HDR Backgrounds for Composites

Cheerleading Composite_Talke
From a recent photo session with the amazing Haley. She is a cheerleader from ASU. We are having fun creating some amazing sports art for her and prepping for working with many local cheerleading teams this upcoming fall!

If you are an HDR Composite artist….I offer many HDR backgrounds for you to create your art with!!! This background is located here….Lord’s Gym Please feel free to check out all of our HDR backgrounds on our website…
Peter Talke Photography

Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park (HDR)

PNC Park HDR _Talke
It is almost spring…that means baseball season is getting near! Most of us our still buried in the snow…it seems like forever til the weather will clear. Don’t worry, first pitch will be here before ya know it! Good luck to the Bucs this year….my favorite team had an amazing run last year! Go Pirates!

Sportsline (Sports Art) – Santiago Sharks

Santiago Sharks_Talke
My Sportsline Products include – Team Banners / Cinevision / Sports Art. This is a Sports Art Individual Poster. The 2014 Baseball season is almost here! Contact us today to get your Sportsline products created today! peter at talkephotography.com

HDR Backgrounds – Vol. 4 – Coming soon!

Titan Stadium HDR _Talke
My next installment of HDR backgrounds will be released in February. This will be Volume 4. Look for more details soon! I will also be adding in all backgrounds from other collections onto my website as well. This will bring the total of Volume 4’s backgrounds release to be about 140+ backgrounds! Target date: Feb 15th for the release.

Above is one of the backgrounds that will be included in the new release…it is from Titan Stadium in Fullerton, CA.

Anaheim, CA – Supercross Main Event

Supercross_Talke
Last nite was the first Supercross race of the season! Every year it is held at Anaheim. They typically have 2-3 races year during the season at Anaheim. Race 1 is always the most anticipated! Gates open at 12:30 PM and the event starts at 7:30 PM. We arrived to watch the practice and the races ended at 10:30 PM. A full day of great racing!! I am a big fan of SX/MX. The colors of the bikes/riders added into super sports action is a photographers dream!

I ended up taking 945 photos yesterday! This was my first Supercross event using my new D800. I was eager to see how it would preform during the nite racing. With my old D300…I had no chance of taking any nite photos. Too much noise in the photos. The D800 was awesome!! The photo above was during the main event. We were sitting about 2 rows back form the track. Sweet seats!! The only downfall of the D800…BIG file sizes! 945 photos = 33 GB! Ouch!

This was the first photo I processed….cant wait to see the rest!

Peter Talke Photography Settings:

Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon 70-200 f/2.8
Setting: Manual Mode
Focal Length: 105 mm
ISO: 2500
Exposure: 1/1600
Aperture: f/2.8
Gear: hand Held
Post Process: Adobe CS6, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

Kevin Windham made an appearance as well! We miss KDUB!
Kevin Windham_talke

SPORTS ART – by Peter Talke Photography

YLHS_Talke
A new division for my photography will be Sports Art. This will include HDR Composites and Sport Art pieces like this one. I have a new Sports Art PDF brochure to send if you are in the Orange County area and would like to create a sports memory that will last a lifetime!! Become a SUPERSTAR!!! Contact me today at peter at talkephotography.com to schedule a sports art session!

Here is the art in a 29″ x 25″ frame (16×20 print)…nice!
Print_talke

NEW PRODUCT: Sports Team Banners!!

Sports Team Banners_Talke
Just released today! I have created new Sports Team Banners. They are layered PSD files. They can be modified in Photoshop to fit your team needs! I will keep adding more designs in the future. All orders will be sent via Dropbox as the files sizes are large. Check them out today!!

Peter Talke Photography – Sports Team Banners

AMA Supercross – Ryan Villopoto

Villopoto_Talke
From a race earlier this season in Anaheim…this is Ryan Villopoto. If you have read Places 2 Explore for a while…you know that I am a big Supercross/Motocross fan. I try to go to at least one race a year. Photography and SX/MX are meant for each other. I’ll give Ran Villopoto his due…not my favorite rider (that’s Dungey) …but he is tough to beat this year. Looks like another SX title in 2013 with only 2 races 2 go. Kudos RV2!

Wildcats Team Poster – Composite

Team Poster_Talke
This recent composite is one of my favs…it is my daughters softball team. It is our first season of softball. Def a fantastic sport for girls. We have a great team and coaches. While watching the games every weekend I had recent thought about a “Team Poster”. Once the background was complete…the fun part was to get the photo session complete in mid-season. This past Saturday I brought all my gear (I’ll post the list below) and set up a white backdrop clamped onto the backstop. I do not use green screen. It can cause a green hue for composites. I had an hour to photograph all the players as they warmed up before the game. We got it in and I processed for about 3 hours Sunday AM to complete the poster. Now its time to order some prints or vinyl banners!!! I really enjoy doing these posters….hopefully I will have a chance to photograph more teams in the future! Such a great keepsake!

Gear List:
Nikon D300
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8
Denny Mfg Freedom Cloth – White backdrop
2 – clamps (purchased at Home Depot)
Paul C Buff – Einstein 640W Strobe
Paul C Buff 36″ Octa
Paul C Buff Vanguard Mini Battery Pack
Manfrotto Stand

I used the Octa straight on to the subjects…I had the camera lower and slightly to the left. The Einstein are amazing lights…so much power! Beautiful even light! I am ready to give up on my hot shoe flashes!!