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How I Shot My Favorite Photo of All Time

Here’s a quick video with some behind the scenes footage and photos from Erawan Falls, Thailand where I shot one of my favorite photos of all time. There’s a lot more to the story than I was able to cram into a three-minute video, but I’ll spare you the details about breaking into a dormitory to find a bed for the night and missing the bus back into town and get right to the point! Enjoy, and please leave some comments or questions for me below!


Date: December 14, 2011
Location: Erawn Falls National Park, Thailand

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length: 35mm

Exposure: 2.0s
Aperture: f22.0
ISO: 50 (L)

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Slow Shutter Waterfall - Erawan Falls, Thailand

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Some clips filmed with GoPro’s Hero2.
Music By: Danger Dust (alstonemusic@gmail.com)
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My Digital Workflow For Photography

What you are about to read is how I organize and maintain my workflow with digital photography. Like everything else I share on my blog, this system has been developed and refined over several years and works really well for me. With this system I can upload, sort, select, and edit hundreds and hundreds of photos in a matter of minutes. I doubt my system will work for everyone, but hopefully it will work for some of you—or at least give you some tips on how you can tweak and improve your own digital workflow.

Equipment Used In This Tutorial:
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Memory Card: SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash 30MB/s, 32GB
Card Reader: FireWire 800/400 UDMA Reader
Computer: Apple MacBook Pro
Hard Drive: Western Digital external, 2TB
Programs: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Bridge CS4, TextEdit

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