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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

Welcome to Passport Sunday!

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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The Barcelona Airport

Passport Sunday How-to!

Thanks again to all you awesome Passport Members!

Today you’ll get to see a fairly radical edit and how I pushed this airport photo into an unexpected direction. Enjoy!

Editing of the Barcelona Airport Shot

I decided to go quite high-key with this one and ramp up the reflection aspect of the photo. There are a few other tiny little tricks I did in here that you can learn for your photos as well!

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Daily Photo – The Barcelona Airport

Man, I wish all airports had these super-reflective floors. Wouldn’t that be amazing? It’s not like I’m spending much time in airports any more… but maybe while no one is in them, it would be cool if all airports swapped out their floors for mirrors.

The Barcelona Airport

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-23 08:39:09
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture22
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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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 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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The Roman Bullfighting Amphitheatre

Passport Sunday Fun!

It’s another Sunday, so that means it’s time for yet another Passport Sunday video if you’re a member! In today’s video, you get to see the full edit of the daily photo.

The Final Edit of the Roman Amphiteatre in Nimes, France.

This was a fun edit that had a few little tricks in it… I hope you enjoy!

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Daily Photo – The Roman Bullfighting Amphitheatre

Not too long after they cleaned up the blood from the rather inhumane bullfighting, they converted this whole place into a concert venue for Sting! We went a bit later to hear one of the coolest concerts I’ve ever experienced… that Sting… what a dude, eh?

The Roman Bullfighting Amphitheatre

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-18 17:28:53
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/8
  • Aperture11
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length14.0 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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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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