Take Better Event Photos
Thoughts and reflections on how to take better photos at Special Events such as speeches, presentations, parades, and festivals. Also we share our top tips for better event photos.
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National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
Wow, ok so maybe this once a week thing should really be called every OTHER week? We did have a good reason though for last week’s hiatus, we were traveling in DC! For me, it was my first visit but Betty had been there two years ago. Our reason for visiting was mostly a photographic one the National Cherry Blossom Festival!
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Pool & Studio shoot – Newspaper backdrop
It was a meetup event by Melbourne. I am glad that I made to the event even with more than one hour driving. The newspaper backdrop was setup at someone's garage. What a creative and smart idea! Something different, but not too difficult to make it happen. Here is the behind the scene for the photo shoot. There were four models a ...
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Brief Thoughts on Photoshop World 2010
I attended Photoshop World 2010 this past week since it was here in Orlando. How could I not go to such a crazy show when it’s hosted right in my backyard? While the tips and techniques were amazing and probably enough to write 100 blog posts about, there was one common theme that almost all of the instructors I went to talked abou ...
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World’s Festival
On Saturday, March 6, 2010, the Rotary Club of Casselberry hold the World’s Festival of 2010 showcasing ten exciting performances of authentic folk dances and acrobats of Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Central and South America at the Metro Life Auditorium. A great chance for dancing photography! Before the performance, a lady, a ...
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Wat Florida Dhammaram Temple – A place for colors
After we fell in love with photography, we fell in love with colors. So looking for colors around us becomes part of our day to day task. Then when we heard about this Thai temple- Wat Florida Dhammaram, we had no hesitation to go there to search for colors. We ran into the monk when we just parked our car. We said Hi and carefully ...
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California Road Trip
We had our California road trip in September 2009. It was first time for both of us really to see California. We flew to San Fransisco, where we spent two days, and then rent a car driving toward south. We drove by Highway 1 through Monterey, Ventura, LA, and then finally San Diego. Both of us fell in love with Northern California ...
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Florida Cycling Race
Zac is a cyclist fan so normally he is on the bike while Betty is doing photo shoot. This time, Zac did not recover from his winter hibernation, he went to do cycling photography with me. It was a beautiful Sunday, a perfect day for cycling. The race was very fun and intensive. Although Zac was eager to get back to bike again watc ...
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Our First Trip Together
It is a make-up post for our first trip ever together. The saying is that if a couple can get along well in a trip, then they can get along well in their marriage. So we were nervous, but of course, we got along super well. Woman is always the one deciding the direction, so I decided going to Savannah, GA for a short road trip.  I ...
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No Matter Who You Are, Smile Matters
I was walking around Lake Eola to do some macro photos. It's a very beautiful afternoon full of sun shine and warm wind. Suddenly, three young people captured my eyes. Apparently, they're homeless with bags with them. They wore dresses with holes and their hair were knotted. What intriguing me most was not their beautiful and hands ...
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A New World through “Eyes of Fish”
It's always fun to use fisheye to shoot landscape or wedding/engagement photos. The fisheye lens takes in an extremely wide, hemispherical image and creates unique, distorted appearance, which suggests the curve of the Earth. Through adjusting the depth of aperture, we can create a different level of curve. Here is our beautiful d ...
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Fountain at Washington St
So many photos that I LOVE from today's quick walk around shoot with Betty. But if I had to pick one I do love the details in this HDR shot when it's blown up.
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Always Downtown Orlando
Having the day off from work let me try to do some sunset shooting that I would normally be unable to do. Taking the opportunity of spare time I headed down to Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando to practice some HDR photos. This was a 9 exposure shot that was combined in Photomatix and then processed in Photoshop.
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Rock Climbing – Sports series
Both of us love sports, so sports photography is one of our favorites, of course. We love to capture human actions, exciting moments during the motion, and the facial expression coming from the athletics. Sure, it's hard tocapture the best moment during movements so we always need to shoot hundreds of shots in order to pick some gr ...
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Buried Treasure – HDR of Don Cesar Hotel, St. Pete Beach
We've finally moved over to Adobe Photoshop LightRoom for managing all of our files. While this has been a great way to catalog and organize all of our photos - only the most recent shots are imported so far. Having some free time today on my day off I decided to see what was lying inside those other folders...
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Downtown St. Petersburg Engagement Session
We had the opportunity to shoot my sister Adelle and her fiance, Joe this past weekend back in my home town of St. Petersburg. Joe proposed during a carriage ride in downtown and they are going to be holding their wedding at the History Museum also located downtown, so naturally we headed back downtown for an engagement shoot. Sho ...
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