16Feb

Back in Podcast-land with info & updates




Finally jumping back into another PhotoGuru Podcast after being loaded down the past few months finishing a 65,000 word, 225-page book on Exposure.  It is due out later this year, entitled “The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure“, and published by Amphoto, a division of Watson-Guptill (now Random House)


It’s gonna be a great book, I’m very proud of it, and if you want to get a grip on photographic exposure, pick up a copy- I’ll also be glad to sign any copies if I run into you at a workshop, event, lecture, or book signing.

The book is up on Amazon.com for pre-orders @:
http://www.amazon.com/seanarbabi

or at Target:
http://www.target.com/BetterPhoto-Guide-Exposure/dp/0817435549

My blog/podcast is a shortie but a goodie as far as Podcasts go, with updates on my travels, shoots, workshops, and more.  I’ve also included two images tying into my podcast.  The first is a screenshot of Adobe Bridge, part of Photoshop CS3 and a place to view image files before opening them.

The second image is an older sunset image from Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, near Yaki Point at the South Kaibab trailhead.  The original image was well-exposed, but the film could not handle the wide range from sunset highlights to shadow detail in the canyon, so I re-worked it in Photoshop CS3 to pull out more detail and a wider dynamic range of light.

Listen away folks- peace, love, and cashflow homies….



09Jan

My almost cover on Rangefinder magazine- Dec 2007


Rangefinder magazine ran a nice piece on “the Ones that GOT AWAY- a look at some recent ALMOST COVERS” – my shot of the pier at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park almost made the May ’07 cover.

Ya win some, ya lose some- it’s part of the deal as a commercial travel photographer in a very competitive industry….argh.


15Nov

Via magazine cover

Just wanted to share my Via magazine cover in their November/ December 2007 issue.  Via is the magazine for AAA (Automobile Association of America), one of the biggest travel magazines in the US (2-5 million circulation depending on the edition), but many aren’t as familiar with it since it’s not on newsstands.


I shot this image last September at dusk, using my medium format Fuji 680 III camera, at the Treebones Resort along the Big Sur coast (just north of the Hearst Castle by about 30 minutes).  These structures are called “Yurts” and are circular canvas tent-style cabins, rustic but very comfortable (with heaters, porches, windows and beds). I waited ’til after sunset when the ambient light of dusk balanced with the interior lights from the Yurts.  Using a wide-angle lens and a two-stop graduated neutral density filter, I set my f-stop to a small aperture around f/32 and clicked the shutter (probably around 2 to 4 seconds) using film- then created a high-resolution scan to turn it into a digital file.

The Treebones is a great place to get away from it all and watch Whales migrate up and down the California coast.  They also have offer wonderful dinner menu with great cooks.  Call 877-4-BIGSUR for reservations.

01Jul

Making the best of every situation, Neat Image, Gorilla Pods, BetterPhoto.com, PhotoGuru.tv



I’ve started my Podcast through PhotoGuru.tv and iTunes (discussing all aspects of photography), and jump into a variety of issues for this podcast/blog- everything from a nice photo tip, to a cool software program plug-in called NeatImage (for Photoshop CS2 and CS3), as well as recommending fun new tripod for your camera called Gorilla Pods.

I also talk about the benefits of online workshops, and much more. Check it out photo dudes and dudettes….


01Jun

PhotoGuru and you…


This is our first
Podcast for PhotoGuru and I hope you all enjoy it and look forward to many more.

Over the following months and years, I’ll be posting Podcasts on our upcoming television show “PhotoGuru with Sean Arbabi”, keeping you all up-to-date on our progress to get our show to the airwaves.


I’ll also be sharing with you all my life as a commercial travel photographer, running my business “Arbabi Imagery“.  I’ll talk about recent shoots, challenges, upcoming workshops, published work, and upload images from my experiences.

Click on the link above to listen to our first Podcast loaded May 2007.


peace, love, and cashflow….