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on Nov 25, 2013 in Moose's Camera Bag

P7800 & WU-1a

The more and more I use and play with the Coolpix P7800, the more I really like it! The image quality for such a simple capture device is simply amazing. And it’s so much fun to shoot with, I went and got WU-1A Wireless unit. It’s a small unit, I mean small and it runs off the batter of the P7800 so it’s not got a huge range. But when using with the Nikon WMU App, you can remotely fire and if you wish, upload images to your smart device. Neither the WU-1A nor the app are meant to be or are as sophisticated as say the Cam Ranger for the D4, nor are they the same price. How could you make great use of this simple technology? You could place it as a remote on a bird feeder to get them use to a camera while at the same time spying on who is coming in. You could set up the P7800 behind you and take BTS, project...

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on Nov 22, 2013 in Landscape Photography

Hoar Frost & Color

There is a magic to the color of white when you find it in landscape photography. The eye grabs on to it and than takes every other color in view and puts it on a higher level. Working the hoar frost in Yosemite, the icing lining all the meadow grasses along with the ever changing mist made for simple killer images. Standing on the edge of the meadow, shooting in with the D4 / 80-400VR3, we simply looked for the pattern that worked and...

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on Nov 22, 2013 in Landscape Photography

Subject KISS

I don’t profess to have the answer, but at least for my own photography, I have a hint. I’m using as an example these two photos with the simple topic, fall color. When it comes to telling the story and keeping it simple, quantity comes into play. Quantity comes in many flavors, quantity as in percentage of area and quantity as in sheer numbers. We can use either one of these by themselves or in combination but that danger is the lack of or over use of the subject. And I think the answer I like to use in solving this question is your imagination. I think that the more we can tap into the viewer’s imagination, the less we can have of the subject and still smack them between the eyes with the subject. The more the imagination, the more the storytelling takes over. Both photos were taken D4 / 58f1.4AFS so they are “normal” and they both have the same subject. But they both have different quantity....

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on Nov 20, 2013 in WRP Ed Zone

Visual Storytelling, a 30yr Journey and Counting

A few weeks ago, the opportunity of my lifetime, ever!, was afforded me by some of the best to do what I do best, tell stories. The Texas Flying Legends Museum made it possible for the Kelby Training crew to tag along with me and film our first documentary. The subject of our film, well I can honestly say it has nothing to with f/stops and shutter speeds. Nope, it’s about a higher plane of photography and life, sacrifice above self. How the today’s legendary pilots flying legendary aircraft honor those legends from the past. “Betty’s Dream” is making a run on enemy transport like it has done so many times in the past, having racked up an impressive score sinking enemy ships. All of a sudden it’s jumped by a zero. Betty’s top turret spins into action and is blasting away at the Zero when a P-40 appears that was flying top cover to make the final kill. While I love to tell that story verbally, I would...

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on Nov 20, 2013 in Just Out!

Samy’s Tonight – Come On Down!

It’s FREE and I’m here for you! Lexar was kind enough to bring me in for a 3hr evening presentation about photography. Critters, landscapes, aviation, lenses, bodies, f/stops and a whole lot more. It’s free, I hope to see you there!!! Click on the banner for all the...

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