Back from Arizona

The Great American Photography workshop I hosted in Arizona is over and I’m back in the office. I’m bummed because we had a FANTASTIC group of people. But I can’t lie… I was really happy to actually sleep in and not see the sun rise today Here’s a shot (click for a larger version) of a few people from the group (we had 15 total). It was taken in the lower Antelope Slot Canyon and it was one of the killer...

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Some photos from Arizona

My sold-out workshop in Page, Arizona kicked into gear yesterday and it’s shaping up to be a great week. First, I got to meet everyone in the workshop and it looks like we’ve got a great group of people. Plus, we’ve got a veteran Arizona photographer (Leroy DeJolie) co-leading with me, and he whet our appetites last night with a phenomenal slideshow of what’s to come this week. I got here a little early so my...

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Another Arizona Photo

Here’s (click here for a larger version) another photo from my Arizona trip. After shooting in one direction, I turned around to where the sun was rising from and saw this photo. I’d love to say I planned it, but I TOTALLY got lucky and caught it at the right moment. This one was shot with the D-200, a 17-55 2.8 lens (f/8, 1/500 sec). Again, I was on a tripod using the BH-55. My Hoodman loupe really came in handy here...

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One more photo from Arizona

Here’s (click here for a larger version) one more from the sunrise shoot. Basically, when the sun comes up and the good light is gone, what’s there left to do? Naturally, you reach for your buddy’s 10.5 Fish Eye lens and start shooting right at the sun. Embrace it… become one with the sun and all of its LCD blinking, overexposed glory. This one was shot with the 10.5 Fish Eye at f/11 at 1/125 sec. Really basic...

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Some Quick News

Check out Scott Kelby’s blog today. In fact, if Scott’s blog isn’t on your daily blog visit list then you’re missing out. Scott posts industry scoops and just plain cool and interesting stuff almost daily there. Anyway, he’s got a quick in-the-field report of the new Nikon D3 and it looks pretty sweet. Especially all the info about the low noise features claimed by Nikon (which is really what we all want...

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Lightroom 1.2 and Camera Raw 4.2 Are Available

Bet you didn’t think you’d get a dose of Friday news did you? Well, it’s just a special day isn’t it Seriously though, Lightroom 1.2 and Camera Raw 4.2 are out. You can download them from this link. Of notable interest is the support for the new Canon 40D. Tom Hogarty’s blog (the Lightroom Product Manager at Adobe) listed a few things to note about the updates. If you get past the stuff about “Bayer...

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