Category Archives: Michigan Photo Workshop

Smoky Mountain Tapestry of Colors

A tapestry of colors comes to mind when I capture fall images in the Smoky Mountains.  My two favorite times in the Smoky Mountains are the spring and fall. In the fall a night’s frost changes the sugars in the plants which create the wonderful color patterns along the rivers and meadows. The colors are truly amazing

Smoky Mountain fall tapestry

Smoky Mountain fall tapestry

 Lightroom 5.7 and Topaz Clarity were used to process this fall river scene.
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Gilmore car museum – Lake Michigan Lighthouse workshop Aug 9-12

The hood ornaments of cars has have fascinated me since I was a kid and going to car museums is a fun way to bring back a little nostalgia while I photograph these works of art.

The Gilmore car museum on the west side of Michigan has one of the country’s best collection of antique cars and I am looking fwd to visiting the Gilmore which will be one of the stops on my Lake Michigan lighthouse workshop this August.

Gilmore Car Museum

Gilmore Car Museum

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Sunset on the South Haven Lighthouse

The Lake Michigan Lighthouse workshop was fun and everyone went home with great images. I arrived home yesterday afternoon and started the wind down process from teaching and capturing images. After spending a week on location capturing images it is always difficult trying to select which images to start processing.

Sunset - South Haven Light House

Sunset – South Haven Light House

The South Haven lighthouse was scheduled for our last evening shoot and ended up being my favorite image. After a stormy day the clouds and light created the amazing conditions for me to capture this sunset image.

Unprocessed Sunset - South Haven Light House

Unprocessed Sunset – South Haven Light House

The unprocessed image

The unprocessed image of sunset at the South Haven Lighthouse is stunning but with a few adjustments in Lightroom and Topaz Clarity the image turns into a fine art image.

is stunning but with a few adjustments in Lightroom and Topaz Clarity the image turns into a fine art image.

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Gilmore Car Museum

The last couple of years clients have been asking me to give a workshop a little closer to home and the 10-13 of August I will be giving a location workshop on the West coast of Michigan which will include Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Gilmore Car Museum.

Chryslers Fluid Drive

Chryslers Fluid Drive – After

To process this image I opened it in Photoshop CS6 to make an exposure adjustment and then took it into Topaz Simplify and used the Painting in Effects and then used Detail Removal and Enhancements to use the Spot Removal. The image still has a photographic quality but more.

Chryslers Fluid Drive - Before

Chryslers Fluid Drive – Before

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