Large Product Lightpainting Photography- Erie Pa, Chautauqua County New York

17 08 2015

Lightpainting Product Photography

A classic Massey Ferguson tractor in a field, I used a lightpainting technique to give the tractor a unique painterly look that you can’t achieve any other way. Lightpainting like this is done with a small Olight M10 Maverick  LED flashlight and combining multiple images in Photoshop to build up the final image. In this case I used 31 separate images out of 81 total exposures. The tractor was brushed in light in small areas to light each part of the image slightly different but will still blend well with the other 30 images. In Photoshop the images are stacked and blending modes changed and then layer masks where used to help blend all the images together to come up with the final image.

Lightpainted Farm Tractor

Classic Farm Tractor that was lightpainted





Family Group Portraiture – Commercial Photographer, Jamestown, Chautauqua County New York

9 08 2015

I’m not a portrait photographer usually. Usually I spend my time creating images of inanimate objects, Architecture, products and landscapes. A close friend asked me to come up with something special when his kids gathered for fathers day this year. I made an image of each family group separately while standing in the yard of their cottage. Once I had an image of each group I removed the background so that just the people where left. Once that was done I could move the groupings on to any background I would like too. This is what I ended up doing.

Family Photo

Family Panoramic Image

 

 

 

 

Family Photo

Panoramic Photo of Family groups

 





Photos of Panama Rocks, Panama New York

30 07 2013

Pano1Photography by Kurt A. Moore / Moore Images Photographic Services / Chautauqua County, Westfield New York

I spent a couple of hours walking around the Panama Rocks nature preserve in Panama New York. Equipment used was the Canon 5D mark iii and a Really Right Stuff nodal bracket for the panoramas shot during my little hike. Panama Rocks is a private nature preserve with about a mile of hiking trail taking you through some interesting rock out croppings and forested area. Take a tripod if your planning a photo trip to the rocks.

Barn window Panama Rocks

Barn window Panama Rocks

Flower Barn Panama Rocks, N.Y.

Panama Rocks, Panama N.Y.

Panama Rocks, Panama N.Y.

Panama Rocks Panorama

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Photograph looking South on North Portage Westfield, New York

25 07 2013
Presbyterian Church Steeple, Westfield, N.Y.

Photograph looking south on North Portage St, Westfield, N.Y. . Presbyterian Church Steeple, Westfield N.Y.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograhy by Kurt A. Moore, Moore Images Photographic Services, Chautauqua County, Westfield, New York

This image was taken on July 24th with a Canon 5D mark lll and a Canon 100-400mm L lens from the side of the road on Rt. 394 (North Portage St.) looking south towards downtown Westfield N.Y.





National Train Day, Jamestown New York.

28 05 2013
National Train Days, Jamestown New York

Rolling stock during National Train Days, Jamestown New York

All photography and post production by: Kurt A. Moore – Moore Images Photographic Services- Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York

This image is the Straight out of Camera SOOC Normal exposure used to help make the following photograph of one of the rolling stock displays at the National Train Day event held at the Gateway Station Center in Jamestown, New York on May 10th 2013.

Photo of Train during National Train Day in Jamestown New York

Rolling stock display at National Train Days in Jamestown, New York

This image is the HDR version of the rolling stock image above, it is made up of 3 exposures from a handheld bracket using a normal exposure, a -1 and a -2 to make the HDR.

Photo of Train during National Train Day in Jamestown, New York

Rolling stock display at National Train Days in Jamestown, New York

Final version of Train Day Photo

In the final version of the image you can see that I spent some time in Photoshop removing the people in the image. I had to rebuild part of the building using different portions of the brick facade and doors, as well as parts of the passenger train car and the ground on both sides of the train. Also a little adjustment brush in Lightroom 4 to brighten up the train and the copper observation balcony and upper doors.





Architectural Interior of St. Luke’s Church, Jamestown New York

27 05 2013
Interior St. Luke's Church Jamestown NY

HDR Photograph of the interior of St. Luke’s Church, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York

Photography by: Kurt A. Moore, Moore Images Photographic Service, Westfield, Chautauqua County New York

This is an interior architectural photograph of the St. Luke’s main sanctuary looking from the alter back to the main entrance. I used a 7 exposure bracket to produce this HDR image in niksoftware efexHDRpro 2, then some work in Photoshop and Lightroom to come up with the final look.





Barcelona Harbor, Westfield N.Y. Sunsets

27 05 2013
Barcelona Harbor

Panoramic of Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse
Westfield, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse, Westfield, Chautauqua County New York

Panoramic of Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse
Westfield, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photography by Kurt A. Moore, Westfield, Chautauqua County N.Y.

These two panoramic images where made on March 24, 2013. Using a Canon 5D Mark iii and a Canon 24-70 2.8L at 42mm. This is a 5 position HDR pano using 4 of the 7 bracketed exposures that I took at the time, that means that I combined 20 exposures 4 at each camera position and then took the resulting 5 images into Photoshop and merged them into a pano. Then I did a little enhancement in both photoshop and Lightroom to come up with what you see here.





16 12 2012

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Two quick shots taken on Dec 14th 2012. These are more HDR images taken at Tanglewood Manor in Jamestown N.Y. I spent maybe five minutes getting the exposure for these. The camera was set on Aperture Priority, Auto Exposure Bracket, the exposure was Normal, -1 stop and -2 stops. The day was kind of grey and lifeless, HDR was needed to force some pop out of the image. Some contrast, clarity and vibrance  where added in Lightroom 4 after efex HDRpro did its thing. The total time on this shot including shooting and processing is maybe 15minutes.

The below image is what the camera picked as normal (this is straight out of the camera)

 

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16 12 2012
Taylor Tree Service from Ripley N.Y. is helping Frame of Mind Timerwerks

Taylor Tree Service from Ripley N.Y. is helping Frame of Mind Timerwerks

 

This HDR image is made up of 3 handheld exposures taken at Normal, -1, -2 stops and then combined in efex HDR and then taken into photoshop for some final touches.  To start the process off I had to take each image into photoshop to remove elements that the HDR program couldn’t keep from ghosting when the 3 images are combined. Then the images where taken into the HDR program to let it do it’s thing, which I think does a very good job. Then like I stated above it was taken into PS5 for some fine tuning. Location of image is the memory gardens at Tanglewood Manor in Jamestown N.Y.





New Photoshop Technique – Photos from Westfield N.Y. and Chautauqua Institution

10 03 2012

Have been working on a new technique in photoshop to blend a photo with a couple of other layers to give the image a painterly,drawing with a bit of the photo showing through it all.

The photograph was duped in PS5 and that dupe was changed into a black and white and then duped again and some filter effects added to give it a drawing look and then blended and combined on top of the photograph layer.  Then the background texture layer was brought in and moved to the bottom of the stack.  A multiply layer blend was added to the top layer and a black adjustment mask was added to the original photo layer to allow the selected blending of the whole group.

 

Click on any of the images to see a larger version.

 

 

 

Chautauqua Institution - Photoshop effect

Chautauqua Institution lake front

 

Westfield N.Y. barn and round bale

Westfield N.Y. barn and round bale

 

Timber frame house

Timber frame house

 





Taylor Tree Service Homeshow video by Westfield N.Y. Photography Service

28 02 2012

The following video slide includes about 220 images taken over a period of a couple of years for Taylor Tree Service in Ripley N.Y. The images show work being preformed by Taylor Tree Service in The Chautauqua Institution, The Village of Westfield N.Y., The City of Erie Pa., The city of Pittsburgh Pa. and many other locations. Taylor Tree Service is a complete tree care provider serving the tri-state area along The Lake Erie Shoreline from Niagara Falls N.Y. to Cleveland Oh. down to Allegheny County Pa. and the Pittsburgh area.

The video will be used by Taylor Tree Service during Home shows were they are promoting their business.

 

All images and video production by: Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images Photographic Services- Westfield N.Y.





Another ad for a local brewery – self assigned photoshop exercise

11 01 2012

This is a self assigned photoshop exercise using a couple of images I already had on hand. The beer bottle label on the lighthouse is from the semi truck post made yesterday  and the Barcelona lighthouse and  harbor is a sunset panorama of the Barcelona lighthouse and harbor in Westfield N.Y. on Lake Erie is from 2010. The label was made to fit the lighthouse using the free transform tool in PS5. Some density control, contrast adjustment, and selective density control with the layers mask and bush tool was used to make the label appear that it is painted on the lighthouse.

If you have the opportunity to try some of Southern Tier Brewery’s offerings you should try it out.





Percy in Westfield N.Y. – Railroad image

12 10 2011
Toy train for composite

Percy the toy train for composite

 

Toy train hot glued to a 2×4 that is covered with white foam core. The 2×4 is attached to a bogen magic arm which is attached to a light stand. The magic arm allows me to adjust the position of the 2×4 to better match the angle of the bridge. The train was cut out of the image in PS5 using the pen tool and refine edge function.

 

Rail bridge over Chautauqua Creek

Rail bridge over Chautauqua Creek - Westfield N.Y.

 

The bridge image was taken with a 18 – 135 mm zoom at 38mm. The wires were removed in Photoshop. The image was also taken into HDR software where there was a little work done to enhance the image.

 

Chautauqua Creek bridge with toy train

Toy train on bridge over Chautauqua Creek in Westfield N.Y.

 

Final image. Composite of the two images.





Blue and Yellow Rail cars – Light painted

9 10 2011

Image #1

Straight out of the camera

Image #2

Light painted in Photoshop CS5. Duplicated image darkened down dupe with a levels adjustment layer and them painted away the dupe to shape and highlight sections of the image to give it some character that wasn’t in the original image.

Image #3

The light painted image was taken into HDR software to add saturation, structure (clarity) and vignette.

SOC railway cars

Straight out of camera - rail cars

rail cars lightpainted in Photoshop cs5

Light painted railway cars

Railway cars - light painted HDR

HDR - light painted - railway cars





Sunset over looking lake Erie – Westfield N.Y.

7 10 2011

Sunset overlooking Noble Winery and Lake Erie 2

 

This is from the Noble Winery shot from Aug. The image is a 3 frame HDR with some dodging and burning done with the adjustment brush in Lightroom 3. Lake Erie in the background.








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