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Texas Capitol HDR

I attended a Precision Camera sponsored photo walk at the Texas Capitol in Austin and was able to meet some local photographers. I finally got to meet Robert Backman and Dave Wilson and both of these guys are very talented photographers. Robert Backman can be found roaming around various sporting events or working behind the counter at Precision Camera. Dave Wilson is now teaching HDR classes at Precision Camera, so if you want to learn how to shoot HDR or want to get better with this style, make sure to sign up for one of his classes. Don’t forget to ask him about his Texas accent!

The HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos that I posted of the Texas Capitol HDR are 2 of my favorites from that shoot. The Capitol building was under some some reconstruction and upgrades as you can tell by the scaffolding around the dome.  I really like how the clouds were that morning and we were all worried if it was going to rain out the event. When doing multiple exposures prefer to use a tripod as it makes editing so much easier and I usually shoot 7-9 exposures using a Promote Control as my Canon 5D MarkII and my Canon 7D MarkI will only shoot a maximum of 3 exposures. If you are going to shoot hand held without a tripod make sure that your shutter speed is fast enough to prevent any photo blur. The hand held technique has worked for me and it just takes some extra editing to align the photos but I only get 3 exposures with my cameras. My typical work flow includes Lightroom, Photomatix and then some Photoshop work.


Fine art prints are available for purchase at Georgetown Antiques and Artisans located on the square in Georgetown Texas.

512photoz - Texas Capitol HDR using Canon 7D,

512photoz - Texas Capitol HDR using Canon 7D,

Camera Information:

Canon 7D – F-stop f/22 – exposure time 1/13 sec – ISO 200 – Focal Length 24mm

Tripod – Promote Control – 24-105 f4 lens

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Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam



Every year I get the privilege of attending and shooting photos for the Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam. The softball game starts at 1:00pm every year at the Dell Diamond home of the Round Rock Express in Round Rock Texas and right after this hilarious fun game the concerts begin on two stages at about 3:00pm. Led by brothers Willy and Cody Braun, the band wanted to create a signature event with friends from the worlds of music and sports combining America’s pastime and music to benefit Austin’s youth. In eight years, the Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam has raised over $300,000 for area youth leagues (South Austin Little League, Balcones Little League, Montopolis Little League, Del Valley Little League, The Miracle League at Town & Country, The Miracle League of San Antonio, Greater East Austin Youth Association and RBI Austin) including a $150,000 renovation of Mabson Field in East Austin. (from the RKCSJ web page)

Come on out this year on May 15, 2016 for a fun filled day of celebrities pretending to be athletes, a silent auction of too many items to list here (1 year was a red rocking chair autographed by Sammy Hagar) and a years worth of Texas Country Music in an afternoon and don’t forget to stay for the FIREWORKS!!

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