Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Victoria Street lights at night, Old town, Edinburgh, Scotland

Dec 22 2012

Victoria Street lights at night, Old town, Edinburgh, Scotland

Canon 5DMK3+16-35mm, 8s at f/16, ISO 200.

It was snowing/sleeting quite heavily when I took this photo. I forgot to pack my lens hood on this trip, so I had to DIY one out of business cards and duct tape (never leave home without it!). Even with this extremely solid contraption I was still getting water drops all over my lens, so I had to continually go into coffee shops to wipe my lens off, resulting in an extreme caffeine overload :P I stood in this spot for about 30 minutes waiting for the right car to pass by… It’s definitely a waiting game to get great light trails.

Angry pre-apocalyptic sky is angry.

Dec 21 2012

Apocalypse!! Fiery red sunset

Canon 5DMK3+70-200mm, 1/160 @ f/6.3, ISO 160.

Extra cupcakes & a zombie survival kit have been purchased just in case ;)

Extreme Storm over Manhattan

Sep 10 2012

Extreme Storm Manhattan, NYC

The extreme storm over Manhattan on Sept 8th, 2012 which resulted in two tornados on the edge of NYC. There were, however, no reported sightings of zombies or Batman.

Hidden in the Fiery Sky

Aug 26 2012

Fire Sky + Sun

Canon 5DMK3 + 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 200mm, 1/400, f/6.3, ISO 100.

Manhattan Magic Hour Sunset

Aug 19 2012

Manhattan Magic Hour Sunset.

Canon 5DMK3 + 24-70mm, 1/60 at f/4.5, ISO 320.

Absolutely magical light over Chelsea, Manhattan, NYC.

Magical Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Aug 6 2012

Ta Prohm
Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Siam Reap, Cambodia

ta prohm, Ang Kor Wat, Siam Reap, Cambodia

Magical Place… Daydreaming about traveling again. Where should I go next?

Storm chasing in NYC

Jul 27 2012

STORM over Empire State Building, NYC

Amazing display of Mother Nature over the Empire State Building in NYC.

8 Macro Flower Photos to Inspire you

Jul 25 2012

yellow flower

Apologies for my lack of posting for the past few months! During my Around the World with an iPhone trip, I diverted my attentions to my travel blog and posting photos on Facebook. Anyway, after much delay, I thought I would give some love back to this blog. Here are some bokeh beautiful macros to inspire you to get out and take some shots.

Pink Rose

*silence*

Lavender

Rose Abstract

*and everything was still*

*Every time you go...*

*a rose by any other name would smell as sweet*

Around the World with my iPhone: Tokyo, Japan

Jan 21 2012

I have fallen in love with Tokyo, Japan. The people are some of the most friendly, polite, and kind people I have encountered. There was so much to capture, I shot for nearly 10 hours a day and still didn’t feel like I could do Tokyo justice. This chapter of my Around the World trip with my iPhone is all about street photography. I don’t have a lot of experience shooting this type of photography, so it was a new challenge for me. The gorgeous people of Tokyo definitely helped me get great shots.

Here are some behind the scenes videos of my adventures in Japan. It was freezing spending hours out in the cold, so by the end I went from dressing trendy to looking like a stay puff marshmallow man :|

For more photos, check out my Around the World travel blog for more photos.

I’m off to China next!

Around the World with Lisa Bettany & an iPhone 4S

Jan 18 2012

I am setting out on a trip around the world to capture photos for my very first travel photography book. I’m inspired by the freedom of shooting, editing, and sharing photos with a light-weight mobile device, so I’m leaving my professional camera gear at home and capturing the entire journey with an iPhone 4S (well actually two incase one gets tromped on by an elephant or snatched by a meer cat).

Over the past year, I’ve taken more pictures with my iPhone than my Canon 5DMKII. I’ve been really impressed by the dramatic quality improvements of iPhone 4S, and I honestly think that I will get better candid travel shots for my book with my iPhone. The best camera is the one you have with you and while I still adore my dSLR, shooting on the iPhone challenges me and makes me see capture photos in a new exciting way. Plus, it’s about 30lbs lighter than my camera gear!

When I started planning this world book trip, I had a list of about 100 places I wanted to visit spanning every inch of the globe. Unfortunately, being under a time constraint of 50 days and planning this all very last minute, I had to cut some incredible places because of technical flight details & burocratic red tape. Apparently, many cool places require travel visas which are not easily attained during Christmas holiday. Live and learn.

If you have any travel tips or suggestions for me, please put them below! I need all the help I can get!

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