November 20, 2017

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HDR Collaboration: St. Nick Breaker

Thanks for stopping by the blog today for another HDR Collaboration including Mark Garbowski, Rob Hanson, Jim Denham, Theaterwiz, Jacques Gudé & Me! I figured the group would enjoy working on this set from my visit to the St. Nick Breaker and they didn’t disappoint. It’s always so cool to see how we all process …

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EXIT

Oh what a day. I decided to take the train uptown to Center City. I was able to get some great shots of the underground, and some cool architecture outside. On my way back I decided to head toward Suburban Station. As I walked toward the Broad Street line, I noticed a reflection of light …

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Projector Room – HDR Collaboration

For those of you that are familiar with our HDR Collaborations, we welcome you to another round.  This time, a set of brackets from the Lansdowne Theater. I struggled with them personally because of the white balance obstacles.  I finally worked through them with inspiration knowing the group would be pounding these brackets as well! …

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Skinny Dipping

This iconic image of the indoor pool at the abandoned Grossinger’s Resort in Upstate NY has been photographed many times. I’m glad I got a chance to visit this resort, but since our visit was cut short I’m disappointed I didn’t grab more images while I was there. We were spotted inside this enclosed pool …

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Prisoner

After a couple months of emails with the Philadelphia Prisons System, I was finally granted permission to photograph the abandoned Holmesburg Prison in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. It turns out, I’m not the only one that was inquiring about visiting this Historic location. Neil Ta, a photographer from Canada made the road trip down …

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Backstage

The Lansdowne Theater was an incredible location to see and photograph. If you’d like to visit this location for yourself, you can give the Historic Lansdowne Theater Corp. an email! There is a fee for access, but it will go toward the theater’s restoration! My good bud Matty D. and I met up with another …

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Dark Passage

It was 4:00 a.m. when I rose to a rainy Monday and a 4 hour drive deep in to the western Catskills of Upstate NY to this abandoned castle! Before leaving Philadelphia, my buddy Matt and I stopped at the local bank where the ATM ate my debit card! To make matters worse AT&T’s data …

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Exit Rear

Last night while editing these brackets from the Train Graveyard, I decided to work with Nik Software’s new Color Efex Pro 4 software to add contrast and detail. I am blown away by the power of this update and really encourage you to give the free trial a spin! After tone-mapping with Photomatix Pro, I …

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How To: Auto Bracket 9 Exposures on a 3 AEB System

I’ve been asked this question quite a bit. “How can you bracket 9 exposures on your Nikon D5000 when I can only bracket 3 using AEB”? Well there are two solutions, one is the amazing Promote Control, but I don’t have an extra $350 to invest in this must have piece, so I have an …

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Al Capone’s Cell – HDR Collaboration

Eastern State Penitentiary is a historic, partially abandoned prison located in Philadelphia, PA.. It is a photographers paradise, attracting thousands of photogs a year from around the country. I thought what better way to brings this HDR collaboration group closer to E.S.P. (except for Mike Criswell, because he was just there in September) than too …

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