Newport Beach, CA – Balboa Fun Zone (HDR)


This past Saturday was the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. I attended the walk in Newport Beach, CA at the Balboa Fun Zone. We had a great turnout. About 25 people…roughly. I wanted to HDR..and broke off from the group to see what I could find. I met Frank standing next to me during the beginning speech and he joined me for some HDR’ing. We wanted to see what HDR’s we could find at the Fun Zone. We walked up and down the streets…unfortunately, not a Fun Zone for HDR. I wanted to try an arcade in HDR. We walked into one and thought…Skee Ball in HDR…why not?? Might be cool?

Afterwards we hit the beach to take pics of the pier. Look for a shot from here soon! I enjoyed my night and snagged a couple nice shots. Frank, nice to meet you and hope you got a few shots as well! I might lead a walk next year. I have plan and if I can get it together…let ya know next late summer! How was your photo walk..if you attended?? Where did you shoot? Hope you had a great time!

Peter Talke Photography Settings:
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 16.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 7 Exposures (+3 to -3)
Aperture: f/10
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS6, HDR Efex Pro 2, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

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Light It Magazine – My HDR Composite in Gallery Section (April Issue)

The April issue of “Light It” Magazine is out and my HDR Composite of the amazing Priyanka is out and available for IPad now! The photo is included in the Gallery Section. I love reading Scott Kelby’s “Light It” Magazine and hopefully you do as well! It an honor to be included into the magazine! Also, another shout out to Joel Grimes for the inspiration!

Some info from the web: Light It: The How-To Magazine for Studio Lighting and Off-Camera Flash is the first digital photography lighting magazine from Scott Kelby and KelbyTraining.com made exclusively for the Apple iPad.

Austin, Texas – Capitol Building (HDR)

Just one more shot from our Scott Kelby Photo Walk 2010 – downtown Austin walk.  This is the traditional shot everyone must take when visiting Austin.  Its quite tricky in HDR.  It all depends on the time of day and available light.  I finally got a solid one after many attempts.  Nice and bright!  I only shot 8 HDR’s on the walk…this was my favorite.  I used a fisheye to capture as much as the interior section of the dome.   Check out those stairs way up there!  I had no idea they were there!  Wish we can have photo walks all the time!  Shooting with fellow photographers is wonderful!  Enjoy!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 10.5 Fisheye f/2.8
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 10.5 mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/3.5
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza

Austin, Texas – Capitol Building (Infrared)

This past Saturday was the Scott Kelby Photo Walk 2010.   I lead the group on a downtown Photo Walk.  We had a wonderful turn out and I had a chance to meet some existing friends and some new ones!  Photo Walks’s are great…everyone usually has a camera and tripod…so you fit right in!!  Skills vary from the beginner to possible a pro!  My 6 year old daughter even joined the walk for a bit.  I think we even had a 3 year old out there taking shots!  Whether you were shooting standard, HDR, IR, Macro, Street photography…it was a perfect nite!   Not too hot for Austin…about 93 degrees.    We lasted till 9:30 PM.  A few of us walked down in hopes to see the Bats at sunset, but they decided not to fly out.  Possible weather patterns or babies are being cared for?  Not sure, but we did get a few shots from Congress Avenue at the blue hour.  I set up a Flickr Group for our Photo Walk for those that might want to see our shots.  It may take a few days for it to fill up…so check back often.  We met up afterwards and it was great to chat and compare shots.  Everyone has a different “Camera Eye”…to see the world through another persons point of view is what photography is all about!

I didn’t take many shots this nite, but did get a chance to shoot a few infrared photos before the sunset….this is the Capitol Building from a different point of view.  I’ll gladly teach anyone about IR…just shoot me an email!  If you were at your local Photo Walk…how did it go?   Have fun!   I’ll get another Photo Walk together next year in Austin….this time at UT Campus!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
  • Infrared Conversion:  D70S modified by LifePixel
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 22.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/15 sec
  • Aperture:  f/22
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Viveza, Color Efex Pro

NEWS: Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk – July 24th (Austin, TX)

I will be leading the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk Austin, TX location!   Scheduled for July 24th from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.   Sunset this day will be at 8:30 PM.   We will be dowtown and targeting the Capitol at Sunset for some great HDR’s!   Afterwards we will meet at The Driskill 1886 Cafe for discussions and to share photos!  If you are in the area,please join us!  I do not plan to take many photos as I would prefer to help and assist anyone eager to learn about HDR and Infrared photos!  Click the line above and RSVP today!  ONLY 50 SPOTS ALLOWED!   I look forward to meeting you!