Category Archives: Charleston Churches
Next spring On April 2-3 2015 I am going to be giving a 1 day workshop at Botany Bay also known as the Boneyard just South of Charleston, South Carolina. This will immediately follow the Charleston Spring workshop March 29th through April 2nd 2015. The Bone Yard which is over an hour drive from where we stay in Charleston is too far to drive back and forth for either a sunrise or sunset location shoot. Several clients have been asking to spend time in the Bone Yard and I have decided to schedule a one day class immediately following the Charleston workshop to enjoy this rugged stretch on National Seashore on Edisto Island.
One of the best parts about teaching is seeing the enthusiasm the students have especially when they are capturing great images. This images from the morning shoot at the Audubon Swamp during the Charleston workshop was captured by Elizabeth. Still morning reflections have always been one of my favorites and it was fun to see everyone capturing great images.
From April 10-30, Topaz is running a 50% promotion on Topaz Detail:
coupon code “aprdetail”
It can be hard to make tack-sharp images that “pop”.
Topaz Detail makes it easy
Over the last 20 years I have been able to spend a week or two capturing images in Charleston on my way home from the Florida art shows and each time I find something new to photograph or something old that stands out for me.
This year the light at sunset at Foley beach pier was exceptional. There is always something special about capturing an ocean pier at sunset but there was a little nicer glow and I enjoyed the motion of the water in the longer exposures at the end of the day.
To process this image I used Topaz Clarity and Detail to make the image look as close to how I had remembered it.
Pick your location for sunset. When you are composing your images walk around and enjoy the area where you are capturing images. Check out the angles and enjoy each location and plan out where you will want to be at sunset. There were compositions I wanted to capture in the gardens close to the Ashley River and had noticed Wild Roses in bloom along the water’s edge that I wanted to capture at sunset.
This hedge of Wild Roses went on for over 50 yards and it was easy to find a section for the foreground that flowed nicely. Often the best light of sunsets only lasts 10 to 15 minutes when the setting sun lights up the clouds.
To process this image I used the white picker in CS6 camera raw and then use Topaz Clarity to enhance the Colors and Contrast.
To Save 15% on any of the Topaz click here