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on Jun 1, 2020 in Random Thoughts

Moose Podcast #190 – “Legacy Glass”

In this episode “Legacy Glass”
A whole lot of you have reached out and asked do you have to shoot just new glass? Many ask if I shoot any “old” glass. And all asked which is best. Here are some of my thoughts on these great questions.

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on May 29, 2020 in Random Thoughts

Inspirational Weekend Reads

If you read the two titles together, one seems to respond to the other and when it comes to improving your photography, they do! George Shiras’ Hunting Wild Life with Camera and Flashlight is an amazing book! Shiras was a Nat’l Geo shooter starting in 1898, to repeat, 1898! In 1936, the Society compiled all his articles and amazing photos into two volumes. When you look at his photos and you realize the cameras he was using (sheet film, flashlight light) and see what he came back with, you can’t help but be wowed and inspired. It amazes me the technique he pioneered over a hundred years ago is still applicable today. Every Reason to Fail takes us to the 75th Anniv celebration of D Day in France in a plane manufactured when Shiras compilation was printed. How can a book about an old plane flying across the North Atlantic empower your photography? Just the title of the book should ring true to some point in your photographic pursuits,...

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on May 23, 2020 in Random Thoughts

Digital Darkroom – Shooting – Workflow Webinar Today!

Come and join us online (2CDT / GMT-5), properly socially distancing as we celebrate photography in the digital darkroom! I’ll be doin another online class with Precision Camera today and the doors are open. Here are the basics: You want the best possible photograph. Remember that it begins and ends when you go “click” with the camera! With that said, our cameras are what I loving refer to as “cold, heartless bastards.” There is no setting for romance and no slider for passion. You have to bring that to your photograph, and that is often done in post — in the digital darkroom. Finishing your photographs – not fixing – is what we’ll be covering in this special, fun webcast. I’ll start with how the photograph was taken, knowing what would need to be done in post to finish it and then, actually going into Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop. I’ll go over how if I can’t get an image finished in two minutes, I will abandon it. We’ll...

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