Macro Boot Camp – Milwaukee

Posted: March 29, 2015 in Uncategorized
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.
Holiday Inn Express, Milwaukee,WI (near airport)   May 1,2,3, Cost $199
TO SIGN UP FOR WORKSHOP GO TO www.MacroStoreOnline.com

Which Image Is Your Favorite?

I was asked this questions a lot when I use to do art shows. Trying to decide one image to be my favorite from around eight hundred is not an easy task. I tried to pick one based just on beauty alone, but found it much to difficult as so many had their own unique features that made it impossible to choose one over the other.

This decision had to be based on a connection to an image. People buy my images at art shows based on connections to the subject in an image, so that was how I would choose my favorite, it had to be the image with the strongest connection.

The image that I decided on is called “Fern On Burn”. This was shot in the Spring of 2004 while shooting in Yosemite. That was my first time to Yosemite and my photographer friend and I had a great week photography in the park, which brings back good memoirs connected to this image.

It was the first image that I had published, and it ran in the 2004 November issue of “Outdoor Photographer” magazine and since then it was published two more times in “Outdoor Photographer” . It was also published in two other magazines.

This image had won “Highly Honored” in the “Windland Smith Rice International Awards” put on by “Nature’s Best” magazine.

It has been published twice in local news papers along with interviews.

It was featured in a TV news segment that promoted the “Ann Arbor Art Fair” .

It has also been used many times for promotional postcards as advertisement for different art shows that I attended.

Hewlett Packard owns all rights for advertisements with this image.

It won second place as “Image Of The Year” in 2004 at NaturePhotographers.net.

I have seen a few photographers copy this image by photographing there own versions.

So that’s a lot of connections, and I can say that by far it has had more success then any other image that I have photographed, and it is the image with the strongest and personal connection of all my images.

This is my favorite image, “Fern On Burn”


Look through your portfolio and see if you could pick your favorite image, it’s not easy.

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Pro Photographer John Barclay will be one of the eight speakers at the Macro Photo Conference. Oct 10th and 11th in Seekonk, MA.
John will be presenting on post processing your images.
John will be presenting his Dream – Believe – Create lecture 3 times at the NECCC conference in July.  He’s Honored to be included along with all of the other great instructors including Tony Sweet and Andre’ Gallant.
John has the honor as a repeating co-leading this year with National Geographic Photographers Jonathan Kingston, Dewitt Jones and Rikki Cooke in the “See The Light!” workshop in Molokai, Hawaii.
http://www.johnbarclayphotography.com
We  have less then 40 spots left, so don’t wait long to sign up. http://www.macrostoreonline.com

 

Places To Shoot

Posted: March 27, 2015 in Uncategorized
Check out the Mitchell Park Domes located in Milwaukee, WI. There are three domes, one has a rain forest, one has desert plants, and the third dome has flora.

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Here is my favorite from the Rain Forest Dome.

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Here is my favorite from the Desert Dome.

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Here is the favorite from the Flora Dome.

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Need Electronic Advice

Posted: March 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

Need some electronic help.  I run into problems at photo conferences with old projectors that run only VGA connectors.  My newer and better laptops have connections only for HDMI.  So I have to use an old laptop that has VGA but the images look terrible when I present using this old laptop and the VGA.  I want to use my newer laptop with the better resolution screen and the HDMI connection.  I bought a VGA to HDMI convertor for $90 but it doesn’t work.  Anyone out there with any experience with this problem.

Macro Boot Camps

Posted: March 26, 2015 in Uncategorized
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.
Times for the Macro Boot Camps,
Friday 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm
(SOLD OUT) Comfort Inn, Middleburg Hts,OH, April 17,18,19, Cost $199
(SOLD OUT) Chantilly, Virginia, April 24,25,26, Cost $199
Holiday Inn Express, Milwaukee,WI(near airport) May 1,2,3, Cost $199
Holiday Inn Express, Warminster,Pennsylvania, May 29,30,31, Cost $199
Hilton Garden Inn, St Augustine, Florida. June 12,13, Cost only $119.
Caribbean Photo Workshop Cruise – June 15-19 – http://vanelliandfriends.com/cruise/
(FALL 2015)
Red Lion Hotel, Kennewick, Washington, Sept 18,19,20, Cost $199
Macro Photo Conference – Ramada Inn – Seekonk, MA, Oct 10,11, Cost $199
TO SIGN UP FOR WORKSHOPS GO TO www.MacroStoreOnline.com

Hoodman Loupe Sale

Posted: March 26, 2015 in Uncategorized
Hunt’s photo is offering a sale price on a great product to help you see you camera’s LCD when outside in bright light.  I’ve used one for years and wouldn’t go out to shoot without it.
Here’s a video about the Hoodman Loupe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBM7EZXhbNk&feature=youtu.be
Here’s the sale price. http://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/detail_page.cfm?productid=HLPP3M&mfg=Hoodman&show=yes&sp=PFU4f