Archive for June, 2009

Secrets of the photo workshop business

Posted on 30. Jun, 2009 by .

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I’m writing this article because frankly, I’m upset. It seems that everytime I meet with photographers who have attended a workshop, at least one of them has a horror story about a previous workshop they’ve attended. Often, I’m surprised they were able to put the bad experience behind and have the fortitude to try again with another workshop leader. What’s really upsetting about a lot of things I hear about the nature photography workshop business is that it…

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Photog goes crazy, starts shooting video!

Posted on 22. Jun, 2009 by .

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I’ve been facinated by the new hybrid DSLRs that can shoot both still and video images. And the video I saw from the 5D Mark II was really, really impressive. It’s ability to produce high definition video at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (1080p) is really stunning. I’m a bit of a movie fanatic and I think part of me harbours a fantasy of…

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Learning wildlife photography – How low should you go?

Posted on 04. Jun, 2009 by .

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Whenever I teach wildlife photography, I go on at some length, about the necessity of getting your camera gear on the same level as your subject’s eyes. This concept doesn’t only apply to wildlife photography, it applies equally well to photography of children, pets or hobbits. When I teach this concept to a group of students, their eyes tend to glaze over until…

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Top 10 mistakes to avoid during a photography workshop

Posted on 01. Jun, 2009 by .

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Yeah, we get it! The camera brand you’ve chosen is the best and anyone who chose a different brand (or even a different model) is a freakin’ idiot. Please leave the fanatic mentality at home and let people wallow…

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