I’ve learned some very neat Photoshop techniques from Morgan Howard (www.morganhowarth.com) for digital architectural photography, which I used to do with film. Using layer masks multiple exposures are combined so that all the areas of a room – in this case Quiet Mind Yoga Studios in DC – can be brought out. It’s a bit like HDR photography.
Single Exposure and . . . Multiple Exposure
A recent event I shot in DC. ( http://www.gifilmfestival.com/) Five days and nearly 4,000 images. Here’s a sampling…
“Young Marines” at a reception at Rayburn House Senate Office building.
Robert Duval arriving at the reception.
These guys make movies and they’re super sweet!
Gil Gerard, of “Buck Rogers” fame (if you’re old enough to remember). He’s second from the left.
Leenn Tweeden, Model
She was very popular at this autograph signing event!
What Ray’s Coffee House (http://phillychinatown.com/raycafe.htm) in Philly lacks in atmosphere it makes up for in charming details and fine coffee. That said, if you’re not a connoisseur you might not notice the difference between the $4 cup and the $7.25 cup (which I tried). I wanted to be blown away by the super fine taste of the Japanese Sumiaki coffee made with a syphon coffee maker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_coffee) but I was more impressed by the presentation and the teensy cream pitchers. As for those Philly cheesesteak sandwiches . . . Let’s just say I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to try another. Perhaps it was our choice of restaurants. The recommended place (Jim’s Steaks, http://www.jimssteaks.com/indexb.htm) had a line that wound around the building so we walked down the street. How different could one place be from the next? What we ended up with was something that looked like a cross between ground beef, card board and dog food. I affectionately nicknamed it “mush meat”. We agreed that waiting in line for Jim’s next time might be wise.