Some photos from Arizona

My sold-out workshop in Page, Arizona kicked into gear yesterday and it’s shaping up to be a great week. First, I got to meet everyone in the workshop and it looks like we’ve got a great group of people. Plus, we’ve got a veteran Arizona photographer (Leroy DeJolie) co-leading with me, and he whet our appetites last night with a phenomenal slideshow of what’s to come this week. I got here a little early so my buddy, Barney Streit, and I went out for a sunrise shoot. Here are the results (click here for a larger version):
Shot at Glen Canyon with a Nikon D200 and 70-200 VR lens (all the way out at 200). The foreground wasn’t anything spectacular so I put the zoom lens on. Used my Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball head for the first time and I LOVE IT! I can’t believe it took me this long to get one (well, they’re a bit pricey so I can believe it, but it is worth every penny and it lives up to its reputation). I processed this in Lightroom with a small exposure adjustment. I also pushed up the Blacks slider to enhance the detail. I adjusted the Clarity slider as well as increased the Vibrance. Finally, I went to the HSL panel and pumped up the blue saturation a bit for the water and sky. Check out the next post for another photo.

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog,, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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