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Matt Young
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2 years worth of amazing timelapses i'm proud to share with you all! 
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Here's a photo I took on a recent day trip out to Blakeney Rapids just west of Ottawa. I made my way out to a rock in the middle of the stream to setup the tripod - luckily no wet feet or equipment!
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If you're in Ottawa and want to play with lighting, check this out -
 
Some details on my "Learn your Lights" ottawa lighting workshop, along with some swag from our sponsors ;)
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I've been doing a fair bit of kayaking lately and (of course) taking lots of photos in the process.  Here's one from the Richmond Fen. #kayaking   #fen #swamp   #marsh  
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I've never seen anything quite like this. Amazing work.
 
The whimsical underwater photography of Andreas Franke, our inspiration for the day.

Today on the blog: http://wp.me/pB0bY-2X7
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No doubt most of you reading this are already members but I thought I'd share just in case.  Looks like NAPP have some great new full-length training classes!

I subscribe to +NAPP and +KelbyTraining.com  and love them both. Great for learning of course, but also all around great feed for the photography/post-processing addicts out there (like me!).
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Kincardine Lighthouse, Lake Huron, Canada

I spent the first 19 years of my life in Kincardine, a small town on the shores of Lake Huron.  The beach area, harbour and the lighthouse in particular are the face of the town, a very popular summer destination for many.

Each evening during the summer the "Phantom Piper", a bag piper, plays from the deck around the light at sunset for crowds below. 

The Lighthouse itself was built in 1881 and houses a museum today.  

A good history of the town can be found on Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kincardine,_Ontario

This is an #HDR image taken at dusk during a visit back to Kincardine to visit family last summer (2012).

#LighthouseThursday / +LighthouseThursday by +Heiko Köster
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Thanks for this HDR version +Matt Young and for the back info.
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Photography and a good cause always go well together.
 
Socialista's

I was asked to be one of a handful of photographers to contribute to a Movember fundraising calendar here in Ottawa. A group of beautiful and talented women were getting together to join the male-centric fundraiser and put their own spin on the 'Mo. My good friend +Suzy Kendrick asked me to be her photographer and, given the potential for the shoot, I couldn't say no.

I love taking environmental portraits and I immediately decided to have the image tell a bit more of a story with the environment rather than a "sexy girl wearing a moustache in lingerie" photo we're all so used to. I was fortunate enough to be working with a talented crew that day, including +Quinn Brown and +Melody Iafelice; with this single image taking about 5 hours to produce on site, we needed all the help we could fit into the tiny Speakeasy of Union 613. More of a commercial photography job than a fundraising calendar right?

A bunch of photographers, make-up artists, and hair stylists contributed to the final product, and you can read about their fundraising efforts (and pick up a copy of the calendar) here: www.socialistas.ca

We were working in a very dark and tight space. I shot with speedlights only with fairly small modifiers. Anything too big created spill into the room and ruined the mood. I had to shoot this as a 3 image vertical panorama because I wanted the field of view the +Sigma CorpofAmerica 35mm lens gave me.

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Teal-gel'd Canon 600EX-RT at camera right through a photek softlighter with Cinefoil around the top to stop the light from hitting the ceiling too hard, gobo'd by the lovely lady in the dress.

A second Canon 600EX-RT, CTS'd, through a gridded 24" Lastolite Ezybox at camera left, just behind the pillar, aimed at our lovely mo-sista. Below that, a silver reflector is getting some light back onto her legs.

A 1/2 CTS & 1/2 CTG +LumoPro LP180 with a 1/8th honl speed grid is Justin-clamped behind her on the bar for kicker on her head (at 1/128th power, because I wanted to cut it more and didn't have any ND gels).

Finally, a LP160 with two CTS gel's, zoomed in, is aimed up at the tungsten bulb on the ceiling and that spill goes back and fills in the back of the bar.

Triggered with a third Canon 600EX-RT in master with the flash off, because I forgot my ST-E3-RT at home :-\

More coming on the blog: www.JVLphoto.com

#movember   #ottawa   #Photography   #Lighting  
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A great addition to Google+ Photos!
 
Get creative with the new photo editing tools in Google+

Sometimes a photo needs a little extra touch to truly stand out. To help you customize your images, we’re launching new photo editing tools right within Google+. They’re all based on the power of Snapseed, and available in the Chrome browser (thanks to its Native Client technology). Here are a few of the fun things you can do:

* Auto Enhance already makes the photos you add to Google+ look great. Now you can customize and fine tune these adjustments if you have a different look in mind.
* Selective adjust lets you make edits to specific parts of your image, so you can make that summer sky look even more blue without affecting the beach in the foreground.
* Filters like Vintage, Drama, Retrolux or Black and White give your photos a new look. Add the finishing touch with a frame.

To give the new editing tools a try, open one of your own photos in Chrome and click on “Edit” in the lightbox. You can always undo any changes you make or revert to the original image.

If you're not using the Chrome browser, you can still crop and rotate your photos in Google+ -- in fact we're making these basic editing options easier to find up front, right next to the "Edit" button. And of course on mobile, Snapseed-inspired editing is available in both the Android and iOS Google+ apps.

p.s. We're rolling out these updates gradually, so check back soon if you don't see them yet. #googleplusupdate  
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Watched this last night - great discussion. Always enjoy hearing what Zack has to say.
 
Need some serious photographic inspiration? Check out +Zack Arias   "Straight from my Camera" presentation

Zack is one of the most insightful and thought-provoking photographers out there today, and if you're a Kelby Training Online subscriber, Zack's presentation in our Photography Art & Inspiration series  just went live and you can watch it at: http://kelbytraining.com/course/zarias_inspirational/
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Great behind the scenes post from Joey L.
 
Who looks better, the test subjects, or the real subjects? New behind the scenes blog post featuring an advertising campaign for National Geographic Channel's "Killing Lincoln" film. http://www.joeyl.com/blog/#!killing-lincoln-test-subjects-vs-real-subjects
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Matt Young, amateur photographer. That’s me hiding behind the miniature camera in the photo over there. I don’t take photos professionally. Perhaps if I were to do things again...especially today with digital cameras, social media and the wealth of online learning resources.

I live in the suburbs of a great city - Ottawa, Canada’s capital.  No shortage of things to photograph here. I wasn’t a city kid though; I grew up in the small town of Kincardine on the shores of Lake Huron – another beautiful place to take photos. 

Lately I’ve been playing with HDR and other post production techniques and tools such as Nik’s Color Efex. It’s amazing what can be done from just within Lightroom too. And then there’s Photoshop, which I do use, but need to spend more time with. I’m also into small and large flash photography.

Some of my other interests include Travel, Culture, Urban and not-so-urban Exploration, Camping, Canoeing, Hiking, Geocaching, Craft Beer, New Foods, and Hockey (Go Sens Go!).

I’d love to get involved in more photography related projects – got any ideas? Drop me an email.

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My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Big Easy's Saturday evening. The food as excellent as was the service. Highly recommended. We'll be back.
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