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March 30th, 2012

Capturing Motion.

Posted By Jerry Monkman
A kayaker plays in a hole in Tariffville Gorge on the Farmington
Last week I talked about varying your aperture to create different effects through depth of field. In a static landscape scene where nothing is moving, you can set your aperture, then use whatever shutter speed gives you a proper exposure (assuming you are using a tripod if your shutter speed is less than around 1/125 … 
June 12th, 2011

Accidents and Near Misses

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Allen's Hummingbird Taking Off
  The best wildlife photography often happens around the edges of situations, when things are not entirely going your way and conditions force you to do something unplanned. I have been photographing Allen’s Hummingbirds bathing in a small stream on the Channel Islands (see post from a few days ago) but found that I had … 
February 5th, 2011

Blurred Motion: Gimmick or Creative Tool?

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Cassowary in rain forest, Australia
At one time, the gold standard of wildlife photography was a perfectly focused image, sharp and crisp, capturing a fleeting moment of nature in exquisite detail. Over the 30 years I have been photographing animals, it has become much easier to capture that kind of image with the increasing accuracy and speed of auto-focus and … 
January 31st, 2011

BEHIND THE SCENES: THE ART OF MOTION

Posted By Michael Clark
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After months of hard work I have finally put up my new 2011 motion reel on my website. If you haven’t seen it yet please be sure to check it out on my website. Since the entire reel was shot on the Red One Digital Cinema Camera I have uploaded it in a larger than normal size … 
October 26th, 2010

The Lure of Blur

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Blurred leaves : Autumn
At some point, I suspect, every photographer looks at the brilliant colors of Fall, and wonders how to use them in a photograph. Especially, I might add, if it’s windy… In some conditions, it is simply impossible to get a sharp image of autumn leaves, so one is forced to resort to “creative blur.”  It … 
September 2nd, 2010

Taking Chances

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) in wind, Norway
One of the great gifts of digital photography has been its encouragement of experimentation. With film, I would shoot a roll of film of a low-percentage shot (think wind-blown flowers) and then quit – just to save film. It was a total crap shoot whether you actually got something or not. Now, by contrast, you … 
June 29th, 2010

Close to Home

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Foam and waterfall, Cascade Mountains
Writing pressures and family health issues have kept me uncharacteristically close to home this spring. But after a couple days in front of the computer, I typically rebel and head off to shoot something, if only for the day. Conditions yesterday were perfect : bright overcast and no rain – just what you want for …