Friday, January 28, 2011

Florida Photo Caravan: South Beach Shoot #1

Photograph by Rick Sammon
We're on the last stop of my Florida Photo Caravan: South Beach.

We set out this morning to something a bit different from the past week: simply go out and shoot and have fun. We looked for cool colors, patters, reflection and of course subjects. We found 'em all.

I encouraged the students to work with reflections. Here's one of my favorites – enhanced with Topaz Adjust/Spicify.

Photograph by Rick Sammon
I also encouraged the students to use their cameras like a spaceship – tilting them up and down and left and right. Here's my example. Yes, another Topaz/Spicify effect.

More pix to come from our talented and dedicated team.

Oh yeah, after our fun shoot, we spent an hour on a flash class. More good fun.

For street shots like this, I use my Canon 17-40mm lens on my Canon 5D Mark II.

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Explore the light,

P.S. For info on Topaz and the other plug-ins I use, click here.


Bob F. said...

Great stuff Rick. Enjoyed your workshop last night at Florida Camera Club. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

aa, so much better with higher res pictures. thank you very much rick

Ken Toney (HDR addict) said...

Joe, is it bad to be hooked on HDR? Do I need treatment? I find myself wanting it all the time. My family has tried intervention to no avail. What do you think? I can't get enough of it and don't want to photograph any other way! :)