Shelby Cobra Light Painted

The more I work with light painting the more excited  I am with the possibilities that the technique offers. This latest light painting session was with a replica 1965 Shelby Cobra 427  based on Dick Smiths – #198 CSX3035. The Cobra was built locally using a Factory 5 racing kit. Light painting is not a particularly efficient lighting […]

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Experimenting with Light Painting

Complex Studio Lighting… … or maybe just a simple flashlight. Much of the early part of my photography career was spent doing studio photography. Large powerful strobe systems running through any number of light modifiers such as umbrellas, light boxes, snoots, etc. It was challenging and fun to get the most out of these complex […]

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Photography in Patagonia – Lago Pehoe Ferry

Shooting from the moving deck of the Lago Pehoe Ferry There is an abundance of spectacular scenery in the Patagonia regions of Chile and Argentina. A region known for rapidly changing weather and high winds the conditions for photography are not always ideal. Such was the case when I found myself shooting from the deck […]

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Old Photo Preservation and Restoration

Old Photo Preservation and Restoration. One of the most powerful things that photography provides for us is the opportunity to look into the eyes of our ancestors. An old family photograph holds special meaning as it plays to our uniquely human desire to know where we came from. The portrait above is of my great […]

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The Washington Monument Reflection

Photographing the Washington Monument It would be hard to overstate how dominate the Washington monument in the heart of Washington DC is. Especially at night this tall white obelisk stands like a massive pin around which the rest of the United States capitol spins. Getting a great photograph of the monument proved to be a […]

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A simple tip for photographing people

A simple tip for photographing people. The rule of thirds is really a set of guidelines… literally. One of the most basic ‘rules’ of composition is seemingly easy to understand, but in practice many have a hard time putting it to good use. Even a simple ⅓ grid is useless if the complexity of the […]

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Epson Perfection V750 follow up.

Batch Scanning my Slide Collection With the new Epson V750-Pro scanner in place for the past few weeks and a few hundred slide scans under my belt, here is a progress update: (Click here to read my previous post about how I came to choose the Epson V750 scanner in the first place) Everything you […]

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Used Slide Scanner v New

Deciding to buy a new slide and negative scanner or a used one… not an easy choice. December 2013 – Dominic Urbano The many boxes of slides and negatives that have been sitting in the loft of my shop have been quietly calling to me to scan them for some time now. Digitizing the substantial […]

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