A Dozen Fun and Funky Reasons… « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

A Dozen Fun and Funky Reasons...

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Dahlia field, in-camera Mutliple Exposure, Orgeon. Image courtesy of and copyright 2012: Denise Ipplito/A Creative Adventure. Click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

A Dozen Fun and Funky Reasons to Love the Canon EOS-5D Mark III

In-camera Multiple Exposures (MEs) are a snap. You have lots of options including creating MEs of from 2-9 frames. You can even start with one RAW file and shoot on top of it.



5D Mark III User’s Guide


You can learn a ton about how to use your 5D Mark III and save $10 while doing so by purchasing a pre-publication copy of the for-all-practical purposes complete EOS-5D Mark III User’s Guide here. It covers nearly all menu items, buttons, bells, whistles, custom functions and AF settings to help you get the most out of the great new AF system.

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Mountains and meadows, Hallo Bay, Katmai National Park, AK. Image copyright 2012 Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

Creating hand held in-camera HDR images. The Art Vivid option is my favorite. Even better, the camera makes the final HDR so you save tons of processing time. You can set up your 5D III to save all of the RAW images that go into the creation of the HDR so that if you want to go into Photomatix and create a grunge HDR you are all set.

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Driftwood HDR. Hallo Bay, Katmai National Park, AK. 3-frame in-camera HDR. Image copyright 2012 Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

The Art Embossed HDR option can work well for textured subjects.

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Dahlia blossom, in-camera Mutliple Exposure, Orgeon. Image courtesy of and copyright 2012: Denise Ipplito/A Creative Adventure. Click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

With the in-camera Multiple Exposure feature you can let your creativity run wild.

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Coastal Brown Bear in clamming habitat HDR, Geographic Harbor, Katmai National Park, AK. Image copyright 2012 Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

The trick with wildlife HDRs is getting the subject to stay still for about two seconds…

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Shingles on wall of farmhouse, in-camera HDR, Newton, NJ. Image copyright 2012 Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

When working with Art Vivid I often reduce the saturation by 10-20 points when I bring the image into Photoshop.

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Sunflower, in-camera 2-frame Mutliple Exposure, Newton, NJ. Image courtesy of and copyright 2012: Denise Ipplito/A Creative Adventure. Click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

Putting one sharp flower image on top of a defocused image in a two-frame in-camera HDR can yield a lovely image.

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Patterns in rock wall, HDR. Geographic Harbor, Katmai National Park, AK. 3-frame in-camera HDR. Image copyright 2012 Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

When you are photographing wildlife and there is not much going on it’s fun to be able to look for patterns and create in-camera HDRs.

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Farmhouse window, in-camera HDR, Newton, NJ. Image copyright 2012 Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

Looking for patterns and colors that would make nice HDRs is a great way to improve your creative vision.

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Sunflower slow shutter speed in-camera HDR, Newton, NJ. Image copyright 2012 Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

Loosening the tripod collar and rotating the lens for each ME image can produce interesting results.

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Coastal Brown Bear Cub clamming, Geographic Harbor, Katmai National Park, AK. Image copyright 2012 Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

The 5D III is a great full frame wildlife camera.

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Black Skimmer ready for an aerial battle, Nickerson Beach, Long Island, NY. Image copyright 2012 Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART. Click on the image to enjoy a larger version.

The 5D Mark III has a fantastic new autofocus system that is great for birds in flight.

Which Do You Like Best?

Take a moment to let us know which 3 of the 12 images are your favorites, and why.



BG-E11 Battery Grip

The BG-E11 Battery Grip is my #1 accessory for my 5D III. It holds an extra battery for longer shooting sessions and gives you all the vertical buttons and controls.


5D Mark III User’s Guide


You can learn a ton about how to use your 5D Mark III and save $10 while doing so by purchasing a pre-publication copy of the for-all-practical purposes complete EOS-5D Mark III User’s Guide here. It covers nearly all menu items, buttons, bells, whistles, custom functions and AF settings to help you get the most out of the great new AF system.

NYC Weekend Nature Photography Seminar

Presented by Denise Ippolito/A Creative Adventure and Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, New York. December 8-9, 2012 from 9am-4:30pm.
Weekend: $169. SAT or SUN: $99. Lodging available for out of town guests.
Saturday: Image Capture Sunday: Image Evaluation and Processing

Click here for complete details including the Saturday and Sunday schedules, club and group discount info, and registration incentives and for more info on the In-the-Field Seminar Follow-up Workshop.

Artie, the grizzled veteran, is widely noted as one of the premier bird photographers, tour leaders, and educators on the planet. Denise, who specializes in flowers, is the mega-creative up-and-comer, a popular lecturer, a skilled field instructor, and an amazing Photoshop wizard who will share her tips and tricks with you. Both artie and denise are full time professional nature photographers.

BIRDS AS ART Instructional Photo-Tours

Click here for complete IPT information including the current schedule and links to general IPT info, deposit and cancellation policies. and the required registration and release forms.

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7 comments to A Dozen Fun and Funky Reasons…

  • avatar Chris Cooke

    Artie, I am confused (so what’s new you say) I purchased this guide and am wondering if this is the one advertized above. It is called “Canon EOS-5D Mark 111 User’s Guide Pre-Publication Version by Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART advertized” I don’t want to miss and publications on this Camera by your goodself but I can’t remember if I missed any in the list and if I have are they all available for purchase.

    Thanks Artie

    Chris

    • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Hi Chris and thanks. This post is from Sept., 2012. Everyone who ordered the pre-publication version should have received the completed guide. If not, please e-mail us. artie

  • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

    My three favorites in order are Denise’s killer multiple exposure of the Dahlia field, the opening image here. Then her sharp/soft sunflower from the rear image. And finally my vertical clamming bear; I love that one for the near-perfect symmetry.

  • For what it is worth: Denise’s sunflower – beutiful complimentary colors blending from green to yellow, focus to OOF, and the detail in the foreground. Art’s Brown Bear for the interesting pose, symmetry, and sharp detail. Aesthetically and politically could not pick a third 🙂 They are truly all great images.

  • I agree with Denise. My favorite Artie image is the Coastal Brown Bear clamming. My favorite Denise image is Sunflower, in-camera 2-frame Mutliple Exposure, Newton, NJ.

  • My favorite is the Coastal Brown Bear. I like the careful framing showing the full back fur.