Lightroom RAW edits

Most DSLR cameras shoot in a very small color gamut called sRGB which is the “lowest common denominator” when it comes to viewing the images on a standard monitor or phone. When you know how to edit photos in Adobe Lightroom, it’s best to shoot in a larger Adobe 1998 color space and also in camera RAW format.

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Snowboarding Addiction

This year I celebrate my 25th year with a season pass. To mark the occasion, I wore a collared shirt to get my pass picture taken, and I pretended to be an old fuddy-duddy. I caught this bug right out of High School when a surfer buddy told me he was going to New Zealand…

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Live Video Switching and Direction

I was able to direct two camera men and work a third, at the same time, as running a live feed video switcher for the main purpose of showing everyone in the venue the action close up. Bernard Fowler, Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Al Ortiz, Robert Davis perform She’s So Cold at the Ellicottville Depot.…

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Chautauqua Tourism Video

I spent over a year filming this by myself. It was a partnership with CCVB and Peek’n Peak in Findley Lake that aided in the equipment and man hours to accomplish the task. Music was sourced from Tunedge. Great database of tunes to search. Gwen Bush from Western New York laid down the voice track.…

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Fat don’t Fly…

So here you’ll see me at age 38 getting out of the halfpipe at Peek’n Peak Resort.  I was the oldest competitor that day and just might have gone the highest!  It was only an 8 foot pipe though which is the smallest they make.  I had gone to great lengths to get the resort to…

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Photo Squence – Stitching

This is done in Adobe Photoshop by layering up a sequence of images as layers and deleting any unwanted overlaps. ROQUE VERTONE JR stomping a drop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Note in this example I left white space to show the individual images that were taking with a digital camera.  Otherwise you want to crop…

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30 Second Exposure

I had to open the shutter for 30 seconds to get all the light in on this shot. Shot with a Canon 30D at f/4.5 with a 15mm lens. This was after the Bemus Bay Pops performed on the floating stage in Chautauqua Lake, NY. This image was used as the cover of the 2010…

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Adobe After Effects motion graphics

This is a trade show video that I created using Adobe AE. After Effects is the standard in motion graphics. These bar wipes are so simple to create and animate. The problem is that it’s time consuming. A video like this I could spend 15 minutes on every second for the final output.

Office Configurator

So while working for Bush Industries back in 2005, I created an Office room designer with the help of a Flash developer called Animated Vision. As the Director of Multimedia I had to coordinate all the assets needed to create such a piece. Working with engineers, 3D models were converted for Flash and “rules” had…

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Furniture Photography

I managed two large format photo studios for Bush Industries.  One was dedicated to white psych product shots and the other for natural home and office environments. One of the ideas I had to exploit a high angle, users perspective, lead to multiple Staples Catalog cover shots. We accomplished this photography with on-site digital post…

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Ellicottville – Our Town

Local TV interview about snowboarding in the town of Ellicottville. I also supplied all the video footage in the piece. It was broadcast during a WNED telethon as well as regular regional spots. My son was stoked to be in it. Now all the High School kids know who he is.

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