Patrick Ledbetter Photography: Blog en-us (C) Patrick Ledbetter Photography (Patrick Ledbetter Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:29:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:29:00 GMT Patrick Ledbetter Photography: Blog 113 120 New Facebook Travel Group


I've started a new public group on Facebook to showcase our travels around the world. The group is public so feel free to join and if you have pictures or video from your worldly travels, post it for all to see. Let's all share the traveling adventures!

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) facebook group public travel Sat, 07 Sep 2019 18:25:45 GMT
Upcoming cruise and Youtube I've been very busy with Youtube for the last few months. We recorded hundreds of gigs of video during our May 2019 Cuba cruise and I've been trying to get it all published before our August 2019 Alaska cruise but that's not going to happen; it's just too much video.

But if you're curious, here's the Youtube playlist from that cruise:

During that cruise, we also took a LOT of pictures, both on the ship and during the stops in Key West and Havana. I'm still working to get those posted as well so stay tuned.

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) alaska cruise cuba majesty of the seas ovation of the seas youtube Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:37:23 GMT
Digital download price reduction for a limited time! For my European and Caribbean galleries, I've reduced the price of the digital download to just $0.99 for a limited time!

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) caribbean digital download europe price reduction Mon, 31 Dec 2018 23:54:47 GMT
Heidelberg photos are up Our half day trip from Frankfurt down to Heidelberg to visit the historic city and castle.

Ottheinrichsbau on the rightOttheinrichsbau on the rightThe Ottheinrichsbau was built under Ottheinrich , after this 1556 had become Elector. The new palace was one of the first Renaissance buildings on German soil and is an important building of German Mannerism . For the Ottheinrichsbau older buildings were partially covered (glass hall building) or demolished (northern half of the Ludwigsbaues). In the east, the construction rests on the foundations of older buildings and on the outer defensive wall.

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) bridge castle city germany heidelberg historic river Thu, 27 Sep 2018 02:03:51 GMT
First pictures from Germany are up! The first batch of photos from our two week trip to Germany and the Czech Republic are up!

The View From AboveThe View From AboveThe main tower in Frankfurt, Germany

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) europe frankfurt germany historic landmark photos Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:20:17 GMT
Haven't done much lately I've been laying low.


We've moved recently, I've had a change in my day job (for the better), and most importantly, it's Summer!  In Orlando, the types of events I cover seem to slow down a little in the Summer, which is just fine for me because I get to play a little more golf and do other things.

For the back half of 2018, I know I have a few photo related events coming up.

Rod Steward at Amway for the Orlando Sentinel - End of July

Germany for two weeks! - First half of September (ton of pics and youtube videos will come from this)

EDC Orlando 2018 - Nov 9 & 10 (ton of pics and youtube videos will come from this too)

Elton John at Amway for the Orlando Sentinel - End of November


I recently started working for the Nocturnal Times website (replacement for the Orlando Weekly) so I'll do some occasional Dj concerts out at Gilt Nightclub for them.  That's about it for now.

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) photo summer update Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:57:03 GMT
All of the EDC 2017 pictures have been posted All of the EDC Orlando 2017 pictures are posted.  I'm now working on the youtube videos; I recorded over 155 gigs of 4k video during the two days.  I'm creating the videos in chronological order.


Here's the link for the videos:


The interviews are available as well:

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) edc edc orlando electric daisy carnival orlando Sun, 26 Nov 2017 22:59:25 GMT
2017 EDC Orlando pictures I shot over 2,500 pictures at EDC this year.  I've divided them into festival, friday and saturday.  The pics in the festival group are artists, the stages, generic crowd shots and so forth.  The other two groups are specific to the crowds and the individual or group photos.


After the photos are up, I have 5 interviews to cut and post to Youtube and then last but not least, I recorded 155 gigs of 4k resolution video of EDC between both days so I'll be posting Youtube videos for some time to come.



(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) edc orlando electric daisy carnival orlando Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:47:04 GMT
2017 EDC Orlando lineup by stage Here it is.  The 2017 EDC Orlando lineup by stage.


EDC Orlando 2017Lineup for Kinetic Field, Circuit Grounds and Neon Garden

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) edc edc orlando electric daisy carnival orlando Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:09:27 GMT
Halloween Pub Crawl on October 20 at Wall Street Plaza Looks like I'll be back at Wall Street Plaza on Oct 20 2017 to cover the Halloween pub crawl.  This one should be big so there should be a lot of pictures created from this one.  It'll be for the Orlando Sentinel so I have to wait 30 days before I can post them on my site.

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) halloween orlando pub crawl Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:29:48 GMT
EDC is coming up We're finally back up after Hurricane Irma in Orlando.  A full week with no internet or TV and it sucked!


So EDC is getting closer and closer.  I have two confirmed interviews lined up and I'm still working on a few more.  I'll be photographing Friday night of EDC or the Orlando Sentinel so I should have a lot of pictures and video to share afterwards.

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) edc edc orlando electric daisy carnival Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:54:34 GMT
My schedule coming up Edited 9/23/2017


So, here's where I'll be in the coming months.  (these are just the events I know about at this time)


Sept 24th through Oct 1st, out of the country on another cruise.  I'll be taking a ton of photos and video so lots of good content from that one.

Thurs, Oct 12.  Martin Garrix at UCF Arena for the Orlando Weekly.  I'm not sure on video at that one; we'll have to see.  Video at concerts is usually a no-no.

Sat, Oct 14.  LONG day for me.  The Dragon Boat Festival at Turkey Lake in the morning and then the Come Out With Pride parade in the afternoon at Lake Eola.  Tons of photo and video from both of those. top it off, BRUNO MARS at Amway that night.  Assuming I get approved for the credential request.  I'll be running around like crazy that day.

Fri, Oct 20.  Halloween Pub Crawl in Downtown Orlando.  Covering this one for the Orlando Sentinel.

Sat, Oct 21.  Tim McGraw and Faith at Amway for the Orlando Weekly.

Tue, Nov 14.  Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull at Amway.  This was originally scheduled for Sept during my cruise but they pushed it back a while so now I can cover it.  This *should* be for the Orlando Weekly but waiting for confirm from the music editor.

Sun, Nov 19.  Marc Anthony at Amway.  This one should also be for the Orlando Weekly but need confirm from the music editor.

Sat, Nov 25.  The Central Florida Auto Show at the Orange County convention center for the Orlando Sentinel.


(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) events gigs orlando photography things coming up where i'll be Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:09:07 GMT
Website changes I've changed the look and layout of the front page of this site to more accurately describe the site, pictures and my overall photographic interests.  Let me know what you think:




(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) website Mon, 04 Jul 2016 18:54:21 GMT
Southern Caribbean Cruise 2016 pictures I'm starting to get some of the pictures from the Memorial Day week Southern Caribbean cruise posted.


Wide open Caribbean Sea. Adventure of the Seas - Southern Caribbean Cruise - Memorial Day week 2016Wide open Caribbean SeaAdventure of the Seas - Southern Caribbean Cruise - Memorial Day week 2016

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) aruba beach bonaire cruise curacao fun pictures royal caribbean snorkling sun video Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:08:42 GMT
The Palazzo Vecchio gallery from Florence Italy is finally up I finally got around to finish this gallery in Lightroom and posting the pictures to the portfolio.  I still have to go through them and edit the titles and captions but that'll have to wait.  We're about to set sail on another cruise and I'll be taking a ton of pictures and video in the caribbean and then I'll have to have to sift through all of that before I can get back to finishing the Italy galleries.


And I still have to post the pictures from the Duomo in Florence.   Add in the regular work for the Orlando Weekly that'll start back up after the cruise and I just don't have enough hours in the week.  After this cruise, the next big trip isn't until the Spring of 2018 when we go to Germany so hopefully I'll be caught up by then....



Palazzo Vecchio - Picture - 8Palazzo Vecchio - Picture - 8

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) bells city council duke cosimo medici florence historic italy landmark medici museum palazzo palazzo vecchio pitti tower Sat, 21 May 2016 23:30:12 GMT
Santa Maria Maggiore gallery is up Santa Maria Maggiore - Picture - 2Santa Maria Maggiore - Picture - 2

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) church historic italy landmark pope rome santa maria maggiore Thu, 21 Apr 2016 01:19:00 GMT
Angelo's Italian Kitchen Food Truck

I did a small photo shoot for a friend yesterday who's launching a new food truck in Orlando.  Angelo's Italian Kitchen On Wheels.

If you're in Orlando, be on the lookout for some real Italian in a food truck!

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) angelos italian kitchen food truck orlando Sun, 10 Apr 2016 13:00:15 GMT
Finished the Blue Grotto gallery I finished the Blue Grotto gallery from our November 2015 trip to Italy.

Inside the Blue Grotto without a flash - 1st picture The picture is slightly out of focus because the Nikon was having trouble focusing in the pitch black cave. It really is an amazing sight and AdobeInside the Blue Grotto without a flash - 1st pictureThe picture is slightly out of focus because the Nikon was having trouble focusing in the pitch black cave. It really is an amazing sight and Adobe Lightroom helped me bring out the natural blues in the water.

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) blue grotto capri historic italy landmark pictures Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:01:16 GMT
The Italy Videos are finally finished and ready for viewing

The videos are a collection of clips from two different cell phones and two different DSLR cameras.  The eleven videos are not in chronological order but I did indicate date and location inside each video.

Hope you enjoy them.  We'll be back in the Caribbean in May 2016 so I'll have plenty of video to post after that trip. 

(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) capri florence italy naples pisa pompeii rome sorrento videos youtube Sun, 14 Feb 2016 22:18:02 GMT
Packing up the pictures and moving to a new platform Today, I started the process to move my personal portfolio to a new hosting platform.  I have to deal with over 2,000 pictures so it'll take me a while to get everything situated and full tagged.  I hope you like the new layout and please reach out through the contact form and say hello.


(Patrick Ledbetter Photography) new platform website Mon, 18 Jan 2016 19:32:56 GMT