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Post-Prodution on a HDR Pro Image

Adobe’s Photoshop HDR Pro is a great tool, but afterwards you need to do a little clean-up. In this video I will show you how to use different Adjustment Layers to finish off our image.

I am at Photoshop World this week having a great time, but you know sometimes, things happen that are unexpected and you just have to run with them. Case in point, the 1st night I was here there was  a concert in the pool area, not really a party but more like a rave, one of the other moderators and myself were invited into photograph. Here are some of the photographs that will explain that experience.

I moderated Dave Black preconference Photoshop World and let me tell you it was a great experience. Dave is an awesome sports photographer and someone who paints with light that is just incredible. I was able to participate with the class and take a couple shots so here they are.

Yes I’m back! I had taken a little time off as I’ve been all over the place for the past few weeks. I have traveled about 10,000 miles in the past 6 weeks, and I am at my last show in Charlotte before a week off and then a week of Photoshop world in Las Vegas. So I have been a little busy and have neglected my blog, but I have been working on a new project with a buddy of mine and will have a big announcement to make in the next week or so.

I have also been working on my art prize project for a competition in Grand Rapids Michigan. This contest draws over 1700 artists from around the world and has a first-place prize of $250,000 and I am one of the artists that will be in it this year. What is even cooler than that, is that 3 of my brothers have also entered this contest this year, so we have titled it the battle of the brothers.

I’m looking forward to blogging the next few weeks both from Photoshop world and from our price. This should be an interesting month coming up and if I’m lucky I could be $200,000 richer, ha ha.

Here’s my entrance for our prize. It is a 60 x 40″ photograph that is printed on aluminum it will be displayed at the Green line gallery on Fulton and Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids. One of my brothers entries will also be shown at the scouring and my other 2 brothers projects are within a block so we should have a good time with this.

When I was up in Vancouver Canada two weeks ago and I wanted to photograph a lighthouse in North Vancouver. I had turned off my data service so I would not get charged outrageous roaming fees and because of that I had no GPS and was having a hard time finding this lighthouse. Before going further, and saying bad things about Canada that will have Dave Cross writing comments on my blog, I have to say I loved the British Columbia area, from sea to the mountains I was blown away by everything I saw. Now after saying that, their road signage sucks! I guess in America we are all dummies, so we have road signs that tell us everything and how to get everywhere, but in Canada, it seems to me that it’s a little bit more about guessing as to how you should get there. It took me two tries to finally get to the lighthouse to take pictures.

Because of the bad signage, one of my wrong turns turned into a happy photographic accident. I found this little seaside town called Horseshoe Bay and was able to take this photograph of it. I just did a video on how I created this effect for this photograph, but as I go through my over 4000 images, I think this is becoming one of my favorites.

Whenever I go out on a photographic excursions I do like to plan and do research to decide where I’m going and what I want to photograph, but as you can see taking a wrong turn because of bad signage in Canada can lead to a great image.

So my question is; was it really a wrong turn?