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I’m A Lot Like You

Nik Analog Efex Pro Tutorial Portrait

Yep, the title is a reference to a Neil Young tune. Can you guess it? I hope you all had a great weekend! I putting the finishing touches on some new items that will be available in a very cool offering in January. I’m not supposed to talk about it yet, but it is going to be awesome and should save you a bunch of money on some great photo deals.

Photographer’s Note – I posted the ‘How-To’ about this image over on my YouTube channel. It is another example of building custom camera kits in Nik Analog Efex Pro. If you’d like more videos like this, make sure you subscribe to my channel. I post new ones quite a bit.

Nik Analog Efex Pro Tutorial

Nik Analog Efex Pro Tutorial

Remember that day I told you I had visited Google and they showed me a bunch of cool stuff they were working on? Well, now I can tell you about it! They just debuted Analog Efex Pro…and it is awesome! Here’s a quick tutorial I put together to get you started. IF you already have the Nik Collection, you will get it for free. Looking forward to seeing what you all do with it. Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you want access to all my free tutorials.

Billy The Kid’s Grave

Billy The Kid's Grave

If you ever find yourself driving through ‘Nowhere’ New Mexico, stop by Fort Summers and visit Billy The Kid’s grave. If not, just read about it on Wikipedia and enjoy this image. There’s not much else there.

Photographer’s Note – I posted a HOW-TO video about this image over on a live Google+ On-Air hangout. If you are interested, you can watch it here.

Lucky Find

I have forgotten the name of this quaint little restaurant. I do know it is located in the small coastal town of Hopkins, Belize. It’s the kind of place your nose finds when you are out on a quiet stroll on the beach. The Chef came to our table and told us the ingredients he had on hand and proposed a few dishes he could whip up. That was new for me. The only time I get that kind of treatment is when I visit my mom’s kitchen. We asked to take his photo, which he agreed to, as long as we didn’t post it on the internet. He jokingly claimed he was a wanted man. Wanted or not, he made a great curry!

If you are headed to Belize, or interested in learning more about it, take a look at my free Photographer’s Guide to Belize.

Whales In The Mist

Whale Watching Alaska

Here’s another image I wasn’t sure about at the time, but because film is so cheap these days I turned the shutter over. Years later, I kind of like it. We will continue tomorrow with another image from Alaska.

Quick Nik Tip – I post quite a few tips over on G+/Facebook, so make sure to circle/like me. To get a little extra separation between the whales’s spout and the trees in the distance, I add a few control points to the mist and selectively amplified the whites. Just another way you can make magic with Silver Efex Pro 2!

Nik Silver Efex Pro Tutorial