It looks like Prague is becoming the meeting center for a lot of #photographers around the world. Last weekend it was visited by +Elia Locardi and +Miroslav Petrasko (which I had shoot with).

This photo was taken from Zizkovsky broadcast tower. Took a lot of patience and luck as it is with all landscapes photographers. The tower itself is in reconstruction and it’s observatory was so dirty. Dust everywhere, two pieces of thick, dirty and scratched glass you have to shoot through. Do you know what is the worst part? Light was just happening! The sunset was so awesome, beautiful clouds beautiful view but not good conditions to shoot in.

Anyway we found out some ways how to get good photos out of it and it worked in some situations. I’ll post more photos from this walk soon.

Prague Castle

Miroslav Petrasko is great HDR photographer from Slovakia, you can check his work right here, and was visiting Prague. We managed to do a photowalk together and captured some really nice images. We started out at Railroad bridge but unfortunately I got card error and all my images from the beginning of walk are gone 😦 I was upset because one of the finest photos were there …

Anyway, we were shooting sunset above Prague from Žižkovsky transmitter. Too bad there was a reconstruction and everything was dirty including glass we were shooting through. Here is one of the better images I took.

Sunset above Prague

KI: Michael Levin from Brad Kremer on Vimeo.

A lot of people get longer lenses just because they can get closer to their subject. I don’t argue with them but they don’t realize with zooming in the perspective changes also. If you don’t know what I’m talking about just check this video.

Today this is probably the best social network for photographers. There is a lot of vibe around it and if you don’t basically know anything about it go and check this video from Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski and Kalebra Kelby about G+.

I’m starting on G+ right now and getting more and more involved. If you don’t know too much about it go and check out Colby Brown’s book here.

You can find my profile right here, I’m really looking forward to this experience with new social network.

Both companies came out with their flagships in DSLRs and some people were arguing which one is better. Two guys made a comparison video listed bellow this text and you can check it on your own.

I was shooting with both and to be honest, 1D X is awesome camera and I wouldn’t switch to D4. As a last thing I’d like to say just one simple sentence. Camera doesn’t make a picture, photographer does.

A quick picture from a walk I did after work. Panorama made from 2 source photos, no HDR, just a bit LR processing, sharpening and Color Efex 4 by Nik Software.

Observer

Prague is a beautiful city. There are so many things everybody can do and it’s very tourist-friendly oriented. Almost all the time I’m shooting I want to do it during dawn. It is somehow different than dusk, light looks better at least for me, there aren’t many people outside, streets are calm. After few times doing this I’d pick shooting at sunrise in 90% over sunset shoot. This means not getting enough sleep and waking up early. On the other hand, images look a lot better.

I’ll make tomorrow a shot video about processing this HRD shot so stay tuned-in. Click on photo larger and better view.