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Don't Be Late!

Don’t Be Late: B&H (Free) Event Space Events!

This 5-frame in-camera multiple exposure depicting large numbers of Oakum Boys (immature King Penguins) was created at St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia with the tripod-mounted Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens (at 190mm) and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera (Body Only) w/FREE Bonus Items – $160.75 Value! [expires 11/24]!. ISO 400. Evaluative metering at zero: 1/5000 sec. at f/2.8 in Manual mode. Central sensor/AI Servo/Rear Focus AF and re-compose. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see the spectacular larger version.

I love both the in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposure features of the EOS-5D Mark III. Learn to use them both in the 5D Mark III User’s Guide.

Don’t Be Late: B&H (Free) Event Space Events!

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Learning to Create Pleasing Blurs

Lenses for Bird and Nature Photography/BIRDS AS ART Style

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Pleasing Blurs

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Denise Ippolito and I will present “Learning to Create Pleasing Blurs” from 1:00 to 3:00PM at the B&H Event Space in the NYC Superstore. They liked the program so much that they invited us back for a reprise. This event is being generously co-sponsored by Manfrotto and Canon USA.

Professional nature photographers Denise Ippolito and Arthur Morris co-authored the hugely popular eBook, “A Guide to Pleasing Blurs”. Their program will cover the great variety of techniques that can be used to create pleasingly blurred images, mostly in-camera in the field, and at times, during post-processing. Topics that will be discussed and illustrated include pan blurs, vertical pan blurs, zoom blurs, camera movement blurs including flame and jiggles, flash blurs, subject movement blurs including moving water blurs, long exposure blurs, the need for accurate focusing, managing your ISO settings, in-camera multiple exposures, subject to film plane orientation, the role of neutral density and polarizing filters when creating pleasing blurs, choice of shutter speeds, and how subject to sensor distance affects the degree of blurring.

With the advent of digital photography and the popularity of intentionally blurred images in prestigious nature photography competitions, more and more people are enjoying the challenges and rewards of creating pleasing blurs. Whether you photograph wildlife, flowers, people, street scenes, or landscapes, this is one program that you will not want to miss if you would like to unleash your creativity. Join Denise ( and Arthur ( for two hours of fun and learning.

This image of a young Wandering Albatross was created at Prion Island, South Georgia with the hand held Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Lensand the Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only). ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/1000 sec. at f/2.8 in Manual mode. Central sensor/AI Servo Surround/Rear Focus AF and re-compose. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

As you are limited to a narrow boardwalk and a small platform I needed to un-mount my 1.4X III TC and get it into the pocket of my parka. I did. Learn how I smashed both my 1DX and my new 50mm f/4L IS II lens here.

Choosing & Using Lenses

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 I will present “Lenses for Bird and Nature Photography/BIRDS AS ART Style from 4:00 to 6:00PM at the B&H Event Space in the NYC Superstore. This event is being generously sponsored by Canon USA.

In this practical and educational slide program we will learn which Canon lenses—from the 8-15mm fish eye up to the 800mm f/5.6 L IS, that Artie uses to create his amazing images, how, why, and when he uses each of them, and what he is thinking as he depresses the shutter button. Most folks will be surprised to learn that a long lens with a teleconverter is often not the best tool for the job. In addition Artie will comment on exposure and image design.

EOS-5D Mark III User’s Guide

With the wreck of my EOS-1D X (see “Wrecked. And Loving It” for complete details), I went to my 5D Mark III as my workhorse camera body. It performed flawlessly surviving some heavy drizzle, sand, grit, and extensive use. I used it almost exclusively for seabird flight photography from the ship. As I have said from the get-go, the 5D Mark III’s new AF system is superb.

You can learn everything about it including my custom case for flight photography, my favorite AF Area Selection Modes, how I use the great HDR and Multiple Exposure Features, and pretty much everything that I know about this great lightweight camera here. I will be updating the guide in January. All updates are free.

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EOS-1D X Autofocus Guide

Learn the ins and out of this great pro bodies killer AF system including my personalized Case for flight photography here.

DPP Conversion Guide

Both of the images above and all of my Southern Oceans Expedition photographs were converted in DPP. Learn more about this new guide and why you might wish to switch to DPP here.

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4 comments to Don’t Be Late!

  • I agree Albatros is just darling…what a little clown! Makes me think of Red Skelton…

  • Ted Willcox

    Your image of the Oakum Boys is very interesting. I realize it is an – camera multiple exposure but what did you do to create the swirl effect?

    • Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Good question Ted. Set everything up on the tripod. Made the first image with the lens rotated about 3 degrees counter-clockwise, loosened the tripod collar, rotated it about 1/12 degrees clock-wise, then level and then two more going 1 1/2 degrees clockwise. As always with blurs, I took a lot. And as often happens, the first one was the winner. Don’t ask me how I got the point of rotation offset….

  • Hi Artie , what a nice trip , the Albatros picture is Lovely .

    A hug.