Monday after shooting at St. Mary’s Reservoir for part of the afternoon I came back to the studio to download some images and do some edits. I had supper and thought it would be fun to head to Helen Schuler Nature Center to photograph some of the deer that hang around there and their velvet antlers. I got to the river bottom and started my search. After about ten minutes I found the deer and started to get into position. As I was getting set-up I heard a hawk call from a long ways away. I got a few images of the deer and noticed that the hawk was still calling.
I often get asked about photo locations in Lethbridge. While there are many public or semi private ones that you can use without booking or paying there are more and more that are starting to charge. Below is a list that I have contacted to check on any requirements. I am not including private locations as this changes so fast, will keep it to ones that most clients ask about. Will update as I get more information……. (update June 14, 2018)
Getting a great picture is as much good fortune as anything. I know many great photographers that understand their camera inside and out but they do not get any really great images. I know other photographers that struggle to understand ISO and shutter speed but they get lots of great images. So why the difference???
After reading many posts on various forums about printing and using color profiles (canned VS custom) it got me thinking. I decided to do some tests to see the difference between provided profiles from Epson and paper manufacturers and the profiles that I make.
Epson 3880 (x2)
Colormunki Photo running the new I1 Studio software
In the world of recreational vehicles (RV’s) there are many types and styles. From your small tow behind trailer to your amazing class A’s that will do everything with the push of a button except make the bed. But there is one RV that has a following that is legendary and that is the VW Vanagon. The VW is not a luxury machine in any way, It is practical, comfortable and some would even say fun but luxury is not on the list. Neither is reliability or speed on the benefit list in anyway. But the VW has a insane following that is unmatched in the RV world. If you want to know how insane just drive a VW camper down a highway. When you pass another VW you will see the other person waving and
I love canvas prints, but what I am not a huge fan of is the gallery wrap look. There are a lot of reasons for this but it is mainly the cost to produce the print and the no frame look. Sure they look great when first produced but after being on the wall for a while they start to look like something is missing (just my opinion) without the frame. So for years I have recommended that instead of the wrap that people mount to foam board then frame the print. To me this is the best way to display a canvas and as far as cost it can be less then the wrap.
– There is a spot on my image…… cannot be sensor dust, I just cleaned it!
– A week later – The spot is still there, that is strange!
– A month passes – The spot is still there, it is not so bad I can live with it.
Whenever I am teaching I always ask students to bring me their bad images. If I am critiquing work to help improve someones photography I ask to see the unedited images. WHY? Because anyone can luck out and get a great image, or spend enough time in Photoshop to fix an image. But seeing the bad or unedited images will show what a person does most of the time. This is true in other areas as well. I don’t care what you are like when everything is going perfect, but what are you like when things are going bad? You may be a great wedding photographer when the temperature is 20C and there is no wind or bugs, but what are you like in -10C and a 100k wind, or with a bride that is in a miserable mood?