This image was created on Denise Ippolito’s Creative Photography workshop at the now derelict Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA with the Canon 24-105mm L IS lens at 24mm and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 200. Evaluative metering: 7-frame AEB +/- 1 stop around -1 stop: 1.6 seconds at f/16. 2 sec. self timer. Live View (for Mirror Lock).
For a greater appreciation of the image, click on the photo. Then click on the enlarged version to close it. Learn about Denise’s next ESP workshop (October 15, 2011) here.
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This was one of several “barbershop” cells where inmates went for haircuts. The quasi-HDR Grunge was created in Photomatix. To purchase Photomatix and save 15% click here and be sure to enter birdsasart as the coupon code. You can download and use a trial copy of Photomatix before you buy. (It is fully operational; the processed images will have a visible watermark on them.) I was intimidated by both HDR and HDR Grunge for several years but once I tried each I quickly got the hang of it. And it is great fun. If I ever finish my 2010 taxes I will get to work on the HDR Grunge Guide that Denise and I are writing.
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Canon 300 f/2.8L IS II B&H Alert, and More
The release of the eagerly-awaited Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS Version II lens was delayed by the earthquake tragedy in Japan. If you are looking for one, be advised that B&H just received a small shipment. To purchase, please use this link: Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS II lens and earn three free entries into the BIRDS AS ART 1st International Bird Photography Competition.
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Coolpix AW100 Waterproof Digital Camera. Just arrived: all colors in stock and ready to ship at B&H’s always low prices.
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Canon 24-105mm L IS lens. I never head into the field without this versatile B-roll lens in my X-trahand vest.
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV professional digital camera body. My two Mark IVs are my workhorse digital camera bodies.
And from the BAA On-line Store:
LegCoat Tripod Leg Covers. I have four tripods active and each has a Hardwood Snow LegCoat on it to help prevent further damage to my tender shoulders 🙂
Gitzo GT3530LS Tripod. This one will last you a lifetime.
Giottos MH 1302-655 BallHead. This lightweight “tiny” ballhead is ideal for both Wimberley and Mongoose users who, on occasion, need to get their cameras on the tripod.
Double Bubble Level. You will find one in my camera’s hot shoe whenever I am not using flash.
Be sure to check out our camera body User’s Guides here.
The Lens Align Mark II. I use the Lens Align Mark II pretty much religiously to micro-adjust all of my gear an average of once a month and always before a major trip. Enjoy our free comprehensive tutorial here.
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV User’s Guide. Learn to use your Mark IV the way that I use mine.