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How To: keep EXIF on HDR photos using Photoshop

The problem with HDR photos and panoramas is that editing strip the resulting files of their EXIF data. Here is a simple video detailing the different steps to keep the EXIF data in your files. The format that you use for saving does not influence the end result. I hope it helped. Thank you for watching! Happy new Year 2010!!...

Curious sides of Krista - Toronto Actress, by David Giral Photography

Editorial Portrait: The curious sides of Krista Lee Watson

Before I start to explain the process used to create the above photograph, I wanted to thank Krista (an actress from Toronto whom I met during a Lighting Essentials workshop, visit her website here) for being such a good sport having endured the cold temperature of Montreal at the end of November with such grace. She is a fun and dynamic person fun to work with. This specific photo was taken at the end of the shooting and as we were about to walk back to...

Photograph of a snowy backyard taken on the plateau mont-royal neighborhood on christmas eve

Making Of: A Snowy backyard somewhere on the Plateau Mont-Royal – Montreal

Since I got to Montreal in 1997, I've always been fascinated by those backyard alleys, and specifically those who display a lot of symmetry. The brickworks of many old buildings make for a great interest too. This specific photo was taken on Christmas Eve 2009 on a fairly overcast weather. I used a Nikon D300 and a Sigma 10-20mm all zoomed out at 10mm to make sure I captured the whole scene. I used a tripod to be able to stay at low ISO. The exposure...

Blue Hour on Vancouver Skyline, Bristish Columbia, Canada

Landscape Photography :Top 10 Photos of 2009

Each year brings new challenges and 2009 was no exception. Here is the top 10 photos published on my photostream on Flickr in 2009: Ranked 10 | The hilly Streets of San-Francisco II | HDR/RAW Ranked 9 |  Classic Seattle Skyline,  Washington, USA Ranked 8 | Spooky Evening in Bodie, California, USA | RAW Ranked 7 | San Francisco at Night from Russian Hill, California, USA Ranked 6 | Rush Hour on Rue Royale, Paris, France Ranked 5 | Blue Hour on Hawthorne Bridge and Portland, Oregon | DRI Ranked 4 |...

Macy's Store at the Blue Hour, San Francisco

Making Of: Macy’s Store – San Francisco

During my last trip to San Francisco, I had the opportunity to take a few photos at the blue hour in San Francisco before heading out on a road trip to Seattle, Wa. The photo above was taken at Union Square and pictures the amazing facade of Macy's store along Geary Street. The three photos used were taken at 13mm with a Sigma 10-20mm lens mounted on a D300 and a Gitzo tripod. Exposures ranged from 1.6, 0.8 and 6s. The particular challenge with this pĥoto was to...