Exposed excerpt in the fall 2012 PDNEDU

An excerpt from my latest book with PeachPit, Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer, was published in the Fall 2012 issue of PDNEDU. The excerpt talks about a surfing image that was shot the day before the 2009/2010 Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Eikau big wave surfing competition. The article details how the image was created, the equipment used and also how the image was processed in both Lightroom and Photoshop.

This image was shot almost a mile from the wave and the original image included a ton of sea spray, making the image out of the camera look desaturated and very washed out. Using Lightroom and Photoshop, I was able to add back into the image both contrast and saturation. The image was later used by Apple to promote their latest line of MacBook Pro laptop computers.

PDNEDU is a version of Photo District News (PDN) that is tailored for emerging photographers and photography educators. My thanks to PDN for publishing the excerpt and promoting the new book. Above is the opening spread of the article and below is the second spread, which details the gear and the post-processing. You can check out PDN EDU online.

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