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on Oct 2, 2015 in WRP Ed Zone

The Art of Air to Air

We’re very excited that our KelbyOne The Art of Air to Air has been released. Filmed at Minot Aero Center with my good friends, we had fun producing what we think is a killer class. All that you need to know to get to and successfully have your first air to air mission is included. Happy...

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on Sep 30, 2015 in WRP Ed Zone

Wings Over the Rockies

Expanding our photography demands we expand our world. We all have those things we love to photograph, that’s what gets us out in the predawn when common sense tells you to pull the covers over your head. How to you expand your photography? There are actually many, many ways to do this and one of my personal favorites is going to some place that is not on my radar. You are probably saying that an aviation museum might not be on my radar, but they actually aren’t. On our way up to Cripple Creek, we had a spare couple of hours so we dropped in on the Wings Over the Rockies air & space museum. I only knew about them because of the video you see below. Now, how does all of this expand your photography If you don’t visit such museums, then you’re pushing your ability to see subjects. You can’t use a tripod so you have to push your handholding abilities. Uncomfortable with White Balance selection and...

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on Sep 23, 2015 in WRP Ed Zone

The Art That’s Essential

Ya, ya, I know you’re saying you’ve read this before and you’re getting ready to click off the page. I know, I’ve talked with folks lately who did the same and they missed the opportunity of a lifetime because gosh dang it, they didn’t practice their panning! And to be honest with you, I’m tired of coming across this. I simply don’t understand how photographers can call themselves photographers when they can’t pan. While you can fix most things in post (such a horrible crutch) the one thing YOU STILL CAN’T Fix is soft images! It ain’t sharp when you go click, you’re screwed! It all begins with another essential technique, basic handholding. I’m always amazed when I see so many shooters doing everything but the right technique. Then you must, must pan correctly as well. And all if this must be practiced. I see the disbelief in folks faces when I make presentations when I say I practice these two things EVERYDAY whether I’m really shooting or not....

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on Sep 4, 2015 in K&M Adventures

Chickens & Grouse, Oh My!

Winter is giving way to spring, the grasslands of the midwest have an erie and haunting sound floating over them as the sun rises. You can see in the faint light little bundles floating over the landscape, every so often colliding and bursting into the sky and then landing again. A right of spring that’s as old as the grasslands celebrating the longer hours in the day. A dance so celebrating new life it was imitated by Native Americans. K&M Adventures is heading to Nebraska next April 4-7 2016 to photograph Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed Grouse on their leks. This very unique Adventure is all about birds. Besides the Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed Grouse, we work the Sandhill Cranes on the Platt and many other bird species of Nebraska. We might even stop for some amazing landscape scenes you’ll find nowhere else. The Adventure is limited to JUST 6 shooters (sorry, no spouses) for this four day adventure. The price is $2695 which includes lodging, breakfast and dinner, transportation...

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on Aug 28, 2015 in WRP Ed Zone

Great Weekend Reading

There are many ways to juice up your photography. The best of course is behind the camera. The next is reading and filling your mind and soul with inspiration and ideas. I have two option for you for your weekend. The first is Photography FUNdamentals and it’s TOTALLY FREE!!! (thanks to our friends at B&H) Why is the title Photography FUNdamentals? Because photography has fundamentals the have to be learned and be FUN! Here’s a little more about this iBook that has had over 5000 installs … It’s interactive, filled with videos and photos, BTS, everything! And it’s free so you have nothing to loose and everything to gain. Grab it! Taking Flight is more than a iBook on just taking plane pictures. The eight chapters covers everything from gear to light, working with pilots to air to air strategies. There is also a chapter on finishing in Photoshop. While I’m biased, I think there’s so much here to fuel your photography, they’re a must have set of books....

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on Aug 25, 2015 in WRP Ed Zone

My Workflow

It’s a continual question, “What’s your workflow?” As my boys will say, I’m just a machine because I get through my images so bloody fast. How fast? A 4000 image air to air shoot shot in the afternoon will be by bedtime, edited, filed, renamed and backed up. How do I do it so fast? There are two main factors, the first and main one is, I only take those images I like. This is really, really important. When I watch folks go through their images, they spend a helluva a lot of time looking at this or that images, cropping, moving sliders, wondering if they like the image. I’m not doing that, I’m just flying through them. When I go through my images I only have to ask myself one question and do one action. Is it sharp or not? If sharp I just click forward and if not, it gets deleted. It’s that simple for me. I’m really never sure just what is really being sought after...

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