From August 14th through the end of September, a selection of images from my Vermont Morgan Horse portfolio will be on display at the National Museum of the Morgan Horse in downtown Middlebury, Vermont. There will be a reception on the evening of Friday, August 14th from 5 to 7pm.
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On assignment for Middlebury Magazine today in Peru, NY.
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Fuji x100s, 1/680s ƒ/2 ISO 200
Anaglyphic red/blue 3D image of Assistant Professor of Dance Christal Brown performs at the Mahaney Center for the Arts Dance Theater.
Last fall, I photographed the talented Christal Brown dancing for Middlebury Magazine. What I didn’t mention in the technical description of that article was that I used two cameras positioned side-by-side and triggered simultaneously to make sure we got the shot. One, as previously mentioned, was a Nikon D800 with Sigma 35mm ƒ/1.4 lens. The other was a Fuji X-T1 with a 23mm ƒ/1.4. The Fuji has an APS-C size sensor, so accounting for the crop factor both of the lenses’ field of view are approximately identical. The setup worked and we captured two identical sets of images.
In Photoshop, deactivate the red channel on the cyan layer and the blue channel on the red layer to produce a red/cyan 3D anaglyphic image.
It didn’t occur to me until later that I had “accidentally” made 3D stereo pair images of this shoot.
The Fuji was was positioned to the left of the Nikon approximately 2 feet away, so I imported a Fuji image for the “left eye” image and a Nikon image for the right into separate layers in Adobe Photoshop. I wanted to create a red/cyan anaglyphic stereo image, so using the Advanced Blending window I turned off the red channel for the “right eye” layer and the blue channel for the “left eye” layer. With these channels deactivated the layered images took on the necessary red/cyan cast to work with standard 3D glasses.
As a final touch, I desaturated both layers because Christal’s red dress can be a little distracting when viewed through the red/cyan glasses.
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Fine art prints are available, contact me for prices and sizes.
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Michael standing on the frozen Lake Champlain near Button Bay. Fuji X-T1 and 56mm ƒ/1.2 lens, processed in Capture One Pro
Wisconsin’s Beloit College Magazine
hired me to photograph distinguished alum and Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
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Winter Snow, Breadloaf Wilderness, Ripton, Vermont is available as a fine art quality photographic print. Click the link below to see available sizes and prices.
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Assistant Professor of Dance Christal Brown performs at the Mahaney Center for the Arts Dance Theater at Middlebury College
How do you pull off a shot like this? You need a talented dancer, a couple of speedlights, and a dark theater.
Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates, photographed in Middlebury, Vermont
Shooting portraits in full sun can be a problem because it’s hard to compete with a light source as powerful as the sun. One sure way to work this is to place your subject in some shade and light them yourself, balancing ambient exposure with your strobe.
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