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on Mar 7, 2018 in Landscape Photography

Grand Canyon Fishin!

Sunrise, sunset and sunrise again the last 24hours at the Grand Canyon. Simply the most gorgeous place to be with a Fisheye lense! The only “trick” is to watch the horizon and make the decision how you want to tell the story. You can see how I made the call for these three images, each a little different, each accomplished by simply pointing the lens more up or down. It’s just simply a gorgeous place and photography to bring back the memories just makes it...

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on Sep 8, 2017 in Landscape Photography, Digital Darkroom

Removing the “Fish”

The 180degree view of the Fisheye lens like the 16Fish or 8-15Fish can be stunning and essential to a visual story. At the same time, the natural “curve” the Fish can create might be desired. Here’s a simple digital darkroom lesson how to deal with it. Keep in mind everything was done at the time of capture to “plumb” the subject at the time of capture. That makes a difference in the digital...

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on Jul 27, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

First Shoot with the 8-15Fish

B&H got the new Nikon 8-15 Fisheye just a couple of days ago and I’ve been dying to shoot with it ever since. Once upon a time I owned the 8f8 Fisheye and I’ve owned a 16Fish forever so the idea of having one lens that does all sounded really attractive to me. Then I went in my files and search how much I use the 16Fish and found it was real little. So I didn’t think I would buy this lens because simply, I didn’t shoot Fish enough to justify it. Then I shot with the 8-15Fish today …. Here are just two examples from today’s shooting with the 8-15Fish. First, it’s real fun to use, the shade and lens cap system makes it simple to use and protect that front element. Then when it comes to applying its magic, that was pretty seamless as well. Lastly there is the file it produces. To say I’m very pleased with my results is an understatement. And now the lens...

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on Oct 3, 2016 in Landscape Photography

Stary, Stary Skies

There is one aspect of the Sierra that stands out amongst all the rest and that’s its night skies. Right now with the new moon and cold temps, it is literally so bright you can walked around without the aid of a flashlight. With that overhead, it was only natural we held our Mono Lake Weekend Workshop and on Saturday, made it a Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photowalk. We had a hearty group that meet not just one but two mornings at 04:30 at South Tufa to bring home those skies to you, those who weren’t with us. We had the usual aircraft heading towards San Francisco every so often but we had the great fortune to have a meteor shower going both mornings. Many were real faint but some, well they lit up the night. It was just glorious! How where the pictures taken? I started by giving folks my usual formula for getting the photo. While it works great for me, it seems to confuse folks. One...

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on Aug 26, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

Lexar / B&H / Moose – Aerodrome Weekend!

Oh … this is going to be great! I can’t thank Lexar & B&H enough for making this possible, and free to all! Here are the details when it comes to gear, KISS! Here’s my list of gear: Nikon D5  w/128GB 2933x XQD Cards Nikon D750 w/256GB 1000x SDXC Cards 80-400VR3 70-200f/4 AFS 24-70VR 14-24AFS Nikon 16Fish SB-5000 AF Speedlight   and that’s it! I’ll have all of this in a sling bag for ease access. You don’t need any lens longer than 400mm and wide is for the static work. On the bus ride out I’ll go over all the photographic strategies from gear, settings, subjects and shooting techniques. It’s going to be a grand day and we can’t wait to share it with you! And here are the other details: Sunday 8/28 Visit the Aerodrome: Meet outside the B&H Super Store (420 9th Avenue NY, NY 10001) at 8:30 AM Bus Departs promptly at 9 AM arriving at the Aerodrome around 11 AM. During the ride, Moose...

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