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Santa Fe Tourist Shots

A unique American town made up of billionaires, artists, local indigenous people and more. Adobe, and fake adobe buildings predominate. The San Miguel Chapel is the oldest church building in the USA (circa 1610). The alter of the Loretto Chapel. The Miraculous Staircase. A sculpture outside of a very expensive art shop, and two guys...

Charlotte Skyline

I continue to be impressed with the quality of images I can get with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. With a fast fixed lens giving me 24 to 400mm, it is extremely versatile, and the 1 inch sensor does an amazing job of capturing quality images. I was in Charlotte for a graduation ceremony. The day...

Banquet Room

This restaurant needed a new photo of their beautiful round high-ceiling banquet room. White floor, black tablecloths, and lots of glass looking outside. My wireless 400W Mono-light with TTL metering made it easier. I exposed for outside to be light, and let the mono-light determine the exposure for the inside. I adjusted the height and...

Sometimes HDR is not enough

This shoot for an Interior Designer was a very challenging room. Off-white walls and white ceiling, with a deep navy blue cabinet, an even darker and less reflective navy blue sofa, and very bright lamps on either side. Incandescent lighting was mixed with a south facing wall of glass, on a sunny day. The designer...

What You See is What You Get

What you don’t see is what the photographer started with! The final photo is what you send to the client.  You don’t want them to see what you started with!  In this case it was a three shot panorama using my finger as the estimated null point. And I had to be too close and...

Cloudy Washington DC

Had to go to Washington DC on business.  Will never stay at the Kimpton Donovan again.  Ridiculous overcharges.  Not only was the room over $250, they charged $50 to park the car overnight!!! Then they turned off our key cards before the 12 noon check-out time! Of course my camera went with me. Took a...

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