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Behind the Scenes in Budapest

Budapest Passport Sunday Day!

If you’re a Passport Member then today you get to see a little behind-the-scenes in Budapest when Hans Zimmer joined my little photo walk. What a great time! Below, I’ll add a few photos from Budapest including one from Hans’ concert there.

Beautiful Budapest

Olya in the Turkish Bath

Sunbathing In Budapest

Thereโ€™s Parliament Again

And now, video time…

Behind the Scenes in Budapest

Here’s a new video you haven’t seen before! This shows some of the behind-the-scenes when I was in Budapest when we were doing the 10-city tour across Europe. You’ll also see a bit from our photo walk when Hans Zimmer showed up with his whole band! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tane on a Bench

Burning Man Photowalk Announced!

Burning Man Photowalk Info Hi Friends!!! I’ll see you Wednesday night at 7:30 PM just outside of Center Camp for my 10th Annual Burning Man Photowalk! This event is great if you’re totally new to photography or like mega-advanced. There’s lots of inspiration… tips… tricks… advice… philosophy… hugs… love… all that good stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

We’ll start off from Center Camp and then end up at the Pink Heart camp where my friend Curtis Simmons is getting playa-married. After that, we’ll end up back at my camp (Camp Walter) around 9:30 or 10 PM where we are hosting a speakeasy. Join us for that too!

P.S. Here’s my Burning Man Survival Guide.

Speaking of Burning Man…

Check out this cool video that highlights a lot of the art that is there on the playa.

Daily Photo – Tane on a Bench

I’m excited to get Tane back on tour with us again! If you’ve joined me at any of my USA or Canada art talks, maybe you’ve seen him around. Go ahead, take pictures of him. He loves it. And he has about 1,000 smoldering poses he’s ready to dish out to you.

Tane on a Bench

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  • Date Taken2017-06-01 19:22:34
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
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Budapest with Olya and Tane

Hans Zimmer on Netflix

There’s a lot of bad stuff on Netflix. There’s a lot of GOOD stuff too… I should put together my recommendation list… I’m very picky. But one thing is definitely the Hans Zimmer concert. Check that out and make sure you have good speakers or earphones! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Budapest with Olya and Tane

Here’s a photo I took before the Hans Zimmer concert while I was getting my camera ready for action. I had never shot a concert before, but I had a feeling I should use my Leica lenses… so I whipped out my 35mm F/1.4 and took some warm-up photos… this is one I took of Tane and Olya.

Budapest with Olya and Tane

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  • Date Taken2019-11-16 01:27:49
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Hans Zimmer Live in Budapest, Hungary

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Check out Hans Zimmer on Netflix!

You can watch his concert on Netflix. I think you’ll absolutely love it, and you’ll recognize many of his songs from various movies.

I used this photo in a special book I made for Hans and his team. I actually only made one book… so it’s a rather limited edition!

Daily Photo – Hans Zimmer Live in Budapest, Hungary

I was thrilled to go see two of Hans Zimmer’s concerts in Europe. This was my very first one, and I was really overwhelmed! Actually, my camera and stuff was confiscated by security on the way in, which was a real bummer. I hate to call in favors, but I sent a note to Hans’ team, and they were able to get my goodies during the intermission. So that allowed me to get some photos during the second half of the performance.

Hans Zimmer Live in Budapest, Hungary

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  • Date Taken2017-06-01 22:29:15
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length11.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Evenings in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Highlight Video

I recently re-watched this video, and it’s pretty good! I’m always a bit hard on myself. Also, for this one, Hans Zimmer was in the crowd, so I was a little nervous! I had to give a bunch of little public speeches and I didn’t want him to think I was an idiot. I mean, I am, kinda, but I didn’t want him to think it, so it made me extra-nervous.

Daily Photo – Evenings in Budapest, Hungary

As far as I can tell, every night in Budapest is pretty much like this! It seems to be a very young city; well, at least that is who I notice out most of the day. This is one of the central locations here. It’s sort of a public illuminated bath area across from the Ritz-Carlton. Well, this is not really a bath because you’re not supposed to get inside, but it’s always surrounded by a bunch of happy people drinking wine and having snacks. We passed it almost every night on the way back home.

Evenings in Budapest, Hungary

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  • Date Taken2017-05-30 21:35:28
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time3.2
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length26.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Sunbathing in Budapest

Funny video I saw on Reddit

Well I see a ton of funny stuff on there… but I subscribe to the introvert subreddit and saw this video about Introverts vs. Extroverts. Pretty funny and true I think!

Daily Photo – Sunbathing in Budapest

Haha I don’t even know why I took this picture but I do find it amusing. One thing this photo does not get across is that this woman stood there for 30 minutes in the exact same position. I was having a walk around the city by myself on the last day there, and I saw this lady down by the water. I thought it strange and somewhat amusing… and then I doubled back about half an hour later, and she was still there! So then, I thought, well now I gotta take a photo.

Sunbathing in Budapest

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  • Date Taken2017-06-08 15:24:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length240.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
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Another View of the Turkish Baths

Conan at the Spa

This is a funny video that reminds me of my time in the Korean spa in Seoul!

New Sony A7r Mark 3 Review!

I just put the finishing touches on the Sony a7R III Review here on the site. Enjoy! Just below here are 3 sample photos I took with this machine…

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Daily Photo – Another View of the Turkish Baths

Public baths are such a strange thing to Americans, but they are popular in many places around the world. I’ve visited them in Germany, Korea, Turkey, Japan, and now here in Budapest. These were some of the most beautiful, by far. Also, it was nice how no one got creeped out while I was carrying around a camera. This one was not fully nude, though, so that probably took the edge off. I think my first one was in Korea, where everyone was fully nude. I remember I got this sea-salt rubdown that took off about three pounds of skin and was crazy-painful!

Another View of the Turkish Baths

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  • Date Taken2017-05-31 12:04:33
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/10
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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High above Budapest

Kobe Japan Video

I made a few special videos for passport members while I was in Kobe, Japan. I’ll put up the first video now and the second one soon, along with the final photo from Kobe!

A quick little video from Kobe, Japan. I’ll share a couple of travel planning tips and show you my camera gear for the impending sunset.

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Daily Photo – High above Budapest

On our recent trip to Europe, this was one of my top three cities. I’d love to come back here and explore even more. The sights are beautiful and the food is not only fantastic, but it’s incredibly inexpensive. The Ritz-Carlton here was nice enough to let me up on the roof. We did some filming up here and then launched the Phantom 4 quad for a spin. I’m still using the same quad for almost two years now and it’s great! I’ve never had such a long stint without crashing the quad! I hope I didn’t jinx it! ๐Ÿ™‚

High above Budapest

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  • Date Taken2017-05-30 20:26:08
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO120
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
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View from the Danube and 24hrs left to order Luminar

From Vienna to Budapest

My friend Nick was going to try this, but it never happened. I thought it sounded like a great idea so I will try it next time… but apparently, you can go from Vienna to Budapest on a fun cruise down the Danube. I don’t know how long it takes or any details, but that sounds like a pretty awesome trip to me. And, it probably doesn’t have the issue I outlined below.

Less than 24hrs of the Luminar Pre-order to go!

Not much time left for the New Luminar preorder! Like, less than 24 hours or so. Grab it here. It’s a fantastic product from our friends at Skylum (the new name of MacPhun – I think it is pronounced Skylooooom, but I am not sure).

Daily Photo – View from the Danube

This is simply a lucky shot! I was on a river cruise down the Danube in Budapest and the moon just happened to be full. I did kind of time it, I suppose, thinking it would be between these two towers. Hey, it worked out. The cruise was recommended to me because there are beautiful views and there was a wine bar on board. It was a great recommendation, but they didn’t tell us ahead of time that you only get ONE glass of wine and no more is allowed for the 90-minute sunset cruise. Oh well, that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

View from the Danube

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  • Date Taken2017-06-08 20:21:43
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length240.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Olya in the Turkish Bathhouse

Taking a JPG into Aurora?

During a recent Q&A, I got a question about Aurora HDR 2018 and bringing in a single JPG rather than a RAW. My short answer is that a RAW is always better, but I still bring in a lot of JPGs from my phone to process with Aurora, like today’s photo!

Daily Photo – Olya in the Turkish Bathhouse

This was taken with a Google Pixel phone, by the way. And no, Google and Pixel are not a sponsor or anything! We actually asked them to help sponsor our European tour, but they never emailed us back. They seemed quite interested, and I asked twice, but I can’t send a third email… that’s just too embarrassing. Oh well, whether or not they are an official sponsor, I still think it is an amazing phone and camera, as you can see. These were fairly dark conditions… that is Olya there, our videographer, getting some B-Roll for our Budapest videos.

Olya in the Turkish Bathhouse

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  • Date Taken2017-05-31 12:46:19
  • CameraPixel
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture2
  • ISO127
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramNot Defined
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