I’m Fixin’ to…

That’s what we say in the south when we’re about to do something. I’m fixin’ to go on a video shooting spree—shooting video (with a camera) of everything I can in the bay area. In preparation for this adventure, I’ve been doing some test shots with my 3 cameras: the GoPro, iPhone, and Canon 5Dmk2. I would prefer to travel… Continue reading

Wow: Awesome Sunrise

When I awoke before the sun came up, the sky was filled with interesting layers of clouds. So I plopped the tripod on the front deck and started shooting the sunrise. You never know how the clouds and sunrise will interact. I was hoping that just before the sun peeked over the mountains, it would cause the low-lying cloud layer… Continue reading

HDR Pano of the Kitchen and Dining Room

I continue on my quest to explore HDR with panoramas. I just wasn’t overwhelmed with the result from PTGui‘s Fusion model. So, yesterday I tried NIK Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2. (Google now owns NIK Software.) These panos are all from several of the presets in HDR Efex Pro 2. I didn’t take the time to do anything to them… Continue reading

SlideShowPro Rocks My World

Several years ago I discovered Todd Dominey’s SlideShow Pro (SSP), which I use to present my photos here at tt.us.  (Check them out at timtyson.us/photos.)  Over the years SSP has evolved into a really slick, powerful, wonderful tool for managing both photo and video distribution.  As my knowledge and understanding of the various SSP products has grown, I would place… Continue reading

Cropping, Aspect Ratios, Crop Orientation, and Overlays in Lightroom

This tutorial needs a slightly faster pace, but Helen does a great job answering some questions I’ve grappled with in frustration concerning changing the crop orientation while using a fixed aspect ratio in Lightroom. I could never figure it out. It’s so easy when you know the magic trick!… Continue reading

The Huge Unveiling…

Drum roll please! Well, with lots of tweaks and a few fixes here and there still to be done, the project is far enough along to warrant the big announcement. After hundreds and hundreds of hours of work, the entirely reworked photo gallery at timtyson.us is ready to go live and is officially being called: Photography by Tim Tyson. The… Continue reading