Friday, January 21, 2011

A new day... a new beginning... and a new webinar with Nik Software!

Sunrise on the beach, what a wonderful way to start the day. Watching the sunrise makes anything seem possible. It's a brand new day - you own it! I grew up on the east coast of Florida, each sunrise is like a poem to me.

What do you need to capture a sunrise? A tripod, cable release, and a graduated neutral density filter can be helpful balancing light in the composition. The sky can be most expressive before the sun actually rises, a tripod is key here. Clouds can make all the difference. Cinematic clouds add drama, an empty sky doesn't have quite the same impact. In that case, the waves and shoreline can be the main subject.

Polarizers work well to darken a blue sky and to reduce glare. Nik Color Efex Pro has a polarizer filter, while it doesn't reduce glare, it works beautifully creating the effect elsewhere as you see here. I also used Viveza on selected areas, so easy to do! (You can use DSANDIDGE your coupon code for anything Nik). Experiment with a few ideas and see what works for you!

Please join me for a webinar with Nik Software! I'm very excited about this, I'll post more soon. Here is a direct link to sign up for the Series: Creativity with Nik HDR Efex Pro. I hope to see you there! ~ Deb