P.E. Unfiltered

/P.E. Unfiltered

While the thought of P.E. for many might bring back those days of Gym class. That would be a clever play on words if we had thought of that but we didn’t (wink), instead we bring to you a new kind of P.E. in the form of Photography Education formerly known as Sunday School.

Episodes of P.E. Unfiltered are meant to be raw and fun educational journeys. Chris and Adam will explore the elements in search of interesting subjects to photograph. These Unfiltered excursions are unplanned, spontaneous and challenging….exactly what we need to stimulate our creativity and therefore elevating our knowledge and skills as a photographer. It is our hope that you will enjoy and learn with us even when it’s not so glamorous.

One.On.One. with Leland L.

Today we look into our One.On.One. Mentoring Session with Leland L. Main topic of discussion, How to blend 2 or more photos using HDR or High Dynamic Range techniques in Adobe Lightroom. The Session: If you are a returning student, before each Mentoring Session begins, we try to always pose the question, "what did you practice, have troubles with or want to work on today". Questions like these can guide the remaining one-hour session for that appointment. Today we asked Leland the...

One.On.One. with Steven B.

The Story: In this week's Student Lounge, we bring you an image capture by Steven B. Recently Steve, a current and long time Student enrolled in the Lightroom / Photoshop Photonerds Mentoring Program, traveled to Tanzania Africa on a photography safari hosted by Thompson Safaris. This was not Steven's first trip to Africa, in fact, we have helped him edit other images from previous trips to the area. However, this time, Steve had captured the image you see below of a young...

How to export images out of iPhoto?

OS X Photos, Preferences. Photonerds will show you How to export images out of iPhoto? Images stuck in iPhoto are taking up hard drive space on your computer so get them out and onto an external hard drive. In Part 1 of getting rid of iPhoto once and for all, we discussed how to turn off iPhoto from Auto Importing your photographs. However, once you have in fact turned off the auto importing process, how do you now export your images...

How to stop iPhoto/Photos from auto importing your images

First, we understand that it is not called iPhoto anymore. In fact it is simply called Photos in the newer versions of iOS, however, this could not have been named anything more confusing for consumers. Nonetheless, Photos or iPhoto is not an ideal place to store photos and unfortunately, if you are using a Mac photos will automatically download images into Photos or iPhoto the moment you plug in a phone, camera, iPad, iPod, etc. This is a problem but...

Persistence: Sunday School Episode 26

Persistence 2016 Davenport, CA If at first you don't succeed, try, and try again. In last weeks episode Jack wasn't able to capture the image he set out to get. That was actually a couple months ago. This week Nate and him decided to give it another shot. They travel back to the Davenport Crack in hopes of capturing this awesome location in some really nice light. It wasn't looking very promising but they were able to find an alternate way to get to...

Sunday School Episode 25: Plan B

Sunday School Episode 25: Plan B                                  Another Sunday School Tip. Plan B 2016 Davenport, CA What happens when your plan fails horribly? You start looking for Plan B. That is exactly what happened to Jack on this trip. He had a shot in mind but Mother Nature didn't cooperate. This is when the creative mind starts churning and you have to force yourself to change your vision. This...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 24: Target Art

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 24.        Another Sunday School Tip. Target Art 2016 Sacramento, CA Have you ever seen those photographs for sale at Target or similar stores? This week we kept it simple and tried to see if we could create an artsy image that we would be happy to hang in our home. The goal was to keep it super simple. Jack literally took four shots for this image. It probably only required two. The vision was there before...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 22: Road to Nowhere

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 22 Another Sunday School Tip. Road to Nowhere 2016 San Jose, CA So if you watched last week you saw that Jack got suckered in to using his cameras by the water. Water is basically his kryptonite. This week he protected himself by not bringing any cameras. What was the goal? Locate and capture one image from the sky before the quadcopter batteries run out. GOAL ACHEIVED!!!! For the record all aerial video and the final image was captured with...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 20: Keep Going

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 20 Another Sunday School Tip. Keep Going 2016 Santa Cruz County, CA First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's out there!!!! You are the best!!! In this episode Jack visits a place he has never been to before. He is short on time and doesn't exactly know where he's going all the while the sun is going down. Take the trip with him over some hills until he ultimately finds an amazing location right on the...