FREE Facebook Timeline Giveaway!!!!


Please visit my FB page at Talke Photography become a fan (if you are not already)…read the post for this giveaway and click “Like”. You will then be entered to get a free timeline photo that contains 3 individual pictures. With this giveaway…you can choose any 3 photos from my entire photo collection to fill these spots!! (please make them landscape mode in order to fit the template).

A nice customized photo for your timeline! I will randomly pick the winner on Feb 6th! Above you can see my version! Good luck and I look forward to seeing your entry!!

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Dripping Springs, Texas (HDR)


From the small town near Austin called Dripping Springs…there is this old building off the road. It does not have any signs or notes. Not sure what is was used for? Unfortunately,it is now empty. An old jail?? Love these kind of places!

Heidelberg, Germany (HDR)


From the lovely little city of Heidelberg, Germany. A place made for photography. Heidelberg Castles is nestled in the hills overlooking the River Neckar. The day I visited we only had 3 hours in the city….I really hope to get back there one day and spent a nite or two. It is one of the few German cities that make you feel you have gone back in time. Sorry for the now added watermark. They will now be on all pics from now on. I’ll try to keep them low profile.

Talke Photography Settings:
Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 22.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 5 Exposures (+2 to -2)
Aperture: f/22
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

onOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 6….Scott Thomas!!


Congrats Scott!!! Scott has won the onOne Perfect Photo Suite 6 software!! Thanks again to Brian Matiash at onOne Software for the opportunity to have this giveaway! Also thanks to all that have entered the contest! I hope to have another giveaway soon! Have a great weekend!

San Francisco, CA – Alcatraz (HDR)


I have been watching the new show called Alcatraz. Cool show. I heard today that ever since the show started, tourists think there is a special “bat cave” room under the jail and have been wandering off the tours in search of it. No such room is there. Any prison is a great place for HDR. This one has tons of tourists so people dodging is the biggest issue.

Talke Photography Settings:
Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 12.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 7 Exposures (+3 to -3)
Aperture: f/8
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Coloro Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

COMPOSITE BACKGROUNDS now available for sale!


EVOLVE YOUR IMAGERY! Talke Photography is proud to announce many of my HDR’s are now available to utilize as backgrounds for compositing! Special packages are available! Check my website for more details. Composite Backgrounds by Talke Photography

Basketball HDR Composite


Just like HDR’s for landscape photography…HDR Compositing in portraiture is growing! I am still a beginner and do not have all the gear the pro’s have, but make the best of what I have. The Pro’s use a pair of grid soft boxes on each side and a large octabank above the camera with super strobes. For my shots…I all used were 2 Nikon SB-700’s and 2 Westcott shoot thru white umbrellas on each side. I recently had a chance to meet and talk to the master of this style Joel Grimes and he liked my style and said that the harsh light for these composites is not nec on every shot. Compositing is art and you create it however you like! Wonderful guy! One day soon I will have the proper gear…I am getting close!

I am just about to announce a new product for sale…my next post will be the formal post…but if you are reading this today…you can get a first look…On Thursday, Jan 26th I will make available many of my HDR’s for sale as HDR Composite Backgrounds. Prices are 10 HDR’s for $99 and 15 HDR’s for $149!! For the full digital files! All purchasers must agree to my terms and then they can download the files from my site. You can take a look here…Talke Photography HDR Composite Backgrounds

For this shot of Logan I used on of my Warehouse backgrounds. Enjoy!!!