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Late for The Book of Mormon in London

Passport Sunday

Well, it’s another Sunday and that means we have another new video for Passport Members. Today’s was a rather challenging edit… but a lot of fun. You can see the finished result in today’s Daily Photo. Passport members get a little bonus section where they can see the final edit.

Attending the Theatre in London

This was a very fun and somewhat challenging edit. You’ll see, like any good story, this one has some twists and turns. Enjoy!

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Daily Photo – Late for The Book of Mormon in London

Unfortunately, I was so into taking photos that I missed the first act of The Book of Mormon in London. I feel bad because I was going with my friend Simon and he was patiently waiting while I was futzing around taking photos… but, at least I ended up with a photo that I liked, even if we did have to sit out the first act. By the way, I can’t recommend The Book of Mormon more!

Late for The Book of Mormon in London

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-15 06:22:12
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.8
  • Aperture4
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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Driving through the Lindis Valley

Happy New Year from Passport Sunday!

Today I have a rather cool video tutorial if you are a Passport Sunday member! You’ll see the complete end-to-end processing of the daily photo… and if you’re not a member yet, then why not? You’ll get access to over 150 videos and all other sorts of goodies!

Editing the Lindis Photo

In today’s video, you’ll see me begin by only choose 2 out of the 3 source photos, doing some cool editing in Aurora HDR and then ending up in Photoshop for some final and fun tweaks. Enjoy!

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Daily Photo – Driving through the Lindis Valley

New Zealand is full of beautiful roads, and this one is probably in the top 10 as far as scenery. There is this crossing of the Southern Alps right in the middle of the South Island that has a look you don’t see anywhere else in NZ (that I know of). It’s a mix of barren and beautiful, and the road flows beautifully from the west coast to the east coast.

Driving through the Lindis Valley

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-08-19 13:20:16
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture13
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Hiking in Antarctica

Inventions that Never Caught On

Here’s another reason I visit Reddit every day… just to see random stuff like this!

Inventions that never caught on. They lived more in future than we do in 2020 from r/nextfuckinglevel

Daily Photo – Hiking in Antarctica

Here’s a photo from our impromptu midnight hike in Antarctica. Believe it or not, things can get a little boring there. Nothing wrong with being bored, but it’s fun to spice things up when Stu and I recommend a midnight photo hike around the Dry Valley. There’s honestly not much else to do there after the science experiments are done.

Hiking in Antarctica

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-16 23:09:38
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture11
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Mirrorball!

Today if you’re a Passport member you’ll get the source files for today’s photo as well as my latest ebook!

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I usually don’t provide my source files, but I do think I’ll do that more and more. Here are the source files that you can use to recreate my photo today and if you head to that link you’ll also find the download link for my latest eBook which we’ve just added to Passport. (You’ll need to be logged in.) If you create something cool with the files (maybe even try to get it as close to identical as you can… as well as your own interpretation), send it over to stu at stuckincustoms dot com and he’ll pass them on to me to see. 🙂

Have fun/Enjoy!

Daily Photo – Mirrorball!

I think this is actually a tiny restaurant. It looks a lot bigger than it actually is because how close up I got the camera. I also processed the heck out of it to make it pop!

Mirrorball!

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-08 23:54:09
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Bar 7 in Venice

Daily Photo – Bar 7 in Venice

This is a cool boutique hotel I stayed in for almost a month in Venice. We also hosted our photo workshop here, so we would all gather here every day to work on photos together and I would do some teaching while helping people out with their own photos. Then, we would also usually end up here at night to have a nightcap before bed.

Bar 7 in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-05 07:59:13
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Pre-Sink Hagglund

Daily Photo – Pre-Sink Hagglund

Here is one of the most unique vehicles in the world, built specifically for Arctic and Antarctic conditions. One thing that makes them unique is if they fall through the ice, they can still float in the water. This ALMOST happened to us as we were driving across some melting ice and the front car suddenly took quite a dip. We got out a pole to stick into the ice to see how deep it was, and we were only a few inches from the ocean… so, we all bailed out and waited on a helicopter to rescue us.

Pre-Sink Hagglund

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-25 08:40:21
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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Party in Papua New Guinea

Daily Photo – Party in Papua New Guinea

Well, this isn’t exactly a great place to party, unless you count “staying alive” as a party. After we went to a big festival where we almost got killed, we went to a remote village where we almost got killed. It didn’t help that Choppy was there and she began an attack to try to intimidate them. But, they were definitely thinkin’, “Man this white chick is CRAZY!” …so, she may have just saved our lives.

Party in Papua New Guinea

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-10-15 12:22:59
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Exploring Dubai at Night

Luminar AI for Portrait Photography

Luminar AI has just been released and features a load of cool tools to help you get the best from your portrait images. In this vid I play with a bunch of them before getting a little philosophical… what more could you want from a photography based video??? 🙂
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Daily Photo – Exploring Dubai at Night

If you make it to Dubai, try to see if you can stay up all night taking photos. It’s a good idea for three reasons. First, there is nobody around it get in the way of your shots. Second, the lights in the city are amazing at night and I think it looks even better than in the daytime. Third, and maybe most importantly, you will not be burned to a crisp in 120 heat!

Exploring Dubai at Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-04-29 04:53:22
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.4
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2

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Singing Circle in Papua New Guinea

Passport Sunday Fun

Today, I have a new video that shows off the new Luminar AI if you are a Passport Member! You can get it now via that link for a pre-order and it’s released in just a few days. I think you are really going to like it!

Sunday: Mountains on top of Mountains

Today’s video will entertain you with a quick tour-de-force all around the new Luminar AI. I start off with a rather silly example of how you can add mountains on top of mountains… Hey, I would not doctor a photo quite that much, but it’s kind of cool how easy it is. Besides that quirky feature, I show off a lot more that are more practical.

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Daily Photo – Singing Circle in Papua New Guinea

While at the festival, we would visit 20-30 different tribes. They all had their unique outfits and singing patterns. There’s a big competition with which tribes have the coolest outfits and the coolest song & dance routine. I think the contest is pretty unofficial, but it’s still quite competitve. In fact, it can turn quite violent and the military has to come in with tear gas and stuff. When that happens, it’s time to leave the scene quickly!

Singing Circle in Papua New Guinea

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-09-13 09:15:35
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Camels in Indonesia

Daily Photo – Camels in Indonesia

I had to look up in the metadata where I took this photo! Man, my memory is terrible! Anyway, I zoomed into Smugmug to check the tags and realized it was in Bali. I hate having to look it up because it makes me feel dumb… and this one should be easy to figure out because one rarely sees camels by the sea.

Camels in Indonesia

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-11-10 14:17:03
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+1

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