This just in, test drive Think Tank products for free, for 30days! The first product they are offering in this very cool program is there Sling-O-Matic. Simply click on the link and follow the steps. Here’s a video on the bag….
Sharon & I are totally excited to be invited and heading up to Vancouver to present. This thing, we have to wait until next year and that will be hard! I know, this is a little bit of an advance notice but the website just went live and wanted to make you aware of it. Hope to see you there!
I simply can’t recommend enough, renting before buying. I’ve been doing it since the first day of my photography and I still do it. It’s real simple, buying the wrong piece of gear is not only a real bummer, it’s expensive. Last month I wrote about needing batteries for the D4 for the Doolittle Reunion so I contacted BorrowLenses.com and within a heartbeat, I had the batteries. We’ve hooked up with BorrowLenses.com now and can highly recommend them as thousands of others can.
The way I recommend you go about this is simple. When you know you are really able to shoot, have time to devote to trying out that new lens or body, rent it for a minimum of three days, a week is better. Then force yourself to shoot with just the piece of equipment to get to know all of its pros and cons. Don’t give yourself or that piece of equipment a break, shoot, shoot, shoot. Then look at your images and ask yourself the simple question, “did that piece of equipment solve the problem you envisioned you had?” Within that answer if your answer whether you should buy that piece of gear or not. Give the folks at BorrowLenses.com a try, tell them Moose sent ya. You and your photography won’t be disappointed!
Thanks for all the emails folks…lemme answer the most common questions for you. The B&H Event Space is simply a really cool place to be! The response from all of you who attended has been over the top, thanks ever so much! David Brommer deserves a ton of credit and thanks by all who present and learn in this great space! And David has his hands full when he brings the Mooser in! I did two presentations last Thursday, one I simply unpacked my Think Tank and talked about the gear I shoot with. Images from my last six weeks on the road appeared in the background, D4 features talked about in videos, etc. This class was video tapped and should appear on the B&H network in the near future.
Now my other class was a first for B&H and David and his taking it on just goes to show you how far he will go to help photographers learn. Now I’m a Windows guy, always have been but the Event Space is set up for Macs so when I show up, all hell breaks loose (and for other reasons too). My insistence of doing The Crit class with my Windows machine so I could use CS6 delayed the start of the class so some who traveled a great distance to have me say something about your photos, did have your images hit the screen. You’ve already heard from David (because he is a pro!) and know I’ll be back this fall and we’re going to take care of you. But, this class was not recorded so it won’t appear on the B&H network, sorry. We have a couple great classes planned for this fall so stay tuned though. And thanks for all the NYC Love…it was great!!!
The guy who took care of me for soooo many years getting me the film I needed, Jay @ B&H, well I finally met him and it was GREAT!!! Now he runs the place and he’s there to take care of you! Well, the phone sales at least and in one of life’s great ironies, he runs the Moose 800 hotline at B&H! It’s now all working, got the bugs out and I’ve met with all the guys who will be taking your calls and orders and it’s all good. You call either of these numbers and you’ll get personalized, like Moose assistance and at times, some exclusive deals. The more you use it, the more we can expand it to help you even more. And if you get Jay, tell him Moose sent ya. He’s the best!
I would give anything to be at the Google+ Photographers Conference! If I could, I would clone myself just to be there (I’ll be in SD shooting that week). Why? It’s all about photography, friends and moving that bar forward. I know the instructors, all good friends and full of inspiration! I’ve heard from many of you who will be there making me want to be there even more. So here’s the deal, since I can’t be there, I need you to go and then tell me, in a nice way, all that I missed! If you’re not signed up, do it today, your photography and inspiration will thank you later!
We’re getting better! Our latest issue of the iPad BT Journal was accepted by iTunes the first time and we’re excited to bring it to you. We worked hard to greatly expand this incredibly popular issue of our Journal. Brent was constantly asking for more images, more images which he inserted into this issue. When he went to my Triple Scoop account and got some music and my huge video library and grabbed a number of segments, I was getting really excited and he does not dissapoint. This is a great issue waiting for you!
Your response to the iPad version of the BT Journal has us working on more and more issues. Now this issue is a “back issue” and can be purchased singularly. If you bought a subscription, you can simply click and get it. All of these things you can do in app.
This photograph of an endangered Giant Kangaroo Rat was taken with a 14mm lens less then 8″ away from the critter. How did I do that and a more important question, can you do that?
I think you can with a little knowledge and that’s where this course will help. Short Lens Wildlife Photography Course is for anybody with any brand and any focal length lens. But the goal is to teach basic and advance wildlife photography techniques and strategies using lenses no longer than 400mm. Just how do you fill the frame with your subject with just a 200mm or 300mm lens? That’s one question we’ll answer in this two day class. In that answer is such information like finding the critter, light, flash, biology, approach and a few other essential pieces of the puzzle.
What’s required for the course? A willingness and passion for wildlife photography. That’s all! But if you want to take it further, this is what else you might want to bring. It is an intensive two day, weekend course with no field shooting. But (you knew that was coming) when you come with a camera body, a lens, 70-200 or 70-300 or 300f2.8 or 200-400 or straight 400mm just to mention a few options and a flash, I will have you shooting in the class subjects that might not be moving but will drive you nuts while teaching you very important lessons. My goal for you for the weekend is for you to leave with the confidence and knowledge you can photograph any critter your heart desires with the gear you own!
Have I caught your imagination, more importantly your heart? Well here’s the deal, we’re looking for at least 10 people (25 max) to register to put this on. It will be 7-8 July, 2012 and the price is only $395 (pays for instruction only) for the weekend course. You call, and register and once we have the minimum of 10 folks, we’ll charge you for the workshop and off we go. Oh yeah, it will be held in Mammoth Lakes, CA high up in the Sierra where in July you’ll have plenty of subjects to practice on in the evenings after the course. If you’re game, give us a call at 760.924.8632 / 661.204.1506!
Yeap, you can see my videos now on YouTube on the Moose Channel! The crew came down for the weekend to help the ol man get caught up and thanks to Katt, the Channel is up and running. You cannot only see new video content we’ve never posted before here, but you can watch it on your mobile device as well. We’ve only got about 15% of the video content up and because of the system, the order is passes on upload date and not shot date so I have created Playlists to try to organize the content. Some is dated, some is pathetic and some is just downright comedic and it’s all there to help share what knowledge I have acquired. Enjoy!
I whole bunch of your asked to be notified when articles I had done on the Super Corsairs were out. The great folks over at EAA Warbirds were good enough to post the PDF of the entire article here. This was a once in a lifetime event for the aircraft and me. It would have never happened without the friendship of Robert Odegaard, the man responsible for these incredible aircraft to be able to fly again. Enjoy!
Yeah Baby…the Moose Hotline is up at B&H and I am INCREDIBLY excited my dear old friend Jay is heading it up! Jay back in the day took care of all of my needs, most importantly getting film to me where ever I was in the country. He, along with a team of four others are there at B&H to HELP you with advice and sales just like if you called me. We’ve worked hard to make it happen so give them a call!!!
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