Okay, so this is a little different than my normal post, but I wanted to share some information with my photographer friends about ways to improve their post-processing.
On Monday, March 12, I was honored to present a "Behind the Scenes" look at my art work to the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society. At one point, I was explaining how I use Smart Filters with Smart Objects, and there were some questions for more details. I gave a quick answer with a couple of reasons, and then today discovered a YouTube video made by Julieanne Kost last August. It is short, easy to listen to, and a great follow-up for those who heard my presentation.
Julieanne Kost is a Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist for Adobe, and she has many short but informative YouTube tutorials.
This one will take just 3 minutes and 38 seconds of your time. Click on the button below to learn "Five Reasons to Use Smart Filters in Photoshop CC" by Julieanne Kost. You can learn more about Julieanne Kost by visiting her website.
#JulieanneKost #Photoshop #Smart Filters #Postprocessing #Photography #TipsandTricks #MortonArboretumPhotographicSociety #MAPS
The Colorful Birds 6-Panel print on silk is now on exhibit at the Arts in Bartlett Gallery as part of the "On a Grand Scale" exhibit.
There is an Artists Reception on Friday February 16 from 7-9 pm, where you can hear about these pieces and others in the exhibit. Exhibit runs from February through May.
Arts in Bartlett is located at 215 S Main Street in Bartlett, Illinois. If you cannot make it to the reception and would like to see and hear about this artwork, please contact me at Joanne@joannebarsanti.com to arrange a time to meet up.
Sharing some of my favorite cloud images. I took this image from the deck of a cruise ship at sunset on my birthday a few years back. Ok, more than a few. Like twelve or thirteen. Still a great memory and worthy of sharing. Canon PowerShot A95. (It's the camera I had with me). #Photography #Clouds #Cruise #Hawaii #Sunset #Colors
A Super Moon welcomed in the new year, 2018. In spite of the cold, or because of the cold, I layered up x4 and headed out to capture the sight. Cloudless night, although a little hazy. Temps hovering between -1 and -3. I headed up the hill at Meacham Grove Forest Preserve, and spent about 45 minutes taking various shots with and without the surrounding landscape. Wasn't happy with the landscape ones, but managed to salvage a solo shot, which I am sharing here.
Details: Moonrise at 4:29 pm CST, Sunset at 4:32 pm CST, Full Moon 8:24 pm. About the closest I have seen between moonrise and sunset as well as the timing of moonrise vs full moon.
Next Supermoon: January 31. Looking for more interesting location. Any ideas? Let me know.
Details: Canon 5D Mark II. Tamron 28-300 Lens with 2X Extender. Manual focus. 1/25 second at f/6.3. ISO 200. Corded remote trigger with dead batteries. Post-process in Light Room, with shake-reduction filter in PhotoShop.
#FullMoon #Moon #SuperMoon #Photography #NightPhotography
Best wishes to all during this holiday season.
#MerryChristmas #HappyHoliday #Santa #Sleigh #Reindeer #Fullmoon #Flight #ChicagoNight
With a beautiful sunset beginning to unfold, I headed with my camera for one of the DuPage County Forest Preserves just a few miles from my house. All I needed to be happy was a few birds in flight against the yellow/orange backdrop of the setting sun.
I was not prepared for the sight of thousands of geese, flying in, landing, taking off, circling in great formations, and honking all the while. No individual image could capture the feeling of joy and excitement. In between the photos on my DSLR, I captured this video on my iPhone. Hope you like it.
#iPhone #iPhoneography #Photography #movie #geese #sunset #forestpreserves
This was such a lovely, refreshing, mesmerizing display. Lights were changing, glowing, running, keeping time to the music. I wanted to share the experience with everyone, so I captured it in video on my iPhone. Facebook didn't quite see it my way. Music from The Nutcracker was playing in the background of my video, and it seems the copyright to the music doesn't belong to me. So, sorry, you will have to just go see and hear for yourselves. Illuminations runs until January 1, 2018.
#Illuminations #MortonArboretum #MAPS #Photography #NightPhotography #LightDisplay
Next up on my adventure with the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society on November 30:
The Morton Arboretum's Meadow Lake provides the perfect backdrop for the Illumination experience. After rounding the bend and facing west towards the visitor center, the blue-lit trees are reflected on the pond. The starburst effect adds a magical touch to the scene.
Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum closes on January 1, 2018. Tickets are required.
#MortonArboretum #Illumination #NightPhotography #Photography #MAPS #HolidayLights
More from Morton Arboretum's Illumination on November 30, 2017.
I called this the Split Personality Tree because of the multi-color illumination. I spent about ten minutes admiring the tree's shape and texture, and watching the colors change. It was a challenge to get the right timing and capture distinct colors. I was happiest with the magenta, blue, and green. What do you think?
#MortonArboretum #HolidayLights #Illumination #Photography #NightPhotography #MAPS
Stop Two on the visit to Morton Arboretum's Illumination on November 30. Just around the bend from Meadow Lake was a group of trees lit up by a series of blue, red, and magenta lights. The moon was a few days away from fullness, and at this point was "in play" with the tree branches. I was happy to have captured it before it moved up higher in the sky.
#Illumination #MortonArboretum #HolidayLights #MAPS #Photography #NightPhotography