We recently made our first ever visit to Zion and Bryce National Parks. We knew we were in for a treat, but neither of us imagined just how spectacular this part of Utah is.
I Bought a Drone
The interesting thing about today’s featured images is that it was totally random. I was merely demonstrating the features of the DJI mini-2 to a neighbor. I took exactly one panoramic shot with the new toy, and did not think much of it. That is, until I got home and opened it in Capture One….
Best Shot of Andrew Ever
Most excellent photographer Jonathan Clark got this drone shot of Andrew at Burning Man 2019. It is featured in a story of an excellent new film that captures the Burning Man experience more faithfully than any I have ever seen. The story about the new Burning Man movie appears in New Musical Express, Britain’s ‘Rolling…
Nature Photography During a Pandemic
I don’t get out of the loft much these days, but there are still ways to do nature photography. It’s still possible to find amazing things to shoot right in your own back yard. To get shots like these, all you need is a telephoto lens and perhaps, a bit of patience.
She’s a sweet 16-year-old now, and in need of some photos for her yearbook. She’s changed a bit since I took this shot of her eight years ago.
Xenophon 2019 Gala
Photobooth made an appearance once again. This year’s shots make me very happy. Here are a few of my favorites.
Cawley Christmas Card
I have wanted to post this one for a while, but had to wait until after Christmas. I’m pretty pleased with these joyful shots. They look great on the card.
Our White Glove team designs custom DNA snippets for customers around the world.
I find that inspirational.
It’s been close to a year since I made an entry. I guess I’ve grown wary of all forms of social media. But, now that Google+ will be going away, I will try to find the motivation to post more frequently on my new Google+ inspired design. I have been setting up the photo booth…
At it again
A few favs from this week.
Cool drone vid by George Krieger captures Burning Man
Cool drone vid by George Krieger captures Burning Man pretty well. https://www.facebook.com/georgekrieger/videos/10212701306316032/UzpfSTc5NjA3OTM3NzoxMDE1NjY0NzE4ODc4NDM3OA/
Before and After, and After…
(I do a lot of this sort of thing.)
Kelly hangs with the minis
Kelly hangs with the minis at another fundraiser, this time for http://www.sonrisekids.org/. The rest of the shots -> https://photos.app.goo.gl/CtyDqSX2rh5qqsXS7
We celebrated a very good quarter yesterday. I crashed the photo booth.
View more pix from the fun event.
Happy New Year
We busted out the champagne and the photo booth to celebrate the beginning of a new year and a very special birthday!
Halloween Photo Booth
Happy Halloween! We had a small celebration yesterday in the office, and the boof was there! It’s a good thing, too. I would not have wanted to be caught without a camera on this fun and colorful day! Here are a few of my favorite shots.
Xenophon Gala Photo Booth
The “boof” was a huge hit again at this year’s Gala, held at the amazing Blackhawk Auto Museum, who claims to have the World’s Best Car Collection. Having seen the collection, it’s hard to argue with that. I made a couple of small changes to my photo booth this time. I used a somewhat smaller…
White Background for Business Head Shots
I’ve decided that the white background is my favorite for business head shots. This is mainly because they are so easy to produce consistently, but also because a pure white background is so versatile. To create these, I use a simple two-light setup. First I place a 7-foot umbrella with diffuser behind the subject and,…
Our Fastest Sequencer Ever!
A fun project for this special day. From the e-mail sent to the whole company: Finished with subtle touches from the impenetrable genius of industrial design guru Jim Pire, the new system’s speed will leave the competition in the dust. Have I ever told you how much I love my job?
The first of what I hope will be several shots of my favorite genius in one of his many workspaces. I didn’t realize when I shot it, but at 70 images, this is the highest resolution image I ever made. It would print beautifully ten feet wide. I’d like to see that. The featured image…
Kelly and I stopped here for oysters on the way to Point Arena. The food and the view were both excellent. We also saw this happy furball in need of a trim.
Lifeng at Work
Twenty-five image bokeh panorama shot at the office today. I’m learning a lot about the process of creating these. The 90mm lens I’m using seems to be a bit long and a bit slow. It’s not easy to get good coverage without taking a lot of shots. The depth of field is not shallow enough…
Be Smart – Try Again
I noticed that my photo stitching software was a couple versions behind, so I downloaded the most recent version and rendered the Smart pano again. Forty image bokeh panorama shot in the garage at work on a Sunday morning. Right-click here to download a 5K version.
The Brenizer Method
This weekend I learned of the Brenizer Method This photographic technique creates images of very high resolution and very shallow depth of field. The resulting “bokeh panorama” simulates the look of a very large (8 x 10) format camera with your basic digital camera. Excellent! I could not wait to try this for myself, but…
In case you’re wondering, I created thedude & Kelly action figures in Cinema4D and composited them into a photograph of our fake tree with PhotoShop.