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How to Shoot a Panorama

Another great tip from shooter Scott Bourne over at PhotoFocus. Scott Bourne’s Fast Photo Tip #33 When shooting for a stitched panorama, shoot verticals not horizontals to give your panoramic conversion software more data to work with. I would also add that shooting verticals also introduces less lens distortion because of the way your sensor […]

Straight from the Camera RAW

Love this shot.  Shot at 90 degrees from the shining sun the polarizer had its greatest affect on the blue sky.  The sun was obviously from the left and the not so obvious sb-900 (doubly diffused) from the right, just out of the frame to fill in the shadows.  I experimented with different f-stops but […]

August 2010 Alaska Photo Workshop: Maclaren River Edition Day Two

Wow morning came early!  The alarm went off at 3:56am and I didn’t want to move.  But, alas, photographs wouldn’t wait.  A few minutes and a Starbucks Vanilla Frappachino later the rest of the gang met us in the van to head out to the bluff at the other end of the valley. Was it […]

August 2010 Alaska Photo Workshop: Maclaren River Edition

Wow!!!!  What a blast we had this weekend!!  Can you tell we had a good time?  🙂 We had some great participants who asked TONS of great questions and shot some marvelous photographs. We started out at this great field in Delta Junction taking photographs of hay bails and whatever else caught our eye. We […]

The Cokin P121M ND Grad Filter

The Cokin P121M ND grad filter is a very useful filter to have around. This is a photograph I took last fall.  It looks OK but nothing to great.  The sky is highlighted with some blinkies where the sun was setting and the foreground was a bit dark. Enter the Cokin P121M ND grad filter. […]