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on Aug 4, 2017 in WRP Ed Zone

Impact Lighting Gear

All the gear in the video (helluva list!) Impact 32″ Reflector 5-1 Kit Impact 42″ Reflector 5-1 Kit Impact 42″x72″ 7-1 Kit (killer unit!) FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket ParaSail Parabolic Umbrella (White with Removable Black/Silver, 45″) ParaSail Parabolic Umbrella (White with Removable Black/Silver, 60″) ParaSail Parabolic Umbrella (White with Removable Black/Silver, 88″) Hexi 24 Speedlight Softbox Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24″) Fabric Grid for 24 x 24″ Quikbox Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (15 x 15″) Fabric Grid for 15 x 15″ Quikbox Multiboom Light Stand and Reflector Holder – 13′ (4m) Impact Telescoping Disc Reflector Holder Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8′) C Stand Impact Itn’l Blog post with more lighting...

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on Aug 1, 2017 in WRP Ed Zone

Shooting the new Nikon 8-15Fish

The new Nikon 8-15Fish is really a fun, gorgeous lens that as many have commented, can be over used. There’s no doubt that when you first get it you want to get up really close to your dog, make their nose look ~really~ big and never stop shooting. There is definitely a time and a place for the 8mm end of the 8-15Fish and getting past the “fad” of the new look too serious shooting takes some conscious thought. Let me give you just one thought to get you started. Here are two examples of the one thought I want to leave with you. You need a defined subject that everything else in the frame is based upon. In the top photo is the open door and prop that comes really darn close to that open door. In the bottom photo, it’s the rag showing what a workhorse this aircraft truly is. The different between the two is the top is shot with the lens at f/8 and the...

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on Jul 18, 2017 in WRP Ed Zone

The InFamous TBE Still Works!

Hey Moose I’m sure you’re aware that I’m kicking myself for not doing this exercise years ago (Teddy Bear Exercise)! How mortified was I to discover that the last two pages of Captured explains the exercise. I guess I didn’t look at the Appendix when I saw it had D3 references. ? I am embarrassed. I’ve been working on the exercise for the past three days. I haven’t finished yet. This morning was full sun subject/background and full sun subject/50-50 background. I’ve been doing each bear separately and then both bears together. And, then I realized that I needed to focus on each bear separately when they were in the same shot. I also plan to do some dappled shade instead of harsh lines of shade like I did this morning. What an eye-opener! Thank you so much for urging me to get my act together. I hope to add flash to the mix soon. I’m just amazed at what I’m seeing in these images. Say hello to my...

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on Jul 11, 2017 in Moose Adventures

England Aviation Photo Workshop!

11-13 August 2017 at the historic Duxford Aerodrome, UK is going to be the most exciting photographic workshop we’ve ever presented, ever! Hosted by Historic Aircraft Collection, we will explore, imagine and immerse ourselves in the photography of WWII history! It all starts Friday evening the 11th with a presentation on basics to advanced techniques in photography and photographing aircraft. We have a block of rooms right off the Duxford Aerodrome so it’s convenient and close. We then start bright and early Saturday morning the 12th (before sunrise) on the field photographing some amazing aircraft: Spitfire, Hawker & Hurricane! We’ll then move into the digital darkroom to explore ways we can finish our static images. After all that, you’ll be served a great traditional English lunch and eat where the pilots ate during WWII Battle of Britain. Then we’ll really get busy with more classroom instruction, reenactor portraits and then planes turning props with ground-to-air and backfire at dusk photography. Saturday night we will gather again to continue on...

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on Jun 21, 2017 in WRP Ed Zone

2 Minute Finishing

I’m always talking about how if I can’t finish an image in 2 minutes, I will abandon it. Many ask how I’m finishing an image so quickly. Here’s how I do it. Keep in mind that this is just how I do it, doesn’t mean you have to do it this way nor take up this standard. But in order to keep my photography and business moving forward, this is just the practice I have set up for myself. In the video I mention these: My Workflow Nikon Recipes If you’re a Lightroom user, you will find most of the same sliders and can adopt the same basic finishing as I use in ACR. And you can find much more of my finishing techniques, tricks and tools on Kelby One Landscape Finishing and Aviation Finishing. Hope this gives you some food for...

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