I’ve shot this area quite a bit over the past few years so I’m always looking for new and different angles to try and make something new here. I think the twist or slant works particularly well from this angle. While part of me is disappointed that Miss Piggy is spinning again as I enjoyed the few times I was able to shoot this while she was broken it’s nice to see Disney fixing some of the smaller things. Thanks for looking and enjoy.
For this shot I was trying to use the road to lead the eye up to the Tower of Terror. While this left less room at the top to show off the sky I think I prefer this as the frame feels less empty. Once again shot with the 70-200 2.8 which was on my camera this trip more than any other lens. The way it performs makes it hard to want to switch it out even though my first love will always be ultra wide photography. Enjoy.
A few months ago I shot a few bottle shots for a product refresh for Ocean Vodka. They have finally announced/revealed the change along with the product shot I did for them. You can read the full release at http://oceanvodka.com/ocean-organic-vodka-elevates-brand-image-with-new-bottle-and-logo/
As I’ve been mentioning I’ve replaced Lightroom in my work flow with Capture One. There are numerous reasons for this and I plan on releasing a video soon touching on some of this. In the mean time if you’d like to give it a try you can download a trial from Phase One’s website. The program is currently on sale 50% off for $149 but you can use my exclusive code AMBCOOPER and receive an additional 10% off. You can pick it up at http://www.phaseone.com/en/Online-Store/Capture-One-Pro-7.aspx. I highly recommend it. Be sure to tell me what you think of it or ask me any questions in the comments!
We critique and edit user submitted photos from Walt Disney World. This video walks you through editing Disney World photos using advanced Photoshop techniques. This week we walk you through editing a 5 shot HDR bracket using Lightroom, Photomatix and Photoshop. We also discuss the importance of RAW, cleaning up JPG artifacts and more in the advanced portion of the video. We’d love to hear your feedback so be sure to leave comments and questions.This will be a new weekly series and you can submit your photos for consideration to [email protected]
You can download my own Wishes bracket to test out the techniques learned in this video at http://www.jourdanlaik.com/downloads/WishesBracket.zip Be sure to share your results with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thetimethespacephotography
Jourdan Laik: http://www.jourdanlaik.com
I’m finally pleased to announce the release of the 1st episode in my new video series. In this first episode we have critiques on some of the submissions, a full length edit in Photoshop and an in depth advanced Photoshop technique segment. The first episode runs almost 1 1/2 hours and has been split in to 2 parts. In part 1 we take a look and critique some of the photos submitted as well as do a full length edit in Photoshop. In part 2 we dive into some advanced Photoshop techniques including straightening and removal of unwanted elements. As this is the first episode I’d especially love to hear all of your thoughts and comments so we can fine tune and improve the episodes as we go along.
Also please keep sending those submissions into [email protected] as this is going to be a weekly video series and I’ll need a constant stream of photos from all of you to make this work. And of course, just because you don’t see your photo on an episode this week doesn’t mean it won’t be in a future episode.
This was one of my favorite images from this past trip and I wanted to save it for something special, and this 500th image post seemed like just the thing. This was taken shortly before I rushed over and took the Splash Mountain photo I posted a few days back. The sunset was absolutely killer and gave me these wonderful colors to work with. I hope everyone has a great weekend and don’t forget to enter the print give-away contest!
My Disney Lightroom preset pack is back on sale for $5.00. You can purchase it by clicking the shop link at the top. Also for those of you waiting on the new presets pack, they ARE still coming. Real life has just been so busy I haven’t had time to properly work on and finish them. I really hope to have the first new set ready within a week.
Everyone, I am pleased to announce the release of my first set of
Lightroom Presets designed specifically with the purpose of making your
Disney World shots shine. In this first set, the presets focus on day
time shots with blue skies and night time shots. There are 3 presets
for day and 3 presets for night each with a varying degree of contrast
and adjustment curve. As this is my first set, it will be offered thru
the end of July at the introductory price of $5.00! Assuming this set
does well, I plan on releasing additional, more specialized sets. Some sets I am already working on include presets based on each land in Magic Kingdom,
dark ride specific presets, including Pirates of the Caribbean and
more. Please leave a comment letting me know what specific presets you’d
like to see in future packs. Thanks for your interest!
Click on the Shop link in the top Navigation bar to see examples and purchase the presets.
I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while but like so many other things just never got around to it. I have posted a few pics on Flickr from the May the 4th Be With You Limited Time Magic Event but wanted a way to show off a bunch of the images I took, even some of the non-flickr worthy ones. I basically batch processed all of these in Lightroom but am overall pleased with the result. You’ll notice with the Symphony in the Stars shots I should have totally shot further back. Oh well, live and learn. Be sure to chime in on the comments below or on Facebook with your thoughts and feedback. Also if this is a format you guys and gals enjoy, I may try to do some more pieces like this with other attractions at Disney where I share a bunch of photos at once. Without further ado, here we go.