You can’t get better if you don’t practice. This is true of most things in life and its also true for photography. I recently watched a video by Moose Peterson on how to photograph shore birds. He had some great ideas and plenty of subjects because he was in a great birding location in Florida. Even though I didn’t have the time to go down to Charlestown or Newport some other good birding location, I decided it didn’t matter. What I really wanted to do was practice the tips I learned in the video, so I went down to Oakland beach an shot some sea gulls and I was able to practice everything I had learned.
It may not be the best location or the most interesting of species but I still some good shots and it was fun.
I know I’m supposed to post all of the names of these birds but I haven’t looked them up yet. Maybe some birders out there can clue me in.
If you would like to see the Moose Peterson video and your in my meetup group. I’m going to show it on Monday night.
Here are a couple of shots we took at one of the workshops I run in Slatersville, RI.Â It was a very cloudy day and unfortunately these shots were taken at ISO 1000 so you will notice some noise if you zoom in to 100%.
5/9/2009 Â 5 am – 1 pm @ Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge:Â $200
This workshop will include time for photography and instruction from 5 am – 8:00 am.Â Then their will be a break for breakfast.Â The instruction will focus on using a tripod, filters and composition.Â Then we will travel to the Rhode Island NWR Complex (50 Bend Rd, Charlestown)Â where we will download and review our photos from 10 am to 1 pm.
Participants should be prepared for the cold and bring their camera, camera’s manual, and tripod.Â (circular polarizing filter, neutral density filter, graduated neutral density filter, remote shutter release and other accessories are optional)Â You will also need to bring your camera’s USB cable in order to download photos to the computers.Â This class is geared for photographers that have a digital SLR and you must also have a Laptop computer.
I was checking out the new bike path in Woonsocket and there were quite a few turtles sunning themselves on the banks of the river.Â I wish I had a longer lens to get closer and a circular polarizer to remove some of the bright reflections but I like this picture anyway.Â If your interested in learning more about digital photography, I’m starting a new class on April 15.Â Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
I just took a trip up to Moose head lake in Maine. When I went in to register at the motel, I started browsing through the brochures and I saw this ad. I said thats my photo, I had taken a couple of years ago at Baxter State Park. Apparently the image was purchased from one of the stock sites I’m selling it on. Oh BTW, its the top image of the 2 moose’s with their heads together.