Imagine thousands of people packed together on a hot day in May on Fort Lauderdale beach with their heads fixed on the sky as various types of planes and jets majestically danced among the clouds and that was how I would describe my experience at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale Air Show. I’m one for new experiences and seeing how I’ve never witnessed an air show in my life I thought the air show returning to Fort Lauderdale for the first time in a couple of years was a good time to check it out. Of course I had to bring my camera with me to try to capture the action with the emphasis on try. Some of those jets were fast.
I was asked by the Plan Beats crew to come photograph them at the Art of Transformation in Opa-locka this past Friday night. The Art of Transformation was put together by the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation and their goal was to have an event that will launch Opa-locka’s “Community Gateways” project- a public arts project financed by the National Endowment of the Arts that will revitalize Opa-Locka with an award-winning team of national artists. Plan Beats would provide the entertainment through out the night until En Vogue performed their set.
I’ve known about Carnival Miami for some time but I’ve never attended before, but this year was going to be different. What an experience it was. The intricate costumes, the dancing to the beats of reggae and soca and of course how can I forget the food and drinks. All ingredients for a great Carnival experience. One that I won’t soon forget.
With rain ruining a lot of my photo shoots lately, I thought I would write a blog post about how I go about using Nik Software Filters. Like Photoshop actions or Lightroom presests, Nik Software has a suite of tools that help a photographer enhance their images. I do use some actions or presets but a lot what I use in my photographs to clean up or enhance are with Nik Software Filters.