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on Mar 27, 2014 in Camera Tech

The Slot Canyon Experience

This was my first adventure into Slot Canyon but I wasn’t totally unaware of the conditions I’d be shooting in. The first thing is, you have to have a guide as it is Navajo Tribal lands. I went with one I had only heard good things about, Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours. Our guide was Stetson and he did a great job for us (pointing out all the great photo vantage points)! You start by going to their facility where you load up in their vehicles and then head down the hwy and to Antelop Cyn. You then have the 3.5mile drive up the very sandy wash to Slot Cyn. Above you see the entrance to the canyon. It’s not very big. Now there are two basic tours, the one hour tour and the two hour photo tour. The difference? Besides the time, the two hour tour, they push folks (very, very politely but their words) out so you can get the shot. I went with the one hour...

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on Mar 26, 2014 in WRP Ed Zone

Click2Click – NYC!

14-15 June, that’s right, Click2Click is going on the road! Our first stop is the Big Apple, NYC! This is a two day, very intensive course to give you the knowledge and confidence to take your camera and make those great images you desire to tell your story. We start in the classroom getting to know our cameras. We then go out for very targeted photography to make the shots to learn more about our cameras. Finally, we’re back in the classroom taking our photographs we just took into the Digital Darkroom to learn how we finish what we started when we went click. The price is $695 for the NYC course (includes instruction only). We start 0830 on Saturday, finish around 1700 on Sunday (we finish both days around 1700). This is a two day, 18hrs course for just 12 folks and we have 3 openings! You will need to bring just your camera body, basic lens, computer, functioning brain and energy. The class itself is being help...

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on Mar 26, 2014 in Gear Head Wed

GearHead Wednesday 14-11

Got a gear question you want answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. Questions are still a little light this week, I’m sure you’ve got them, ask them! Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. So here’s this weeks questions …. Hello Moose, I’ve got a gear head question. I would like to take the exposure accuracy and details of my sunrise/sunset landscape images to the next level, but not with post production sliders. I realize its time to learn how to use neutral graduated filters to increase the quality of my images. I’m thinking about purchasing one Singh-Ray filter to start with. Can you recommend a good f-stop density for my first filter? nothing super slow like a 10-stop, I want...

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on Mar 25, 2014 in Camera Tech

D4s & Slot Canyon

There are a lot of successful strategies to photographing Slot Canyon, I went with my favorite, the KISS strategy. I went in with just the D4s / 18-35AFS, ISO set to ISO1600 and shot handheld until they kicked me out. Just shy of 1000 images in our hour, I deleted very few images. I’ve never done this before, just cranked up the ISO and went for it and to say I was very pleased with the results is an understatement. The D4s / 18-35AFS worked perfectly and shooting without a tripod the perfect solution. It was just that simple....

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