Sunday, January 29, 2017

Travel photohrapher

What Travel + Leisure magazine looks for in photographers.

Chateau Frontenac, Quebec city.
An article of interest for those interested in travel photography

Photo editor Alex Arnold says of the photographers Travel + Leisure sends on assignment, “They have to be good travelers.” That sounds obvious, he admits, but he and photo director Scott Hall often look at photographers’ personal work to evaluate how well they can find the best angles and stories on location.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

FIS Freestyle World Cup

Val Saint-Come




FIS Freestyle World Cup 2017 moguls event held at Val Saint-Come, Quebec. I will shoot the practice run and first qualifications from this level, looks high, but less than half way up the ski hill.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

shooting sports

Shooting sports, tips from the pros.

















A great article by Jin Colton posted on the National Press Photographers or NPPA web site. Number 5 and 6 are especially important.  It is not always possible to keep the background c.utter free, so I usually shoot a a wide arperture such as f5.6 or f4.  

Shooting sports, Tips from the pros

The above photo is a shot of Greg Van Avermaet won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. I took this photo of him as he headed to the start line at the Grand Prix Cycliste held in Montreal.  Shooting at a large aperture helps blur the clutter in the background,

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Photo editing programs

A list of 148 photo editing tools and apps. I personally use GIMP and my workflow contains Photo
 Mechanics, DX0 and Canon DPP.

Here is the list from Peta Pixa.

http://petapixel.com/2016/11/01/148-photo-editing-tools-apps/

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Olympus OMD E-M1



I got to try an Olympus OMD E-M1 camera with a  Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 pro  lens.  It is a wonderful compact lightweight camera compared to my Canon 1D or 7D.  This photo was shot in Olympus raw format ORF,  I added a diorama and frame effect in Olympus Viewer 3 and converted to jpeg and resized for this blog.  I was overall impressed by the ease of use of this camera and the results,  I may end up exchanging my Canon gear for Olympus after all.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

posing pitfalls

A completely free downloadable checklist that covers 5 Things that Ruin a Pose & How to Fix Them. Referring to this list has helped me avoid these common mistakes with quick and actionable ways to fix them.

Free guide

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Team Giant-Alpecin

Rider Fredrik Ludvissson of Sweden for Team Giant-Alpecin, This Dutch squad was founded in 2005. Grand Prix Cycliste Montreal 2015

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