A New-ish Workflow

So what's the biggest problem when you love photography but don't have a lot of time? The fact that you don't have a lot of time.  THIS is the key issue in the last few weeks (and one of the reasons that photographers charge such high prices for their work: it costs a lot to live nowadays and to make images that stick really is a full time job!)

Anyway, while I like the VSCO effects that are available for Aperture, Photoshop, and  Lightroom... I can't help but feeling that there's always something missing - a bit of contrast, or some coloring here or there...

 

Anyway, today I walked around the city, finally.  It's something I've been meaning to do for a bit and today was actually sunny as well, so I had that motivation.  Included are some of the images I got, B&W's all treated with the amazing NIK software, and color images are all (strangely enough) actually VSCO preset B&W's, then transferred into color.  It's a weird process but it seems to work.

 

Thanks in advance to any and all viewers.

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New Lens

Well Well Well... We've reached the end of the month and who has two thumbs and accidentally bought a new lens? THIS GUY!

Yep, I may be bad at using the mouse but I sure am happy.  It's the Canon 50 mm 1.4 USM beautiful bokeh monster of a great lens... when it works.  I'm currently having some problems with the focussing aspect, and whether it's a bad copy or not, but that doesn't stop me from having fun shooting.

Another side note: I've learned a new trick on post processing and am currently exploring the opportunities it may present... so be prepared.  With that I wish you a good night from the eastern side of the atlantic.  

 

 

 

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Fun with iPhones

Well as I wrote on facebook this morning, today was a great day to make some images, and it turned out to have a great sun and some excellent light.  So I pull out the old 550D and turn it on to see.... Please Change the Battery Pack Moron You Forgot to Charge the Battery.

I couldn't even fire off one shot so I pulled out the trusty (noise ridden) iPhone and fired off a couple shots.  I won't lie to you I hate the iPhone camera - it never sees what I want it too and it has serious noise problems if the images are viewed on anything other than another iPhone.  

So anyway here's a couple images that I got of a sweeeeeet landscape (where I'll be returning)

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Near My Home

Well, here in Reggio it's a dreary sunday.  Snow on the ground, and rainy... pretty much the definition of dreary, I'd say.  Anyway, looking back through my 2011 images, I noticed several I'd shot while riding around in the car, shooting when the moment seemed right or when I saw a scene that pleased me.

It's funny how when you see something often it becomes normal, but when you stop and think for a bit about it, you can see things that you may have glanced over without even thinking about it.  One of the negative aspects of growing up in a beautiful area, full of trees and lakes and nature, is that we become accustomed to all this beauty and don't even notice it... Instead I'd like to take this opportunity to salute the Adirondacks as a beautiful area!

Looking Back... Part 2

Well, like I said, I'll be going through past images to see some of the possible jewels are among the rest... on this lazy monday morning, with a snow covered ground, what else can one do but retouch old images?

The good news is that this week should be full of some new stuff; I've got quite a few good ideas for the next few days and hopefully I'll be able to get some stuff up!

Cheers and happy Monday Morning!

A Touch of Color

I am most definitely a black and white fanatic.  I know there are lots of trains of thought about the differences and plusses and minuses of monochrome vs. color, but at the end of the day I just purely enjoy looking at B&W stuff more than color (at least 99% of the time)

So today's post is a quick look at some images that could be viewed in black and white, but I've processed them in color.  Note!  These are all from a couple years ago - I'll admit the subject matter in some are lacking and in others the focus is off... but I'll also admit: this doesn't make certain images less beautiful to see.

So cheers to the photographers of the world that can see in color, as I'm just a monochrome kind of guy...

 

Happy New Year

Well this is going to be a quick post, as Last Night was a long and fun event!

After finishing cooking at just before midnight, I tried to get some quick images of the festivities in the restaurant.  I must admit, flashing everybody as they were cheering and yelling, while wearing my chef's whites, must have been some scene.

This is one of the reasons that we photogs always have that gear envy, just a little bit more ISO or if I went full frame... most of what I shot didn't come out well, but a few were workable. Fun is fun, and after getting a few images I decided to celebrate the new year like one should - with champagne!

So Happy New Year to all and may 2013 be great!

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Looking Back

I think one of the most important things in photography, and also in life in general, is to look back into our pasts to understand where we're going in the future.  Now I don't want to get into a metaphysical discussion at this hour (as in Italy it's quite late!) but as i was looking through my old images from a couple years ago I saw several that really seemed to have more.... potential.

At the time I didn't realize that these images had such possibility to become beautiful; with time and experience, though, comes wisdom, and the ability to reprocess old images to make them new.  I think in the next few posts I'll be re-touching some older things that I've re-seen, and hopefully be able to better define my future path by noticing what I noticed without noticing back then... or something like that.  

Official Website

hello hello finally i've gotten a website; this should open up many new possibilities for my photography!

e per voi italiani che state leggendo questa roba inglese: sappiate che sono comunque disponibile per tutte le vostre esigenze fotografiche!! :)