A Good Chance to Mention Plotagraph Pro!
Since today’s photo is of one of the founders, it’s a great chance to mention Plotagraph Pro! I continue to make quite a few of these, and I’ve been releasing about one new one a week on social media.
Also don’t forget to check out my new Class on Kelby all about this cool tool!
Daily Photo – Sascha in LA
Here’s a very rare modeling photo from yours truly. Note that I should clarify that I am not actually the model in this photo. While I was in LA, Troy and Sascha (owners of Plotagraph and our biz partners) came over to say hello. We used the opportunity to take a few photos! Troy used to be a model photographer, and, surprise surprise, she used to be a model.
Today’s daily photo features one of the founders of Plotagraph! If you look around the Plotagraph site, you’ll probably see even more photos of her… the full story below! 🙂
Daily Photo – Pool Time in Beverly Hills!
One day while we were staying at one of my art collector’s homes in Beverly Hills, we had the team from Plotagraph over, Troy and Sascha. We were having a little catch-up session on Plotagraph, and my friend Tom Anderson was there too (you know, MySpace Tom!). Anyway, we were both ready to take some photos, and since Sascha is a model, she offered to slink around the pool a bit. Troy was really funny – he’s a Photographer as well – but he knows how to talk to models… so he was yelling out this and that and cracking me and Tom up… I’ll get a recording next time!
All on Smugmug
Yes, I’m still hosting all my images on Smugmug. They’ve been a great partner and service for us through the years. Thanks Smugmug!
Daily Photo – Hollywood Hollywood!
I’d like to sincerely thank my good friend Caleb for taking me behind the Hollywood sign one evening for a beautiful photo session. The only thing missing was some of his yoga instruction! It’s really hard (as in pretty much IMPOSSIBLE) to get into this position. He told me the incredible and unbelievable story about how he got access. Just amazing. This place has so much security… we’re talking Dept. of Homeland Security level activity. We got waved through so many guards to get back here… I’ll never forget it!
Aurora HDR Playlist
Daily Photo – Sneaking Back Behind the Hollywood Sign
I’ll be forever grateful to my friend Caleb for getting me back here! Actually we didn’t sneak in, as he has some insane level of connections… I was so impressed how he got us in here — really remarkable. And then being here was like a waking dream. I can’t tell you how those LA lights sparkled like jewels under the sea…
And it was Really Steep and Dangerous too. I had no idea. Just trying to move around to get different angles was a trial in itself! But boy, it sure was fun… I’ll never forget it!
The Google Science Fair – Free educational event – The Science of Photography
I know some of you were able to watch the Google Science Fair event a few weeks ago, but be sure to check out that website for some of the other videos. I wish I had all these resources when I was a kid!
Daily Photo – A view of the city from the Hollywood Hills
One night, Tom and I went up to the top of Runyon Canyon to shoot the city. On the walk up, I liked the view of one of the palatial Hollywood Hills homes through the valley. I zoomed in with my 28-300 mm lens to get this shot.
If you’re ever in LA and looking for some new types of city shots, take a hike around Runyon during the sunset. You may find some cool scenes!
Abandoned, Grunge HDR
Since you got into HDR photography, do you tend to seek out more abandoned, creepy places like this?
Daily Photo – The Abandoned Boiler Room from the Queen Mary
Here’s the next photo from the amazing ghost ship! Well, I don’t know if that is what it is really called or not, but we did walk into this room during our little ghost tour aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. It was very creepy, alright… mostly alone in this huge old ship from the war… and these vast interiors felt very hollow and eerie in their emptiness. I enjoyed taking the photos… and then I enjoyed getting out of there!
The following bit is from Wikipedia: “Anecdotal reports of paranormal activity have included children crying in the nursery room, used as the third-class playroom, and a mysterious splashing noise in the drained first-class swimming pool.”