Kennett Art on the Square

 

Art on the Square

Kennett Art on the Square will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 10am to 5pm on E. State & S. Broad Streets, downtown Kennett Square, PA.  My booth, #32, will be set up on the east side of South Broad Street between Apple Alley and E. Cypress St..  Click on the link above for a map showing artist location, locate my booth and stop by to say hello. This  is my 2nd year to participate in Art on the Square.

32-Bit HDR Processing in Lightroom

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The blog image from Rehoboth Beach, DE was created using Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop followed by tone mapping the resulting 32-bit image in Lightroom.  Photoshop does a pretty good job of merging photos, but its tone mapping is limited.  The process is outlined as follows:

  • Select the candidate images in Lightoom and then right-click the selected images and select Merge to HDR Pro from the dialog as shown below.

Merge to HDR Pro

  • Once Photoshop merges the images, select 32-bit from the dialog presented and the following simplified dialog is presented.

32 Bit Dialog

  • From this dialog you can choose to complete the toning in Adobe Camera Raw or simply click ok at the bottom of the dialog to return the 32-bit image to Lightroom and do the tone mapping with the tools in Lightroom.  If you are stacking your HDR images, the resulting 32-bit image is returned to the stack where you can select it and edit in the develop module.

2014 Radley Art Show

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I will again be participating with 50 local artists in the Radley Run Art Show, which benefits Safe Harbor of West Chester.  I will be displaying 14 relatively new images printed on canvas and mounted on Gatorboard (16×24) as well as a bin containing several 16×24 images printed on fine art paper.  Be sure to stop by and say hello.

Check out my Events Schedule for additional shows upcoming.

A Bit of Nostalgia

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The blog image was captured at an antique shop in New Hope during a 2011 CCCC outing.  The image is a 3-shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens at 60mm and f/8.  HDR processing was done with Nik’s HDR Efex Pro with final post-processing in Lightroom 5.  I remember growing up seeing some of these old advertisements, but have not seen any recently until this antique shop.

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Managing Your Photos with Lightroom 5

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I recently attended a webinar sponsored by Photoshelter in which Peter Krogh (author of the Digital Asset Management Book discussed his thinking on digital asset management through Lightroom 5.  Since the webinar, I have purchased Peter’s ebook shown in the blog image and I highly recommend it.  For those not aware, Peter is a real expert on Digital Asset Management for Photographers, having authored the DAM Book (Editions 1 and 2) and is now providing the information as it relates to Lightroom 5 as an ebook.  The ebook is delivered as a 208 page pdf divided into 10 chapters with links to over 7 hours of video files.  The videos cover very specific topics and are usually 1 to 5 minutes in length.  The ebook does not cover Lightroom’s develop module, but it provides very clear strategies for storing, managing and searching your images.

Some of you are aware that I have been a big proponent of Apple’s Aperture for managing my photo library.  Frustrated over Apple’s lack of information on updates to Aperture (timing, etc.) I moved my entire library to Lightroom 5 last October.  In migrating my library to Lightroom 5 the key wording I had done in Aperture did not translate very well.  I found that the information provided in Peter’s ebook includes strategies for upgrading my Lightroom library as well as a more disciplined approach to key wording new shoots.  I particularly liked the discussion on metadata presets for adding location information to existing photos as well as during import for new photos.  His discussion on use of collections is also quite well done.

Fonthill Stairway #2

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The blog image is another captured at Fonthill Museum in 2010.  This is a 7-shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 14-24mm lens at 21mm and f/8.  HDR processing was done with NIK’s HDR Efex Pro with further processing in Lightroom 5.  Again, note all of the tiles used on walls and ceiling.

Check my “discounts” page for a link and discount code for Google/Nik Collection if you are interested and want to save a few bucks.

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Fonthill Sitting Room

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The blog image is another captured at Fonthill Museum in 2010.  This is a 5-shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 14-24mm lens at 16mm and f/8.  HDR processing was done with NIK’s HDR Efex Pro with further processing in Lightroom 5.  This particular image showcases all of the tiles in the room ceilings as well as the ornate masonry work.

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Fonthill Stairway

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The blog image is another captured at Fonthill Museum in 2010.  This is a 5-shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens at 45mm and f/8.  HDR processing was done with NIK’s HDR Efex Pro with further processing in Lightroom 5.  The tiles and masonry work were just amazing.

Check my “discounts” page for a link and discount code for Google/Nik Collection if you are interested and want to save a few bucks.

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Fonthill Library #2

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The blog image is another captured at Fonthill Museum in 2010.  This is a 7-shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 14-24mm lens at 14mm and f/8.  HDR processing was done with NIK’s HDR Efex Pro with further processing in Lightroom 5.  All of the tiles and really small rooms at Fonthill were amazing.  However, a really wide angle lens was required to adequately capture.

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Fonthill Bedroom #3

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The blog image is another captured at Fonthill Museum in 2010.  This is a 7-shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 14-24mm lens at 14mm and f/8.  HDR processing was done with NIK’s HDR Efex Pro with further processing in Lightroom 5.

Check my “discounts” page for a link and discount code for Google/Nik Collection if you are interested and want to save a few bucks.