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Preacher SXSW 2016

We had went to SXSW 2016 and one of the things I wanted to see was the AMC Preacher display of the upside down church. We found out that there was a twitter contest for a meet and greet with the creators and cast. This would include show creators Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg (executive producers and directors), and Sam Catlin (writer, also wrote Breaking Bad)  and cast members Dominic Cooper, Joe Gilgun and Ruth Negga.  I tweeted a photo from my wife’s phone with a photo of the both of us in front of the church and hoped for the best. I got up Monday morning and noticed I had missed direct message from AMC Preacher that I had 2 hours to reply to win a pass for the meet and greet with the cast and crew! Well it was 6:30 in the morning so I replied back thinking I had missed my chance. About 8:30 am I received a reply that I had until 10am to get to the #welcometoannville display downtown next to the Austin Convention Center. After a long talk with my wife and arguing with myself I decided to take the chance and head on downtown, this was a once in a lifetime chance! I finally made it downtown through all the traffic and found roof top parking. It was just before 10am when I made it to Annville and there was no one on site and the gate was closed. I kept waiting until a couple of other people showed up and then a line begin to form. Once they opened the gate there Preacher crew checked the twitter message and verified that I had actually won! After standing around and waiting in line…

I hope you enjoy the photos of my meet and greet! Cant wait until May 22 for the premiere of Preacher on AMC.

Preacher Church - 512photoz - Preacher SXSW

Preacher Church from top of parking garage - 512photoz

Preacher Church HDR - 512photoz

Preacher SXSW Cast and Crew - 512photoz

Joe Gilgun - 512photoz Preacher SXSW

Ruth Negga - 512photoz Preacher SXSW

Dominic Cooper - 512photoz Preacher SXSW

Sam Catlin - 512photoz Preacher SXSW

Evan Goldberg - Seth Rogen - 512photoz Preacher SXSW


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University Texas Tower HDR

It isn’t everyday you get a chance to shoot photos of the University Texas Tower HDR with the tower being all orange! So when you get the chance make sure you shoot it right! I shot this photo with a Canon 5D with a 24-105 F4 lens on a Benro Tripod using my Promote control to get 9 exposures. During these times you will find numerous photographers in the area. I am still waiting to get the photo of the Tower in Orange with the number 1 displayed on the tower using each particular window lit up to create the 1.

My typical work flow includes Lightroom, Photomatix to merge all 9 photos and then some Photoshop work.

University Texas Tower HDR - 512photoz


Camera Information:

Canon 5D MarkII – Fstop: f/18 – Exposure Time: 3.2 (5th frame) – ISO: 400 – Focal Length: 50mm

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


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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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Whitney – Senior Photos

Whitney is a free spirit and wanted to shoot her senior photos in downtown Austin. It was a beautiful but hot day as Texas is normally but we had a great time. Using the natural light with a little flash fill we were able to capture those special moments before her high school graduation. At 512photoz.com we welcome the opportunity to work with each client on a one on one basis to guarantee that you will love the photos or we will shoot them again. We work with each client to find a location that best suits your personality. Contact us now to schedule your portrait session. It is never to late to capture that special moment in your life.



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