|Nikon D600, 300mm f/4 @ 1/250 sec.|
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Quick post to show what I saw when looking out the window this morning. These two began on the porch railing but by the time I grabbed the camera and made it back they were gone. At that point I went around the corner to another window and there they were. Snap.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Mindy and I have been wondering where the hummingbirds have been this year. Usually we see these small creatures coming and going all summer long, but this year we've seen them a total of maybe five times between us. Until today. They've been giving a real show of constant activity at the feeders today and have been fun to watch.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
I've been out the last couple days with the Nikon 300mm f/4 I wrote about before practicing on some small creatures such as birds, butterflies, dragonflies and such. Gotta say, it's been a challenge - between the wind blowing, fast moving subjects, the lens seeking focus and no VR my hit ratio is somewhere between one half and one third keepers to shots taken. And by keepers I mean the subject is in sharp focus.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Yesterday I wrote of making images pop with LR5. As are all of my articles thus far, it is just high level information. Meaning, I don't go very deep into all the particulars because there is a ton of information on the Web already. I use quite a few more tools in LR than what I mentioned yesterday. I may change my way of thinking in the future but for now I'm keeping the content such that it may raise questions or simply pique something in you. I'm more than willing to try to help anyone that may have questions, so if that's you, just ask in the comments section below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm a firm believer in sharing knowledge - you learn from me and I learn from you. Don't remain in the dark - and don't hoard knowledge either.
Monday, July 1, 2013
I've been using Lightroom (LR) for a couple years now and recently upgraded to LR5 when it became available. I don't think I'll ever stop learning the different things about it and how to incorporate them into my images (at least I hope not). But I have found certain settings I use repeatedly enough that I created a filter for them when importing images from the camera. One thing that struck me recently, though, was that I'm still manipulating the different sliders quite a bit and have been wondering if another filter needs to be created or tweaked. Why? Well, I think it's because I'm constantly trying to make the images be the best they can be to the best of my ability and that's a good thing, right? And hopefully, it's a sign of growth. But this realization brought more to light, namely, there are more sliders and functions in LR and especially LR5 that I haven't learned and used yet.