I’m on a photo workshop right now with Photo Quest Adventures exploring Easter Island. The Moai statues are magical and great subjects for photography. Topaz Adjust 5 is working well with adding some snap to many of the images. We are also using Alien Skin Exposure 3 to add some great effects to sunsets…the Velvia action is a favorite.
Speedlights are a travel photographer’s best friend. Time and again scenes photograph better with a little help from flash. For the shot above, a SB900 was triggered off-camera using a SU800 transmitter, and a warming gel was on the flash to add some earthy tones to the image.
Another fascinating aspect of this island are the Rapa Nui people. At one point their numbers dwindled to 111 people on the island, but today their culture lives on. We were lucky to photograph a couple Rapa Nui in ceremonial dress at sunset, a very special shoot. I shot my Nikon 85 1.4, my favorite portrait lens. I used one SB900 off-camera and darkened the background exposure 1 1/2 stops for this shot.