Bird photography is probably one of the most challenging activities for a nature photographer to tackle. I started out like most people, trying to take a photo of a bird in a tree with a short (200mm) telephoto lens. When I look at my old photos, I sometimes have to squint to see the bird in them! Now I’m very happy with my bird photography, and as you’ll see it takes skill, patience, and a little bit of luck to really get a dynamic bird photo. I recently presented a live online webinar on bird photography, during which I shared some of my favorite photos and shared camera settings and tips on gear and processing. If you have some free time, I hope you can check it out.
Join me online next weekend as I teach digital infrared processing using Lightroom & Photoshop. Digital infrared photography is more accessible than ever, and it is a great way of exploring the world in a different light. In this class, I’ll teach you how you can create a variety of different looks with your digital infrared files using Lightroom, Photoshop, and Nik Plug-ins.
When: Saturday, February 21st 12-2pm Mountain Time (2-4pm Eastern) Where: Online (GoToMeeting) webinar
Choosing an infrared conversion filter type
Setting White Balance in Lightroom/ACR via a custom camera calibration
RAW adjustments in Lightroom/ACR
Black and White Conversion using Silver Efex Pro 2
Red-Blue Channel Swap (blue sky) technique in Photoshop and via Plug-ins
Working with super-color IR files to create a variety of styles
All participants will receive a printable PDF copy of the class materials.
I grew up in South Florida, so I have a special attachment to the places I remember visiting when I was young. I really enjoy going back now that I’m older and approaching some of these places with a creative eye.
This image is a 164-second exposure that I captured using a Nikon D810, 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom Nikkor lens, and 15 stops of Singh-Ray Mor-Slo ND filter. The 15-stops of filtration allowed me to shoot at f/8 for maximum sharpness and still get nearly a three-minute long exposure.
I’m pleased to announce the immediate availability of my latest video tutorial, Get Sharp with Lightroom. In this two-hour presentation, I’ll teach you all about getting perfectly sharp images directly in Lightroom. I also cover noise reduction, local sharpening, and how to create unique effects like gaussian blur with Lightroom.