Waterton Spring Visit

Waterton Spring Trip

Waterton Spring
If I stand really still the photographer will not see me!!
Waterton April 20, 2019. This fox came for a visit. He headed to a field to hunt some ground squirrels then would head back to his den He was so wet but this shot does not show it.

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What plans!

I HATE HAVING PLANS!!! I know I need to have a rough idea of what I am doing each day. But laying out hard and fast plans for me never works.

Yesterday was an example of that.

I was asked for a appointment from a client for the morning. Moved things around to free up the morning only to have that person reschedule. I knew I had to drop my son off at 9am. Then pick him up before lunch and that all worked out. But the entire afternoon went to the opposite of what was planned. I had a meeting at 5 to look at a trailer. So I told someone else that I would be here after 5:30 and the 5pm meeting got cancelled. I had a meeting at 5:45 – 6 for a pick up. I waited till 6:15 before I went out to take some cloud pictures.

Found out that the camera I keep at the studio had major dust on the sensor so decided to clean the sensor. Could not get it cleaned after a couple tries. The clouds were moving on so I decided to run home and grab another camera. Then the person from 5:45 was here. Had to power up a computer to transfer files. By the time I was ready to head home and grab another camera the clouds were not worth the effort to shoot.

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Photography Business – The Print

People have been asking me how to improve their photography business, simple it comes down to the print! The past couple of weeks I have had a chance to sit down with a number of photographers.  I have been hearing a lot of the same things from these people and I thought that it would …

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Print Sizes

One of the challenges that many people have when ordering prints of their digital images is trying to figure out the print sizes. Many times I get requests for a 8×10 print or a 24×30 print and I have to contact the customer to tell them that a print of those dimensions will cut off part of their subject. If your subject takes up most or all the image then cropping it will either take away the look you were going for a ruin the image.

Common print sizes

So to explain print sizes I made the following chart.

If the size you are looking at having printed says cropped then you will be loosing some of the subject in the image. Sometimes this is not a huge issue. Other times it is not good.

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Red Rock Coulee

Red Rock Coulee – Great in all seasons!

Red Rock Coulee
Red Rock Coulee
Red Rock Coulee

If you are looking for an amazing road trip may I suggest Red Rock Coulee.  I have driven past on highway 3 a number of times and always wondered what was there, now I know. It is well worth the drive for a day or even if you want to stay in the area for a couple days.

Will be heading back that way soon for some more pictures and exploring!  Funny thing is that all the rock pictures that I took and I like the flower ones the best!

This place is amazing, a little out of the way and NO services. There is one broken picnic table and that is all the extras that are there. But it is well worth the drive. I do suggest that you go WELL prepared. When it is hot out this place is even hotter. If it is dry this place is drier. When it is cool this place is COLD!! There is no shelter to get out of the weather unless you hide behind a rock and they are not that big!

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A Sunday morning drive

Sunday Morning Drive

I really needed to get out for a drive last week. I have been shooting a project with another photographer for the last two weeks. It has been a lot of fun but I missed my wildlife pictures. So last week before church I headed out south of Taber to see what birds were back.

I was not expecting a lot of birds as the lakes are still frozen but I was pleasantly surprised at what were out and about.

There were a number of Snow Geese in the area and a few swans but they were more flying past then landing. As I was driving down a dirt road I hard a song that I recognized but thought it was on the radio. I shut my radio off and still heard it. It was a Meadow Lark. In the next hour I saw dozens of them sitting on fence posts and singing away.

Sunday morning drive
A welcome addition to my driive

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