Posts Tagged hotel

I love Microsoft Photosynth

I’ve tried some panorama apps on my iPhone 4, but nothing beats Microsoft Photosynth, and it’s free. It’s incredibly simple to use, just turn your camera in a circle and it will automatically capture and stitch the next image. I highly recommend using a tripod or a long stick on the ground to keep your camera steady. The software uses image tracing to stitch the images together, and if your camera moves away from the original spot, it will be more difficult for the software to track your movement due to a change in perspective in a new location. This app is a lot of fun, and people will always wonder why you are spinning in a circle with your phone, and it easily impresses anyone that you can take these with your phone.


Here are some of mine.

St Lucia

 

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Mila in Baltimore

I recently attended a large BMW East Coast meet called MPACT in Baltimore, MD. I took the opportunity to have a photo shoot in front of the hotel and at the stadium. All of the shots are taken with multiple exposures or bracketing for a slight HDR editing effect that isn’t too obvious or noticeable, therefor a tripod is a must-have. One thing I dislike is over abuse of HDR. Photographs need contrast and a focal point.

Below you will see a composite from the evening photos. The main shot is the ambient light from the street. Other shots of Mila and the smoke were taken with a Canon Speedlite on a Quantum battery, triggered remotely by an Aputure Trigmaster (more reviews on the device in a future post). The camera is on a tripod while I hand held the flash at different angles pointing at Mila, and my assistant Tiffany would press the camera shutter on my command.

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