Falkland Islands Video Slideshow by Tin Man Photography
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In Search Of The Golden Teardrop
For the last hundred years, civilization has caused massive destruction of the wilderness and its wildlife. One place on earth, however, is still untouched—the Falkland Islands. Animals there are not only in abundance, but they also remain fearless and curious about humans, and will come so close as to sometimes untie our shoelaces. What these animals need are photographers who can capture their beauty and soulfulness in photographs, and speak for them to bring about awareness and protection.
When Tin Man, a regular guy with a regular job, was given a chance to visit the Falklands with his parents for two weeks, what could have been the vacation of a lifetime turned into a disaster, with injuries and other mishaps that threatened their safety and stopped them from getting to where they wanted to be. This could have ruined everything, but instead became an opportunity for growth and innovation.
To create stellar images, Tin Man and his parents would have to battle dangerous terrain, wind and sandstorms, lack of food, sickness, limited timelines, cancelled flights, and huge mistakes in planning.Tin Man dedicated himself to working through these challenges, but there was no guarantee he would be successful.
Will he overcome, or come home empty-handed?
20 Mistakes You Should Avoid When Photographing the Falkland Islands
Are you planning to go to the Falkland Islands but are nervous about finding the best secret photography spots on the islands?
This PDF guide shows you the secret spots and the strategy and technique to create the photos of a lifetime.
Despite a series of mishaps during his two-week trip to the Falkland Islands with his parents, I still managed to capture a portfolio of my favorite photos ever, including three that were selected for the second round of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition organized by BBC and the Natural History Museum of London (two penguin photos and one albatross photo).
In this guide, I will go over the mistakes I had made during his trip, and describe what I will do if I ever goes to the Falklands again. This guide may save you a lot of headache and a lot of money in bad planning, and give you great ideas for capturing world-class photos in a short period of time. Some of the topics include:
- Pros and cons of joining a photography workshop and going on your own.
- Pros and cons of land-based tours and cruises.
- What are the must see spots, and why? Saunders Island? Carcass Island?
- What is the biggest secret of SNVP?
- What are the most important things to pay attention to when flying to Chile and the Falkland Islands, in terms of visas?
- What is the best camera gear?
- Is a family trip a good idea?
- Is going there for just one week enough to create a stunning shot?
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I just finished to read your books. Great job ! The 20 mistakes you should avoid when photographing the Falklands Island is the book I would liked to have before my trip.
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Digital workflow to Win Photo Contests and Post Social Media Web Presentations
(Package contains 3 hours and 18 minutes of high def videos in 7 chapters, the videos can be viewed via online streaming or download (no DVD), also includes PDFs of class notes and The 5 Elements of Wildlife Photography)
Do you want to know the best techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop to optimize your wildlife photos before you submit to a contest?
In this video tutorial, I will share with you my experience (as a contest participant and later as a judge) in post-processing I have learned over the years , which enabled me to invoke emotions in viewers and win numerous international awards, including the grand prize of the prestigious Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International, top prize in NANPA Showcase (NANPA Top 10 and Expressions magazine cover), several highly honored awards in Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International in bird, polar wildlife and animal antics categories, featured in two covers of Nature's Best Photography magazine and chosen as the 2016 June cover of the Alaska Magazine, among other recognition.
“At first, I thought this video is irrelevant from me because I didn’t plan to enter any photo contests. But the video allows me to look at photos through the eyes of a contest judge, which helps me pick the great photos from the good ones. And it gave me better ways to sharpen and to reduce noise using Nik and adjustment layers. I already have recommended it to people who want to get the most out of post-processing.”
“Not only did I learn great techniques on sharpening and denoising, the part of how to see, and the work with shadow and highlight alone is worth it.”
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Thank you all for your support to make this video tutorial so popular. My Digital Workflow Second Edition has been completed on Thursday 9/22/2016. In the new tutorial, I have added lots of new features to bring your image to the next level:
- 2 Critical editing objectives to make your photos look pro
- 7 deadly sins in a wildlife photo that are fixable in Lightroom and Photoshop
- 5 effective techniques to improve your Composition
- 8 secrets To maximize your RAW file potential In-camera to help you win contest and get published
- 3 important ways to harness the power of social media and photo websites to tremendously improve your photography for free and get exposure for publication
I have created 7 Chapters with a total run time of over 3 hours (compared to the original 50 minutes) with more in depth tutorial on Sharpening and Noise Removal. I have also added more examples to demonstrate my workflow. Here is the chapter outline:
Chapter 1: 2 critical objectives in editing, 3 must-go sites to get feedback, photo contest tips, my photo journey
Chapter 2: 7 Deadly Sins in a wildlife photo, how to solve two quickly in Lightroom
Chapter 3: Color, shadow details and composition demystified
Chapter 4: Super sharpening
Chapter 5: 3 powerful techniques for noise reduction
Chapter 6: Review and demo
Chapter 7: Custom watermarking and 8 tips to optimize RAW in-camera
Many of the books on Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop are far too complicated and take too long to read. I believe in the 80-20 rule, where, with a few easy steps, laymen can achieve good image quality and win photo contests. In this video, I will go through my step-by-step process of editing photos, from initial edits all the way through to submitting to photo contests or posting on social media. I will talk about the story behind the photo, why I chose such a composition, the critical mistakes one makes when they submit to photo contests, and how I deal with color, ultimate sharpening, highlight, shadows, and noise removal.
Included in this purchase:
1. Seven high-def 1080p Videos, 3 hours 18 minutes total (streaming and download, no DVD),
2. PDF of the class notes including links,
3. PDF of 5 Elements of Wildlife Photography
I have seen many great photos from photographers which have great potential to win contest and move people if only they know a few tricks in Adobe Lightroom and photoshop to unleash the power hidden in their RAW photo files. My goal is that after this tutorial, you can edit your photo from start to finish within 15 minutes and the image will be ready for photo contest.
His contact info is firstname.lastname@example.org and his website is at www.tinmanphotoblog.com
About the author:
Tin Man Lee strongly believes that emotional wildlife photos can be taken ethically. He was the Grand Prize recipient of the prestigious Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International contest, 2013, winner of the NANPA Top 10 and NANPA Expressions magazine cover, several highly honored awards in Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International in bird, polar wildlife, and animal antics categories. His photos were featured in the covers of the 2014 and 2015 Nature's Best Photography magazine and chosen as the 2016 June cover of the Alaska magazine, among other recognition.
He is currently a judge for Nature's Best Photography Asia and Viewbug. His works have been displayed in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. In 2015-2016, he had an invited solo exhibit at HKUST, Hong Kong for five months which displayed 48 of his photos in large format prints.
His invited tutorials in wildlife photography have appeared in Outdoor Photographer Magazine and Petapixel.com, and his photos have been published in Nature's Best Photography magazine, Smithsonian Exhibit Calendar, Alaska magazine, Alaska calendar, and NANPA Expressions. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering specializing in image deblurring and noise removal with application to medical imaging. He was originally from Hong Kong and have been in the US for 20 years. Currently he resides in Agoura Hills, CA, USA.
Fore more info, visit www.TinManLee.com
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