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on Jul 14, 2017 in Random Thoughts

UK Fun – Shuttleworth & Photowalk

As you’ve seen, we’re heading back to Jolly “Ol England next month and we can’t wait! Our dear friend Micheal has put together some more shooting events for me to be a part of. Here are the PDFs of information in regards to them. Shuttleworth PDF Photowalk PDF Then Nikon UK is hosting me un the 17th for Coffee, Cakes and Cameras – Wildlife Photography: Moose Peterson Overview Come along to our Coffee Morning where award winning wildlife photographer and USA Nikon Ambassador Moose Peterson will be talking about his career and images. This event is an informal gathering for all levels of photographers who are interested in Wildlife Photography with the added benefit of being able to try out the latest Nikon cameras, lenses and speedlights if you want. There will be the opportunity afterwards to ask questions and talk about photography tips and techniques. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to professionals, but book early as spaces are limited. I sure hope you’re able to join us on...

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on Jul 12, 2017 in Landscape Photography

My Luminar “Procontrast” Preset

It’s SO cool to see so much excitement and curiosity about MacPhun’s Luminar! The Windows Beta should be available shortly to all and right now only the Mac version is available for purchase. Knowing Nik was going, I’ve been using Luminar since last October. In that time, I have been working to recreate in Luminar my favorites in Nik which is not really fair to Luminar because, in many ways, it does a better job (for example with the following Procontrast Preset, I can tweek a whole of small details you can’t in Nik and that’s huge!). For example, I’m posting here for the first time my Preset for what I call Procontrast. Procontrast is a Nik Color Efex filter I’ve used since I was part of the team that developed it. It is essential to my workflow! There is no easy or clean way at this time to share my Luminar Presets like I have in the past for Nik recipes. So for right now, watch Scott Kelby’s...

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on Jul 13, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

Getting 2 Know New Lens

Balance point, operational rings, filter, MFD, straight-line-rendition and many other attributes of your new lens need to be ingrained in your photographic toolbox. These and other thoughts are in the video. And here are some of the links mentioned. What Lens Should I buy? In the Bag – 24-70VR Picturing the World through Wide Angle...

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on Jul 11, 2017 in Moose Adventures

England Aviation Photo Workshop!

11-13 August 2017 at the historic Duxford Aerodrome, UK is going to be the most exciting photographic workshop we’ve ever presented, ever! Hosted by Historic Aircraft Collection, we will explore, imagine and immerse ourselves in the photography of WWII history! It all starts Friday evening the 11th with a presentation on basics to advanced techniques in photography and photographing aircraft. We have a block of rooms right off the Duxford Aerodrome so it’s convenient and close. We then start bright and early Saturday morning the 12th (before sunrise) on the field photographing some amazing aircraft: Spitfire, Hawker & Hurricane! We’ll then move into the digital darkroom to explore ways we can finish our static images. After all that, you’ll be served a great traditional English lunch and eat where the pilots ate during WWII Battle of Britain. Then we’ll really get busy with more classroom instruction, reenactor portraits and then planes turning props with ground-to-air and backfire at dusk photography. Saturday night we will gather again to continue on...

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