By: Ted Engler Are you thinking about taking better photos? Perhaps you have been using an iPhone camera or other cellphone device and want to produce something more interesting. If you want outstanding photos, there are two things that you need to do: 1. Invest the money in equipment and software and 2. InvestContinue reading “So, you want to buy a new camera….”
On a recent trip to Kansas City, my hotel unexpectedly gave me a suite on the top floor. The room had sliding window that allowed me to open it and take this photo. Using a table as a tripod, this is a three shot HDR photo shot at an ISO of 200, f7.1 and anContinue reading “Downtown KC”
Here is another version of the previous post. This was a very rainy night that produced some great photos! This is a three shot HDR photo (ISO 100, f13) with an average exposure of 6 seconds. Processed in Photomatix and Lightroom.
This is Kiener Plaza in St. Louis. More significantly, the building in the background is the Old Courthouse, built between 1839 and 1862. The Courthouse is the site where an enslaved husband and wife, Dred and Harriet Scott, sued for their freedom, and Virginia Minor sued for a woman’s right to vote in 1872. Also, the St.Continue reading “Kiener Plaza”
It is always amazing how beautiful our Forest Park can be. I am trying a new Sigma lens here. Had to take the photo quickly to capture the geese so the photo is not as sharp as I would like…
Here is a photo taken this fall at the St. Louis Art Fair in Clayton, MO. This is a low light photo just using available light. I used a 50mm prime lens at f1.8, 1/100 sec. This photo still came out almost black so processing in Photomatix brought out the highlights and interesting tones.
A nicely decorated oak tree on the Missouri Botanical Garden, Garden Glow. This is a handheld shot using an ISO of 2000, f3.5, 1/100 sec @ 17mm. http://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-zZwb55J/A
Here is one more photo from Missouri Botanical Garden’s “Garden Glow.” This is Henry Shaw’s home on the Botanical Garden grounds. The grounds are decorated with light displays for the holiday season (see previous posts). http://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-GrL5ZPS/A
Like the road to OZ, this scenic path is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Garden Glow exhibit. Sections of the grounds are decorated with lights and are open to the public to wander wherever they wanted. This is a three shot HDR photo processed in Photmatix and Lightroom. Except for light displays, the pathsContinue reading “The road to the Climatron”