Mar 062012
 
Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 4

It’s finally out! I’ve been beta-testing Lightroom since version 1 and I’ve put version 4 beta to the test by using this exclusively for the editing of the images of an upcoming book and this version has the best workflow yet. If you already own a previous version of LR, the upgrade is $79, and I strongly recommend it. The full version costs $149. […continue]

Feb 242012
 
Star Trails

I was reading a blog page of someone who was experimenting with taking photos of star trails and gave some advice. I decided to repost it here as other new photographers might find this useful to experiment with. First of all, trails alone are a good exercise but of little photographic value because identical results can be produced with a software without having to […continue]

Nov 292011
 
Bahamas: Diving with Sharks

Blue is a recurrent color in my photography, a color I have always felt drawn to, therefore it’s no wonder that I feel a special connection with the ocean. In the past years this has developed into a passion for scuba diving, pushing me to dive in different locations and achieve various certifications, the latest of which being the PADI Rescue Diver. Add to […continue]

Oct 262011
 
Navigator of the Seas

  “There’s too much food on this ship” – I couldn’t believe I just said that, talking to a couple in the elevator. Well, the problem is not that there’s too much food, but rather that there’s too much good food and it’s all free and available 24 hours a day. But let’s roll back to a few days earlier… Navigator of the Sea: […continue]

May 092011
 
Jordan & Petra - Part 2

My legs were aching as I climbed up the steep path leading to the Sacrifice Place, high above Petra. The morning had started early and being one of the very first people in I enjoyed the ancient city nearly alone. The tourists would flock a few hours later, but for now it was me, my new hiking friend from England (a young and active […continue]

Jul 142010
 
Alaska: Denali National Park

In a well rehearsed goodbye, Mt. McKinley shows its majestic body above the clouds and begs me to come back. I smile at it from my airplane seat and I feel a mix of excitement and sadness as the mountain view recedes from my eyes. My visit to Alaska was short, barely 3 days but it was intense, both on the amount of miles […continue]

Apr 302010
 
Hawaii: Underwater Adventures

This week I’m in Hawaii spending some time underwater and working on some new SCUBA certifications. I just earned my Nitrox rating as well as my Advanced Open Water certification, for which I picked these five specialties: Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diving and, why not, Underwater Photography. All the dives were boat dives booked through Aaron’s Dive Shop, located in […continue]