Archive for Canon EOS RP

Finally Fall

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2019 by lilybug1960

Finally Fall.
 
I think it is safe to declare that Fall has arrived here in Bear Woods. The trees are starting to change, although I don’t think we will have a prolonged colorful Fall due to the drought we have been experiencing. Temps here have stayed in the low 70’s for the past week, lows in the 60’s and 50’s, with a possible freeze soon. I love the colors in the sky during Fall, they seem to be a glowing pastel more so than any other time of the year. It is hard to ever get tired of the views over “The 3 Chairs”.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/20th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron #Tamron #TamronUSA #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #Tamron1735 #SiruiUSA #Acratech #The3Chairs #BearWoodsWildlifeSanctuary #BearWoodsPhotography

The Wayne Bennett Filter

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2019 by lilybug1960

The Wayne Bennett Filter.
 
I mentioned that when I was in Orlando Monday that I got to spend a day catching up with a great friend, Wayne Bennett. Wayne and I used to spend a lot of time traveling and photographing some of America’s greatest locations. As we were riding around Wayne suggested we go to some old boat docks in Sanford. I posted an image the other day of the dock with a 10 stop Neutral Density filter attached. Well, as I was making that image, Wayne asked if I wanted to try “his” filter. I said “what do you mean, “your” filter”. Wayne explained to me that Singh Ray filters had developed a filter that would compliment his preferences in an image. He wanted a filter that polarized and had a slight blur while not effecting sharpness. They made a blue/gold (cooling/warming) polarizer with a slight softness to it. It is called the Wayne Bennett Smoky Vision filter. I did a few images with it and my favorite was with the polarizer set to emphasize the cooler aspects of the image. Very cool, but I don’t have a filter named after me…
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 30 seconds, 10 stop Neutral Density filter and the Wayne Bennett Smoky Vision filter, tripod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #BearWoodsPhotography

Old Boat Dock in Sanford

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2019 by lilybug1960

Old boat dock in Sanford.
 
I had the opportunity to spend the day with an old friend yesterday in Orlando. My friend, Wayne Bennett, and I spent the day reminiscing about our days photographing back in the early 90’s, especially some of the great trips we went on, and friends we shared the trips with as well. Wayne drove us over to Sanford, specifically some old docks on Lake Monroe. I brought a camera with me and Wayne loaned me a 10 stop Neutral Density filter and a tripod so I could capture a peaceful image looking out over the lake. Thanks Wayne for bringing back some great memories and sharing some stories and laughs. I also want to thank my friend Kathy Bargar for encouraging the Orlando Camera Club to have me down for a presentation. I met some great folks and hopefully inspired some to get out and try some new things when creating images. And a huge thanks for Tamron for sponsoring my presentation down here.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP, Manual Exposure mode, f16 (to slow the exposure down and make the water smooth), ISO 100, shutter speed of 10 seconds, 10 stop Neutral Density filter, tripod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #OrlandoCameraClub, #Sanford, #BearWoodsPhotography

Workflow

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2019 by lilybug1960

Workflow.
 
Photography, like any other job, requires practice and a routine. A good practice and routine is what makes you proficient in your work. A huge part of the photographic process is the work done once the shutter is released. It is also the part that frustrates so many photographers. Like any other work, if you only do it occasionally, it is tougher to remember all the right steps. In post processing the steps are often referred to as “Workflow”. The way you become proficient in your workflow is to do it each day. I constantly mention in my lectures that I do, and you as a photographer should take one image each day and process it as well. This makes you proficient in the use of your camera and especially in your workflow. For me it is easy when I am at home, I just step into the backyard and photograph “The 3 Chairs”. Frustration down, Proficiency up…less stress…
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP camera, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K30 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiUSA, #The3Chairs, #BearWoodsPhotography

Time at Home

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2019 by lilybug1960

Time at home.
 
It seems odd that I am home for almost a month. This has been a busy travel year, but it is good to be at home to enjoy Bear Woods, well except the Georgia heat anyway. It has been a scorcher this year. I have been able to work on some programs updating them for upcoming presentations like this Thursday at the Smyrna Community Center for the Smyrna Chapter of the Georgia Nature Photographers Association. I also have a presentation on Saturday to the Big Canoe Photographers, and then a big presentation in Orlando to the Orlando Camera Club on September 9. I have come up with a name for my project of photographing working animals, which will include service animals, therapy animals, Police K9s, and dogs that have “saved” someone, and I will soon announce the title after much thought. My goal is to have a page celebrating these special animals and avenues which you can directly support the organizations that make their service possible. For now here is a recent sunset over “The 3 Chairs”.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP camera, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K30 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography

In Camera Orton Effect Video

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Macro tips, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2019 by lilybug1960

In Camera Orton Effect video.
 
Here is the video demonstrating my in camera Orton Effect (sort of) to create that dreamy effect. I use it for macro work often to create mood. It was windy, but I was able to hopefully give you an idea of how to do the images. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if it helps, and please click the Subscribe button if you don’t already.
 
 
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lens on a Canon EOS RP camera, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/160th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K30 head, Shimoda Explore 40 bag, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90macro, #SiruiUSA, #ShimodaBags, #BearWoodsPhotography

Creating the Orton Effect for macro…in camera!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Macro tips, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2019 by lilybug1960

Creating the Orton Effect for macro…in camera.
 
Photography is no different than society as a whole when it comes to trends and “what’s in”. HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography was “in” for a while, then out, now sort of in again, even though we all do HDR when we adjust highlights and sliders technically, but I am speaking about combining several images. One such trend seems to be the “Orton Effect” which now-a-days is done in post processing. It is an effect where you give the image a “glow” that makes it dreamy. I don’t use it much for landscapes, but I do occasionally use it for macro work. As a matter of fact I have been using it since the early 90s. I’m old school though, I don’t do it in post processing, I do it in the camera. John Shaw taught me the technique years ago.
 
How it works is you first have to use a camera capable of doing Multiple Exposures, I found out my Sony doesn’t do it. You set the camera to do 2 exposures and “average” the exposure. Shooting in Manual Mode around f4 or f5.6 is best. You do the first exposure with your subject being very sharp, then your second exposure slightly out of focus. When it blends them together…pow! You get this dreamy looking flower! I guess I will have to do a video on this effect as well? It is fun and easy to do, and one cool thing is your image is done when you upload it, no extra time on the computer! Experiment and play, the effect increases when you make your second image more blurry.
 
Tamron SP 90mm Di VC USD 1:1 Macro on a Canon EOS RP camera, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K30 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90macro, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography