Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Few Fox

Up here in Alaska again and the weather is incredible.  Of course, incredible right now is 20 degrees.  The last time I was on the slope it was -50, so quite a difference.

Photographed the two foxes above with a Canon 7D and EF 70-200mm f/4L.  These two have been around for a few days now.

Back home very soon just in time to head to Petersburg, AK and our cruise to photograph the herring spawn and the predators it attracts.

Fiat Lux!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ballet Studio Session

Studio fun!

We've been concentrating on wildflowers and landscape for the last few weeks but I had an opportunity today to shoot some local ballet dancers in the studio.  So I took a quick break from CS5 and set up the ProFoto D1 Air system for some fun. 

With that said, I'll be switching back to Landscape mode tonight with our live podcast on Lens Flare. 

Take a listen at 8 PM EST at the following link.

Fiat Lux!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Photo Adventure Maui - Summer 2010

9 shot stitched panorama

We're doing Maui again this summer!  26- 30 July and hosted by the Institute of Visual Arts (IVA Maui), we will explore every cool spot on the island and photograph using any and all techniques: slow shutter speed, HDR, action, extended DOF, night, and more.

HDR of Haleakala's Silver Sword

Check out the first in a slew of Photo Adventure sites.  Expect more information and content to appear on the Maui site soon.

With the success of our last two Photo Adventure Maui sessions we'll be doing two a year one in July and one in late January!

The end of killer moonset.

Great photography and learning in an incredible tropical setting!

Fiat Lux!

Friday, April 9, 2010

California Photo Festival Website/schedule Update

The California Photo Festival website is updated with new information!

There are new instructors, updated overall schedules, and specific instructor schedules.  Most of our instructors have provided us with workshop, lecture, and seminar titles and descriptions.  If you can do it with a camera, computer, or printer...we have it covered.

This is going to be a tremendous week of shooting, instruction, and good times.  Give us a call if you have any questions.  Hope to see you here!

California Photo Festival

Fiat Lux!

Lens Flare Live Podcast Next Tuesday

Haleakala Crater - Maui

I'll be joining Rob Sheppard and Juan Pons for a live podcast discussing Landscape Photography next Tuesday evening.  Come have a listen or call in live at 8 PM Eastern, 13 April 2010.

Landscape Photography Live Podcast

Fiat Lux!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Digital Photo Experience Video Tutorial from Hal/Bull Today

Hal's been writing and creating tutorials for the Digital Photo Experience (DPE) for a few months.  His latest post is the conclusion to DPE's Lightroom Week.

Check it out at the following link.

Digital Photo Experience

Friday, April 2, 2010

Slide Show Recap from the Past Week

A little slide show from the past week's course.  These images were submitted for review and critique during the course.  Thanks to all of our participants and to Rob Sheppard for giving us so much of his time, enthusiasm, and amazing knowledge.

The full size video may be seen by clicking here, Full Size Magic of Flowers

A special thanks to Jesse Siebenberg for allowing us to use his single "Heavens Sake (Scars)" in the slide show.  You can find the single on Jesse's CD "Undiscovery." Visit his website at Brotheryn Studios

Fiat Lux!

Day 4 - The Magic of Flowers

Yesterday can only be described as an epic day of shooting.  The wx (weather) and wildflowers were incredible.  The same cannot be said for the sRGB conversion for this blog!  Will spend the next few days working these and the thousand other images we captured during the Magic of Flowers.  Of course, I will probably go out shooting again tomorrow and create some more.

Today's post is lupine centric with the inclusion of one poppy/caterpillar. 


Be sure to check out the Digital Photo Experience tomorrow for my contribution to their Lightroom Week - Sharpening Saturday.

Fiat Lux!