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Fisher Towers Redux

Fisher Tower Moab Utah Nikon 45mm PC-E

Howdy! I hope you all had a great weekend. It is getting cold here in Colorado. I have shot Fisher Towers many times, but in this image I wanted to try a fresh take on them. I opted for my 45mm PC-E (a very unique and specialized lens) to add a little extra ‘something something’ to the image. In the end, I dug it. I will have more about this image and places all around the Moab area in an upcoming video workshop I’m working on with my partner from PixelTraining.net. I can’t wait to share it with you. It is going to be really cool, fun, inspiring and I think you will all learn some very valuable information from it. Keep you posted!

Snapseed In The Browser

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I hope you had a great weekend! As promised, here’s some info on the new version of Snapseed. Today’s photo is an image I shot with my new Fuji X system while hiking in Muir woods. I love how light the system is, I also love that my digital darkroom is becoming very light as well. Yep, this was processed with Snapseed, but the new version of it!

A few months back, Google depricated the desktop version of Snapseed and I was bummed! Last week, they brought it back better than ever. It is free, and it is in the browser! I put together a quick tutorial on it so check it out. Also, if you want to take my online Snapseed workshop, you can use the coupon code HOSSEDIA to get lifetime access to it for only $10!

Click Here to register! Not only will you learn Snapseed, you will build a foundation in post processing for all your creative needs.

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

San Ignacio

San Ignacio Belize

When you are traveling around, are you conservative with your images or do you make a bunch of them? I’m not suggesting ‘Spray and Pray’, but if you see something that you are drawn to, but don’t quite know why, you still make a photograph of it? I thought this week I would share some of those images of mine. Images that I shot, at the time I wasn’t sure why, but later when I got home I was happy I did. The first one is of a home in San Ignacio. It has sat on the hard drive of quite a while, but finally this weekend I revisited it and enjoyed what I found. I guess the lesson is, film is cheap so don’t worry about wasting a few frames. Later, you might find something you like!

The Need For Telephoto

Belize School Bus

As much as I romanticize about traveling with nothing more than a 35mm prime lens, I really can’t live without a long zoom or telephoto. For example, I shot this image high up in the Mayan Mountains of Belize looking down on the Hummingbird Highway. Well beyond the reach of a 35mm focal length. I really like this image. You could rationalize that with a single lens you will miss certain image, but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. You win some. You lose some. Personally, I have a hard time with that. I don’t burden myself with a lot of gear, I actually think I travel pretty light, but I still can’t limit myself to a single lens. If you have, or you can, I would love to hear from you. Anything to help me get over my fear.

Thanks!