Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rainbow Photo Tips

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. – John Vance Cheney

Moab, Utah
Canon 1Ds Mark II
Canon 17- 40mm lens @ 17mm
Aperture Priority Mode
ISO 100
f/5.6 @ 1/125 sec.

Photo Tips:
• Never underestimate the importance of cropping. It's the first thing I do after I open an image.
• Look for rainbows after it rains. Sounds like a simple tip, but looking helps you find rainbows.
• Use the Saturation tool in Photoshop to increase the colors in the rainbow. Select a soft-edge brush and "paint" over the rainbow.
• Slightly darkening the image in Photoshop can add drama to an image.

Life Lessons We Can Learn from Mother Nature, my latest iPad app, was recently released on the iTunes app store. The concept: On each page of the e-book-type app you’ll find an inspirational or motivational quote accompanied by one of my wildlife or landscape photographs. I tired to match each photograph to the quote, which was a challenging but rewarding process.

The photographs are from my travels over the years; the quotes are gathered from a lifetime of looking for inspiration from others.

To celebrate the iPad app, co-developed with Juan Pons (the dude who started the Digital Photo Experience with me), I’ll be posting a picture and quote from time to time here on my blog – pictures and quotes that are not in the app. I’ll also include the location in which each photograph was taken, as well as the camera data – as I do in the app.

To order the app, which also features my favorite Photoshop techniques for wildlife and nature photography, click on the iPhone/iPad photographs on the right.

If you have an inspiration quote you’d like to share, please share it here via a Comment.

Explore the light – and explore the iPad!

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