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June 16th, 2015

The Spring 2015 Newsletter

Posted By Michael Clark
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The Spring 2015 issue of the Michael Clark Photography Newsletter is now available for download. If you’d like to sign up for the Newsletter just drop me an email and I’ll add you to the mailing list. This issue includes an editorial about about being committed to goals and striving to improve a variety of skills, a review of …
 
February 24th, 2015

3 Creative Tactics for Better Photos

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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As photographers, we are always on the quest for what I call “Optimal Light”; you know, that beautiful light that hangs on the margins of the day – sunrise/sunset. But what if that light was non-existent on the only day you had the opportunity to head out and photograph? Are there any creative tactics for …
 
January 23rd, 2015

Flash for Nature Photography

Posted By Ian Plant
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(© Ian Plant) Flash is a vital, although often ignored, nature photography accessory. Flash has multiple uses: it can be used at low power to add an attractive “catch light” to a wildlife subject’s eyes, it can provide fill light for a subject in shadow, and it can be used creatively in low light to produce surreal images. I’m …
 
February 7th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Male Violet Sabrewing In-flight” by Jeff Dyck – Juan Castro Blanco National Park, Costa Rica

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Fast moving hummingbird captured in Juan Castro Blanco National Park Costa Rica with fast shutter speed and four Yongnuo flashes setup
Growing up in northern Ontario, there was only one species of hummingbird that called the region home in the summertime—the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Opportunities to travel and see the wildlife of the world have introduced me to many other species of hummingbird, like this beautiful male Violet Sabrewing photographed at a lodge in Costa Rica at …
 
August 28th, 2013

Ricoh announces Prime Lens Line and Weather Sealed Flashes

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
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Ricoh has just introduced several new products to the PENTAX brand. First is the HD PENTAX DA Limited lens series, which consists of five prime lenses featuring rounded diaphragm for natural bokeh and HD coating to reduce flare and ghosting. Additionally, Ricoh has announced the AF540FGZ II and AF360FGZ II flash units. These rugged weather-sealed …
 
February 26th, 2013

Choosing a Lighting System

Posted By Michael Clark
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This article is an excerpt from my e-book, Location Lighting for the Outdoor Photographer. At this point, I want to talk about choosing a lighting system for an individual photo shoot. By lighting system, I don’t mean a certain brand of lighting gear but the type of lighting gear that will actually be taken into …
 
August 31st, 2012

The New Li-Ion Elinchrom Quadra Battery

Posted By Michael Clark
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Disclaimer: In an effort to be up front with my readers about my relationships with photo equipment suppliers I want to let you know that I am “sponsored” to a degree by the folks at Elinchrom and give them feedback on their gear to help improve it. With that said, in my reviews I will …