Despite my extensive photographic planes while traveling around Italy, I didn’t get many shot-opportunities (surprise surprise…). This picture I took at a place called “Porto Garibaldi”. I was there at around 16:00 so the sun was still pretty high, unfortunately, I couldn’t stay there much longer (and wait for the sunset), so I decided to take what I was given.
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I was trying for quite some time and I’ve finally found someone who owns a guitar and is willing to lend it 😉 I don’t blame people, I’m not sure how I’d react if someone approached me and said: “can you lend me your guitar? I’d like to paint it… “, with light of course 😀
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Today I discovered that there’s a bug in Lightroom 5 – changes you make in “Detail” panel are not applied to the image while exporting. You may think, bug is a bug, what’s the big deal. Well, I was thinking the same thing, until I read more about it at Adobe’s blog. Apparently this happens only if you export an image to JPG smaller than 1/3 of the original size… WHAT KIND OF CONDITION IS THAT??? Unbelievable…

Below a couple of links where you can got for more info about the issue:

Lightroom 5 Hot Issues


Photoshot Lightroom Forun: LR5 Trial – Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction not working.

Yet another light painting attempt. I’m really getting into… I think every image is better than the previous one, not from the lighting point of view only, but also scene creation, crop, etc. I look at an object (or subject) and I’m thinking of how would I light it with my flashlight 😀 Need to do some more! 🙂

I think it just was time to try the light painting again. I got this small Porsche 356B when I was in Speyer museum, where was this souvenir store. I bought this one because of its color, kind of had the though I’m gonna paint it. Once I found a few minutes, I set up a small set and started paining with my small flash light. The result above 🙂

I really like this technique, it’s very creative and it can give great results. Looking for new subjects already 🙂

It’s been a week since last photo shoot and it was about time to shoot again. Looking for new challenges, this time we decided to try with high speed photography. I’ve seen a couple of tutorials on the Internet of how to do such photography so I had a theoretical background. I only wish it was so easy in practice 😉 We spent quite some time tweaking the camera settings, changing the number of speedlights, their position and power, just to get this perfect shot 🙂 I tried different lenses looking for best focal length, but I ended up with 35mm (~50mm on 35mm sensor) f1.8 prime lens that gave me best results. What concerns the cameras settings, most of the pictures were taken with f14, 1/4000s (sometimes even 1/8000s) and ISO 100.

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While hanging out at a skatepark in Frankfurt with some friends and shooting skaters (see the full story), we couldn’t hold off ourselves and went for a short photowalk along Main river. Here you’ll fine a few pictures I’ve taken during that walk:

I think we are doing better and better with our statistics of going out and shooting 🙂 This time we went together with a group of friends to a skatepark in Frankfurt. It was my first time actually, trying to make some action shots. I got quite dirty, sitting or lying on the ground while kids were jumping on their bicycles, but I quite like the shots. I really enjoyed both hanging around with friends and shooting some skaters.

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Yet another photo meetup – “photoup” with Roberto. We went out to shoot some airplanes, Roberto did some research for a good view point, and he actually found one. A very nice spot. No one expected though, that 200mm lens (lucky me, I have a cropped sensor which gives me 300mm) won’t be enough. If I only had a longer lens or even better – someone who actually could let us in! 🙂
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I took this picture during last photo-walk in Frankfurt,  when the sun was already gone. We had packed our gear already, and we were actually heading back to the car. But then, on the way back, we saw those lights and reflections. The scene was so gorgeous that we couldn’t stop ourselves. We set up our tripods again and started shooting.

I shot this scene before, only from a different bridge. The view was more less the same, but reacher in the experience, the results are much better!  🙂
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