My photography direction
I’ve been shooting for many years. I’ve gotten more serious with my photography in the last 2 years and have stepped it up more in the last 6 months. I’ve tackled various subjects like landscapes in HDR and even models. While in Jackson where I captured the grand tetons in HDR, there was a lot of interest from others about learning more about photography. This is likely due to the fact that the cameras are getting better and less expensive. It semes that the negative connotation of carrying around a large camera is generally gone as well.
One of the things that I have like while trying to better my shooting and post-processing is the online tutorials that are given by people like Scott Kelby, Trey Ratcliff, and others. This site was never supposed to be about posting images. It was setup to talk about the process and learning of creating meaningful images. In the next 6 months, I hope to develop my own basic tutorials or at least go through some before and afters so you can see how these images were processed. A big part of this will be to get my D800E (backordered on B&H Photo). This will allow me to shoot some behind the scenes footage during my travels.
Roaming for more images…
Another early morning drive to watch sunrise at various locations around Jackson Lake Lodge near Jackson, Wyoming. ‘Grand Tetons in HDR’ was shot from the top of Signal Mountain. The view looks directly across Jackson Lake towards the Grand Tetons.
If you’re not a motivated individual, then shooting decent photography is not necessarily going to come easy for you. Capturing an image requires some basic understanding of photography and a camera. The greatest challenge in my opinion is not only capturing a unique subject, but capturing it at the right time. This image was captured by shooting 5 RAW bracketed images (handheld since I forgot my tripod) and processed in Photomatix PRO, Lightroom and Photoshop. The Timing of this shot was a little late and it would have been better had we arrived about 1 hour earlier. Check out this Sunrise at Oxbow Bend that I captured the day prior.
Grand Tetons in HDR
Time in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Jackson, Wyoming for a great meeting. While we were inside most of the day, we did have the opportunity to drive around the area for some sunrise and sunset images and to see a few animals in the area. After all of the images that I was able to make, this one was my favorite.
This show was made from 5 bracketed RAW images handheld by me (I made the mistake of not bringing my tripod to Wyoming). We drove to Oxbow Bend which is a hotspot for photographers to photograph both sunrises and sunsets. We showed up just before sunrise and there were already about 10 photographers setup with their tripods waiting for the right moment.
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