Archive | February, 2010

Let Your Photographs Evolve

February 28, 2010

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Let Your Photographs Evolve

Photograph © Rick Sammon – All Rights Reserved Canon EOS 1D Mark II, 100-400mm IS zoom @ 360mm. ISO 320. 1/400th sec. @ f/7.1 I don’t consider myself a wildlife photography expert, but I have taken some nice wildlife photographs over the years. Juan Pons, the co-founder of the Digital Photo Experience, is our resident […]

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Atlanta Seminar: Prelude to a Workshop

February 28, 2010

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Atlanta Seminar: Prelude to a Workshop

Hey Gang, DPE’s Rob Knight and I are doing a workshop in Atlanta: August 13-15. This is a hands-on workshop: lots of shooting and lots of personal digital darkroom work. As a prelude to the workshop, I am giving two seminars for Showcase Photo&Video on April 10: HDR and Digital Imaging. Hope you can join […]

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Bracketing for HDR with Nikon DSLRs

February 26, 2010

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Bracketing for HDR with Nikon DSLRs

When you are shooting images you intend to combine into a high dynamic range (HDR) image you usually want one image at the recommended exposure, one image under exposed by 2 stops and one image overexposed by 2 stops. Most DSLR cameras today can capture these three images quickly and easily using a feature called […]

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Chit-Chat to Your Subject

February 26, 2010

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Chit-Chat to Your Subject

It is important to strike up an on-going chit-chat with any person you are photographing. Talk about anything. Laugh; give directions; ask questions. I even talk to myself out loud, just so that the pressure is taken off of my subject. I’ll say things like, “Dang! Try to focus the stinkin’ camera next time Randy!” […]

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A Time-Proven Photo Teaching Technique – With You as the Teacher

February 25, 2010

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A Time-Proven Photo Teaching Technique – With You as the Teacher

Here is a teaching technique that I learned when I first started taking pictures. The technique: look at a picture and try to figure out how it was created. Check out these HDR images, which are the final images I took for my HDR book, due out in May. I took the first two are […]

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When The Weather Goes Bad, Your Pictures Can Be Good

February 25, 2010

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When The Weather Goes Bad, Your Pictures Can Be Good

Photograph © Rick Sammon. All right reserved. Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Canon 25-105mm IS zoom lens @ 40mm. Here’s a little homily that you might enjoy, especially if it is snowing where you live, as it is here. Again!!!!!!!!!! During one of my Hudson River Photography Workshops, the weather turned “bad” one afternoon. All […]

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These Aren’t Your Mother’s Galoshes!

February 25, 2010

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These Aren’t Your Mother’s Galoshes!

Think back to when you were a kid, heading to school in the snow or rain. Your mom dressed you up to look like that poor little kid in Christmas Story, including horrendous, floppy black galoshes.  You just knew that the other kids would make fun of your big floppy rubber boots. Things have changed […]

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Roll with it

February 24, 2010

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Roll with it

Moments of sight and sound are what make videos strong, powerful, memorable. But one of the first things shooters forget to do is ROLL. I know it sounds crazy but you have to roll to capture moments. You get caught up in the moment and forget to push the button. If you see it thru […]

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Capturing the NAMM Show with a Canon EOS 7D

February 24, 2010

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Capturing the NAMM Show with a Canon EOS 7D

Dave Wilson, a.k.a. DPE’s Computer Wiz Kid at Heart, takes pictures and plays guitar – like myself and many of our photographer friends, including Scott Kelby! In this post, Dave, who is the developer of my 24/7 Photo Buffet app, shares his experience at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show, where he took […]

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Match Your Print to a Lab’s Print

February 23, 2010

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Match Your Print to a Lab’s Print

Photograph © Rick Sammon.  All rights reserved. Canon 1D Mark III, Canon 24-105mm IS lens @ f.4.0. ISO 400. 1/80th second shutter speed. We receive a lot of question for our podcast, and unfortunately, we can’t answer all of ‘em on the air. So from time to time, we’ll answer them here – sometimes with […]

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