Captain Kimo’s Monthly Newsletter – September 2010

Captain’s Status – Busy working on my e-book.

Still working on the e-book that will reveal all of my secret HDR techniques, along with tons of other helpful information for shooting and processing HDR photos. This e-book will be 100 plus pages, which will include the following;

  • Step-by-Step Lesson
  • Original files included for Lesson
  • Photomatix Tone Mapping Lesson
  • 10 Common Tone Mapping Mistakes
  • 10 Photomatix Secret Tips
  • 12 Photomatix Presets
  • Photoshop Post Processing Lesson
  • Captain Kimo Photoshop Action
  • 10 Photoshop Secret Tips
  • Photoshop Layer Masking 101
  • 10 HDR Shooting Tips

The e-book is not yet in the final stages, so if you’ld like to see a specific subject covered, just let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

Price of e-book is still being worked out. Don’t worry it’ll be less than any of your camera gear! Nevertheless newsletter subscribers will definitely be getting a discount! :)

Want a FREE copy of the e-book? I’m looking for a few folks willing to review the final copy of this book, so if you’re interested contact me by clicking here. (Update… got an overwhelming number of responses, so I won’t need anymore reviewers, thanks everyone!)

Night Photography with the New Camera

Ever since I got my new camera, (the Canon 5D MK2) I’ve been shooting a lot more night scenes. The Canon 5D MK2 is suppose to be able to handle noise very well at night, so I’ve been putting it to the test. Check out some of the shots below. These aren’t HDR photos, all are from a single RAW file, some processing applied.


Lake Worth Pier

House of Refuge Pier

Juno Beach Pier

HDR Moving Into Cinematography

I’m sure you HDR fanatics are gonna love this video. Got this from a shutterbug buddy, thanks Jerry!

HDR Video Demonstration Using Two Canon 5D mark II’s from Soviet Montage on Vimeo.

Photographing the Florida Coast Has Begun

Shooting the entire Florida coast is something that I’ve been saying and wanting to do for a long time. Well the moment has arrived to put words into action. So I’m calling all Florida photographers, amateurs and pros, to come out and shoot with me.

Tell me what your favorite spots are, and if I find it interesting, lets get together and shoot! Of course you’re not obligated to shoot, but I’d appreciate your help in finding all the best places for photographs.

I know most of you would simply do this out of the kindness of your heart, but I wouldn’t want you to waste your precious time, so I’m offering those that give me the coolest location a limited edition print of one of the Captain’s photo from that location, signed by the Captain himself!

I haven’t quite worked out all the details yet, but I will make an official post on this in the near-by-future, so keep your eyes opened! Until then email me some of your coolest locations; coastline only… beaches, lighthouses, piers, rock formation, bridges anything of historic significance… you get the picture.

Captain Kimo’s Favorite HDR Photos for August

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