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A Soft River Near Mount Cook

Passport Su…Monday

If you’re a Passport Member then today you’ll get to see a new edit from New Zealand near Mount Cook. It was a pretty simple photo to process but you can see how I used the polarizing filter, which I almost never use. Enjoy!

A Soft River Near Mount Cook

Here’s one of my favorite places to visit while on the way to Mount Cook.

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Passport Sunday (Monday) NFT Explosion Week 3

I’m doing 8 different videos about NFTs for Passport Members because people want to know more. The last drop is well over 400 ETH now, so things are going strong! Today’s video talks about some of the most collectible types of NFTs, which unfortunately are not photographs yet. Yes, photography is starting to get popular, but, for now, there are other interesting ways to collect.

Inside the Collections

Today I’ll show you all about avatars, collections, rarity, and why this whole crazy world is blowing up… I find it incredibly interesting. Enjoy!

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MakersPlace Passport Sunday Deep Dive

If you’re a Passport Member then today, you’ll see a little bit about our upcoming MakersPlace drop. I’ve used three different marketplaces and have a little bit of insight into the advantages of one versus another. Note that we are not exactly sure when the drop will happen, but we’ve done all the work ahead of time so it’s ready when it hits.

Below is a screenshot from our first MakersPlace drop which I believe is almost sold out.

MakersPlace Drop

Here is the second video in the current series I’ve made about NFTs. In it I talk a little about our upcoming MakersPlace drop. I hope this is interesting and useful to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Passport Sunday Special for NFTs!

Well, thanks to the recent NFT drop on OpenSea and making about $1 million, I’ve decided to make 8 videos for Passport Members that show how I did everything. You should note, as I do in the video, that this is just for informational purposes only and I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up. It’s just all extremely interesting in this blockchain world. There’s a lot to learn, and I’m happy to share it. Oh, and here is the link to my new collectors/NFT Discord group I mention in the vid. Come join the fun.

NFT Crash Course Video 1

I don’t know if I’m gonna call this the NFT Crash Course or not yet! I don’t know what to call it… but this first video will take you on a 15-minute whirlwind tour of my 4th NFT drop which was on OpenSea. Enjoy!

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Tunnels of Paris

Paris Passport Monday!

Hey all you awesome Passport Members will get access to a new how-to video, just like every Sunday… or in this case, Monday. Today you’ll see my fairly extreme edit of this photo from Paris near the Louvre. Enjoy!

The Making Of

In today’s video, you’ll see me do a rather aggressive HDR treatment and then do some final alignment in Photoshop.

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Daily Photo – Tunnels of Paris

I took this around midnight one evening while I was meandering around Paris. It’s really such a beautiful city to get lost in. Here’s a hot tip, btw. A lot of times. these photos will come out quite “orange” so it’s good to set your camera’s white balance to Tungsten to push the colors back into the cooler area.

Tunnels of Paris

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-03-15 20:58:37
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The 50 Cities Drop

OpenSea Preview for Passport Members

If you’re a Passport Member then you’ll see a fun sneak peek of an upcoming drop over there. I have a new strategy that will either be awesome or crash and burn. We’ll see! ๐Ÿ™‚

The 50 Cities Drop

Here’s a sneak preview of the drop and a little bit about the pricing strategy. I don’t really know if it will work or not. I have very low expectations… so I guess we will see!

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The OpenSea Drop

Passport Sunday

Today for Passport Members, we have a special treat! I just did my 3rd NFT drop, this time on OpenSea, and it made about $80K in three days. I made video that talks a little bit about my strategy there… some things that worked and others that didn’t!

The OpenSea Drop – A Recap

This was a pleasant surprise. I had pretty low expectations, but I was wrong! In this case, I was happy to be wrong. Enjoy the video ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Splitting of the Seine

Passport Sunday Awesomeness

In today’s area for Passport Members, you’ll see how I combined 5 raw files from my old Nikon into the final scene!

The Making of

Today’s how-to is a pretty simple one. I chose to really emphasize the way the water looks and the reflections.

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Daily Photo – The Splitting of the Seine

This is one of my favorite areas of Paris where the Seine splits to go around this island. As with most places in the city, I just randomly walk from place to place, getting lost, and trying to find new perspectives.

The Splitting of the Seine

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-03-15 21:05:49
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length78.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1
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The Great Wall into Infinity

Passport Sunday Great Wall Challenge

Today’s photo has a little how-to if you are a Passport Sunday Member. If you are, then you’ll get this video in addition to hundreds of others.

The Making Of

In today’s video, you’ll see how I used HDR and LUTs to really make the wall stand out. Later, in Photoshop, I get rid of a lot of distractions… and as a bonus, you can hear about our harrowing night we spent inside one of those towers!

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Daily Photo – The Great Wall into Infinity

Here’s a pretty good perspective of the Great Wall in one of the more mountainous sections. How they built this, I have no idea. They say that there are tons of dead Chinese workers that are actually buried in the wall as they died from the harsh conditions. Somehow, knowing how China works (especially in the olden days), I would not be surprised by this at all.

The Great Wall into Infinity

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-06 17:08:24
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture11
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length53.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-2

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Passport Sunday – The Rolling Hills of Gisborne

Machine Elf 97 – The Seeding

Here’s the latest visual meditation based on the idea of seeding yourself and the universe while listening to a beautiful meditation from Mooji. I’m both a meditation nerd and a math nerd. As far as the math nerd goes, this is a combination of two different fractals in a hybrid. The fluid dynamics are thanks to the Surfmulti algorithm hybridized with one of the core mendelian formulas. Okay, nerd talk over. Enjoy the meditation… Wait till you see it in VR along with our dozens of other visual meditations!

Passport Sunday Reminder

It’s another Sunday, so another video unlock day for Passport Members! You’ll see today how and why I used three RAW files to make this image in Aurora HDR.

Improving the Dark Hill

In today’s video, you’ll see how I use Smart Tone to pull up some shadows and why I used RAW photos.

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Daily Photo – The Rolling Hills of Gisborne

Man, New Zealand has about 100,000 of these perfect hills with nice reflections. It’s so overwhelming that sometimes you don’t know where to aim your camera. But that makes it kinda cool too… a challenge to find the best of the best.

The Rolling Hills of Gisborne

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-24 07:42:38
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length46.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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