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on Oct 21, 2016 in Aviation

Wings Over Houston Tips for Speed

Wings Over Houston, one of our favorite airshows, is this weekend and some questions about what tips I might have to offer. Below are some thoughts one bringing life to your images, motion to your stills. Realizing most learn best from watching rather than reading, I have three classes on KelbyOne that will help you: Kelby Class on Aviation Photography, Pilot Portraits and The Art of Air to Air and especially Finishing. And if you want a sense of what’s happening at Wings Over Houston, be sure to watch Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them which was filmed at Wings Over Houston! These techniques apply to ALL moving subjects not just planes! Start with understanding that shooting unrestricted is essential! My airshow set up this year consists of...

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on Oct 20, 2016 in Wildlife Photography

Which Way to Turn?

Which format, horizontal or vertical tells the story best of this Red Squirrel munching? It was a pretty easy photo to take. The Red Squirrel had his mind on one thing, food. Getting close with the D5 / 300PF was easy, real easy so then after that challenge comes the question, which way to turn? I have a favorite based on the action, background and light. When it comes up in your viewfinder, do you know which way to turn? If you don’t and if the opportunity presents itself, take it both ways and then look at the photo later in the hopes you’ll start teaching yourself which works best for your storytelling. Because there are times when you don’t have the luxury of shooting it both ways so you must commit. It’s a question that never goes away … which way to...

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on Oct 19, 2016 in Random Thoughts

Amazing New Nikon Glass

I’ve personally not seen these lenses, but I’m told they are just as amazing as the new 105f1.4 AFS. Here’s the official info PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED (Nikon’s first Tilt/Shift Lens) Product 20065 Control perspective, focus and depth of field like never before with the first NIKKOR PC lens that can be tilted parallel or perpendicular to shift. (Depending on the combination of shift and rotation, operation may be restricted by mechanical interference between the lens and the camera). Its ultra-wide 19mm angle of view and superb image quality make it ideal for landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, interiors, panoramas and fine art photography and filmmaking. Bend perspective to match your vision. AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Product 20063 The new benchmark for fast telephoto zoom lenses, and a powerhouse for low—light, sports, wildlife, concerts, weddings, portraits, and everyday shooting. With improvements across the board—optical formula, handling, weather sealing, and VR image stabilization-this is truly a dream lens for pros, hobbyists, FX and DX shooters...

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on Oct 19, 2016 in Friday Thoughts, Moose's Print Lab

Moose Print Lab Weekend

Dates: 25-26 March, 2017 Time: 9am – 4pm Location: Westin Resort, Mammoth Lakes, CA Price: $395* Limit to 20 participants What to bring: Camera gear, computer, images and passion Registration: Sharon Peterson 661.204.1506 *2 nights stay at Westin required for this...

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