Rad A. Drew Photography: August 2011

Continental Divide at Dawn

Continental Divide at Dawn
Continental Divide at Dawn

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

1940 Caddy, Carmel Artomobilia 2011, and Harry Sandler Workshop September 10, 2011

Earlier this week, getting coffee on my way to work, I came across a 1940 Cadillac parked outside Starbucks. Naturally, I stopped to take some photos!

When I got my coffee, the barista pointed out a distinguished looking gentleman sitting nearby and confided that he belonged to the silver Caddy outside. I introduced myself to Kent Thomas, an Indianapolis car buff, and left my card. We later exchanged emails and he told me about this event, Carmel Artomobilia 2011, an annual antique car show in Carmel, Indiana, on Saturday, September 10, 2011.

Sounds like a fantastic photo op to me! I'll be at iPhone-Antics 2 Day Workshop with Harry Sandler on that day, which is being held at the Renaissance Gallery in Carmel, less that a block from where the car show is being held! I think I may need to slip out at lunch!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Only ONE WEEK until the iPhoneography Basics Workshop!

Hello, everyone!
Only one week until the iPhoneography Basics Workshop. I hope you're all as excited as I am!

We have only 4 spaces available, so if you or friends haven't signed up yet, now is the time!

This message is for all of you who have already enrolled.

To prepare for the workshop I'd like to recommend that you download the following applications from the App Store in advance:
  • At least one HDR camera (TrueHDR, ProHDR or iCamera HDR; I prefer TrueHDR)
  • Bracketmode
  • Autostitch
  • PhotoForge (I prefer this to PhotoForge2 )
  • FilterStorm
  • Iris
  • Pic Grunger
  • Touch Retouch
  • PhotoSize
  • PhotoStudio

  • Be familiar with your iPhone and its basic functionality.
  • Have a willingness to purchase apps.
  • Know how to download apps from the App store.
  • Have your current App Store account set up correctly (You know you're going to want to download new apps!)

What Should You Bring?
Bring your iPhone (and iPad if you have one.)
Be sure your iPhone is charged. Access to power for recharging may be limited.
Bring a notebook or other means of taking notes.

Saturday, August 27
9am to 4:30pm
Note: You are invited to arrive at 8:30 for a tour of Bass Photo
Bass Photo Studio
308 South New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3795

Special Thanks
Thanks to Gerry and Kathy Abel for their generosity in hosting the workshop in the beautiful Bass Photo studio!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Big Walnut Creek, McCloud Nature Park, Hendricks County, Indiana

I shot this last winter while hiking in McCloud Nature Park but didn't process it until yesterday. At the time I took this image, I had not yet learned about AutoPainter. I love the clarity that the Benson filter adds when blended with the original image. To me, this is one of the best painterly effects I've achieved.

Apps and Process
  1. I used BracketMode to capture 30 images (15 pairs of light and dark).
  2. Then I used Autostitch to combine the images and manage the HDR.
  3. Next, I use PhotoForge 1's unsharpen mask, Water Color, and Oil Paint (each at about 30%).
  4. Then I used AutoPainter to apply the Benson filter to the original.
  5. And then, Iris to blend the AutoPaint version with original.
  6. I used FilterStorm curves to brighten the image.
  7. And Impression for the signature.

Monday, August 1, 2011

See my Exhibit at the IDADA First Friday Art Tour this Friday, August 5!

Don't forget that the IDADA First Friday Art Tour is THIS FRIDAY and I'll be there! I hope you'll stop by.

I'm now exhibiting at the:

Art Bank Gallery
811 Mass Ave. 
Indianapolis, IN 46202

To quote the IDADA site:

IDADA presents the First Friday Art Tour, featuring over 25 downtown venues. Now in its 5th year, the tour offers a wide variety of artistic experiences. Galleries, open studios, alternative spaces and much more. First Friday has become one of the city's premiere downtown cultural events.