Posts Tagged ‘photo workshop

19
Jun
17

Wisconsin State Capitol

Last weekend I had the opportunity to present a workshop on one of my favorite subjects, “Architecture” and to lead a photo walk to the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison. Both events were sponsored by Olympus for The Camera Company. This structure was amazing beyond my belief. This place stands as one on my top 5 places to photograph architecture in the United States. If you are anywhere near Madison, it is an absolute must see structure. I learned this building’s exterior dome is the largest granite dome in the world. I can’t wait to go back! All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D EM1 MkII paired with either the M.Zuiko 7-14 f2.8 PRO, ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO or the ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29
Dec
16

Oculus (2 of 2) – Interior

This is a follow up post to the previous one I did on the exterior of this complex. As much as I enjoyed photographing the exterior, I found the interior to be be almost magical and again, it screamed to be monochromatic. As many of you know, I am drawn to geometric shapes and styles with a wide angle slant. I look forward to returning and finding more hidden treasures.

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27
Dec
16

Oculus (1 of 2) – Exterior

During the months of October and November, I spent a fair amount of time in New York for various Olympus events. During one of the earlier events I went to the newly opened Oculus at the World Trade Center station. I was immediately captivated by its design and presence in relationship to the Freedom Tower. I found myself going back several times during my travels to NY trying capture different angles of the structure. Over time I went and found new vantage points to shoot from. There appears to be no limit to different photo opportunities at this place. I am a wide angle shooter and for me, this place screams fisheye & WIDE. I captured all of the images in color but I found black and white works best. If you haven’t seen this place, the next time you are in New York put it on your list of places to see.

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19
Dec
16

State Theatre

A couple of weeks ago I did the “Behind the Curtain” workshop & photo tour at the State Theatre in Easton, PA. This is always a fun event, particularly, since we are granted unobstructed access to this incredibly beautiful gem of a facility. I tell people, as photographers, we get to see the intricate nuances of the various design components in this theatre. Most people, and rightly so, go to the theatre to see a particular performance. However, for me, as a photographer, the main show is in the many incredible masterpieces within the structure. During this event I also had the opportunity to use the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera. The reason I mention this is I always tell my participants to bring a tripod because of the low light. I now may need to rethink this position. All of the following images were handheld for between one second and 1/60 second at ISO 6,400. The image stabilization and image quality at this high ISO has surpassed all of my expectations. Take a look and you be the judge.

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12
Sep
16

Missouri State Penitentiary

I recently had the pleasure to lead a workshop with Creve Coure Camera which was sponsored by Olympus at the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson, MO. The following images were taken during the workshop. This was my first experience at this location. I have photographed the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia many times, so I was somewhat familiar with what to expect. There were many similarities, but there were equally as many differences. One of the differences was that this facility had it’s own gas chamber. I must admit, I had a very eerie feeling in here. The prison operated from 1836 – 2004. Many of the images were processed in-camera with a monochromatic filter and a couple of them in HDR. The equipment I used was the Olympus PEN-F paired with the M.Zuiko ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO & the OM-D E-M5 MkII paired with the M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f2.8 PRO (an amazing combination).

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Welcome to the Gas Chamber

29
Aug
16

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

A few weeks ago I did a couple photo-walks & presentations for Creve Coure Camera in St. Louis. The event was sponsored by Olympus. The first photo-walk was at the Cathedral Basilica. The following images are from the day’s shoot. I have traveled a lot domestically/overseas and have photographed my share of Cathedral/Churches and this one is at the very top of the list, as far as beauty and wow factor. The cathedral was built over a 100 years ago and was designated a basilica in 1997 by Pope John Paul II.

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04
Jun
16

Paint the Night

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to run a workshop with Dan’s Camera City sponsored by Olympus, titled “Paint the Night”. I guess you can tell what the workshop was all about. We were fortunate that Steve Tobin, an incredible artist located in Quakertown, PA, allowed us to use the grounds of his studio. It was an amazing setup for doing light painting. As you can see we used multiple types of light sources from burning steel wool to Pixelsticks. It was a great evening with a great group of photographers. Of all of the images in this post, my favorite one is the last one. I call it “Kissing Angels”. I didn’t notice it at first. I discovered it after I downloaded it and saw it on my computer. It is actually part of a larger image. I have been asked if it was produced with smoke. The answer is no. It was done with a white LED light wand, in combination with the Olympus’s “Live Composite” mode.

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The Green Giant

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