Playing with Photoshop, converting a large panoramic image into a circular composition.Read More
My latest Newsletter containing information about the 2016 tours and classes as well as additions to the web site.Read More
An article documenting a project to capture images of Becky Burt's incredible art.Read More
OK the second in yesterday afternoons work with Focus Stacking.
This time a shot of a small Acorn. Shot with a 105 micro at f\5.6 with an extension tube attached. About twice life size. Shot on a sheet of black plexiglass to get the reflection. This is a 41 shot Focus Stack processed in Zerene Stacker Software.
I'll be demonstrating this technique at the Macro Class on December 4th.
I spent the afternoon shooting some focus stacks using my stack shot rail. This is an example, which can be fine tuned some more in photoshop, of a branch from the yard. I used a extension tube with my 105 micro lens giving me about a 2 to 1 magnification. 41 shots processed in Zerene Stacker.
Review of the 2015 Spring ToursRead More
February 2015 NewsletterRead More
Bird Photography on a Budget
The equipment for bird photography can be very expensive. Part of this is the nature of the business, photographing small moving objects requires long telephoto lenses and effective autofocus systems
Beginning bird photographers would be well served with a good cropped sensor camera body and 400 mm f/5.6 lens or a 300 mm f/4 lens with a 1.4x teleconverter. By applying several common sense strategies you can acquire such a system at a reduced cost.
During the past week I focused on Computer Issues. Here's an article on the issues and what it means to your workflow.Read More
There are many foggy mornings in Southern Louisiana. This is very fortunate! I love to photograph Foggy Cypress Scenes over the water. The limited vision afforded by the fog enables the trees to be seen against a stark white background. Even better, mornings with low lying fog allow the photographer to create stunning images of the fog appearing to be on fire.
As part of my year end photography assessment, I did an assessment of my camera equipment needs. Hopefully, this process I used will be helpfulRead More
As I write this, Southern Louisiana is in the grips of an unusual cold snap. Not the kind of weather I would go wandering around finding things in nature to photograph and certainly not the kind of weather I want to be out on the water. I would argue, however, now is the most important time for my photography and the success of the shooting season is dependent upon much of what I do now.Read More
New Telephoto Lenses from Canon and NikonRead More
The 2015 Photo Tour schedule (link) has been published and I’m looking forward to another great year of photographing with a great group of people...
Photographic opportunities were spectacular for the 2014 Photo Tours.Read More
For the May tour, nesting season was in full swing with excellent conditions at both the Millers Lake and Jefferson Island Rookeries. Millers Lake has a huge number of nesting birds in stark contrast to last years poor showing.
A short article on how digital photography has helped us learn photographyRead More
Every year brings another batch of "must have" digital cameras, ever increasing resolution, faster autofocus, better high iso performance, etc. But some of the most memorable images were made decades ago, some with low resolution digital cameras, some made with ancient film cameras. So what is the role of the camera and the role of the photographer, my take on this subject.Read More
The second Louisiana Bird Photo Tour was held from the evening of May 12th through May 16th. The weather was great and photo opportunities were numbers. Continue to read the highlights and see a slide show of my best images for the tour.Read More
An update on photography at Lake Martin. While the birds are not yet back near the road and many of the price landscape locations are now blocked, Lake Martin is still worth a visit if you're in the area.Read More
Long focal lengths and large apertures allow a photographer to pick what is and is not in focus. However, autofocus often makes things in front or in back of the focal point to be in focus. Camera makers have responded by allowing you to fine tune the point in focus. This blog post explores this.Read More