Photos of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is here. I have been hiding indoors for 6 hours. The storm is so crazy insane, the entire state of Florida is stuck in a wind tunnel. There is a lot of damage from what I can see in through the balcony. The entire building is shaking all you hear is the roar of mother nature. Cranes are falling down streets are flooded, mass chaos and destruction is happening as I write this post. Here are some images and some footage of the early stages of Hurricane Irma.

Mother nature always wins.

I shot this photos with my Nikon D800 and my favorite lens ever Nikon 24-85mm.

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How to shoot the sunrise

In this video, I go to shoot the sunrise in Miami Beach. Even though I was late to the fun, I was still able to get some good shots. This just shows you what happens when you hesitate, if you snooze you loose. Another lesson learned in the photography game.

You can’t get lazy when it comes to shooting the sunrise or the sunset because that’s exactly how you will miss out on the awesomeness nature has to show you. However, if you hustle you can still get the job done.

I shot the image in the video with my Nikon D800 and my Nikon 14-24mm on my MeFOTO tripod.

If you are looking for an easier way to edit your images, you can check out my Ultimate Lightroom Preset Collection.

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How to Document Everything

I love photography, there is no question about that. There is something about documenting the world passing you by. Change is constant and without us documenting life itself, we would forget what the past looked like. Photographers are so important in this world for that reason alone.

It is the photos from the past that make our present and our future that much better.

As simple as this lifeguard tower might seem to someone, it is part of my history, and one day 30-40 years from now, I will look at this photos and remember how different times were.

I shot the images with my Nikon D800 and my Nikon 24-85mm with a 10 stop ND filter on my MeFOTO tripod.

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Shooting the Miami Skyline

Just like any other night, yesterday I grabbed my camera and headed out the door. I was so happy to go skate around and also to catch a nice sunset. The night before the sunset was epic, full of color, it looked like a crayon box had melted in the sky.

I met up with my friend Luis Enrique, and the night did not disappoint. It was not colorful like the previous night, however, it was nice and moody, the wind was blowing giving the night a really cool mood. It felt like I was walking through an amusement park at night.

I also got to fly my Mavic Pro so the evening was just epic. Check out the video to watch behind the scenes. I shot this with my Nikon D800 and my Nikon 70-200 lens. (this lens is super sharp) I shot all this on my baby tripod, I love this thing, I’m telling you it comes in handy without having to carry around a big heavy one.

You can see this exact location on my Top 10 Places to Photograph in Miami Beach article.

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Miami Drone Photos

The sky was on fire like a bomb went off in the distance. It was insane. Luckily I had my drone and I was able to get some really cool footage. I love days like this intense.  The cloud formations were just perfect. I shot all these photos with my Mavic Pro and edited them with my new DJI Lightroom Presets. For having such a small sensor, the camera on the Mavic Pro works great.

Miami sunsets are always epic. 

Here is a video giving you my top 10 drone photography tips. This is how I take all my drone images.

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Sunset over the City

I was at one of my favorite spots to shoot in Miami Beach when the sun started going down. It was so big I wanted to try and capture its scale. I quickly switched my lens to my Nikon 70-200mm zoomed all the way in and got this shot.

When you zoom all the way in using a zoom lens, is what we call compressing a shot. That means you bring the background into the front of the image giving it a very unique look. You also make background elements appear bigger then they actually are by using this technique.

I shot it with my Nikon D800. Shortly after the sun set I started shooting some cool night shots with my favorite wide angle.


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