Photography Boot Camp:
Photography Boot Camp:
So today I was a speaker at the Vortx marketing conference in Denver http://www.vortx.com/t-workshop-schedule.aspx. They asked me a couple months ago to speak on the subject of product photography and it's place in online marketing strategies.
The event was held at the Marriot and had about 130 attendees. I managed to overcome the butterflies and put forth a pretty good lecture. First discussing the value of quality imagery and it's integration with good SEO techniques. I also discussed the legalities of contract licensing, copyright issues and registration among other topics. Yeah,, doesn't sound very exciting, but I think it was informative for the target audience.
Well, today's meetup went well,,, Some of my former students showed up. We all hung out in front of the studio for an hour talking "photo stuff" and people watching (it was super busy at the park today)… I shut down for a half hour to go take photos with the group and then had to leave them to watch over the studio again, but everyone said they scored some really nice images from the old time hot-rods. Couple people stuck around once the rain started. We did a little photoshop work on their images,, then decided to crank some tunes, watch the storm and drink some beers…. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday. If You are interested in joining some of Big Sun's future meetups, you can join here at Big Sun Photography Studio Meetup Group.
Photos of Myanmar (Burma): So I've returned from a month overseas in Asia. I was scouting out next year's Thailand and Myanmar photography tours (learn more about Myanmar and other Asia photography tours here).
Ready to see some photos? I've uploaded a gallery of my favorites:
View my Myanmar Photo Gallery
First off I should not even use the name "Burma" as the country is no longer called that and from what I could tell the locals use Myanmar as well. I'm only including that name so Western folk know where we're talking about.
Lately I've been working on my focus stacking techniques. If you're not aware, focus stacking is a technique of layering many photos together focused at different locations on your subject to produce a single photograph with depth of field far "deeper" than would be capable with a normal single image. In the case of this photo we're looking at about 24 photographs to produce this single shot.
I spotted this lovely bloom in the corner of a Home Depot the other day. I bought it just so I could take it home and shoot this one photograph. I think it was worth it. And now I have an orchid at home (we'll see how long before I've killed it)…
If you're interested in learning more about macro photography techniques be sure to check out my tutoring classes: http://www.bigsunphotography.com/macro-photography-lessons
So check it out. Earlier this month I was contacted by Kenny Chesney's promoter. They wished to purchase one of my images of Red Rocks to commemorate Kenny's three night sellout a couple years ago. It seems that someone forwarded this image to Mr. Chesney and he loved it. So they are going to present it to him as a gift.
The contact made mention of it being a wall hanging. In his house? I don't know… that would be cool.
I hope Mr. Chesney enjoys his photo. I'm quite pleased he likes my work.
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Needed some decent sunset photos to add to my new Denver Nights sightseeing tour. So I hit the park this evening and crossed my fingers for some good colors. Mother nature did not disappoint. I waited around for about two hours to make sure I found the right location before the colors hit. Well worth it.
Had a fun night of photos last night in downtown Denver. I spent a few hours walking downtown Denver last night for one of my Denver Night Photography Tours (http://www.bigsunphototours.com/colorado/denver-lights.htm). For some reason many of the buildings were not turning on their lights leaving the buildings dark. I don't know what the reasoning was… However there were still some good shots to capture.
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