Speaking Tonight

Posted: July 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

I’ll be presenting the keynote program for the SWMCC Photo Weekend tonight, held at the Knickerbocker Theatre in Holland, Michigan.  Should be tons of fun, and speaking on creating great macro images.  Program starts at 7:30.

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Think Tanks new Trifecta 10 photo backpacks is designed for DSLRs, and the Trifecta 8 is designed for mirrorless.

Our friends at Think Tank Photo have just released two new backpacks designed to allow you three different ways to get at your three “workhorse” lenses.  The Trifecta 10 is designed for DSLR systems, and the Trifecta 8 is designed for mirrorless systems. These innovative backpacks sling for side access from both the left and right. They are the perfect carrying solution for when you are on the move and don’t want to have to take off your backpack to access your gear. The rear panel opening offers complete access to gear.  And don’t forget that when you use my link you receive free gear with your order as well as free shipping. Check out more info here. http://www.thinktankphoto.com/categories/camera-backpacks/trifecta-backpacks.aspx?code=WS-367

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A camera store salesman was telling me about his frustration since photography online forums were created. Customers come into the store looking for a camera and lenses and ask for his advice. He would go through his sales pitch and once he was finished the customer would start in with, well this guy on this forum said this, and another guy on this forum said this and on and on. Every sale was a battle with the customer on who was right, the salesman or the people online.
So he came up with this line. When a customer comes in and starts with the what everybody online was saying and paying no attention to what he says, he tells them to find a photographer that they look up to and admire the look of their images, find out what kind of equipment they use and buy that.
If you use the same equipment as the photographer you admire, than your images will look just like theirs, Right? LOL

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I asked a lady in one of my workshops how many times a month was she able to get out and shoot.
Her answer was,
About once a month.
ONCE A MONTH, THAT”S ONLY TWELVE TIMES IN A YEAR!
How are you going to progress shooting twelve times in a year.
If you are really interested in becoming a better photographer, you need to get out at least once a week. I say at least once a week, but more is better, and if you can’t get out to shoot, shoot something inside for practice.
When I started I shot three and four times a week, and that is what help me grow so quickly as a macro photographer.
The difference from a macro photographer with a huge portfolio of great images and one who has a small portfolio of great images is time spent in the field shooting.
It’s as simple as that, the more time spent shooting, the better you get, and the bigger your portfolio of good quality images.
If you look at anyone who is successful at what they do, it came through many, many, hours of practice.
Taking one of my workshops would sure help you as well. :)
Now get out and shoot!!

 

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Fifty Shades of Green

Posted: July 28, 2015 in Uncategorized
We’re in full summer mode now, and the main color is green. Travel through the woods and fields and all you see is green. Mother nature seems to like a lot of green. Here are a some of the many shades of green.

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Flowing Ferns

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Flower Backside

Posted: July 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

I’m always looking for some angle that is a little different from the standard flower portraits. Not that the front side of a flower is not a good thing, it’s just that we see those images all the time, and I’m looking for something that makes my images a little different from what we normally see.

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