Saturday, January 25, 2014

Imaging USA 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

One of the great things about my job is traveling to new places and having the opportunity to photograph the area. A few weeks ago, the Macphun team was in Phoenix, AZ for the Imaging USA show sponsored by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  It's a good show with a lot of energy, although attendance was down this year.

We were joined by Pro photographer Lance Sullivan who shoots commercially and lives in Naimo, BC, Canada. Great guy with a sense of humor that will leave  you in stitches most of the time, esp. when bantering back and forth with my Macphun partner Morneé Sherry.  The first morning we were all together, Morneé convinced us all into getting out and shooting at dawn.  Although everyone was tired, this turned out to be a VERY good thing (thanks Mo!).  We drove up to South Mountain park, which overlooks Phoenix.

Below are some of the shots I liked.  All were touched by Macphun's Intensify Pro, plus some additional tools where I thought they were needed.  Enjoy!

Image processed in HDR Efex Pro 2.

Morneé's bad-ass Leica M9

Leading lines...

Love the angle of the hills, horizon and clouds offset against the rock house.

Morneé setting up a Giga-Pan. Image processed in Analog Efex Pro.

Black & white processed in Intensify Pro.

The Macphun team: me, Morneé, Lance, Matt & Riley.

Phoenix, straight on.