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Sean Arbabi
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I've seen some great images of the lunar eclipse (using Photoshop to place the moon into a nice realistic setting), and some horribly unrealistic overcooked versions. When adding a moon into a scene (as I did here in Photoshop CC, something I rarely do), having knowledge of exposure, lighting, and contrast is critical.

USA: California: Sierra Nevada: Mariposa County: Yosemite National Park: Olmsted Point: Views of the alpine ridge, lined with pines and granite boulders, silhouetted at sunset (first quarter moon added digitally) © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide)  #yosemite   #moon   #photoshop   #photoshopcc   #digitalphotography  
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good one!

I know the feeling, had my poor eyes suffering these last few days with the bombardment of worse than badly done photo mounts with the moon, in fact saw so many hoax images that i am glad i didn't even shot the eclipse myself.

Personally i added the moon into another image only twice in my life, one was into a paintography, the other one was into a picture but it was done in-camera using double exposure, not every day we get the perfect conditions to do that, but that day they were just perfect, a wonderful raising moon in crescent stage on one side, wild lamas climbing the rocky hills on the other, so i took the shot at the moon, 1/3rd underexposed to make sure the sky would be pitchblack, then turned my tripod and shot the silouhette of the lama on top of the rocks... exquisite
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Throwback Thursday - Models and client checking out polaroids while photographing cover shots on a 55-foot sailboat on St. John, US Virgin Islands (May 2004) #tbt  
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Very nice
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Travel photography forces you to meet the locals and capture activities you might not come across if you were vacationing in the same area - I loved meeting Amy Knowles in the Keys.

USA: Florida: Monroe County: Florida Keys: Buchanan Keys off of Islamorada: Amy Knowles (fly fisherman extraordinaire) tarpon & bone fishing, sunset, out from Robbie's Marina © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide)   #florida   #floridakeys   #flyfishing   #fishing  +*** +Fishing+ 
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thank you- we had great clouds that evening.
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Snowshoeing among the giants in Yosemite....

USA: California: Sierra Nevada: Mariposa County: Yosemite National Park: Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias: Three hikers snowshoe in the Upper Grove among the largest living things known the humans © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide)  #yosemite   #sequoiatrees   #snowshoeing   #california  +Yosemite Blog
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Beautiful shot!
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Here's my final shot of the lunar eclipse last night....

USA: California: Contra Costa County: Danville: Various phases of the Blood Moon lunar eclipse (Earth's shadow passing in front of the moon) on April 14th-15th, 2014, from 11:30pm to 2:45am © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide)  #lunareclipse   #moon   #moonphotography  +Moonipulations +Stargazing News 
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thanks +Richard Valenti - tried to follow the path it took across the sky and used a few celestial apps to see if the arch was realistic, and it was so I created it.  :)
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If you're wondering how Lightroom mobile will work, here's a good site that explains it well: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/learn/start/tutorials/lightroom-mobile.html
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Enjoying +Adobe Photoshop  Creative Cloud (that I recently signed up for- the photographer deal at $9.99/mo for PS and LR). Contrary to some beliefs, you don't need to be online to use the application- once all your Creative Cloud desktop applications are installed, they're directly on your computer and you don't need an Internet connection to use them.  https://creative.adobe.com/plans/offer/photoshop+lightroom
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If this hiker's name was Waldo, it might be tough finding him...  

USA: Nevada: Clark County: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: A hiker heads up through the Calico Hills, among the ancient sand dunes now turned to eroded red Aztec sandstone © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide)  #whereswaldo   #nevada   #lasvegas   #redrockcanyon   #redrockcanyonnationalconservationarea
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Having a love affair with your work. The only one that my husband would allow. Please keep them coming, I am trying to peek his interest!


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Another great message from an online student today: "Thank you Sean for the final critique. I have just gone through the full four weeks worth and must say that I have learned more than I thought possible over such a short period of time. I can't wait to put what I have learned into practice. Here's looking forward to your extension course sometime in the future."  My next 4 week PPSOP online course starts May 2nd: http://www.ppsop.net/land.aspx
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While watching and capturing the lunar eclipse last night, I was processing images between exposures- here's one from Yosemite I captured while backpacking....

USA: California: Yosemite National Park: Views of Mount Watkins in morning light, as seen through the stocky gnarled trunk of a Western Juniper on the wind-swept slope of an unnamed dome near Olmsted Point © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide)   #westernjuniper   #tree   #yosemite  +Tree Tuesday +Yosemite Blog +NationalParksMonday 
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How far is your redwood trees in yosemite park, in miles from portland Oregon? Thanks paul. 
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  • Arbabi Imagery
    Commercial Travel Photographer and Author/ Photo Expert, 1991 - present
    Commercial photography and author shooting assignments for ad, corporate and editorial clients, writing how-to articles for all the major photo magazines, workshop leader and instructor, and fine art print sales
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Sean has been a commercial travel photographer and author for over 23 years, specializing in adventure, lifestyle, nature, and travel; for ad, corporate, and editorial clients.

He’s had freelance and contracted assignments with hundreds of publications and companies worldwide including Amazon, American ExpressBackpacker, California Division of Tourism, Endless Vacation, Engadget, Fuji Film, GEO Germany, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, National Geographic's book, calendar, and online divisions as well as Adventure and TravelerThe New York Times, Nikon, The North Face, Outdoor PhotographerOutside, Peterson's Photographic, Photoshop UserRandom House, Rangefinder, REI, Timex, The Travel Channel, VisitFlorida.com, and Woodbridge wines.

Sean has shot over 200 assignments for Sunset, over 150 for Via magazine, and authored many feature articles and books which he photographed including The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure (Jan 2009), and The Complete Guide to Nature Photography (Dec 2011) both for Amphoto/ Random House.  He also teaches workshops, live (Calumet, Camera West, Future Light, Point Reyes), and online at Perfect Picture School of Photography.

As the Photoguru, he has appeared on numerous television segments, radio and web shows including ABC San Francisco's The View from the Bay, CBS San Francisco's Bay Area Focus, ABC Radio Southeast, Scott Sheppard's Inside Digital Radio and Nik Radio, and Ibarionex Perello's The Candid Frame discussing various aspects of the photo industry.

A native Californian, he received his Bachelor of Arts in commercial photography from Brooks Institute in ‘91, began his business thereafter combining outdoor, on-location, and studio photography. To date he’s shot over a million images, written numerous articles, and currently working on a tv show on photography.

Sean has traveled around much of the US, and international locations including Canada, Iran, Mexico, the UK, Southeast Asia, and; South America.  He has backpacked over mountain ranges, helicoptered above jungles, ridden horseback across plains, traversed across mountain ranges, rafted down rivers, mountain biked along forest trails, sailed on oceans, and hung over cliffs, all to capture images he and his clients were in search of.  Today, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, base camp for all his travels.

Turn-ons: all-expense-paid vacations, free front row tickets to sporting events, dinners I don't have to prepare.

Turnoffs: dance floors covered with box jellyfish, chain-smoking monkeys, barbecuing next to a hungry lion.

All images © Sean Arbabi / seanarbabi.com - All rights reserved worldwide
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Published worldwide - hard work, persistence, & passion paid off; and maybe my warped sense of humor, kindness, & extreme attention to detail & organization.
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    Commercial Photography, 1988 - 1991
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