Yep another fish eye. LOL. However, today's photo is following the @dailyshoot assignment of "Compose a photo following the Rule of thirds" However, to truly challenge myself rather than just making a photo following the rule my goal in this photo was to have some of the buildings hit all three intersect points of the rule of thirds grid. Also wanted to continue with my HDR architectural imagery.
Today's daily photo is based upon the @dailyshoot assignment #ds409 "Make a photo with as soft light source as you find or create." So this photo is the interior of a BMW M6 with some post production selective focus work done as well. Oh yeah and I used my trusty fish eye lense to help me get the entire interior.
Today's daily photo is courtesy of the @dailyshoot assignment #ds408 "Illustrate Coldness in a Photo" The "coldness" is this waterfall near Eaton Canyon. Not sure what the temperature of the water was, but it was most definitely cold. Although I didn't make it to the Eaton Canyon Waterfall (way too many people and the water flow was not safe to cross with camera equipment) I intend to return sometime during the winter.
Today's daily photo is courtesy of the @dailyshoot assignment #ds407 "Make a photo that emphasizes the horizon" In this case I made a fish eye image of the Venice Pier during sunset with as much of the horizon as a 10.5mm lense will allow. Over the left is another admirer of the sunset.
One of the best parts of the holidays are the "formal" gatherings around one central theme, FOOD. Add to that having meals before, during, and after Christmas always makes for a fun time of cooking and eating. Therefore, today's photo is a table set just before eating a great meal.
Staying with a "holiday" theme for my current 365 photos. The goal here was to crank the aperture all the way down to f/1.4 and adjust the shutter speed so that I could capture some of the detail in this scene.
Rather than focus on the usual cliché Christmas tree photo I decided to get in closer. The goal was to get more detail with some nice bokeh since I was using my 50mm f/1.4 lense. Merry Christmas everybody!!
Today's daily photo is courtesy of Mother Nature. We have been getting bombarded with rain for the past 5 days straight. So yes, it does rain in Southern California. But, today during a brief cameo appearance of Mr. Sun we were presented with this colorful treat!!
I think one of the best components of doing a 365 project is you really begin to notice more of the world around you. Today I was drawn to this row of trees simply because they are starting to show their "Fall" colors, even though we are in December. LOL
While on the UCLA campus for application reader training I had about 30 minutes to go out on campus with my camera. I was able to make my photo of the day "Royce Hall" and my photo of the week this afternoon. P.O.W. will be posted on Saturday.
Today's daily photo is courtesy of the @dailyshoot assignment "Create a photo that uses vignetting either post-production (easy) or in camera via lens or lighting (hard)" I chose the latter to really challenge myself and I felt the simplest composition would be a good start.
While waiting for my modeling audition today I scanned the waiting area to make my photo for the day. I noticed this palm tree was nicely framed by the window. So it made my photo of the day. Now hopefully I will get the modeling job =)
Plane ride from Denver to Los Angeles. This time I remembered to keep my camera near by so that I could make a photo of the snow covered Rocky Mountains. The cool thing is they are not blanketed so you get some of the contrasts that would otherwise not be there. Also helps that the plane window was clean.
No matter where I am go I am always looking for a unique perspective, design, or shape in the things I try to photograph. In this case I noticed the Myriad of shapes while looking at the ceiling in the Vancouver International Airport
While on Granville Island I captured many images that are representative of the merchants and such. I decided on this being my photo of the day since I have taken many photos of the bridge at night and wanted to get one during the day. At least today it was not snowing and overcast.
Day trip to Whistler, British Columbia. While some of the slopes were open I have never seen it this empty. Within about a month to 6 weeks this scene would be filled with people and covered with snow.
While on a stroll in one of the many awesome Vancouver area parks I stopped to make this image of the Point Atkinson Lighthouse. Original image was not in black and white, but I felt the scene is better represented with some image grain and in b&w
Today I had to stop by Dreamworks Animation Studios. Unfortunately, it was not for work, but fortunately it was to pick up a used lense I wanted to purchase. The lense had barely been used and was exactly what I wanted. The NIkon 18-200mm VR f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX Format
During the CUELA Tech Faire at Culver City High School I had a few minutes to stop in on a presentation by a very good friend of mine. He was sharing his experiences on traveling to the Amazon Rain Forest with a group of students and the Impossible2Possible group. They trekked for several days through the dense rain forest to a village in which were greeted by the locals and became honorary members of their tribe. The story was mesmerizing.
They are in season, and when cooked properly, yes, Brussels Sprouts can taste quite good. In this case I drenched them with EV Olive Oil, smoked sea salt, minced garlic, and telicherry black pepper. Roast in the oven at 400 for 12 minutes.
While on the UCLA campus I made sure to have my camera with me to capture some "campus life" images. Next year I intend to lead a photowalk here. Lots of great architecture among other things to make photos with. My photo of the week will be from this day as well.
Today's photo is based upon a program being filmed on campus. First of all there is something being filmed at school at least once a month. In this case it is the Paul Reiser show. The "classroom" was set up in my good friends room. Amazing how TV and reality are vastly different. In this image you can see so much of what NOT to do with students. The most glaring thing here is the level of language used (Elementary) yet you also have long division on the board. They even covered the white board in the classroom in favor of all this "stuff."
During "Career Day" at school today I seized the opportunity to teach several of my students about Photography. I wanted to teach them that Photography is more about "vision" than it is about "seeing things" So we spent about 20 minutes photographing the Fire Engine that was there. I wanted them to see the lines, texture, shape, color, highlights, and shadows of the various parts of the engine. My photo of the day is the image I made of a valve for the main hose.
While waiting for my flight at the Orlando International Airport I noticed how the light was creating these cool silhouettes of the passengers waiting for the tram. I timed this one to catch part of the boarding passenger and her bag as she got on the train.