We had such fun and success running this offer at the new Year, we’d thought we’d run again. It’s pretty simple, every fifth person to renew or subscribe to the BT Journal will receive a copy of Captured. Every tenth person will receive, a 22×17 Moose Print of their choice (I’ll be printing it myself). Last time we ran it for just a day but this time we decided we’d make it a week long event starting today and running until midnight Friday the 15th. We gave away 23 books last time so we’re hoping to break that record this time. To win, SIMPLY CLICK and fillout the form. We look forward to hearing from you!
Winners! (winners will be emailed)
Jimmy Lee – book
Cathy Leland – print
Penelope Taylor – book
Daryl Butcher – print
Paul Sebourn – book
Debie Shew – Print
You could think of this as one massive critique, a crit of my and YOUR images? What went wrong that we can learn and correct at the point of capture? What can’t we improve at point of captured but can in post? What do you need to know from post to make the click better? Hell, what about light? Here it is plain and simple, I want to help folks with their photography and the vehicle we’re going to use in this class is Photoshop to help improve your captures! Did you know you can use Curves in Photoshop to learn about Exposure Compensation in the camera? If not, then you might wanna attend. If you want to learn this an a whole lot more, we have two openings in our upcoming class and a couple in our fall class. The camera and the computer, they go hand in hand and knowledge of both is so important I feel to get what you see and feel reaching the heartstrings you’re sharing your photography with. And that’s the end game to all of this, grabbing heartstrings.
Wanna learn more….click here…or simply call WRP @760.924.8632 or 661.204.1506 to register. Dates 16/17 July & 8/9 Oct 2011 with more dates coming.
The power of an image always amazes me, especially how it effects so many so differently. Many think you have to be a “pro” to have this power, the power of your photography effecting others. While you might think this is a little bit of a over kill for my point, just take a look at this retrospective The Atlantic is posting. The subject matter in some cases is very intense, but the photographers and their equipment are as simplistic as photography can make it. Yet the impact of their images, they way they hit you, there is no mistaking that. And added to that, it’s history. I’m just thinking out loud here, but perhaps there is a whole lot of power in your photographs and you just don’t recognize it yet.
When I receive emails like this, I always feel better about the future of this profession. We need more Joeys! Check out his site, give him support folks. Give all kids support!
I am a 14 year old nature (and now aviation) photographer from Danbury, CT. I want to say thank you for the great inspiration you provide on your blog and warbirdimages website. Ever since I started reading your blog posts about your plane images, I started to get interested in aviation photography, and now have a deep connection to it. I recently had the opportunity to photograph a gorgeous Stearman on the tarmac of my local airport. I kept in my mind the techniques you have provided on your blog. I came out with a pretty nice image that really means something to me. I have started networking with the pilots, and hope to get the opportunity to do an Air2Air photo shoot with the Stearman.
I would be honored if you were able to check out my blog
Thank you again!
P.S. When will your Aviation Class be on KelbyTraining?
Keep up the great work Joey!
I have a vast respect for and admiration for JP and his photography! I’ve learned a lot from him and truly enjoy our conversations (which are way too few). And when it comes to the art of technically understanding and teaching the visual art of photography, I think there is no better. It means even more and becomes even clearer when you get to know him. This video is of course a promotion for Xrite but that doesn’t matter, it’s not what the content is saying. And that’s the beauty of JP, his teaching and photography. Check it out, the man knows what he’s talking about!
It’s FREE and fun! Head to App Store to get it, more info here. Now, back to playing, I mean working
When Adam sent me the email recommending Unbroken, I didn’t hesitate a heartbeat, went on Amazon and ordered it (he’s always had great recs). You know how you’re now supposed to judge a book by its cover? Well when it arrived and I read the cover, it didn’t grab me so it sat for a week. Then I picked it up and I’ve not put it down since. Even during PRS when I was finished at midnight with images I was up for another hour reading though I had to get up at 04:00. The book is a story about Louis, a troubled youth who goes to the ’36 Olympics, steals Hitler’s flag from the Chancellery after meeting Hitler that day. He goes on to be in the greenhouse of a B-24 which went down in the Pacific. He survived that to float in a rubber raft for two thousands miles and 47 days only to be picked up by the Japaneses and end up a POW in Japan. And what’s amazing that after this and so much more, that spirit that got him in trouble as a youth, got him to the ’36 (he ran a 4.17 mile the morning his plane went down!) served him well in that raft and as a POW.
You might be wondering how such a book has anything to do with photography? I mean, it doesn’t talk about light or composition or HDR or any of those things we think of as important. I wasn’t going to blog Unbroken until I received an email yesterday, a woe is me email, photography is hard and business is difficult and I think I should go back and pound nails. All I could think about when I read this email was, “Man, you’d never make it in that raft!” In my limited years, I’ve learned the hard way that all good things take time, bloody hard work, take sacrifice and take a confidence in one’s self that in the end good things come to be. The trails and tribulations of photography are nothin like what Louis endured to come back and tell his story. But reading about such lives sure does put a spirit in you for when your times might be tough that things could be a whole lot worse and that the human spirit can turn things around. It’s summer, time to read a good book and I highly recommend you pick up Unbroken, it might just surprise you how such a book will improve your photography!
Hi everyone, Sharon here! Yes, Moose gave up a posting to me (he said I had to keep it all business). I just wanted to remind everyone that Father’s Day is coming up and I think the perfect gift would be an autographed copy of Moose’s book, Captured. If you’d like a copy, call me at 760.924.8632 / 661.204.1506 and I’ll get a copy out to you. And don’t worry, I am really good at keeping secrets and putting gifts in your hands without the recipient knowing it. And for all you fathers out there, an early Happy Father’s Day!
If a title of a book ever fit me, this is it! But it’s not what you think. To make a long story short, I was looking for a little advice and was given Scott’s name and contact info by a mutual friend. A few hours later, I not only had this amazingly long, detailed, killer email with an answer (I love those kinds of emails, those with answers) but a book as well. And damn if it’s not a really great book! Virtual Reality Photography is an outstanding book, soup to nuts about taking panorama photography to the extreme. You all know how I love them panos, (invented that little thing, the ultra wide pano), well this blows that right out the door and to a whole new level. I’ve never meet Scott but I know from what he sent me and our mutual friend he’s a really great guy and loves to teach. So do yourself a favor, pick up a copy and do some learnen. I sure did and, I sure did!
Our dear friend Ralphie just sent this link to me. It’s funnier then %@! Warning: DO NOT HAVE DRINK IN HAND WHILE WATCHING!
The Alaska Marmot doing what it does best. Enjoy!
Photo captured by D3x, 600VR w/TC-20eIII on Lexar UDMA digital film
Mark, just so you know I was thinking of you. For the rest of the world, I retwitted a Scott Kelby find of these moving postcards and it so intrigued me, well you can see the result. This is from the Platte River last year, the Sandhill Cranes coming in at sunset. Just darn fun….and the secret….that comes later
Photo captured by D3s, 600VR on Lexar UDMA digital film
I just love you guys, you crack us up! Just had a phone call, a “Moose fan” who just discovered after reading the site for a decade that we have our own, quarterly publication. And, as Scott put it, “It’s about photography, not just Nikon.” (Scott’s a Canon shooter). What can I say, I’m not really comfortable pushing my products in folk’s face and say, “See, Like, Buy.” We always figure if folks want it, they’ll find it. But after Scott’s phone call, we thought we’d put up a blog pointing out that yes, we have a quarterly publication. If you want to receive a free sample, just click on the form and request one. Wanna subscribe (even better), you can do that online. And where can you find all of this? Just look up….it’s right above this posting in the menu bar, BT Journal.
With proper handholding (ignoring the ales) and with a great subject, the D7000 nails video capture really easily, really well. It’s gotta make you think about taking the plunge when you get these kinds of results!
The whole story is here
I was talking with my old bud Dave Black at PSW and batteries came up. We both use flash a lot an not wanting to add anymore to landfills, I’ve been using rechargeable batteries since 1983. I’ve been using PowerEx for a while now but of late, not been happy with their performance. Dave told me about what he’s been using and loving, Eneloop AA. I ordered a set before leaving PSW so they were waiting for me at home. One thing you’ll notice as soon as you get a set is right on the packaging, it says “Pre-Charged, Long Storage Life.” Dave told me that’s what he had found from his use, a huge complaint I have with PowerEx of late (almost dead a few days after charging). So, I took a set right from the packaging, put them in a SB-900 and blasted away. I got bored with the test before the recycle time got down to 10sec. That’s without my charging them! To say I’m impressed is an understatement (and ordered a whole bunch more!). But then, consider the source because when it comes to portable light, flash or 2mil flashlight, Dave knows what he’s talking about! There is a new, XX Eneloop 2500mAh which I have on order but if they are like the 2000mAh I have, I’ll be a happy camper!