New AERC Photo Shoot Up!

I shot another AERC event this past weekend, at the Caja del Oro area, just west of Santa Fe. While there were fewer participants than the event at the Valles Grande Caldera, this is an established run. It is mostly flat desert with scrub and a few small mesas and hills, which I thought would…

Cool composite work

It appears the term ‘composite’ has been utterly usurped by ‘photomanips’. I suppose I should start adding that term to all my posts and work. <sigh> Anyway, here’s a collection of some really cool composite work (e.g., photomanips) that show off a lot of creativity and technique. Notice the surreal nature lends itself to leading…

Trying out Zenfolio

I was invited to shoot an equestrian event in the Valles Grande Caldera a couple of weeks back. Part of the deal was to provide a place for folks to view and possibly purchase some of the photos. After much digging around, I decided to try Zenfolio‘s premium account. So far, I’m happy with the…

Concert photography article

I thought this was a good summary of shooting concerts, though it’s nothing really new if you’ve done a couple. The biggest thing of interest for me was validation that I’d pretty much already done what I needed to for access and etiquette. While the information is pretty basic, it’s a good starting point. LightningSymphony…

Digital painting + composite work

Nice walk through of Phil McDarby’s work on "The Green Man Awakens" here. He doesn’t go through actual steps, but you can see the progress from one frame to the next. It’s also nice to see the idea evolve along with the actual composition, since most walk-throughs seem to be 100% visualized in advance. I…