For as cold and disrupting as this storm has been, in my humble opinion, it was a blessing. There is no better place for a photographer to ride out a winter storm than in Arches National Park. The red rocks of Arches are stunning all by themselves. However, add in 6″ of snow and the place is a winter wonderland of unparalleled dimensions.
I love gadgets. I just picked up a cool new one, the CamRanger. It creates an ad-hoc wireless network over which your DSLR streams its live view to your iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac or Windows computer. Once connected to your mobile device or computer, you have complete control over your DSLR’s shutter button and settings such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, metering mode, drive mode, exposure compensation and bracketing.
We hope your holiday is filled with family, friends, and good cheer!
There are many reasons to shoot multi-shot panoramas. First of all, it is fun and easy. But there are practical reasons too. Frequently you simply do not have the necessary focal length to capture the entire scene in a single shot. A multi-shot panorama can capture extremely wide or extremely tall landscapes, which you would miss with just a single shot. Also, very large prints are possible when you have captured large amounts of data through a multi-shot pano technique. It is kind of like changing your sensor from 18 megapixels to 36 megapixels but without buying a new camera.
My 2014 Florida Birds by Boat workshop is only 90 days out and I can’t get the phone booth scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic horror movie The Birds out of my head. Kinda weird, I know. This year is the movie’s 50th anniversary. I don’t think I’ve actually watched it start to finish in one sitting but many scenes are permanently tattooed on my brain. One such scene takes place in a phone booth (If you are less than 30 years old, search Google for “pay phone booth”).