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on Jan 11, 2018 in WRP Ed Zone, Random Thoughts

MP-1 v2 – Winter Protection for Your Gear

The MP Series made in conjunction with MindShift and Think Tank is the PERFECT bags for your winter 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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on Dec 26, 2017 in WRP Ed Zone

Got New Gear I Hear

It’s so GREAT to hear from all of you who got new camera gear under the tree this Christmas! The excitement level is off the charts this AM, so are the questions! I have some resources here that might help as I’m not going to get to all the emails today (have a project to move forward). First are these two videos which cover a lot of the questions I’ve seen so far. Next, you can check out all the camera settings I use and more videos on gear on my Moose Gear page. Lastly, use the search engine here on the site for even more info. Most of all, remember to have FUN as that’s what photography is all...

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on Dec 13, 2017 in WRP Ed Zone

Long or Short?

You wanna show in your photograph “mass” but don’t know which lens to use. This is a very common dilemma that perhaps I can make a suggestion. My example here is from Bosque del Apache where the mass is the flock of birds as they take to the skies. There might be thousands upon thousands in your viewfinder at a time! Now how do you bring that site (cause we can’t bring the sound with a still) to life? It comes down to how much of your frame is filled with birds. The easiest is with a long lens. The hardest is the wide lens as you need more acreage with more coverage. Before the event happens, no way of knowing which will be the best lens choice. What I recommend if you have to pick, go long first as you’re basically guaranteed the shot. In the perfect world, you have two bodies with two lenses so if you have the acreage filled with the mass, you can make...

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on Nov 29, 2017 in WRP Ed Zone

Breakthrough ND Filters are the Cleanest!

Long exposure is a very special way of bringing motion to our still image. Digital photography through open the doors to using this technique easier and more productively as we can see our results instantaneously. In the beginning, we’d lower our ISO to the lowest possible setting and close our lens down as far as it would go. That wouldn’t really get us down into a shutter speed of seconds let alone minutes. There is a really cool and simple Multiple Exposure method to blur water. These all work but to get to the really long exposure time of minutes, we need a filter. Up until recently the filters available left their own residue in our photos, a color cast. Neutral density material is tricky to make and finally, a company has made a breakthrough producing a super clean ND material and filter! The “new” Breakthrough filters are really, truly, fantastic! Both of these photos they were in use and you can see for yourself how clean those grays...

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on Nov 9, 2017 in WRP Ed Zone

Let There Be Light

We’re taking a play right out of Hollywood playbook to bring the night to day, romance to dull. Lighthouses are a very romantic symbol, guarding our coastline and welcoming home our seafarers. Their light reaches out to sea to guide lost souls back to safety. Their very name contains the essence of their being, light …. house. So in our photographs, that light that emanates from the house is very much part of their story. There are times when we can capture that magical beam, there are times we cannot. It’s those times we cannot that now we can! What you see below is the before and the top, the possibility. Getting to the possibility was real simple. First. The Coquille River Light hasn’t operated since 1932 so the only way to bring its light back to life is in post. It started by shooting with the D850 / 70-200f4 AFS leaving room for a beam to be included in post. Shooting while the sun was still up yet...

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on Oct 24, 2017 in WRP Ed Zone

Grand Teton Adventure 2018!

The Grand Tetons … oh my what a gorgeous part of our wild heritage! I’ve truly not spent enough time in this gorgeous locale so Sharon & I are heading back in 2018 and want to take eight of our best friends along. While it might be a “landscape” workshop don’t think for a moment we won’t stop for critters like … MOOSE (go figure)! We’re targeting fall color to put up against those majestic granite spires and throw in some moody clouds for some amazing photo opps. We will of course head to some of the iconic Grand Teton locales and some you’ve perhaps never heard of. And simply can’t forget the amazing breakfast awaiting us to warm up after that glorious sunrise. We simply can’t wait! The dates are 8-13 Oct, 2018 and the price is $1895. That price includes transportation from the Jackson Hole airport and back again at the end of the week. It also includes entrance into the park, instruction in the field and...

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