Photo Contest

Mike Moats is graciously giving away entry to one of his Macro Boot Camps to a lucky Acratech fan!

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To Enter Contest:

Email your Macro image to: info@acratech.net

Subject line: Macro Contest: first name & last name

All submissions must be submitted by Wednesday, 10/01/14, 5:00pm PST

The Macro Boot Camp (http://tinylanscapes.wordpress.com/workshops/) is a 3-day event filled with in-depth learning and fun, designed for the beginner to intermediate photographer wanting to learn more about the macro/close-up world. One winner 18 years+ will receive entry into one Macro Boot Camp (choose from currently scheduled or future locations; travel expenses not included). Our second place winner will receive a $100 Acratech Gift Certificate, and third place will receive a $50 Acratech Gift Certificate! All winners will be notified by email.

See schedule and more info at: http://tinylanscapes.wordpress.com/workshops/ 

** By submitting an image you are saying that you personally took the image and own the rights to it, as well as granting Acratech permission to feature your images on our website and other social media platforms. **

 

Acratech makes my favorite ballhead for macro work.

Birds of a Feather

Posted: August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Daily Macro View

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Went the a local nature center and photographed some of the stuffed birds on displayed. This a great and easy way to shoot cool bird feather abstracts, they stay still unlike the ones in the wild. ;)

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Guess what this is

If you guess right, you will be entered into a drawing to win one free entry into your choice of any of my Macro Boot Camps.  You have no time limit on when you use the prize.  Two guesses per person.  Send your guess along with your name and where you live to macrogeekmike@yahoo.com

Winner drawn on September 1st

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Daily Macro View

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What do you feed your camera? 

This sounds funny and you are thinking what is Mike talking about, you don’t feed food to your camera.  Maybe not food, but we do feed images through the lens into the camera, so we are feeding our camera. If you are feeding your camera with good subject matter that people can connect with, have composed properly, focused, set the right exposure, then your camera will take care of the rest.

Do you add make-up to your images? 

Again you are thinking I have lost my mind, adding make-up to our images?  Just like the ladies do by enhancing their faces with make-up, lipstick, eye liners, we have to add  enhancements to our images by finishing them through all the great software programs.

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Topaz Sale 50% off Adjust

Posted: August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Check out the great processing software from Topaz, Adjust.

Topaz running a 50% promotion on Topaz Adjust. 50% off regular price of $49.99

Adjust is an image enhancement plug-in designed to make your photos pop.

The 50% coupon code is: augadjust

You can create stunning images with dramatic contrast, incredible detail and vibrant color with award-winning Adjust. Preset options range from subtle, realistic enhancements to artistic HDR-like presets. In just a few clicks, it’s easy to produce a truly eye-catching look in a single image.

For instance, see how the “before” image below looks a little flat. By using Adjust, variations in tone are uncovered and the perceived depth is enhanced — giving it the punch it deserves!

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Tamron Tailgate

Posted: August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Got a chance to head over to CameraMart in Pontiac, Michigan, not to far from my home, to visit my Tamron friends.  They are on a country wide tour with this big van full of lenses.  Some of my photography buddies and followers showed up to hang out and talk shop. I also got a free lunch that Tamron provides to all who show up.

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My buddy and national Tamron tech rep Jillian was on hand to teach some classes.  If you are lucky enough to have the tour come to your local camera store, stop in and check it out.  I believe they were heading next to Columbus, Ohio.

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Helicon Focus Winners

Posted: August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

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The winners have been chosen for the focus stacking software from Helicon Focus.

Participants had to guess what this is.

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Hundreds of people took entered and I received all kinds of guesses.  Most people thought it was a shell, but what I was looking for in the answer was,  Glass.  This is the stained glass in my home’s front door.Much tougher to answer then the last contest where around 280 people answered right.

Only eleven people answered with the word glass and they were entered into the drawing, and the chosen winners are.

Mike Lumbrazo – Helicon Focus Premium

Donna Fiocca – Helicon Focus Pro unlimited

Mike Jacobs – Helicon Focus Lite unlimited

Thanks to all for participating.

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