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Living in East Central Pennsylvania I’ve found the best locations to go for a beach shoot that’s even remotely close to me is the Jersey shore. On two separate occasions I’ve gone to Cape May, New Jersey. It’s without a doubt my favorite location that’s close enough for a day tip. It’s reasonably isolated and the beach isn’t so crowded early in the morning. In late spring or early autumn you can even have the entire beach to your self for several hours.
I’ve also shot at Seaside Heights, New Jersey. I found out later that Seaside Heights is where Snooki and those other idiots hang out. I never watched the show. I’ve just heard about it. Either way I didn’t like Seaside Heights nearly as much as Cape May. I guess it’s a personal choice. Cape May also has the lighthouse down at Lighthouse Point. That’s always a plus.
Anyway, in order to get the shots that I want I have to start out early. Here on the East Coast rather than shooting golden hour at sunset we have to shoot golden hour at sunrise. The advantage to this is that we are on the beach before most people are even awake. The disadvantage is that, for a day trip to the beach we have to leave home about 1:00 AM. This way will get to the beach just before sunrise and be ready to shoot.
Photos of Previous Beach Shoots
Video from Lighthouse Point, Cape May, NJ
If interested below is a video on The Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point, New Jersey on YouTube by enginenut
A few days ago I was looking through old photos, as I often do. When I came across these photographs of Shelly and thought I would share them with all of you.
If you are interested below is Shelly’s own video from YouTube that shows some of her many talents.
Sports Photography and Big Glass
In general a lot of information about sports photography talks about big glass. And even though big glass is mentioned in the video it’s more about technique and how he gets the shots rather than “You suck and if you don’t have big glass you you’re just never going to get the shot.” Now it’s true that big glass is important in many types of sports photography but I do like the fact that that isn’t the key point of this entire video which is very refreshing. Either way if you’re in to sports or sports photography you may enjoy the video.
While speaking of sports and sports photography it’s getting close to Motorama once again. Just two more weeks. This year I’ll be uploading photo galleries right from the show rather than waiting for two or three days after the fact. If you’d like to see a few photo from previous Motorama events have a look at my post from a few weeks ago.
New to Pinterest
Once more for those Pinterest fans out there I have finally bitten the bullet and joined the site. Swing by and follow me. It’s a cool site but I’m not really feeling the love so to speak. It sux being the new guy some place and Pinterest is no different.
For those of you that want to get right into the video click the link below. For those of you would like a little bit of additional information and free downloads continue reading.
Luminosity Blending Mode in Adobe Photoshop Tutorial Video
Below is a short video tutorial
Thank you for stopping by and stay tuned for more Photoshop video tutorials on other blending modes and their uses soon.
Although the video on YouTube has been uploaded in full HD 1080p I realized that it can often be difficult or slow to download these videos as such from YouTube. It really depending on location, signal strength etc. Because of that have included a link below where you can download the full 1080HD video zip to your hard drive for future use.
I’ve also included some sharpening actions with low, medium and high sharpening effects. These actions automatically apply the fade sharpening command shown in the video at the end of each use. I created these actions bases on information in the book. Scott Kelby’s 7 Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3.