Cambodia and Angkor Wat Photos, 2011

One of the foreigners I met was a more experienced photographer, and he is one of the ones who told me to keep my ISO set to 100. That’s why so many of these shots are dark and came out poorly. If I had actually used my ISO the way it’s meant to be used, instead of being some sort …

Some More Bangkok 2011 Photos

You may notice I don’t have many pictures of people. Mostly it’s just because the subject matter I prefer to shoot is nature and architecture. These are the last photos of my time in Bangkok before heading to Cambodia. My trip was wrapping up at this point.    

The Beginning of my Love Affair with Rain

This would be the first time I used my Canon to take photographs of rain. And shooting rain is definitely my favorite. It took a few more opportunities and a couple more years before I really figured out a good approach. The trick that I use for shooting rain, for those of you who don’t want to wait, is to …

Floating on the Thailand Clouds

The time: August, 2011. The place: Koh Phangan, island in Thailand. I took a lot of pictures of clouds, because I really like clouds. As I mentioned elsewhere, I played around with the dials and levers in Camera RAW to achieve some surrealistic effects with many of these. No Photoshop on any of these, only Camera RAW. These first few …

Bangkok and Beyond, 2011

As you can see, I was quite excited about my new camera, and was taking pictures everywhere I went. On occasion, I would get pictures that had something “wrong” with them, as a pro might say. Lots of noise or overexposure would ruin an otherwise good shot, such as the one below with the moving train. What I’ve learned is …

Welcome to Thailand

In Thailand I honed my Camera RAW techniques and learned how to shoot lightning. Some of my photos have a “Nathan T Warne Photography” watermark in the upper left corner. I made this on my own a year or two after shooting the originals by improvising with Photoshop actions. There are definitely better techniques for creating watermarks, since some of …

My Last Shots of Seattle

As you can see, my camera was slightly wobbly when I shot that view of the Space Needle. I have since learned how to stabilize, use the ISO, etc. to shoot more effectively in the dark. Below are a few of the last shots I took before flying off to Thailand.

Enter the DSLR

I got my Canon 60D in the middle of July, 2011, just before my trip to Thailand. I bought my first kit in a camera store in Seattle, though the same package is still available on Amazon for almost the same price.My kit included the body and the 18-200mm lens. The store had a 2-year warranty that covered anything and …