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on Aug 23, 2016 in WRP Ed Zone

Carry-On Still Has Limits

Yep, our MP V2 Photopacks fit in all but one overhead compartment (upper deck 747)! Even with lenses like my 800mm and carrying big camera bodies like the D5. In fact, you can fill the photopacks with so much gear, they can weigh over 50lbs (the most I’ve done is 51lbs in testing). I while that still fits in the overhead of a plane, there are still weight limits with our carry-ons. In the US, we don’t sweat out the overhead weight limits (we can’t forget them) but if you travel overseas, watch out! For example in Australia where we just traveled, the limit is 7kg/15lbs for a carry-on. On some domestic flights, carriers literally have a scale at the plane door and you have to weigh your gear right then and there. So while the our bags fit in the overhead, you can seriously overpack them going grossly overweight. What do you do? First, understand the weight limit is in place for our own safety. Those overhead bins...

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on Aug 5, 2016 in Moose Adventures

Workshop Scorecard

We have a couple of openings in our upcoming workshops Sept 09-11 ’16 K&M AirAdventure ND 1 spot Sept 30 -Oct 02 ’16 Mono Lake Weekend, CA 2 spots Nov 01-06 ’16 TX Coastal Bird Photography FULL Mar 15-20 ’17 FL Bird Photography 2 spots April 03-07 ’17 Grouse & Chicken 1 spot 26-30 June ’17 Madera Cyn, AZ 1 spot Our workshops are limited to a small group to provide you one on one instruction as you shoot, while you shoot, in the vehicle (we call drive together), at meals and during breaks. One of the many challenges is knowing the question you want to ask to get the answer you need to help you. All this time together provides you the opportunity to get that answer and so much more. Come, join us for fun, learning and great shooting! Call Sharon today...

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on Aug 2, 2016 in WRP Ed Zone

Bang – Light!

Light, it’s such an important and potent partner in our storytelling. The subject has to smack the viewer between the eyes in our photograph and light is a quick and effective way of making this happen. We have two basic lighting sources, ambient (sun) and artificial (flash, LED, etc). Ambient light can come in different flavors like full sun, overcast, etc., and each one of these cause us to make judgement calls about the quality and quantity of the ambient light in regards to our subject and storytelling. Here comes the issue we all face, when working with ambient light, when does it need the assist of the flash? What are the qualities and quantities of the ambient light in telling our story and are they sufficient to move the eye through the frame to tell the story? Ever been in this situation? These RAF Reinactors at EAA AirVenture were killer! Not just their authentic aviator’s gear was spotless, their accents and knowledge impeccable, but they were hilarious! When...

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on Jul 13, 2016 in WRP Ed Zone

Great, Simple, Quick Advice

There is a great warchest of information created just for YOU and you might not know it exists. Nikon put all of us USA Ambassadors in a small room with a video camera (just that sounds entertaining if not nuts!) and asked for 30sec photographic tips. You simply head to an individual’s page and click on their mugs shots. Even yours truly has two tips there for you. As you watch them, just think about how they were filmed. Ambassadors crammed in a small room, all staring at you while you talked on camera. Someone has a helluva bloopers reel somewhere! Enjoy! Note: If you have other questions such as about registration and other Photoshop World needs, please contact KelbyOne. I’m just the host of this merry band, not the logistics guy...

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on Jul 12, 2016 in WRP Ed Zone

When There is No Time to Light

I have the amazing SB-5000, Profoto B1 & B2 and they get dragged around the country because light is just that important to visual storytelling. But there are simply times when, either because of space or time, setting up artificial light to make up for the deficiencies in the ambient light just isn’t possible. For me, this comes a lot when working with aircraft restoration. In this photo example, I was very fortunate to document the restoration of Kermit Week’s gorgeous Stinson L-1 at Fantasy of Flight. Restorations of this nature don’t happen overnight. I made numerous trips over two years to photograph the progress of the L-1 as Paul kept bringing it back to airworthy. Restoration shops are places of business where space is a premium and getting work done essential. As a photographer, there are times when you have the luxury to bring in lights to help tell the story and move the viewers eye through the frame the right way. But the vast majority of time,...

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on Jun 29, 2016 in WRP Ed Zone

Nat’l Camera Day!

Yep, it’s National Camera Day … so what are you doing for your camera today? Perhaps check its firmware to make sure it’s up to day. You could charge its battery and exercise its shutter. Best yet, it probably deserves a spa treatment! This is a great chance and reminder to give your camera a through cleaning. Get that old, white T-Shirt out, grab your cleaning fluid (mine is LensClens) and clean every part of the body(s). From the prism to the hand grip, to the battery chamber and the sensor, really clean every bit of your best friend. After all, it is its...

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