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on Jul 25, 2017 in Random Thoughts

Happy BDay Nikon!

Happy Birthday, Nikon! In this day and age, it’s truly amazing a technology company has been around and moving forward for 100 years! They had to survive WWII and so much more to give us, whether you love or hate, the tools we can capture our amazing world and share it with others in our photographs. Thank you for that! And when I first looked through a Nikon, if you told me I would be where I am today, I would have said no way. I was seven years old when my cousin came to our house with his Nikon F and 200f4, put them in my hands and I looked at the Union 76 Ball in the sky across the valley. I was hooked on photography and Nikon ever since. My got first Nikon was in 1978, a 1972 F2Phot with a 55f3.5 Micro. It was a matter of months I had the F3 and then F3T in my hands and there was no looking back. My first...

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on Jul 24, 2017 in Random Thoughts

Warbird Fantasy Photography 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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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 11, 2017 in Random Thoughts

It’s a MP Summer InDeed!

We’re seeing them everywhere and that’s cool! The MP Series made in conjunction with MindShift and Think Tank is the PERFECT bags for your summer travels. The MP-1v2, MP-3v2, and MP-7v2 are designed to fit each photographer’s unique gear requirements. How? Just check out the videos! In a nutshell, full 360 foam, padded shoulder straps and it still fits in the overhead of every plane (except upper deck on 747). Want to buy yours, follow this link and you can order and get it coming to you instantly! And how do I pack the MP-1v2 with my gear, here ya...

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