Where else but Bohinj?

We all know that Bohinj is the best place in the universe for landscapes but I had never thought of it as being a great place for something that I call PortLands. This is a cross between portraits and landscapes.

A few days ago Petr, a friend and professional photographer, and his girlfriend Denisa from Czech came and stayed with us. Petr specializes in portraits and architecture, and he suggested that maybe we could shoot Denisa (a model) with Lake Bohinj as a backdrop.

Petr and Denisa have continued on with their travels so we can’t see Petr’s work right now (I will post a link later) but here are a few that I managed to get.

So, apart from classic landscapes you now have another reason to come to Bohinj – PortLands!

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By | August 18th, 2014|Categories: Landscapes, Portraits|Tags: |0 Comments

Just a little “cheating”

The thing that I get asked a lot about my photography is whether or not I “cheat” using Photoshop.

Normally, I get pretty annoyed because I want to say “Look, Photoshop is just a tool, bla bla bla.”.

But sometimes Photoshop is necessary if you want to create an image the way you want but just can’t do it with one image.

With the Before and After image below you can see that the image works better when both the two guys in the background are looking at the tightrope walker. When only one of the guys is looking, the image doesn’t quite work.

So, it’s not really cheating. OK, maybe just a little bit.

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By | August 13th, 2014|Categories: Photoshop|Tags: |0 Comments

Think Different

Shortly after Steve Jobs went back to Apple inc (after being fired in 1985), in 1997 the company was only 3 weeks away from becoming bankrupt. He turned it around, and today, well…

One of the first major things Jobs did was to come up with a new slogan – Think Different. Of course, grammatically it should be Think Differently. But that’s Jobs for you.

Now, neither Aleš nor I are going to turn TLiB into anything like Apple but as photographers we need to constantly come up with new things to make our work interesting and relevant.

Aleš decided that he and I should have a monthly challenge so that we are as often as possible shooting outside our zone of comfort. So, the first challenge was for one of the least used lenses to a landscape photographer – 85mm.

Typically, the 85mm is for head and shoulder and/or 3/4 length portraits. Of course it can be used in many other ways.

So here goes:

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The challenge for August is with the 105mm lens but it must be a square format.

You are all invited to join in the fun. To make it easier for you just send us an image that is square. We will included it in next month’s challenge blog.

By | August 4th, 2014|Categories: Challenge|Tags: |0 Comments