Capture and Beyond Workflow Lessons That You Cannot Afford to Miss
There are no images to accompany this post. Why? When I first started digital photography in September, 2002 (not 2001 as I have written before…), I did not realize that it was important to save each RAW file. Each RAW file is the [...]
This image was created at Nickerson Beach, Long Island, NY with the tripod-mounted (I was kneeling) Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens, a 25mm Extension tube, and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 800. Evaluative metering +2 stops: 1/1000 sec. at f/5.6
Lens micro-adjustment: -4. Central sensor/AI Servo/Rear Focus AF (with AF active at the [...]
I created this image while seated behind my tripod-mounted Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens with the 1.4X III TC and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop: 1/1000 sec. at f/10 in Manual mode.
Lens/TC/camera body Micro-adjustment: 0.
Juvie Sanderling Capture Lessons
As regular readers know, wind against [...]
This image of a an American Oystercatcher chick with one parent was created with the tripod-mounted Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens, the 1.4X III TC, and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop: 1/1000 at f/9 in Av Mode. Lens/TC/Camera Body Micro-Adjustment: +3. The parent had just fed the chick [...]
This image of a displaying Great Egret was created with the Canon 800mm f/5.L IS lens, the EF 1.4X III TC, and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering -2 stops: 1/1250 sec. at f/11 in Manual Mode after histogram and blinkies check. With all that black it was obvious that I [...]
This mega-high key image was first inspired by a Todd Gustafson Cheetah image that he intentionally over-exposed four stops on a bright sunny day. All that you saw against the over-exposed background were the eyes, the bright pink gums,. and the yellowed teeth–everything in shadow. When I shared a Laysan Albatross image of [...]
Sensor Cleaning Update with a Surprise!
On my recent trip to Midway I left my sensor cleaning kit at home to save a few ounces in my luggage; in retrospect, this was a bad move. And I had had some nasty sensor dust on my EOS-1D Mark [...]
This Laysan Albatross image was created at Rusty Bucket on Sand Island, Midway with the Canon 800mm f/5.L IS lens and the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/160 sec. at f/5.6 in Av Mode. Flash as main light in Manual mode at 1:1 with the Canon 580 EX [...]
Sometimes I Even Impress Myself…
Please take a few seconds to view the 3-frame animated GIF below.
I gotta admit, sometimes I even impress myself.
I created the original capture above near Homer, Alaska with [...]
Borneo Orangutan with a homemade umbrella, Tanjung National Park, Kalimantan, Indonesia. Image copyright 2010: Paul Mckenzie
Conversations with Paul; Photoshop Info and Philosophies & Gear
First off, I need to say that folks who read the comments with each post are getting some great educational and photographic/philosophical info. For example, take a moment [...]