Archive for Sirui SR 3204 tripod

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
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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

Remembering Pollen Free Days

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2019 by lilybug1960

Remembering pollen free days…
 
I love spring, spring hates me. The pollen has decided to launch an all out assault on my sinuses and hit me with a cold as well. It makes me think of the days when my sinuses were just dry from a lack of humidity…man I miss those days!
 
Speaking of the Tetons in the winter, we still have a few spots available for our workshop in January 2020. We are in the process of changing the page to help make t easier to register by accepting a deposit vs payment in full at the time you register. It may be cold, but there is no pollen…
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography

Owlet, Cape Coral

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2019 by lilybug1960

Owlet, Cape Coral.
 
I have truly been on a whirlwind of adventures this year and am looking forward to a little slow down here in April, but when I think back on the incredible things I have seen in 2019 I am blown away. I am still going through some images from the trips to make sure I didn’t miss a “keeper” as well. This was an image of the Burrowing Owl chick as it checked me out waiting for it to emerge from the burrow. It was fine with my presence and only retreated when the parent owls spotted a cat roaming the yard across the street. This little owlet and many other images and stories will be a part of my lecture in Long Island for Tamron’s Relay for Life benefit, don’t forget to come see me if you are in the area on April 2!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and PH20 Gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #BirdNirdvana

Burrowing Owl Perches

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2019 by lilybug1960

Burrowing Owl Perches.
 
I have to admit that I was really confused and even worried when driving into Cape Coral for the first time years ago seeing all the “crosses” on the roadside. It seemed that they were everywhere. I know that people will place one at the scene of where a loved one died in a car wreck. My first thought was Lee County, Florida and Cape Coral must have the worst drivers for there to be that many fatal accidents. I was literally horrified. Then after researching Burrowing Owl sites, I learned that they like to perch and the residents of the city placed them there for the birds. I was very relieved to say the least. So if you find yourself near Cape Coral and you see these roadside markers, that is a great place to find an owl, but pull off the road, let’s keep it a marker for the owl sites and nothing else.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 560, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and PH20 Gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #BirdNirdvana