Monthly Newsletter – July 2011

Captain’s Status – “Getting Ready for Fireworks!”

Happy 4th of July to all of my US residents! It’s that time of year again when we get to watch those beautiful fireworks go up into the night sky. I missed it last year because of my 3 months stay in Thailand… so this year I’m pretty excited! I plan on shooting the fireworks today in Vero Beach, at a secret location ;-)

The fireworks photo above was taken on Saturday after the ball game at Roger Dean Stadium. I was thrilled when I found out that they were shooting fireworks because it gave me time to practice before the big day.

My one tip for shooting fireworks is to set the shutter speed at about 4 seconds. This will give you enough time to get streaks going into the sky and a good explosion. If you’re lucky, you’ll get multiple explosions in one shot!

Captain Kimo’s HDR Portrait eBook is done!

The HDR eBook that I’ve been working on the past month is finally complete. This eBook covers my very cool HDR portraits that I did while in Thailand. The three images that I will show you how to create are listed below.

Click here to learn more about the eBooK!

Showcase Your HDR Photo at the Gallery of Hope!

My good friend Scott Kelly is organizing an HDR Exhibition at the Gallery of Hope, in Vero Beach, Florida. Scott has asked me to be the Juror for this exciting event. Captain Kimo would like you to join him in showcasing your high dynamic range masterpiece for this upcoming show. For those of you looking to take your photography to another level, showing your work at a gallery is the next big step. Take this opportunity be critiqued by Captain Kimo himself! Deadline for submitting your pieces will be this Friday!

Click here for more info on the HDR Exhibition!

Captain’s favorite HDR Photos from April, May & June
I was too busy to do a newsletter for May & June so I included the past three months of my favorite HDR photos. Enjoy!

Click here to download all HDR photos (*zipped)!


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