Blue is talking about his chase of the Aurora at the IPS lecture next Wednesday, September 17th. The photo society of the IMF and World Bank, the IPS is celebrating its 45th season with this opening keynote lecture by Blue. Members-only, unfortunately! Click here to read his notes for Wednesday's presentation.
Bracketing: HDR that does NOT look like HDR
Bracketed work by Seanie Blue is made up of 5, 7 or 9 frames per image, run through a blending software, and then edited in Lightroom 5. Every effort has been made to prevent these images from looking like "HDR" over-processing that floods the Web. For a gallery of bracketed shots, CLICK HERE. To buy Blue's illustrated book on bracketing, click on the next photograph!
Frankenstein's bride, a novel
Seanie Blue's rewriting of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is halfway done. The book is at 45,000 words and covers Mary's conception of her monster as she travels with Byron and her lover Percy to Switzerland into terrible weather caused by global warming.
You can read an excerpt by clicking here.
Behind every producer . . .
. . . and every photogapher, or video head, or special efx geek, or musician, or painter, or poet, there has to be a storyteller. This is the number one necessity: a story. And Mr. Blue despite all his other dabblings to critical acclaim is always going to be a person who tells stories. The cameras and operas and theatres and gangs are all designed to make him keep telling stories. You can click here to start reading or listening to his tales.
Brother Grimm, a Musical
A musical about the elder of the two Brothers Grimm is under way, authored by Sandra Bishop, Seanie Blue and Peter Fox. The first song is recorded and mixed and is called "Lollipop," about Hansel and Gretel and the lovely witch next door. Music video is complete, and on the verge of release. You'll see it here first!
"Lavender Ladies" music video for Duskwhales
Sean's latest music video is about to be released as the Duskwhales head out on their biggest tour.
Shooting Whales: How a band sounds LIVE
The Duskwhales are a dynamic, mesmerizing threesome from Manassas. They've become tight after five years of playing, but only one of their members is drinking age: this is a young band with a huge future. Their songs are brilliant. Sean wanted to show how good they sounded in concert, so he brought them to the Crashbox in Sterling and recorded a four-song set with five cameras, twelve lights and one audio engineer. The result is a spectacular 12-minute movie.