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Letchworth State Park, renowned as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs–as high as 600 feet in some places–surrounded by lush forests. Photowalk Date: Sunday ~ May 19th ~ 10AM [...]
This is a preset that I homebrewed while working on a project. If you watch “The Walking Dead” television show, this look will be very familiar. Here is a side by side comparison of the preset. You can download the preset file by clicking THIS LINK Once you have downloaded the file, [...]
A.D. has been featured as a rising star on the the show. You can view the entire episode online. I urge everyone to buy local, support your artists and support PBS! You can view the entire segment and more @ http://video.wcny.org/video/2329517230 Watch Artifex on PBS. See more from Artifex.
WSKG’s Artist Café showcases an expansive variety of national and local artists including photographers, dancers, poets and many more. This episode features local photographer AD Wheeler. Today, (Sunday 12/9), @ 5:30pm EST on WSKG HD.
The Winners have been chosen. ************CONTEST RESULTS************ 816 Total Entries. Minus my personal promotional entries left me with 753 total. That list was then pumped into Random.org and the top three winners are: 16″ x 24″ Metal Print “Executive Meeting” ~ Sarah Troiani 8″ x 10″ Curved Metal Print ~ Krys [...]
2013 “Through The Looking Glass” Collectors Calendar. Featuring 13 different original A.D.Wheeler Photography Looking Glass Pieces. 12 Months and 1 Cover shot printed on high gloss books stock from sustainable sources. $15 each / $25 for two ~ Free Shipping in time for Christmas throughout the lower 48. If you are outside the area, [...]
A while back I announced that I was a finalist in the Project Imaginat10n contest. Well it has been an excruciating 2 weeks of silence but today I am extremely proud and honored to announce that my photo “Spinning Fire” has won the Canon/Ron Howard Project Imaginat10on contest for the “Setting” category. My photo now [...]
A while back I picked up a 110mm crystal ball on Amazon and have been having some fun taking some photos with it. It is a very challenging device to shoot with. Everything appears in the ball upside-down and backwards and focus can only be achieved with zoom lens. So putting together compositions in the [...]
August 2nd, my band “Wendy Owens and Renegade” got to share a concert bill with Lee Brice. Here are a couple of vids that I shot from the event. Just using my a77 handheld with a 70-200mm APO and 10-20mm Sigma lens. Just for fun! Enjoy some great music. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like them..
Photomatix 4.23 has been released. Mostly bug fixes but a few feature updates, see below. 3-Jul-12 – Updated in v4.2.3 – Bug fixed: Canon Raws shot in SRAW/MRAW mode were not converted properly. – Bug fixed: With some specific image width and height, tone mapping with Details Enhancer in Lighting Effects mode could cause a [...]
For sale, my latest piece “Primary Idea” includes 4 prints, high gloss, infused on metal, all with 3/4″ float mounts. This piece is ideal for home or office. $900 drop shipped anywhere in the US. Pieces included are 1 – 30″ x 40″ main piece and 3 – 8″ x 12″ side prints as [...]
From Adobe: Lightroom 4.1 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 4. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. In addition, Lightroom 4.1 introduces the following new features: The ability [...]
Walter of Walter Arnold Photography and I have started a podcast called Tuesday Night Phototalk. Here is the first cast on YouTube.
Topics discussed are Lightroom 4 vs. Lightroom 4.1 RC2 ~ 500px.com vs Flickr.com ~ Social Media sites and your photography ~ Project Imagin8ion and Imagin8ion II and more!
Version: 4.2 has been released. This is a medium upgrade. Speed, 20 new presets (that kick ass), and many bug fixes. Get it! Size: 8 MB Platform: Windows/Mac Update log 30-Apr-12 – Updated in v4.2 Main new features in v4.2 – Display options for preset thumbnails: View at a larger size or in two columns, [...]
I am very excited to announce that I will be doing several shows this summer throughout New York State. In addition to selling my art at these shows, I have also implemented new ways to purchase my works online. In addition to my base galleries at smugmug.com located at this link: http://Galleries.ADWheelerPhotography.com more [...]
This video demonstrates a new blending technique that I am developing. I am combining live HD video with still HDR photographs resulting in a “Living HDR” effect. A nod to Ken Burns for the inspiration. This particular video was shot in upstate New York and features waterfalls from the Finger Lakes region a music by one of my favorite artists Jace Everett (Of True Blood Theme fame). Any comments and/or questions are always welcomed.
List of “participants”
- Waterfalls courtesy of the finger lakes region of New York State.
- Lenses exclusively used on this shoot by Sigma Corporation. SigmaPhoto.com
- Camera used: Sony a77v
- “Slip Away” used with permission in this video. Please check out Jace Everett @ JaceEverett.com
- Software utilized for production: HDRSoft Photomatix, Sony Vegas, Adobe Lightroom, Premiere, and Photoshop, Nik Software Plugins.
The effect I use in the video I have dubbed “Living HDR/Faucet Effect” because I am using my HDR photos, overlaying and blending live HD video with them. The technique uses no special plug-ins or masks. As you will see in the video, it has the effect of a moving HDR and then freezes as if someone is turning off time with a faucet. Motion is achieved by painstakingly aligning and synchronized simultaneous panning of both the live footage and the HDR still.
If you are interested in using the “living HDR” or “Faucet Effect” technique, please contact me. I will have a short tutorial out soon as well on how you can achieve the effect.
Photos from this shoot can be purchased from the gallery link on the menu above.
Photographers, give your work away, but don’t GIVE it away!! Recently, I was contacted by a design firm that does murals and interior design for a famous restaurant chain. They shall remain nameless but I will clue you in that the first part of their name was the fruit that landed on Newtons head. [...]
The sign-up for the drawing was so successful that I decided to give away 2 prizes. The winners have been picked and notified by email. As soon as I have their information and details I will announce the winners an the photos they chose for their prize. Thank you to everyone who participated and stay [...]
Special pieces from A.D.’s “Castles of New York” and “The Art of Decay” collections are on permanent display at The Independent Artist Gallery. The well-known gallery is owned by proprietor and painter Lisa McLean and is located at 46 East Market Street in Corning, New York, at the heart of the Gaffer District. Currently the [...]
There were over 100 entries in our drawing today at the Hammondsport Arts Festival. And tonight we randomly picked a winner! Congratulations goes out to Janet Sharman! She was the lucky winner of the Framed 12″ x 24″ Grand Canyon Arizona Sunrise print. Enjoy Janet and thank you all for your support!
In May of this year (2011) I saddled up my trusty camera and shot photos at the Glassfest in Corning, NY. For those of you who do not know, Glassfest is an incredible event spread over 4 days including artisans and vendors encompassing many areas of “fire arts”, music, food, and even a glass [...]