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on Jun 24, 2015 in WRP Ed Zone

Entering with a Purpose

Jake in his post today raises and answers a good question. Better is the business and photographer’s responsibility to his craft points that are more relevant. And if you click on the links in Jake’s post, you can help make a difference for him and his subject. That’s entering with a...

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on Jun 19, 2015 in WRP Ed Zone

Basics Are Needed Everywhere

Basic Handholding is an essential tool EVERY photography must have not only in their camera bag, but use all the time, correctly! Just worked with a photographer who used LiveView and held their camera like it was an iPhone and they asked, “why are my images not sharp?” Bring your elbows into your sides, cup the lens in your left hand, grasp the camera firmly with the right rolling the finger to activate and fire the camera, use an eyecup and pull the camera into your face. As my buddy Adam captured in this photo in an air to air when I’m photographing him in a T6 (gear, D4s / 80-400VR3), even with feet off the ground, proper handholding is a must if you want the tack sharp image. This weekend, practice, practice, practice until it’s second nature. Then practice some...

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on May 20, 2015 in WRP Ed Zone

B&W – Getting Comfortable

One thing that is really, really, really hard is to see through the viewfinder in B&W. Even harder is to see in your head and heart what the final image will look like when finished in post. And the hardest, seeing and feeling this when just looking out over the landscape or any subject you want B&W. Well, there is actually a way you can help yourself and start to see this all. Cameras like the D810, D750, Df (with WU-1a) along with the Nikon App, can take an image from your camera to your smartphone so you can do a rough finish right when you make the capture, it’s simply brilliant! (This example shot with Df / 14-24AFS) For this example, we were at Cade’s Cover, The Smokies on an afternoon when with a glance, the skies looked rather bla. I grabbed the Df with the WU-1a, made a click and sent it to my iPhone. I then opened up the Nikon App, brought the photo over to...

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on May 14, 2015 in WRP Ed Zone

Can Never Practice Enough

With the D4s / 80-400VR3 in hand, I wanted to get in some panning practice. I am normally with 200-400 rather than 80-400 doing this. The timing is slightly different in my twist at the trunk so the landing T6 aircraft were perfect. There is no real point to this post other than to say that even I after all these decades, practice panning every chance I get to keep a smooth twist to get that sharp image. You might be wondering why the tail isn’t sharp. That’s because in the landing process, that tail is moving to steer the plane, a movement that is perpendicular to the film plane. You might be wondering about the “crop” of the wing of the T6. The pilot knows what his plane looks like, doesn’t need to see the wing tips. What he wanted was to see himself and with that crop of the wing, mission accomplished....

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on Apr 20, 2015 in Moose Adventures

Africa Critter Magic

Last fall when I went to Africa with Images of Africa Safaris, I was very fortunate to have our son Brent as part of the safari. He’s just released another delightful video of his work from there. And if you want to have this experience, I’m going back and you can find out details and reserve the one remaining opening here....

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on Apr 15, 2015 in WRP Ed Zone

Moose – England – 1 Week!

Comin down to one week and we’re so excited! Putting the finishing touches on the presentations (but I’ll be doing that up to the last second), planning the fun and gear to bring. It’s going to be grand! We have a whole bunch of things planned and only a few spots left … we’ve got one for you … 25 April – Passion in a Click – Full day presentation (description below) (form to register is below, price is $79, held at Hilton London Metropole) 26 April – Warbird / Aviation all day shoot (Registration) 28 April – Take the Yank Photowalk (morning and evening event, free) 29 April – Evening presentation in London What am I going to be talking about at our Passion In A Click presentation? That’s all below. This is a PHOTOGRAPHY day where everything is about visual storytelling. Ya, There will be a couple of Nikon references because that’s what I use but it’s all about photography. You are requested to bring your camera...

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