Category Archives: Venice Cafe

Tomorrow I Fly to Venice!!

Tomorrow I fly to Venice to settle in before the workshop starts. It will be wonderful walking the old familiar streets and checking out where the scaffolding has been taken down and where it has been moved to. Venice is in constant repair and there are images that I have waited patiently for the renovations to be completed before I can capture them. For this image of Santa Maria della Salute I waited patiently for close to 10 years before the renovations were finished and the scaffolding was taken down. It was worth the wait!!

Santa Maria della Salute

Santa Maria della Salute

Photography has given me an appreciation of the moments that I spend waiting for the exceptional light that each day gives us.

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Congratulations to Vincent Cordi for winning a Trafalgar trip to Northern California valued at $6,000 dollars!!

Vernazza and Monterosso at Night captured by Vince Cordi

Vernazza and Monterosso at Night captured by Vince Cordi

Congratulations to Vincent Cordi for winning a Trafalgar trip to Northern California valued at $6,000 dollars!! For me the best part of teaching location workshops is the shared learning and travel experience where I have made lasting friendships. Having clients come home with award winning images is a bonus.


A Venice Valentine’s Day

There are some images that I capture that just say romance and on Valentine’s day want to share one on my favorite romantic images.

Table for Two Venice-Venice Italy

Table for Two Venice-Venice Italy

What could be more romantic that sharing a gondola ride with the one you love and then having a romantic dinner on a Venice Canal. Hope everyone has a little romance in their life.

I have started planning a 2015 spring workshop in Venice, Italy April 24-28


Selective coloring black and whites with Lightroom 4.4

The brush tool in Lightroom 4.4 can be used to create a wonderful selective black and white images. When working with this image I ask myself what would make this image more interesting, what could give it more character! With this image I decided that if I created a black and white and then painting the colorful tablecloths back into the image would make this image stand out.

Venice cafe - Lightroom 4.4

Venice café – Lightroom 4.4

I first took used the brush tool in Lightroom 4.4 to desaturate this image and then using the same brush tool I selectively colored the tablecloths. After I painted the tablecloths back into the image I took the image into Tonal Contrast in Nik software to bring out the details in this selectively colored black and white. To finish the image I used the vignette tool in Lightroom.

 


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