Workshops – Stuck in Customs

Cute but Impractical

Matt Conti on Africa

My new friend Matt Conti has made an amazing journal entry about Africa! Wow – that was a lot of work Matt! Great job and amazing photos!

Matt came out to my workshop there in Africa… so, don’t forget to sign up for the upcoming one in New Zealand!

Daily Photo – Cute but Impractical

I really do almost zero shopping, being a minimalist and stuff. However, I do like to walk into quirky looking stores to be amused and take a few photos. Like this place, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for example. Seeing little things like this brighten my day with a little surprise here and there.

Cute but Impractical

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  • Date Taken2017-01-25 00:18:57
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Autumn Light in New Zealand

Mayan Warrior 2019

Here is one of my favorite art cars from Burning Man. It’s actually more than just an art car… their entire team amazing. Plus, whomever they get to make these videos is seriously talented! Check this out:

Daily Photo – Autumn Light in New Zealand

I love it when I get to introduce new people to New Zealand during my workshops! These are incredible events and we usually end up visiting Queenstown Gardens. There are so many different kinds of trees and the colors are completely ridiculous. Often times, we begin here in the gardens so that everyone immediately gets some good photos to share with friends and family back home.

Autumn Light in New Zealand

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  • Date Taken2019-04-23 09:58:05
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture20
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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New Zealand during the Fall Workshop

New Words from the Year I was Born

My friend Stu sent me this interesting thing from Merriam Webster that shows what words were used for the first time the year I was born.

Daily Photo – New Zealand during the Fall Workshop

Here’s a photo I took during the Autumn Workshop (which you should sign up for!) when we went up to the top of Coronet Peak. I have a list of like 10 of my favorite places to take the group… I usually wait till the very last minute to decide based on the weather. All the spots are good during any kind of weather, but some are better than others… It’s only taken me about 10 years to figure out all this stuff!

New Zealand during the Fall Workshop

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  • Date Taken2019-04-25 09:19:52
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Come to my New Zealand Workshop!

Today, if you’re a Passport Member you get to see a new 360 video from our recent workshop in Africa! We had a ton of fun… and you’ll get to hear a little from some of the guests!

You can see more about what happens on the workshop here.

More from Africa!

A few weeks ago, I shared a 360 video where I talked to a few of the workshop members that joined me in the wilds of Africa. This year you get to hear even more… I think my favorite one was when Phillipa and I were talking and lemurs were jumping all over us! πŸ™‚

(As always with 360 video you can turn the video around while watching.)

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Passport Sunday!

We’re in Africa for Passport Sunday this week and in glorious 360 to boot as I chat with some of the lovely people below. This was taken just as we were heading off to another location on part 1 of my Africa photo adventure/workshop.

Delving into the minds of my workshop friends

I’m out in Africa at the moment (probably Madagascar when you’re reading this) running a couple of back to back photography adventures. During the first workshop I grabbed a few of the attendees for a quick chat about what they will take away from the experience. It’s always fun to hear what people pick up on, especially those who’ve joined one of my trips before. (Next up on the workshop front is New Zealand in April… which is fall/autumn in upsidedownland… Come join me!)

Oh, and remember, you can grab the camera view and spin it to look around as you watch. πŸ™‚

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Queenstown Workshop

Next Year!

If you missed this year’s New Zealand photo workshop with me, then why not sign up for the one next year! We recently put it up… seems strange to plan for 2020, eh? Yeah, me too! It seems so far away…

Daily Photo – Queenstown Workshop

This is one of our regular stops during our annual photo adventure. I even love repeating these places because the light is always different. Around this time of year, these long golden grasses get long and sway in the wind… it’s right out of a fantasy novel.

Queenstown Workshop

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  • Date Taken2019-12-15 17:55:26
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I’m 99% Sure this is Hong Kong

India Photo Adventure?

We’re just about to start planning one of these, and I’m quite excited! We’re trying to figure out how many people can go on it with me. I think we’ll keep it pretty small, but pay attention to the Workshops page to see when it goes up.. and don’t forget on that page to sign up for our newsletter! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – I’m 99% Sure this is Hong Kong

…with a 1% chance it is Tokyo. I have a ton of photos like this from Tokyo, and I don’t exactly remember taking this photo. I mean, I know I took it because it ended up on my camera. It might have been after one of those long nights out with the guys, taking photos and then having a long dinner with a lot of wine. I usually like to take a long walk back to the hotel and take photos along the way, and maybe this is how this photo came to be!

I’m 99% Sure this is Hong Kong

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  • Date Taken2018-03-13 23:55:57
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture14
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length26.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Some Favorite Photos from the Last Africa Trip

Amazing Madagascar

Check out this preview of Madagascar, one of the many places we are going on the upcoming Africa Photo Workshop. I learned all sorts of things about this place… like 80% of the species there are found nowhere else on earth. There’s a whole documentary on Netflix too about it where you get to hear the sweet whispers of Sir David Attenborough!

Of course, the workshop is not just going to Madagascar, but also Zimbabwe and Botswana. It is going to be amazing!

Here’s a collection of some favorites, I can hardly wait for the next one! πŸ™‚

fibonacci

Fresh Kill In the Trees of Botswana

The Dreaded Cape Buffalo

The Rare Wild Serval Hunting at Night

A Black and White Photo

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The Korean Prison in the Distance

Becoming an Artist, Episode 5

Welcome to the fifth week of the new year and the fifth episode of the show!

Daily Photo – The Korean Prison in the Distance

This is a shot from here in Queenstown atop Deer Park Heights. We brought one of our workshops up here early one morning to check out the scene. At the time, there was a Korean Prison built, and you can see it over on the left there. It was used for a totally terrible Disney movie and they just kind of left it up there. There’s no way the Department of Conservation would let you get away with that nowadays! I’m pretty sure it’s been destroyed now.

The Korean Prison in the Distance

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  • Date Taken2013-02-08 11:32:54
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2

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Colors of Venetian Water

Speaking of Venice

Be sure to grab the NEW HDR Tutorial we filmed in Venice and just released for both Photomatix on Windows and Aurora HDR on Mac! It took me twice as long, but I think it was worth it!

Daily Photo – Colors of Venetian Water

The water in Venice is actually pretty disgusting. My friend Rene can attest to this because he actually fell into it with all his camera equipment! Luckily he survived to tell the tale! Anyway, sometimes during the day it looks less disgusting than usual, but one of the best ways to make it look pretty is to get these sorts of reflections at night!

Colors of Venetian Water

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  • Date Taken2015-05-03 06:37:42
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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