A Day of Lighthouses…

After DLWS Maine, the gang headed to Freeport to relax for a couple of days. We went in search of some lighthouses and basically enjoyed the day and each others company.

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Time to head home and get ready for Photoshop World next week.

Images captured with Nikon D3X, AF-S 24-70mm on LExar Digital Media

DLWS Maine, Here and Gone in a Flash

I can’t believe that DLWS Maine has come and gone already. It was an excellent week with a great group of people all eager to learn how to improve their photographic and finishing skills. The first day was not our usual DLWS magical weather but, we all made the best of the light we had while it lasted. On Tuesday we awoke to the fog we had so hoped for. It made for a great morning at Bar Harbor. We finished Tuesday with a visit to Bass Harbor Head Light photographing the lighthouse and rocky shoreline. Then suddenly it was Wednesday and we had two shoots left. We visited Acadia NP for both shoots starting out at Jordan pond where once again we were blessed with the fog that we had so hoped for. The colors were just beginning to turn and most of the group gravitated to this spot to photograph the brilliant red tree across the pond. I was asked repeatedly how I would compose the photograph…with or without the layer of fog. I shot both ways to show you the difference. Neither one is right or wrong…simply a different perspective. You decide which composition you like best.

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We wrapped our shoots at Otter Point where I did a lesson on blurring the water with the use of slow shutter speeds using polarizers or neutral density filters to slow the shutter speed down.

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Images captured with Nikon D3X, AF-S 24-70mm, AF-S 70-300mm on Lexar Digital Mdeia

DLWS Maine

After what felt like the fastest summer ever, the DLWS gang is back together in Bar Harbor, Maine. Twenty hour days and too little sleep leaves me too tired to have much to say so, I’ll let the pictures tell our story.

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Images captured with Nikon D3X, AF-S 14-24mm, AF-S 105mm Micro, 45mm PC-E, AF-S 24-70mm (in order of photos) on Lexar Digital Media

The Adventures Continue

I’ve been a little bit quiet on the blog lately but, have been very busy behind the scenes preparing new lessons for DLWS and Photoshop World as well as finalizing dates for next year’s “Excell”ent Adventures.

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Here is an update on where you can join me for fun and adventure as we trek into the wilds to photograph nature…

2009
Sept 20-23 DLWS Maine
Oct 1-3 Photoshop World
Oct 18-21 DLWS Great Lakes
Nov 18-18 DLWS New York
Nov 30-Dec 4 Excellent Adventures goes to Bosque FULL

2010
Jan 10-14 DLWS San Francisco
Jan 17-22 Excellent Adventures goes to Yellowstone 4 openings, 2 spots left
Jan 31-Feb 5 Excellent Adventures goes to Yellowstone FULL
Feb 15-19 Excellent Adventures goes to Grand Canyon Details to be posted soon
Mar 7-10 DLWS Santa Fe
Apr 4-7 CTL New Orleans
Apr 19-23 Excellent Adventures goes to Fort DeSoto/Tampa for nesting birds Details to be posted soon
May 9-12 DLWS Moab
May 17-22 Excellent Adventures goes to So Texas 5 spots, 3 left
May 30-June 6 Excellent Adventures goes to Katmai, AK for bears 6 spots, 3 left
June 6-13 Excellent Adventures goes to Katmai, AK for bears 6 spots, 3 left
June 20-26 Excellent Adventures goes Storm Chasing 6 spots, 2 left
July 5-9 Excellent Adventures goes to Fort DeSoto/Tampa Details to be posted soon
Sept 12-19 Excellent Adventures goes to Katmai, AK to photograph bears FULL

I’m just finishing up the details on a few Excellent Adventures so stay tuned. For more information or to sign up contact me.