On the road again

Posted: September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Heading out to start the fall Macro Boot Camps in the Kansas City area.  Had a great summer vacation but glad to be back to work.  The new Ford Transit is working out as expected. Able to carry tons more stuff then what I could with the GMC Terrain.  Okay gotta go, need to get 700 miles done today.

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Macro Workshops Fall – Spring

Posted: September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

Only three Macro Boot Camps left with a few opening for this fall.

The “MACRO BOOT CAMPS” are three days of in depth learning, fun, and entertainment. You will need a camera, macro lens, tripod, as you will be shooting in the classroom. It is for the beginner to the intermediate photographer wanting to learn more about the macro world in nature.

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FALL 2014

Macro Boot Camps
2014 Macro Boot Camp – Holiday Inn, Martinsville (near Indianapolis) IN. October 3,4,5, Cost $199
2014 Macro Boot Camp – La Quinta Inn, Minnetonka, Minnesota, October 10,11,12, Cost $199
2014 Macro Boot Camp – Wyndham Hotel, Glen Mills, PA (west of Philly) Nov 21,22,23, Cost $199

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(WINTER/SPRING 2015)

Macro Boot Camps
Holiday Inn, Monroeville, near Pittsburgh,PA, Feb.6,7,8, Cost $199
Hiton, Ocala, Florida, Feb 27,28 March 1, Cost $199
Hampton Inn, Sterling Hts, near Detroit,MI, March 13,14,15, Cost $199
Hampton Inn, Brevard, near Asheville,NC, March 20,21,22, Cost $199
Comfort Inn, Middleburg Hts, near Cleveland,OH, April 17,18,19, Cost $199

MORE TO COME

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New Opportunities

Posted: September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

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We are all looking for the places that provide new opportunities to shoot macro subjects. In one of the parks I shoot at they are restructuring the water system. They dug out a new canal, and it follows right along the edge of a woods full of Cottonwoods trees. At this time of year in late August through September here in Southeast Michigan, the Cottonwood tree start to lose some early fall leaves. I like to search for Cottonwood leaves floating on the water, and there are a few ponds that I usually visit this time of year, and now I have a new place to explore. So got out yesterday to see what there was to shoot. It’s still a few weeks away before the leaves start to really fall, but I found quite a bit of subject matter already. No floating leaves that I liked, but found other comps to shoot. I offer up a few shots here, with a little artistic processing provided by Topaz Simplify4 program. I did a video on how I processed the two leaves in the mud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7fj72YxEeI

Here is the new canal.

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This group was floating at the edge.

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Leaves in the mud.

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This is from the area where they laid down the straw with grass seed and mesh. Two leaves fell in perfect position.

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From one of my followers

Hi Mike, I was wondering if you knew anyone looking for a Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS ? I’m asking $300 it’s clean and works great, I can get some pics if anyone is interested. I know you use this lens and I thought maybe someone from your workshops might be interested. I sold all the rest of my Canon gear, going miror-less and lighter with the Fujifilm XT1
Contact info; Michael Hansen,  michael@windwalkerimages.com

LED Light Sale 50% off

Posted: September 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Here is a direct link and  coupon code for 50% off Promaster LED120 or LED120 Plus purchased through Hunts Photo and Video.

 Promo expires at end of December.

 50% off Promaster LED120 or LED120 Plus

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or use coupon code: nKmzP

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Travel expenses & hotel accommodations not included. Contest runs 9/21/14 through 10/05/14
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Oyster Flower Seed Head

Posted: September 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Daily Macro View

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Shot this at the Mueller State Park in Colorado, and the locals here say this is a seed head from an Oyster flower, and in my neck of the woods in Michigan we call it a Goatsbeard plant. Whatever you call it, the seed head looks like a giant white puff ball resembling the seed head of the dandelion flower. I like to shoot these in a soft abstract manner. I move the camera in close filling the frame with the subject, then set the aperture on my Tamron 90mm macro at 2.8, to give it a shallow depth of field for this soft abstract look.

 

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I have a powerful PC tower and a 27 inch monitor that I use for my photo processing, but within the last year or so this is where I have been doing all my photo processing.  In the comforts of the living room on a 15″ Asus laptop.  I hardly ever use the other system anymore. It’s just more comfortable setting in my soft cushy chair with my feet up watching the tube, and playing with new images.   All the images look great with this simple system, so I’m getin er done right here. Look at that little girl on the TV, who’s face is in shock that I process all my images on a laptop instead of some big fancy expensive system.

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