Photographer Profile: Fred L Drotar

Photographer Profile: Fred L Drotar
Lower Detroit River. Remote location required patience, perseverance and luck. Exposure: 100mm, F5.6, ISO 400, 1/500sec.

Photographer: Fred L Drotar

Amateur Photographer

Photographic Specialties:

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
  • Travel

Biography

Fred bought his first camera in 1963 and hasn't put one down since. A retired Chief Platform Engineer for Ford, you can now find Fred shooting away at wildlife hotspots. Over the past several years his principal subjects have been the Ospreys of Southeast Michigan. A digital magazine is available. Fred has won numerous awards, and his work is available on request. Fred now uses digital, which he finds a plus for nature and wildlife composite photography. His favorite lenses are 600mm F4, 135-400 zoom, and 70-300 macro zoom.

Website

www.freddrotar.com

Photographer Profile: Fred L Drotar
Northeast Montana, US2. Highway passed under a church, the photograph was taken from a knoll across US2. Two shots were joined together. Pentax Digital SLR. Exposure: F8, 1/100sec. ISO100.
Photographer Profile: Fred L Drotar
Monroe County, MI. Several shots joined in Photoshop. Photos were taken lying down. Sony a99, Sigma 24-70 2.8, handheld
Exposure: 40mm, F11, 1/60, ISO100.
Photographer Profile: Fred L Drotar
Monroe County, Michigan. The photo was taken in one burst, and segments joined in Photoshop. This technique has been used on several of my birds in flight photos. It requires a camera with a fast burst speed and good follow focus. It also requires patience, perseverance, practice and luck. Sony a7711, Minolta 600mm F4, Manfroto Tripod and Gimble head. Exposure: F5.6,1/ 1200sec., ISO400.
Photographer Profile: Fred L Drotar
Monroe County, MI. Fast burst rate camera, APS size sensor for crop factor. Knowledge of habits and perseverance are needed. Sony A7711, Minolta 600mm F4. Exposure: 1/1000sec., F5.6, ISO400.
Photographer Profile: Fred L Drotar
Dixie Hwy., Monroe County, MI. Fast burst rate camera, APS size sensor, stopped down to improve depth of field, fast focus tracking. Two images from the same burst were used to make this image. Sony A7711, Minolta 600F4, Manphoto Tripod and gimbal head. Exposure: F6.7, 1000/sec, ISO 400.

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