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Sean Bagshaw
Works at Outdoor Exposure Photography, LLC as a freelance landscape, nature and travel photographer. Based in Ashland, Oregon, my photos can be found published in magazines, calendars, web design, advertising, branding, art collections and competitions. Member of Photo Cascadia (www.PhotoCascadia.com).
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Professional Photographer: Landscape. Nature. Travel. Discovery. Vision. Art.
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  • Outdoor Exposure Photography, LLC as a freelance landscape, nature and travel photographer. Based in Ashland, Oregon, my photos can be found published in magazines, calendars, web design, advertising, branding, art collections and competitions. Member of Photo Cascadia (www.PhotoCascadia.com).
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My job and passion is to explore the world and attempt to translate what I see and feel into visual stories through my camera.  I have been photographing since the early 1990s and making my living from my images since 2004. My main website is www.OutdoorExposurePhoto.com. I'm a proud member of the Photo Cascadia group (www.PhotoCascadia.com).
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Twice since 2008 my images have been winners in the Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards and have also been honored in the International Conservation Photography Awards and other competitions. Commercial clients and publications include Sierra Club, Via, Travel Oregon, HTC, Montana Tourism, ODS, Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photographer, and Mercedes. I am a founding member and one sixth of the Pacific Northwest based photography team known as Photo Cascadia.
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"Helix"
Now for something completely different (for me anyway). This is the double helix staircase in the tower of Ljubljana Castle in the capital city of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The golden spiral is classically intriguing to the eye, but it was the red balusters radiating up through the composition that really grabbed my attention.

Sony NEX-7, 24mm focal length. I used F/4 and ISO 1000 so that I could get a hand-holdable 1/60 of a second shutter speed in the low light. I held the camera through the bars to get this perspective.
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Really nice Sean!
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Any photographers out there who struggle to balance your photographic passion with family interests when traveling? If so you are not alone. Photo Cascadia's +Adrian Klein has a lot of experience with this and shares some hard earned wisdom in his latest article.

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/photo-trip-family-trip-or-both
The Photo Cascadia Team explores areas of natural beauty and advances the photographic excellence of outdoor photography, while promoting and sharing images, knowledge, and expertise with photo enthusiasts.
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Perfect shot
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Latest from +Tony Kuyper: Is there a visible advantage using 16-bit luminosity masks instead of 8-bit?
If you are a luminosity mask/TKActions user and concerned about using masks made from 8-bit luminosity selections, Tony's in-depth article should put you at ease. The two main take-aways from the article: 
1 - There is essentially no visible difference using 8-bit vs 16-bit masks in real world situations. 
2 - Tony intends to incorporate a 16-bit mask process into his custom panel in the near future anyway...because why not? 

https://tonykuyper.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/16-bit-luminosity-masks-do-they-make-a-difference/
16-bit luminosity masks are possible via the calculations method, but are they better than 8-bit masks? This post looks at some theoretical situations where 16-bit masks appear to work better and ...
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On the Photo Cascadia blog, +David Cobb shares how being a student of Asian art is changing his photography. What influences your photographic vision?

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/eastern-influence-by-david-m-cobb/#.
The Photo Cascadia Team explores areas of natural beauty and advances the photographic excellence of outdoor photography, while promoting and sharing images, knowledge, and expertise with photo enthusiasts.
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Interesting article, thank you.
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This week on the PhotoCascadia blog, +Kevin McNeal shares a trip report from a northern lights tour he lead in Alaska during the winter. Epic!

http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/a-trip-report-from-our-northern-lights-fairbanks-alaska-photo-tour-kevin-mcneal
The Photo Cascadia Team explores areas of natural beauty and advances the photographic excellence of outdoor photography, while promoting and sharing images, knowledge, and expertise with photo enthusiasts.
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Here's a recent chat I had with +Jay Patel about my Photoshop workflow for the Visual Wilderness blog and InFocus Magazine. Jay was particularly interested in hearing about my approach to high dynamic range exposure blending.

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http://visualwilderness.com/blog/sean-bagshaws-photoshop-workflow
Sean Bagshaw shares his Photoshop workflow to create stunning natural looking images with InFocus Magazine readers.
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Cool! I get to be one of the guest editors on +500px this month. I'm prepared to be wowed! Check in on the Editor's page at https://500px.com/editors all month to see which photos catch my eye. The other editor's and myself will be offering what we hope are helpful comments as well.
 
A new month brings a new batch of awesome guest editors to 500px! Welcome Alexia Sinclair, Alex Koloskov, Sean Bagshaw, Scott Wyden Kivowitz, and Sarah Marino to the team. They'll be selecting their favorite photos for #500pxEditorsChoice all month long.

Could your photo be chosen? Keep checking our Editors' Choice page here: https://goo.gl/MVlWKl
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Here's a fun chat I had with +Bill Ramsey on the photography podcast of his new media project, The Fireside Network. He coaxed me into remembering why I really had no business becoming a photographer but why I'm glad I did it anyway.

You can now follow The Fireside Network on FB or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. It only launched recently and Bill has already collected many entertaining photographer stories. Can't wait to see who he has next.
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"Tolmin Gorge"
From my trip to Slovenia last summer.
Sony NEX-7, 58mm focal equivalent, polarizer, 2.5 seconds, f/14, ISO 100.
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Unh...... Wow! Beautiful place, beautifully taken.
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"Asgard"
My take on the dramatic Cape Perpetua coastline in Oregon from a few weeks ago. Of course, this is the spouting horn popularly known as Thor's Well.

It is one of the more popular photography locations along Oregon's coast, but I had never photographed in this exact spot. We were in the area for a workshop so +David Cobb and I went to have a look. It turned out by chance that the tide and wave action at sunset was perfect so we got the cameras out. The window for these particular conditions here is even narrower than I imagined. 20 minutes before sunset the tide was too low, and no waves were making it up on the rocks. By the time the sun had set the tide was high enough that waves were completely swamping the spot where I had been standing. It was cool that the right wave action just happened to coincide with the very last rays of sun on the rocks that day. I don't usually get that kind of luck. I assume most folks do their research and plan ahead a little better smile emoticon

I often see photos here which look right out toward the setting sun. I really liked the looming headland to the north so I composed facing that direction, which also gave great side light and polarization. I did blend a few different frames together, both for dynamic range and wave action.

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Beautiful landscape 🌅🌄🌅🌄🌅🌄
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"Yaquina Head"

A couple weeks ago, several workshops peeps and I had fun getting down or our knees to compose the eel grass and last light in the foreground for this photo. I used the new Photo Merge feature in LR to blend four exposures for dynamic range and then took it to PS to do the main developing work.

After working with the new Photo Merge a bit more I'm still impressed with the quality and natural look. However, I am noticing issues with the ghost removal feature. It isn't visible in this web size version, but the de-ghosting of the wave motion around the rocks certainly created issues with visible blending boundaries and lots of shadow noise that would show up in a print. These are issues that I would have been able to mitigate if I had hand blended in PS.

From the Central Oregon Coast workshop with +David Cobb.
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This still has the "flat", compressed look of HDR (anything above the grass). I'll stick with manual blends as well. 
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If you plan on photographing Zion this year my buddy from Moab, +Bret Edge, just released a new eGuide for Zion National Park. It's very well done and 5% of proceeds go to National Parks Conservation Association, National Park Foundation, The Wilderness Society and The Nature Conservancy. Guides for other parks coming soon.

http://www.efotoguide.com/
eFotoGuide™ is a series of eBooks developed to provide nature and landscape photographers with essential information needed to plan and execute successful national park photography trips.
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