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on Dec 23, 2013 in Moose's Camera Bag

Df Firewords

Nigh of Light Fireworks (click on image to see gallery) One of the great parts of Night of Lights is the firework show. It is done on the slopes and is gorgeous! We were there to just enjoy friends and the evening so shooting wasn’t a priority. Still shooting the Df at ISO3200, I switched lenses to the 24f1.4AFS, shot at f/1.4 and just enjoyed the evening. I was shooting haldheld, actually using just one hand so wanted a fast shutter speed. Knowing where the fireworks were being launched, I could tell when a shell was being shot off. I just framed up the Groomers Christmas tree and depressed the shutter release. I let the law of averages take care of the rest. Great show, enjoy the...

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on Dec 23, 2013 in Moose's Camera Bag

Df Hits the Stage

Saturday night was our annual Night of Lights here in Mammoth. It’s a grand seasonal celebration on the slopes attended last night by six thousand folks (the gondola ride up and back is always a hoot). Well as you can imagine, I took a camera, figuring it would be another good test for the Df loaded with the 58f1.4AFS. Between working in the crowds, shooting in 25degree temps on the snow and the total dark outside venue, figured it would be a challenge. Last year I shot it with the D4 / 24f1.4AFS so I knew what that combo would produced. So I have a baseline to compare to. I was ready to rock it. Now I’m no Allen Hess, Brad Moore or Drew Gurian (very talented shooters!) by any stretch of the imagination. My goal when shooting the band wasn’t anything more than to see what the Df / 58f1.4 would do in this dark world, hot lights and high ISO. Yeap, I shot at ISO3200 and I...

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on Dec 21, 2013 in Great Stuff

Moose’s Updates

Back in the old days, prior to the blog, we had Moose News, an email blast we’d send out with Moose news. Once the blog went live, Moose News went away. Recently, a bunch of folks have called the office asking how folks are able to sign up for our workshops before they are announced on the blog. It’s because folks who have already attended our workshop be emailed when we have new offerings. With so many receiving their emails on their smart device, many of asked why not bring back Moose News. Well, we came up with a simple email list using MailChimp. So, fill out the form below and when we have something like a new workshop (have two news ones coming in 2014) you’ll receive an email and be the first to know. No, you won’t receive a ton of emails from us so you will have to watch for those that come. We’re keeping it simple, hope to stay in touch with a whole bunch...

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on Dec 20, 2013 in Just Out!

Night Photography – Gabriel Biderman

I just finished my dear friend Gabe’s new book, Night Photography and it’s a great read! Gabe is just one of those rare folks who, with a simple introduction you’re best friends and when a camera is involved, a talented and inspired teacher. The Gabe we’ve come to know and laugh with is in this book cover to cover making it just a hoot to read. All you have to do is look at one of the photos of himself in the book to see what I mean! What Gabe does such a great job at is simply getting you out behind the camera at night making really fine image fast, easy and successfully. You might recognize Gabe’s name, or even his photo. He’s my personal shopper at B&H and has turned me on to many new and cool tools I share with you here on the blog. Well, now when it comes to Night Photography, he shares all of that knowledge with all of you. I’m not sure...

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