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A Special Thanksgiving

Posted in Equipment I Use, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2019 by lilybug1960

A Special Thanksgiving.
 
I know it is a couple days after Thanksgiving, but I was visiting family and pretty much stayed off of the computer for a few days. We all have things in our lives we give thanks for, but for one of my nieces and nephews, they have 2 special reasons for giving thanks. They had twin boys 2 months ago and this was their first Thanksgiving as a family. They have wanted a family for many years and finally their prayers were answered with twin boys. You hear people who refer to babies as “miracle” babies, well these are two of them. For me it is kind of special as well. I photographed their engagement photos, their wedding photos, and now I have made images of my great nephews. They were all just candid photos, nothing set up or studio, just enjoying the moment with family. There are always reasons to give thanks.
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 3600, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #TravelPortraitZoom, #BearWoodsPhotography

Using Neutral Density Filters for Dramatic Effects

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2019 by lilybug1960

Using Neutral Density filters for dramatic effects.
 
Below is the link to my video about using filters to slow down water and movement for a dramatic look. Hopefully you will chuckle at my obvious frustration of trying to exposures. At one point I felt I should contact NASA to figure out exposure coefficients. I will follow it up with an in depth video about the different systems that I use. As magnetic filters are becoming more popular hopefully the use of filters will be easier and their use will increase by photographers to expand their creativity. Here is the link:
 
 
This image information: Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 100, shutter speed of 130 seconds, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiImaging, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore, #MarumiFilters, #Apalachicola, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops, #BearWoodsPhotography

Sumac Leaves 2

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2019 by lilybug1960

Sumac Leaves 2.

I always try to do both verticals and horizontals of my scenes when it dictates because I never know which a potential client will want or need. If someone is trying to get into the nature photography business, you should do the same. Nothing is more disappointing when you talk with an art director or editor and they tell you how much they love an image, but they need it in the other format. Digital film is cheap, capture both. I think we need that guy from the beer ads saying something like “I don’t shoot verticals often, but when I do, I just shot a horizontal before it”…

It is an interesting morning waking up with temperatures at 26 degrees here this morning considering they were in the upper 60s yesterday morning at this time. I love it, but still no socks are needed yet as I cruise around the house in my “lounge” pants.

Tamron SP 180mm 1:1 Macro on a Nikon Z6 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron#Tamron#TamronUSA#TamronLensesUSA#TamronImageMaster#Tamron180Macro#SiruiUSA#Acratech#ShimodaDesign#FallColors#BearWoods#BearWoodsPhotography

Sumac Leaves

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2019 by lilybug1960

Sumac leaves.
 
One of my favorite days or series of days is when I see the brilliant colors of the Sumac leaves changing. For some reason they always seem more vivid and saturated than all the other leaves. I think other leaves must get jealous of their radiance. On one tree you can have the vivid yellows, reds, and greens side by side offering great image opportunities. We have had heavy rain and wind here for the past day or so, but I hope when it clears up I will have one more opportunity to capture my favorite Fall leaves.
 
Tamron SP 180mm Di 1:1 macro lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/160th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron180macro, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #BearWoods, #BearWoodsPhotography

Intentional Camera Movement with a twist

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2019 by lilybug1960

Intentional Camera Movement with a twist.
 
I love Fall and Fall colors. I love to photograph Fall colors, but sometimes I want to be a little more creative vs just a simple image. I will resort to Intentional Camera Movement to get some creative results. People either love it or hate it, but it is a great way to see differently. Yesterday I put together a little video explaining how to capture fall colors with some movement. In the video I demonstrate regular capture, slow capture with movement, and then a multiple exposure technique as well. Take a few minutes to check it out and try something new for your photography.
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Nikon Z6, 9 Exposures, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #portraittravelzoom, #IntentionalCameraMovement, #ICM, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore40L, #BearWoodsPhotography

“Spot”

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2019 by lilybug1960

“Spot”
 
While I was at PhotoPlus Expo in NYC I conducted 2 sessions in the Tamron Pet Portrait Studio. We were partnered with Best Friends Animal Society in New York City. They brought two dogs hoping to get them some exposure (no pun intended) and ideally adopted. At my first session on Thursday my model was Spot, who is absolutely as cute and sweet as they get. The session started at 10:30 am and there was one lady in the crowd that Spot was immediately attracted to, and she to him. She shared with me how they had lost a dog after many years and she could see that dog in Spot. She went out to find her husband who was busy looking at all the great camera gear at the show to bring him back to meet Spot. He came back and Spot immediately jumped up started licking his face. The couple shared with me that they had planned to spend the day at the expo, but that changed, instead they were headed to Best Friends Animal Society to adopt Spot. Everything went great with their application and Spot was going home with them after his session Friday. Our goal was to help people to learn how to photography their pets, helping to place one of the dogs into a home was awesome! Bertha the other dog we photographed was a sweetheart and she may have met her family as well. The young lady who met her and fell in love with her is taking her family to Best Friends to see how it goes. Thank you Best Friends Animal Society and Tamron Lenses USA for doing such great things like the Pet Portrait Studio!
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 1250, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #PortraitTravelZoom, #PhotoPlusExpo, #BestFriendsAnimalSociety, #BearWoodsPhotography

Buddy, Arctic Fox, captive animal

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

Buddy, Arctic Fox Kit, captive animal.
 
I think of all the animals we photographed at Triple D Wildlife, Buddy the Arctic Fox was one of my top 3 favorites. It wasn’t solely based on the photography, but instead the opportunity to watch him as he explored the area. Curious but cautious would sum up the way he moved around the rocky outcropping. He could totally care less about the group of us that were photographing him, we just sat still, never posing a threat to him, just being a part of the landscape. Doing so allowed us to really just enjoy watching him and to capture some great images as well.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6 camera, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack. #WithMyTamron #Tamron #TamronUSA #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #Tamron150600g2 #ShimodaExplore40L #ShimodaDesign #TripleDWildlife #BearWoodsPhotography