In this video, I show you how to use AI Sky Replacement to replace a dull sky and then create a reflection of that sky in the water. We do this with a stock sky that comes with Luminar 4 or you can use your own. This tip only works with the Windows version of Luminar but if you have… Continue readingHow to Add a Sky Reflection in Water with a Built in Sky in Luminar 4
Joe is a professionally trained photographer specializing in concert, sports, event, location, and landscape photography. Joe began his journey working in a camera store part-time while helping pay his way through college. The fun of picking up a camera just never seemed to get old...
Ever take a photo that I you great hopes for but didn’t come out the way you hoped? I took a photo of a bunch of hot air balloons at an air show. Unfortunately, my lens wasn’t long enough, the sky was boring, and the photo turned out not as good as I had hoped. But what if we could… Continue readingHow to Re-Invent a Photo Using Sky Replacement in Luminar 4
A review of some of the features of the new 4.2 version of Luminar by Skylum. Features include AI Augmented Ski, AI Sky Replacement, AI Skin Enhancer, and AI Portrait Enhancer. DOWNLOAD LINK — Download a free trial of Luminar at https://macphun.evyy.net/kdWZ3
World War II Project for L.I. Press This May is the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Germany in World War II. I was tasked with interviewing and photographing World War II veterans who live here on Long Island, N.Y. In all I interviewed thirteen veterans before the corona virus pandemic forced us into isolation. Hopefully, when the isolation period… Continue readingWorld War II Veteran’s Project for L.I. Press
Since the release of the Nikon Z6 I have seen questions on blogs and social media asking whether the Nikon Z6 is good enough to be a pro sports shooter. Recently, I had the opportunity to put the Z6 though its paces shooting an NHL game and the results were surprising.Continue readingPhotographing Ice Hockey with the Nikon Z6
One of the most unique ways of seeing New York City is by air. If you are a photo enthusiast there is no better way of seeing New York than a doors off helicopter flight. FlyNYON offers flights around New York’s most unique icons. On a recent 30 minute flight we flew passed the Empire State Building, the Freedom Tower,… Continue readingFlyNYON flies high over New York City
Recently, I had the pleasure of taking some photos up in Maine with the great Adam Woodworth. Although the weather in Maine wasn’t as co-operative as I would have hoped, we did get a short break on this particular night. We raced out to a spot that Adam has on his list of cool places to shoot. We set up… Continue readingMoose Cove
If you plan on shooting a sunset, why not go to a place called Sunset Park? Located on the north shore of Long Island in Port Washington, this little park is a great place to watch the sun go down. It was an incredibly peaceful evening and I was with my girlfriend who has a way of making everything seem… Continue readingSunset Park
Over the summer I had taken another trip back to Lubec Maine to capture some additional images of the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse. This lighthouse sits at the eastern most part of the USA. It is a beautiful lighthouse in a very scenic town of Lubec. Click on the image to see it larger.
A few years back I had posted a picture of this beautiful lighthouse. After Super Storm Sandy much of the boardwalk was destroyed. The repair and updating of the boardwalk significantly changed what the approach to the light house looks like now. Here is an updated photo with how the lighthouse now appears after the repairs. Additionally, there is now… Continue readingFire Island Lighthouse