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on Aug 17, 2017 in Aviation

Such a Day!

What a spectacular day! My good friend Michael arranged for the Nikon Owners Group from Grays of Westminister to spend a day at the Shuttleworth Collection. The great collection of flying aircraft at Shuttleworth was only part of the attraction of the event. It was the friendships, old and new with the folks that make it a stand out. There is so much I’ll have to continue this story later. I just wanted to get a post up to say to all,...

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on Aug 16, 2017 in Random Thoughts

Learning Opportunities Await!

Photography in large part is about growing personally and photographically just as much as capturing that amazing moment. Our Workshops and Adventures are geared to meet those common needs and a lot more. We have a couple of openings, one might just be what your photography and you need to grow! Many find the time in the vehicle and at meals just as helpful as behind the camera. I’m here to help you with YOUR photography. 29 Aug ’17 Photo Biz – Money from Photos 1 opening 18-23 Sept ’17 Palouse, WA 1 opening 09-13 Oct ’17 VT Fall Color filled 25-30 Oct ’17 Yellowstone filled 01-06 Nov ’17 Oregon Coast, OR filled 05-09 May ’18 Grand Canyon, AZ 1 opening 18-23 May ’18 Yellowstone 1 opening Want to sign up or have questions, give Sharon a call 661.204.1506. Look forward to shooting with...

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on Aug 16, 2017 in Aviation

Hanging with a Hurricane

Truly the unsung hero of The Battle of Britain, the Hurricane is an incredible aircraft built at the right time to defend a nation. The HAC is a flying example of this fighter half wood and half medal. Stationed here on the Duxford field just like it would have been during the war, well was simply a bit of an overwhelming site! My approach to photographing this iconic aircraft was pretty straight forward, lay down! Getting up a little bit of a challenge by once down, the photograph was pretty straight forward. One reason this worked so well was using the D5 / 24-70VR which provided some flexibility. The other was the incredibly clean backgrounds. So relating the tug or the great cloud was then a simple matter. After that, it was just the simple pleasure and honor of hanging with a...

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on Aug 16, 2017 in Random Thoughts

Photo Biz in Your Future?

Last time we offered this class was two years ago, don’t let it slip by you! Well, the next one is 29 Sept to 01 Oct at our office in Mammoth Lakes, CA. The price is $595 and has a seat left (class holds 8). This is a hard core class starting off with your showing a 30 image portfolio, then going shooting for profit. After that, the work really begins because you HAVE to come to class with a 1500 word article already written! Understand the focus is the editorial market place and how to succeed there to grow your business. So, you wanna make money from your camera, here ya go! To grab that last seat, give Sharon a call 760.924.8632 (plz leave a message and we’ll get back to...

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on Aug 15, 2017 in Landscape Photography

Gorgeous August Night on the Thames

It was simply a gorgeous night to walk the Thames with friends and family! How do you incorporate the delightful temp, the sea air smell, the sounds of people enjoying the outdoors and of course, the view, in a photograph? What you see above is how I went about that challenge. Shooting with the Df / 24f1.4 hand-held, I got up high so I could have them in the foreground but not a dominant silhouette. I then crank the ISO up to 3200 (even though shooting at f/1.4) and shot as the kayakers floated by. I used the lights of the bridge and tower to move the eye through the frame and the folks in the foreground for scale and story. The rest I hope the viewer fills in with their...

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