Tag : NY
First off, let me say, this is the most difficult story I have worked on to date. Asylums are notoriously difficult to write about due to their sordid and often clouded histories. Truth is, most asylums are closed due to atrocities of some nature. And because of those horrors and in the best interest of [...]
In June of this year (2012), I organized and held my first Photowalk. It was a huge success with some familiar faces and a lot of new faces showing up to attend the two part walk. To educate and network was the goal and we achieved that perfectly. One of my long time Flickr acquaintances [...]
As some of you know, I am also the guitarist for Wendy Owens and her band Renegade which besides photography, is what I do for a living. This past year has been rough with the band having 57+ dates on the books and me trying to schedule shoots around those dates. Sometimes, the stars align, [...]
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..
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.
Harris Hill, NY is a well-known to the Elmira, Corning, Horseheads residents as a small amusement park with a family picnic area, swimming pool, but it is also home to the National Soaring Museum. The Soaring Museum is one of only two museums in the United States focused on motor-less flight. In its heyday Elmira was thrust [...]