St. Johns River by Heather Hummel

St. Johns River by Heather Hummel
St. Johns River by Heather Hummel Photography

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Featured Photographer Keith Cuddeback AKA "Captain Photo"

International School of Management – Sydney – Australia
Nikon D90, Tokina 11-17mm lens @ 11 mm. Handheld three shot bracket, f5, 1/40 sec, ISO 200. 
Processed in Photomatix Pro, Adobe Lightroom and NIK color efex pro.
Instead of agonizing over which of my fabulous "more real than life" images to send, I'm submitting one I processed and posted over the weekend, The International School of Management in Sydney... it's pretty representative of the kind of work I do.  Although, I also do nice landscapes like the one of the Flatirons in Boulder, CO, and the Grand Canyon with Double Rainbow.

I've been a photographer for 35 years. Only this year I finally retired from my Real Estate career to devote full time to my photography.  My website,, and my commitment  is about teaching other photographers how to make really stunning HDR images with a minimum investment in hardware, software, and time. The HDR learning curve is huge to make great HDR images with the usual methods we find in HDR tutorials all over the web. Only the super committed photographer will spend the time to learn and practice to get to a competent level of creating HDR that doesn't suffer from the typical flaws that most HDR photographs exhibit. I can make it much easier for beginning HDR enthusiasts to get into the game and get satisfying results immediately. My FREE HDR Newsletter always has the latest of what I'm teaching and working on.

iPhoneography is also a passion of mine. These pocket devices are just amazing! When I run across a new photo app that's really great or if I've figured out a way to do something that many are wanting to learn about, I'll write a blog post in the iPhoneography category.

Keith Cuddeback aka "Captain Photo" Bio:
I have been taking photographs for 35 years. Ansel Adams was still alive then and he was my mentor and inspiration.  Landscape photography has always been my passion.  Today I feel ready to offer the world my style &vision via my photography. People tell me that the images I create seem more real than life, so I'm borrowing that expression as the tagline for this blog. Please enjoy the pretty pictures. It brings be much pleasure making them.

If you're a photographer with an image and a story to submit, email Heather at


  1. Thank you for featuring me on your new blog Heather. This is a fabulous idea of yours to showcase your photographer friends here. How nice that we met in Monterey on the photo-walk with Trey Ratcliff last Spring!

    1. Happy to launch My Photographer Friends' blog featuring the one and only Captain Photo!

  2. Great post Heather. Keith, I love the photo's, and hope to be able to get to the point you are with the HDR shots. I have been a fan of them ever since they came to be, but have yet to try my hand at it. I think I will look to your page for advice in the near future. Thanks to you both.