Monthly Archives: May 2010

Interiors Lighting Workshops – Phoenix, Vero Beach

After a few months hiatus, I’m stoked to announce two US workshops this summer — Phoenix Arizona, and Vero Beach Florida.

First up will be Phoenix. This is in conjunction with the Arizona PPA – where I’ll be speaking at the monthly meeting in Tempe on August 2nd. July 31st and August 1st will be lighting workshops, on the outskirts of Phoenix. This workshop will be held in a very cool Lennar model home – check it out HERE.

Just a couple of weeks later I’ll be in Vero Beach Florida — again with Saturday/Sunday sessions in a really nice model by Westmark Development – see it HERE. This one is scheduled for August 14th and August 15th. nore details after the jump

P a n o r a m a s!

Here in the Bay Area
, where I do most of my work, there are killer views in every direction. Generally speaking, we’re talking about views of the Oakland Bay San Francisco Bay, but of course the Oakland and Berkeley hills are pretty scenic, too. And a few weeks ago, I made a series of photos at a house that was situated at the very crest of the hills and had views of the Bay to the west, as well as the Orinda/Moraga hills to the East!

Anyway, in addition to a view shot (or three) in the standard 3:2 aspect ratio, I usually make a panoramic view shot as well, and I thought I’d run through my “quick and dirty” method of doing it. Essentially, we’re going to use Photoshop’s “Photomerge” function to do all the heavy lifting for us, but there are a few steps to take to make sure we’re feeding it quality material. Full technique w/ lots of photos after the jump

iPhone Photo of the Day

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iPhone Photo of the Day

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I Went to the MoMA, Brought my iPhone

There’s just something about the SF MoMA. Every time I go there, I can’t keep my iPhone in my pocket! And I’m not the only one, either…..

These are straight out of the camera phone, no Photoshop, no Apps. Enjoy!

Live From the Inbox

I get a fair bit of email asking me for advice, explanations, etc., and while I try to keep up with it, I have to admit that sometimes I get pretty much overwhelmed and give up on it. Having emailed photographers myself, asking for help, I know it sucks to get no reply, but the truth is that I average around 30+ emails a day, and at least that many phone calls and text messages, between clients, friends, a lover, and of course other photographers. And I spam-blocked my own Flickr-mail account long ago, when I was getting inundated with “so-and-so made you a Contact!” emails. So if you’re Flickr-mailing me, don’t expect a response anytime soon – I check it (maybe) once a month, if I’m not too busy.

Anyway, what I’m getting to here is that I thought this might be an opportunity to start a new series: Live From the Inbox. Why waste a good response to a great question on just one person? So below are a sample of questions that have come in lately, in the hopes that there might be a gem or two of information that more than one person can use.

read more after the jump

What I’ve Been Up To

As I mentioned in an earlier post, it’s been quite the hectic spring here at Scott Hargis Photo World Headquarters. Now that things seem to be returning to normal, I’m pulling a few projects back up to the front of my plate, including this blog. Look for a new chapter in the Portfolio Review series soon, along with a continuation of my Portfolio Madness series, and the beginning of two new series of articles that I’m pretty stoked about. More on that later.

Meantime, here’s a few highlights from the past 5 weeks…..hope you like them! I sure had fun making them! photos after the jump!

iPhone Photo of the Day

Scott Hargis Photo