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Sean Arbabi
Works at Arbabi Imagery
Attended Brooks Institute of Photography
Lives in Danville, California
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Best way to find all three of my Peachpit Press videos on The Nik Collection: http://www.peachpit.com/search/index.aspx?query=arbabi
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I created four different final looks of this Angel Island scene using the Nik Collection (Color Efex Pro and Analog Efex Pro).  If you're interested in how I did it, check out my three-series videos through Peachpit Press: http://www.peachpit.com/store/photographers-guide-to-color-efex-pro-analog-efex-pro-9780134076911

USA: California: Marin County: Angel Island: Camp Reynolds: Still life in the Bake House of a pot of lavendar and an old American flag  © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide) #peachpit   #colorefexpro   #analogefexpro   #google   #angelisland   #plugins   #photoshop  +Nik Collection by Google +Peachpit 
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Just sold a 30x45 print (through my art consultant) of this scene I captured along the California coast. Should turn out real nice on a corporate client's wall!  Also, enjoyed a conversation with the printer who use to own The New Lab (where I processed thousands of rolls and sheets of film for many years).

USA: California: Monterey County: Pacific Grove: Pebble Beach/ California's scenic 17-mile drive/ Midway Point: The famous Lone Cypress Tree at sunset (a medium-sized coniferous evergreen possibly 250 years old), on a rugged granite peninsula along the California coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean   - © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide) #lonecypress   #montereycounty   #pacificgrove   #californiacoast  
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Thanks everyone! The image went a bit viral on Flickr generating 13,000 views in one day which was fun.
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One more colorful dusk scene from Newport Beach....no need to boost color when you capture the right time of day.

USA: California: Orange County: Newport Beach: Newport Bay at dusk: Joe’s Crab Shack along the Pacific Coast Highway/ West Coast Highway - © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide)   #californiariviera   #newportbeach   #dusk   #socal   #tamron     #tamronlenses  +Tamron 
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Take in the sunny sunset beach views of the California Riviera...

USA: California: Orange County: Laguna Beach: Heisler Park: A free tower viewer (tower optical binoculars) takes in coastal views from the park gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean (along Cliff Drive), beneath palm trees - © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide) #californiariviera   #lagunabeach   #socal   #visitcalifornia   #southerncalifornia  
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The more you zoom into your subject with action images, the more risk you take when it comes to focus and composition.  But when you nail it, the results are so much better than the pulled-back "safe" photo.  Take the risk, perfect your focusing (and composition) techniques, and use a solid lens (like my Tamron 150-600mm that I love)

USA: California: Orange County: Huntington Beach: Surfing at sunset in the Pacific Ocean near the Huntington Beach pier - © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide) #tamron   #tamronlenses   #southerncalifornia   #surfcity   #huntingtonbeach   #visitcalifornia  +Tamron 
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Another image from a SoCal assignment using my Tamron 150-600mm lens, getting into position to capture a (hopefully) dynamic image of the Huntington Beach pier, and moving with the sun as it lowered toward the horizon.  I feel so alive during these fleeting moments and love the challenges of the changing landscape - doesn't hurt to have such a great lens as well.  :)   #huntingtonbeach   #socal   #tamron   #tamronlens   #california   #sunset  +Visit California 

USA: California: Orange County: Huntington Beach (“Surf City USA”): The sun sets over the beach and Pacific Ocean as visitors, vacationers, and locals walk along the 1,850 foot Huntington Beach Pier near Highway 1/ Pacific Coast Highway © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide)
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When I originally shot this image, it immediately reminded me of the photos from the 19th century...Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro assisted in my vision.  If you're curious how I converted the image, check out my PeachPit video (a series of three on the Nik Collection): http://www.peachpit.com/store/photographers-guide-to-silver-efex-pro-learn-by-video-9780134076140

USA: Montana: Beaverhead County: Centennial Valley: Red Rocks National Wildlife Refuge: An old homestead with the backdrop of the Centennial Mountains    (© Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com - all rights reserved worldwide) #silverefexpro   #montana   #blackandwhite   #photoshop   #plugins  
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A view of my walking partner as I stretch out my stiff back. #pitbulllove #mextures #iphone6

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HDR combining 7 images to capture the detail in the full moon, as well as the darker areas of the boats in the bay - not always necessary depending on the timing of the full moon and dusk light, but here it was.  HDR Efex Pro combined the images so nicely, and I added my normal HDR touches to bring out the realism as opposed to the surrealism of so many HDR scenes.

USA: California: Orange County: Newport Beach: Dusk, as the full moon rises over the yachts and homes in Newport Bay as well as the Pacific Coast Highway/ West Coast Highway #californiariviera   #newportbeach   #hdr   #niksoftware   #hdrefexpro   #dusk   #socal  +HDR Photographers  #tamron   #tamronlenses  +Tamron 
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Lifestyle images captured from my SoCal assignment.  Had great models thankfully because at a few locations, my hands (after much planning, preparation and permission) were tied - just part of the job and the challenge.   - © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide) #orangecounty   #socal   #california  
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My SoCal assignment consisted of capturing iconic scenes at numerous locations in and around Orange County. One was Vans Skatepark, where I hired two pros to help me create the aerial aesthetics needed for a few lively graphically-pleasing scenes.

USA: California: Orange County: Huntington Beach: Vans Off The Wall Skatepark (7471 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647) Skateboarder Josh Borden enjoys the skatepark doing various tricks  © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide) #vans   #socal   #orangecounty   #skateboarding  
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  • Brooks Institute of Photography
    Commercial Photography, 1988 - 1991
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Commercial Travel Photographer, Author, Photo Expert, all around nice dude
Introduction

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, 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, Outside, Random House, REI, Timex, The Travel Channel, VisitFlorida.com, and Woodbridge wines.

Sean has shot over 200 assignments for Sunset, over 150 for Via magazine, and writes many feature articles on photography for EngadgetLightroomOutdoor PhotographerPeterson's PhotographicPhotoshop User, Rangefinder, and Shutterbug. He has also authored two books which he photographed: The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure (Jan 2009), and The Complete Guide to Nature Photography (Dec 2011) both for Amphoto/ Random House.  Sean lectures and teaches workshops, live (for Calumet, Camera West, Future Light, Point Reyes, TamronWorkshops On The Farm), 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 Travel Photographer, Author, Photo Expert, all around nice dude
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Photography, Writing, Photo Editing, Photoshop, Still Direction, Production, Workshop Instructor and Leader, Team Player
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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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Danville, California
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