I’ve been getting requests to do some more instructional videos so I’m back with another one. In this one I take you through my entire process for editing Sleeping Beauty Castle. Its all applicable to other processing though. Looking forward to feedback and what yall would like to see next.
I don’t know if this is technically Archimedes, but it looks like him so don’t spoil it for me if it isn’t. The sun was starting to set when I took this picture which gave me some nice gold tones throughout the scene. They look especially nice on the top of the castle. Finally, I shot this hand held with the Nikon 14-24 2.8 at 2.8.
I’m embarrassed to admit how many times I started editing this photo, scrapped it and started over. In fact, I think I lost count somewhere after the 10th time. I thought about giving up yet again this time but finally was able to get it over the hump and to a point I felt it good enough to share. Enjoy.
In the never-ending quest to improve my post processing I’m introducing some new techniques with today’s photo. The photo still looks like something I would process but I think is a bit of an evolution over my previous look. Hopefully you can see the difference. Either way I hope you enjoy, this one had a lot of TLC!
Today’s shot is another go at Spaceship Earth with my newest lens acquisition, the Rokinon 12mm fisheye. I tried not to overdo it and shoot everything with the fisheye. It’s hard once you get started to not just shoot everything with it, but I must remind myself it really only works in some situations and I shouldn’t try to force it. The area around Spaceship Earth is one of those areas you can use it with some crazy angles for some cool results.
I was digging through some older shots (2016) and came across this one which I never processed in the day. I’m glad I didn’t process it because I don’t think my editing skills then would have done it justice then (maybe they still don’t), but it’s an effort I’m fairly happy with. At the very least it’s a sky that needed to be shared. Enjoy.
I don’t have a lot to say about this one. It’s the Disneyland train station. The lighting is a bit hot in places, so you must be careful editing it as you can quickly make it worse. The subtle glow on the ground is really great though. Enjoy!
I was inspired recently by @spanselphoto to try my hand at some more black and white edits. Having already done some Walt Disney World black and white edits I decided to do try my hand at some Disneyland black and white edits. The lighting here at Sleeping Beauty Castle works great to create a moody scene. It’s an interesting contrast to the color version that gives the scene an entirely different feel.
Today I’m sharing another one of my Milky Way shots from Saguaro National Park. I took a handful and as I get more practice editing I come back and edit a new one to share. This is my latest one and is a definite improvement on my first attempt at a similar scene. I’m much more pleased with the final edit. Enjoy!
It’s never the wrong time of year to be wishing it were fall, my personal favorite time of year. The heat and humidity only increases the longing. This photo was taken in September of last year, so while not quite fall time, we did enjoy the low humidity California & Disneyland offered during our visit.