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Above the Starbucks

Passport Sunday Party

In today’s Passport Sunday, you’ll see a fun edit of today’s daily photo from Tokyo!

Japanese Girls in the Wild

I make a few inappropriate references in today’s Passport Sunday video, so I don’t apologize for that. You’ll see how this edit does a little bit more of an extreme HDR illustrative look. Enjoy!

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Daily Photo – Above the Starbucks

This is a fun tableau vivant from an evening scene in Tokyo. I wander around most of the day with my camera trying to find interesting slices of life here and there. This particular spot is right by the Starbucks in Harajuku.

Above the Starbucks

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-20 10:16:36
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/13
  • Aperture
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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On the Launch Pad

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Today you’ll see the fun edit of today’s photo of the Space Shuttle on the launchpad at night. I mean, that is, if you are one of our awesome Passport Members!

Processing On the Launch Pad

Here’s another fun edit where I made it extra moody. I also heavily darkened some of the areas that were ugly or distracting. Enjoy!

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Daily Photo – On the Launch Pad

I almost called this On the Pad, but that didn’t ring quite right. I noticed that while I was editing this photo that I wasn’t using a tripod. I’m not sure why this is. I’m sure I had one with me, but I took it so long ago that I forgot. Maybe I raised it way over my head to minimize the fence. I mean, honestly, who knows.

On the Launch Pad

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-07-07 19:33:11
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture5
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length85.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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After the Bullfight

If you’re a Passport Sunday member then you’ll get to see how today’s photo was made. Every Sunday I come to you with a fresh video and we have a huge archive of other videos that you will also enjoy. Thanks!

The Bullfight How-to

This was a pretty simple photo to post-process, as you’ll see in the video below. Not everything has to be super difficult, eh?

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Daily Photo – After the Bullfight

As I say in the video below, I think bullfighting is one of the more inhumane sports in the world for sure. I certainly don’t endorse it with sharing this photo… but, hey, I was there. And it was kind of a cool visual palette, so I took a photo!

After the Bullfight

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-18 17:58:04
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/6
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Cycling in London

A Fun Edit for today’s Passport Sunday!

This was quite a fun one to edit because of all the movement. If you’re a Passport Sunday member, then you get full access to see the edit!

London Cycle

This one was a little tricky because of all the movement involved. Most of the technique is in prep by choosing which photo you think is the best as a center of action.

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Daily Photo – Cycling in London

I happened to be in London on a non-dreary day. With the sunset going crazy I decided that I should get out there and shoot as much as possible. I tend to go to the busier areas because there’s a lot more activity and options, as you can see in today’s photo! If you’re a passport member, then you can see a behind-the-scenes edit of the photo below!

Cycling in London

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-12 18:13:54
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4.8
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Louvre on a Summer Day

Paris Passport Sunday!

I know there’s gonna be no travel soon, but it’ll come back after this season passes! In the meantime, join me in Paris for this fun edit of the Louvre if you’re a Passport Sunday member!

Editing the Louvre Photo

This photo from Paris was quite a fun photo to edit… I hope you enjoy watching the process!

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Daily Photo – The Louvre on a Summer Day

I took this one with quite a wide-angle lens, but I like how everything is a bit warped and strange. I believe I took this back in the Nikon days with my 14-24mm lens. Man… that still is one of my favorite lenses of all time and I wish I had the equivalent on the Sony!

The Louvre on a Summer Day

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-16 11:40:02
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Passport Sunday Vanity Fair Partay!

As many of you know, I was invited by Vanity Fair and the Ritz-Carlton to do a solo show during the Oscars. A lot of work went into it, and today, if you’re a Passport Member, then you get to see some of the details behind the layout. Enjoy!

Photos from the Exhibit

Here’s a smattering of some of the photos from the big show! You’ll hear more about them in the Passport Sunday video below.


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Vanity Fair Show Layout

While I was going through this process, I thought it would be interesting to record a video so you could see some of the work that went into it. Enjoy!

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The Rugged Coast of Iceland

Passport Iceland Sunday!

Today if you’re a Passport Member, we take another trip back to Iceland! Enjoy!

Iceland Edit

This was a very fun one to work on and I hope you enjoy it!

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Daily Photo – The Rugged Coast of Iceland

Here is another recent Iceland Edit. These are some of the hardest rocks in the world to walk on. Also, if you lose your footing and fall, you’re going to end getting sliced into a thousand pieces because the edges are like glass. I almost went out a little further on the rock, but I figured that if I slipped and fell, no one would find my body for ages. Either way, if you’re a Passport Member, you can see the edit for that here!

The Rugged Coast of Iceland

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2007-02-12 12:48:39
  • CameraNIKON D2Xs
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/25
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Popping Disney

Passport Disney Sunday

As with every Sunday, you get a chance to see me edit today’s photo. Not a member yet? Sign up here! You’ll love it!

Edit of the Disney Shot

Today’s is another quick hit video and you can see how I use some features of Aurora to really make it pop!

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Daily Photo – Popping Disney

I haven’t been to Disney in years and I’m not sure if they still let you use tripods, but I’m sure glad they did while I was there! It was kind of weird carrying it all over the park, especially when I got on rides. The operators would just let me collapse it and put it under my legs. Seems like that might be kind of a hazard but they didn’t seem to mind, so neither did I!

Popping Disney

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-07-21 02:52:08
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length22.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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How I select photos to process…

If you’re a Passport Member then you’ll see a bit of background info on how I selected today’s daily photo to work on.

How I select photos to process…

Let’s dive into my culling process. Enjoy!

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Daily Photo – London in the Rain

It’s always raining in London, eh? So why not head out and take some photos. This area around the mayor’s office is ideal for a few reflective shots.

London in the Rain

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-14 16:55:17
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture22
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Oscars Party!

Vanity Fair Special for Passport Members

Today, for you cool Passport Members, you can see how I put together the proposal for this Vanity Fair / Ritz-Carlton / Conde Nast show during Oscars week. It was a lot of hard work, but I think you’ll be happy just seeing the process. I’ll make a follow-up video soon that talks more about their final shot selections, the hanging process, and other behind-the-scenes stuff!

Proposal for the Vanity Fair Exhibition

I was approached a few months before the Oscars with this opportunity. It was pretty much 100% sure they wanted to hang about ten of my photos, but which ones? There was a BIG group of people deciding, which made things quite complex and time consuming. I decided that a wide variety of choices was better than just a few. I am never quite sure what people will like… anyway, enjoy!

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