Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Final Blog Update


Thank you all for following us here at the Lepp Institute Blog. As many of you know we rebranded and relaunched a week ago as LIGHT Photographic Workshops.

Our new blog may be found at the following link.

http://lightworkshops.blogspot.com/

This blog will be active for a little while longer as folks switch over.

Cheers!

Hal

Monday, May 4, 2009

Cattle Egret from Florida


Had a couple minutes to process a shot from Florida's Alligator Farm. Beautiful golden light on this Cattle Egret in breeding plumage.

Back from Florida





Returned from a quick trip to Florida where I was fortunate to speak with a group of over 120 people from the Vero Beach area. We spent about three hours discussing high dynamic range (HDR) tips, techniques, and procedures.




Before the presentation some of the club members took me to shoot at the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine. What a great place with unrivaled access to nesting birds. Of course, I found the alligators interesting as well.




Since the theme of the visit was HDR I tried a few with the animals at the Farm. The attached shots are all combinations of three shots from a Canon 5D Mk II. I imported the source files to Lightroom and then used the Photomatix Export plug in. All images were Tone Mapped with Photomatix 3.1.3 and then returned to Lightroom for a couple tweaks. Look forward to finishing the images soon.

Cheers!

Hal

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

HDR with Ben


In class with Ben Willmore today discussing High Dynamic Range (HDR.) We'll spend a little time discussing theory, camera setup, and shooting before we head out on location and try it out.

We'll update again with a few HDR results from this afternoon.

We also played around a little with the animation panel in Photoshop. A quick example is shown below.



Test Animation

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Video Tutorial


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Quick video tutorial on creating a popular border effect in Photoshop™.


There will be more to come.


Cheers!


Hal

Friday, April 17, 2009

A Great Week of Online Training


The video above is a show from John Canfield, one of our instructors here at the Institute. He will be teaching a three day workshop in late May demonstrating how to make one.


Thanks to everyone who made the web based training a huge success over the last week. The training schedule for the next quarter will be out very soon and will include some incredible courses.

We will also be starting a weekly training hour. Thanks to some of our clients who suggested a recurring session you can tune in to every week just like your favorite TV show. The online training will be a one hour block covering any and all things photographic.

As a heads up we are hosting a huge Open House the 8th of May from 11-8. The facility will be open to the public and there should be some good fun and training. We are running free demos of Photoshop™ and Lightroom™ all day. We'll also be shooting in the studio and drawing for some fun giveaways.

If that wasn't enough from 5:30-9 on the 9th of May, we are hosting a party here at the school. More free demos, food, wine, and live music to set the atmosphere. Come on down and join us.