London – Stuck in Customs

The Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral

Passport Sunday Editing Party!

Another Sunday, so time for another section of the blog to unlock for Passport Members. If you’re not a member yet, then, why not? Now you get access to over 200 videos plus a ton of other goodies!

The Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral – Making Of

Here’s a fun quick video that shows a few unexpected editing choices for this photo!

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Daily Photo – The Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral

If you ever go to London to take photos, I recommend setting aside a few hours at night to cross back and forth across the Thames on every bridge you can find. They all have cool perspectives, and this one on the way to St. Pauls is one of the most contemporary ones…

The Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-16 04:48:57
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • 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 London Eye

Passport Sunday from London!

Today, if you’re a Passport Member, then you get to see the edit of today’s photo. Well, not just that, but you get access to over 150 other awesome videos in addition!

Editing the London Eye

This was a pretty quick and easy edit. Sometimes I go a bit fast, so don’t be afraid to pause and rewind to have a second look!

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Daily Photo – The London Eye

This iconic building along the Thames turns out to be a little trickier to photograph than one might think. One of the most important things is to try to find a unique angle or something that’s just a little different than every other photo you’ve ever seen.

The London Eye

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-08 18:03:53
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/350
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length21.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Rainy Day in Central London

Daily Photo – Rainy Day in Central London

It seems like it rains almost every day in London, so why not head out and take photos? This area between the mayor’s office and the Shard has some incredible lines. It’s really tough to take a bad photo around here because of the shapes and colors. I personally like it even better in the rain since the reflections add another element.

Rainy Day in Central London

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-14 16:58:35
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time0.7
  • Aperture22
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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London just before Dusk

Daily Photo – London just before Dusk

Here’s a new photo I recently finished processing. I took it many years ago, and I’m glad I waited so long. Now that I am using the new Aurora HDR, it has become a heck of a lot easier for me to process these tricky sorts of photos.

London just before Dusk

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-08 19:04:01
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time0.7
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length22.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Tate in London

Daily Photo – The Tate in London

I think this was one of the last years that they let people use tripods in here. I remember coming back the next year with some friends and the guards had totally changed their tunes. It’s still such a weird regulation to me. I think most of the reason is that they don’t want people to trip on tripods and fall over, but that almost never happens. And it definitely doesn’t happen in these wide-open spaces like this. I think people are much more likely to trip on a stroller or a myriad of other devices people carry about.

The Tate in London

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-14 14:26:13
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/10
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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London Court

Passport Sunday Returns to London!

Last week Passport Members got to see the edit of a different part of London, so I wanted to use some new techniques for this week. Enjoy!

Colorful Court

This one required a bit more work than I initially thought. Fun though!

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Daily Photo – London Court

Isn’t this a wicked-looking building? At first, I thought it was some kind of evil lair. Actually, I thought that the entire time I was taking the picture until I realized it was just a courthouse that has rather gothic stylings. Well maybe it is an evil lair if the judge is kinda evil.

London Court

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-09 20:03:16
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time0.7
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Another Rainy Day in London

Passport Sunday goes to London

Join Passport Sunday today as you can see this cool technique for blurring out people that live in London. There’s nothing wrong with them of course, other than they are all drained by living in such a dreary city!

London Blur

Here’s the cool technique for blurring out pedestrians I mentioned above!

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Daily Photo – Another Rainy Day in London

This area around the mayor’s office is one of my favorites for shooting because of all the lines and angles. It’s even better when it rains because it seems to accentuate all of these shapes.

Another Rainy Day in London

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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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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Incredible London from Above

Passport Sunday!

In today’s video for Passport Members, you’ll see me and Harriett sit down together and edit this photo. It was actually a pretty easy edit and I had to perform a few tricks to get rid of the glare because I didn’t have my lens skirt with me at the time.

Editing London from Above with Aurora HDR and Photoshop

Here’s another one of these videos I recorded with my friend Harriett. She doesn’t do a lot of photography like this, so she asked if she could come down and sit in on a few processing sessions. I told her of course, but then I decided to make some Passport videos at the same time. She was kinda nervous on camera, but I think she did okay!

In today’s photo, I take three original photos and use Aurora HDR to give it some serious punch. And then I played around a bit with the temperature sliders to give different parts of the city different treatments. Finally, I get into Photoshop and clean up a bit of the glare mess. Enjoy!

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Daily Photo – Incredible London from Above

If you want to get up high and get this same view, it’s not too difficult. Just get up to the sky bar in the London Shard and find a good view out of any of the windows. They might have cracked down on photographers now, but maybe not. I think you probably have to at least by a coffee or a drink so that the staff there does not glare at you too much. Speaking of glare, don’t forget to get a lens skirt or something. I have that gizmo and others on my Kit.com page if you want to see more.

Incredible London from Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-18 01:47:20
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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