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Good morning Grit Street shooters. In this short video, I demonstrate one technique for taking candid photographs in public urban areas. There are only three options when approaching people in street photography. The 20° shift is one of the most useful and versatile techniques to employ when attempting to take candid street photography images.
During a recent street photography workshop I had the opportunity to demonstrate how to use exposure compensation while in aperture priority mode. When using aperture priority, you get the best of both automatic, and manual modes. In this short video, I show how to use AP in a back lighting situation.
Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead at Chicago’s Soldier Field July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2015
I just finished producing a short video presentation documenting the “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" which occurred over July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, here in Chicago.
These three shows marked the remaining original members' (Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Phil Lesh) last-ever performance together without Jerry Garcia. The band was joined by Trey Anastasio on guitar, Jeff Chimenti on keyboards, and Bruce Hornsby on the piano.
I'm a "second wave" Dead fan, as I attended shows back in the 80's and 90's. I personally attended around a dozen shows while Jerry Garcia was still alive, making this weekend a moving experience for myself, as well as for everyone else that was "there" back in the day. The following is my small contribution to the documentary record.
While this may have been my last Dead show, it was my first attempt at mixing still images, audio, and video within a single production using PowerDirector 13. The creative process takes lots of work, but it's fun as well. I hope to improve the more I learn the equipment. Here's a short production I made using what I gathered during the event. I also have hours of raw audio from out in the lot that i may use in a still image slideshow. Video is a whole new world for me. Please excuse any flaws in the video.
Setlist for the July 5, 2015 Grateful Dead Chicago Show
- China Cat Sunflower
- I Know You Rider
- Estimated Prophet
- Built to Last
- Samson and Delilah
- Mountains of the Moon
- Throwing Stones
- Terrapin Station
- Unbroken Chain
- Days Between
- Not Fade Away
- Touch of Grey
- Attics of My Life
Here are a few additional shots:
Hello grit Street Shooters! I'm in the process of getting all my image metadata together for the last Grateful Dead Shows here in Chicago, so I can try and sell images to media outlets. File names, headlines, and captions must meet guidelines. I like to get as much of this completed ahead of time. Being able to set metadata and IPTC field presets in Lightroom, is just awesome!
In this short video I cover some of the basics of creating custom metadata presets in Lightroom.
During a recent street photography workshop, I had the opportunity to demonstrate just how much a photographer can get away with when people are lost in thought, or occupied with a task.
A Little Bit About Me, and A BIG Thanks to All of You!
When we hear the words "camera settings," our first thoughts tend to revolve around things such as shutter speeds, aperture settings, and ISO. While these types of camera settings are indeed essential to photography, there are a whole rage of other settings that have nothing to do with exposure, that are just as important to capturing great images.
In this video (from my Online Street Photography Workshop) I discuss the importance of proper custom button and dial settings for not only street photography, but other styles of photography as well.