Saturday, August 18, 2012

New Discovery!

I discovered today that my blog has been visited over 5,000 times! This is a wonderful piece of information.  For those who have been visiting and continue to do so, I thank you so much for your support and interest.  Please make sure you leave a comment and visit my Camera-i Photo Studio website.

Thank you so much.

Upcoming Shows and Exhibits

October 14-28, 2012

40th Annual Daylesford Abbey Art Show

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Daylesford Art Show! Come out and celebrate this momentous occasion!  The show runs daily from 12-4 and Wednesdays until 8:00pm.

For more information call (610) 647-2530 ext. 133.

January 30-February 3, 2013

Malvern Retreat House 2013 Art Show.

Last year's show was a wonderful experience.  This year should be just as great.

Hope you will be able to attend one or both shows.

Friday, June 22, 2012

With this image, I tried to think outside the viewfinder and get more creative.  This is a 6 second exposure with a 2.8 f-stop and an ISO of 800.  The exposure compensation is at +0.7 and there is no flash. I have the camera set on a Manfrotto tripod and head. There is no Photoshop done to this image, except to place my copyright.  I was excited to see the stars in the background.  I have always wanted to create a photo like this and now that I see the results, others will follow.

As stated in the previous blog, I have been trying various filters in Photoshop, but also trying to not over do it.  This is a shot of one of the hot air balloons in flight during the Chester County Balloon Festival.  The original shot is in color.  In Photoshop, I have available the Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete software that helps me to convert color images to black & white images.  I added a Sepia tone and burned the entire image using the Burn tool in Photoshop.

Chester County Balloon Festival

On June 15th I had the pleasure of photographing the Chester County Balloon Festival in Embreeville.  While there, I met up with Carol and Bob from the Uwchlan Camera Club and with Ed Heaton and his son.  I have never been to a balloon festival and really did not know what the Glow Finale was all about, but I was anticipating what I would see.  At first, there were rumors flying around that the Glow would not be held due to the weather.  As the time for the Glow came and went, people began to leave.  An hour later, trailers pulled into the fenced off area, and as darkness settled in, the Glow began.  It was truly an amazing sight.  I was not prepared to be so close, and tried to get the best shots I could with my Sigma 60mm macro.  I am still sifting through the shots and trying different Photoshop filter effects.  More to come...

Monday, January 30, 2012


Hi there...remember me? I apologize for the lack of activity both here, at Flickr, and at Camera-i Photo Studio. I realize that as a photographer, one must be committed to ones craft in order to be successful...but, to be honest with you, I see my success every time I look into the eyes of my wife and my son. Right now, at this moment in my life, I am focusing my total attention on my family, and to be honest with you all, I am really tired! Man, is this a full time job. Don't let anyone fool you.
Recently, I read and commented on a group site that I understood that in order to be successful, one had to sacrifice family commitments and other events that are not pertaining to ones craft, but what a price to pay. My son is beginning to speak and interact, and express himself, and I am just diggin' it! I imagine myself out photographing all over the world, or all over Chester County/PA, and I think at all the events in my son's life that he is experiencing for the first time, and I would have missed it.
Then I hear of the horror stories of how children who have not had both parents in his/her life really suffer because of this lack of a bond between the child and the parent who is always working or out of the home a lot.
I am taking photographs, don't worry, and I promise to post them real soon. I am participating in a fine art show this week at the Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA - 315 Warren Avenue. The show is free and open to the public. The show runs from Feb. 1st - 5th. Wednesday - Saturday 11-8; Sunday 11-4. On Friday, there will be a reception/meet the artist party from 5:30-8:00...I hope you all can make it.
Thank you for your patience. Peace.
Luis A. Morales