March 2011 Newsletter is Live

Posted March 2nd, 2011 by   |  Computers, Photography, Software, Technology, Travel  |  Permalink


The March 2011 Out There Images, Inc. Newsletter is live over at the main site. This month we cover some great new topics:

– Book Review: Exploring North American Landscapes by Marc Muench
– February GOAL Assignment: The Defining Characteristic
– March GOAL Assignment: Triptychs
– Photo Techniques: Shooting a Play
– Digital Tidbits: Getting the Red Out
– Workshop and Business Updates

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New Book (in German)

Posted December 30th, 2009 by   |  Photography  |  Permalink



A few months ago I wrote a chapter for a new photography book and I’ve just received the first copy today. The book is published in German and is called The Wild Side of Photography, Unconventional and Creative Techniques for the Courageous Photographer (Die wilde Seite der Fotografie, Mit unkonventionellen Techniken eigene fotografische Ideen verwirklichen) by Cyrill Harnischmacher. You can see more on the book here: It will be published in English in April 2010 through Rocky Nook (

The chapter I wrote was on how to create a Lensbaby look by using Vaseline and a UV/Skylight filter. There are a total of 22 chapters on topics as diverse as digital pinhole cameras, light painting, 3D stereo photography and kite aerial photography. I’ll let you know when it is available in English.

Keep shooting!

Book detail.

Book detail.

Book detail.

Book detail.

Aerial Black and White

Posted July 11th, 2009 by   |  Computers, Photography, Software  |  Permalink
The New Oregon fishing vessel, Gig Harbor, WA.

The New Oregon fishing vessel, Gig Harbor, WA.

I’m out doing some work today for a new book project with Rocky Nook. I took this image of the New Oregon fishing boat by hoisting my Nikon D90 digital camera into the air with a home-made DIY aerial photography monopod. I made the monopod out of a paint roller extension handle from the Home Depot which allows me to raise the camera about 20′ into the air. To get the shot, I put the Nikon D90 on self timer with a five second delay.

I converted the image to Black and White in Nikon Capture NX 2 and added some extra contrast to the sky using the Selection Brush tool.

Here are a couple of other versions of the same file. The first is with a bit of a softening filter. The second is a color image.


B&W with a softening filter.

Original image.

Original image.

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