We had a snow storm blow through this morning, perfect opportunity to shoot a little and create a little teaching video. Flash is a must in such lighting so flash fill was used, but in a way you might not expect. You’ll have to watch the Moose Cam to see what I mean. Of course, the fact the use of flash isn’t obvious is the key.
What’s bringing the birds in like this Clark’s Nutcracker? On the other side of the branch is a suet feeder. It is attached so when shooting, you can’t see it. But the birds can find it.
And here’s the bird that’s in the video, a female White-headed Woodpecker. It was 19 degrees, quite windy and great shooting!
We heard from alot of you this week, alot! There is a real thirst for information about photography and in particular, wildlife photography. I’m more than happy to quench that thirst by producing these short videos to help the education process and posting them for you to take advantage for FREE but they’ve got to be worth my time. So here’s the deal, I produce and post the videos, you tell your friends to come to the blog. and watch them The more we see the numbers rise, the more videos (better quality than this) I’ll make time to post. No one is paying for these to be made, no pay for the increased traffic. I just want to know that the time I’m spending to produce them is time well spent. RC & I have a lot of new plans in this regard, up to you how much we act on. Oh yeah, you might want to see this video, here you go.
On a similar note, I’m very thrilled to promote my good bud Joe McNally’s new lighting workshop. I have no doubt it will be filled within a few days. I wanted to go but I think Joe picked dates he knew I couldn’t make. Go out with your camera and make it a great weekend!
Photos captured by D3, 600VR on Lexar UDMA digital film
Moose Cam captured by P6000 on Lexar UDMA digital film