after them, so I got what I got and have to work harder at it... Besides the photography skills, you need some luck mixed in with a lot of patience to be good at this. I got a whole new respect for this speciality in photography.
I am going to need a lot more practice to get good at wildlife photography. The only wildlife cooperating with me this week was this little guy.... Still never saw a moose....
I always find time to shoot some textures. Yellowstone was full of great color and texture. I will use these in other composite illustrations in the future. There kind of cool all by themselves as well.