Today on ‘s 12 Days of Christmas sale you will find an absolutely bonkers deals on my video course 10 Common Photography Mistakes (and how to fix them). It’s normally $29.99 for the BONUS edition but today you can grab it for only $12. You can also grab my BUNDLE deal which includes the video course, my best selling ebook Tack Sharp, my ebook 10 Tips For Improving Your Photography Today, my entire bundle collection of JamesB Lightroom Presets, and my entire collection on onOne Software JamesB Presets.So yeah, I highly suggest the bundle It’s like an $80 value and you can grab it today for just $19. 75% off. Go getcha some!
Now that my friendsand are spending some time on the Big Island of Hawaii, I’m being reminded of how much I miss it and how beautiful it is. My trip to the Big Island was more or less the trip that ignited my love for landscape and travel photography and got me to start moving away from client work. I took so many photos on that trip (back in 2010) that I still to this day can find a few hidden gems in the archives that I haven’t processed yet. This beach was located right off the main road in Kona. The shoreline is all volcanic rock mixed in with sand.
I’ll be back soon, you can count on that.
Tenaya Lake is a gorgeous alpine lake in Yosemite located between the valley and Tuolumne Meadows. The lake sits at 8,150 MSL so breathing was a bit tough during our visit since we were also battling smoke inhalation from the infamous rim fire.We pulled off on the side of the road to grab some shots since the lake was perfectly still. It was amazing.
Had to work a bit of magic in post to combat all the haze that was in the air from the fire. Contrast, levels, curves galore
During our visit to Arkansas for the fall colors, we happened upon a heard of elk out in one of the fields. This massive bull was running another competing bull off into the forest and in this photo he’s standing guard. Off camera to the right is a herd of around 20 females or so. Off camera to the left is a defeated young bull walking away after a fight. It was a really cool thing to witness.
I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to announce this! My good friend and fellow photographer Mike Mezeul and I are co-hosting a 5 day/4 night intensive workshop in Death Valley from February 20th-25th, 2014. It’s going to so awesome!
Death Valley is typically one of the most inhospitable (and beautiful) places on Earth but in February the average high is only 73˚F with the average low around 43˚F. We are going to be hitting it hard every single day with sunrise shoots, morning post processing lessons and critiques, afternoon lessons and camaraderie, sunset shoots and even some astrophotography and light painting thrown in for good measure.
You’ll learn tips for creating better landscape photographs, tips on composition, common mistakes to avoid, how to bracket and blend images together, tips for getting sharper images, how to take long exposures and photograph the Milky Way, post processing in Lightroom, Photoshop and much much more.
Places like Badwater Basin, Racetrack Playa, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Zabriskie Point, Dante’s View, Artist’s Palette and plenty more are all on the itinerary. This is going to be the trip of a lifetime and I cannot wait!
Get all the details, info and pricing over at the workshop page now! Spots should fill up quick and we’re keeping the group size to just 6 people so don’t delay!
Well, we are pretty much snowed/iced in here in North Texas. It’s going to be a day full of coffee, hot chocolate, soup and spending time with the family. I figured I’d post one of my fall color shots to take me back to the days of better weather and beautiful colors
Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas was the last place we visited on our fall colors trip into the Ozarks and it was by far the most beautiful place we saw on the whole trip. The colors were just unreal and the scenery was equally breathtaking. I waded out into the water and had to perform a little tripod yoga to get this shot, but man was it worth it.
I know many of you have heard about this already, but perhaps not? I had a crazy busy weekend with family so I’m just now getting a chance to share this awesome news!was created by to revolutionize the way we photographers and artists learn online. Websites with tons of resources like videos and articles are cool and all, but they aren’t personalized or tailored to you and there’s no clear path to get where you are going.
The Arcanum is going to change all that.
I’m honored to be one of the initial “Masters” for The Arcanum. When you visit http://TheArcanum.com you will be able to sign up as an “Apprentice.” Doing so will put you on a waiting list where you will be added to a pool of photographers waiting to be assigned to a Master. You will have already filled out a survey so that we Masters can see what you want to learn, what areas of photography you’re interested in and what your skill level is. The Masters will then hand pick their apprentices from that pool and you will then be included in a “Cohort” of 20 apprentices under the master.
From there the Masters will take their apprentices under their wing and give them assignments, critique their work and eventually level them up through the rankings. It’s sort of like a game, which makes learning and advancing that much more fun.
There will also be a “Grand Library” with eventually thousands and thousands of videos for the apprentices to watch and learn some. I’ll be making my own videos this week and getting them submitted.
So…what are you waiting for? Go sign up as an apprentice and get on the waiting list. This is going to be so much fun!
Heck yes! I didn’t send out a newsletter or anything but for those of you that missed my Black Friday sale, you can also use the coupon code CYBERMONDAY over at the JamesB Store and take off 60% from any product you can find. Act quick because it won’t be around for long!
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Sunset Reflection. Dallas, TX
A few nights ago I headed into Dallas (a fairly rare event these days) with my buddyto get some skyline shots at sunset. Our plan didn’t really pan out though, so we opted for a 6-story parking garage overlooking downtown instead. Looking away from the sunset we spotted the Wells Fargo building, which (ironically enough) was beautifully reflecting the famous green lights from the Bank of America building. Add to that the beautiful reflection of the sunset and the traffic at the four way intersection, and I think we found a pretty killer location in Dallas.
I finally got a chance to photograph a Dallas Stars game last night. I was obsessed with hockey back when I was a kid and this was a great reminder why. What a rush! Kneeling down and sticking your lens through a tiny little hole in the glass while pucks fly by you and players crash all around is pretty intense. Hope to do it again soon!This is #17 Rich Peverly taking the puck during the overtime shootout that seemed to go on forever! The Blackhawks won in the end which was a bummer but it was still so awesome.