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.

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



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.