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There are not many other animals as productive as sheep. They give us wool, milk, meat. Their memoirs are usually short. The pool of names is repeated every two years on our farm. We have already had two Queens, three Theos and four Fables.

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How to Shooting Natural Light Outdoor Photos | Photography Tips

How to Shooting Natural Light Outdoor Photos | Photography Tips


Hey y’all! In this video I do a quick outdoor shoot with my husband www.davebaez.com 🙂 I share my setting and locations. PS Dave just booked a huge movie with Selma Blair, Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon, and more awesome actors! Im really really proud of him! This is a huge deal! The movie is called “Mother’s Day” they are filming now I will keep you posted when it comes out! His insta is https://www.instagram.com/davebaez/?h… if you want to follow him 🙂

Also the photos in this video show up a really strange color we tried to fix it but its off. I will be posting the photos on my blog if you want to check them out www.janafromalabama.com

PLUS check out this video of me shooting blogger Devon Rachel a while ago with more natural light tips. here https://youtu.be/ivS7Wvy3O5U

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Pinnacle of Existence

Energy travels hundreds of miles across the ocean and comes to a dramatic end when it reaches our shores.

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Remembering Chuck Westfall

We learned with great sadness today that Chuck Westfall, Canon’s lead spokesman for professional imaging, has died. I first met Chuck twenty years ago when I joined Outdoor Photographer staff. Over the years, Chuck was an incredible friend to our publications, and highly respected by us as among the most knowledgable technical resources in the industry, one of those rare “larger than life” figures in the photographic community. He was also a kind, thoughtful man.

David Schloss, editor of our sister publication Digital Photo Pro, has written a wonderful tribute to Chuck, which we’re sharing below.

We all wish our friends at Canon and especially Chuck’s wife and daughter comfort at this sad time.

–Wes Pitts, Editor

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Chuck Westfall, Camera Pioneer, Photographer’s Friend, Passes Away

By David Schloss

The photography world has lost one of its most beloved, passionate and knowledgeable resources, Chuck Westfall. There is no photographer alive today that has not benefitted from the work of Chuck Westfall, because he was part of the team that in 1994 helped develop the first truly-useable professional digital cameras, the Kodak DCS system. Through much of his career, Chuck worked on the teams at Canon that developed consumer imaging products, helping the company to launch pioneering products.

The entire world of digital photography stems quite literally from his involvement in this project, and the camera world owes him a debt of gratitude.

Chuck was a living camera encyclopedia, with direct and tangential knowledge of just about every facet of photography, but most especially with Canon, where he started working in 1982. More importantly, though, Chuck was a friend to everyone in the photo space. His deep voice and large presence made him seem paternal, and it was always a pleasure to talk with him.

I first met him when I began working in this field decades ago, and he was, from the start, a friendly, calm and reassuring presence. I’ve had the pleasure of taking meetings with Chuck at dozens of trade shows and dozens more product launches, and he never failed to be happy to see me and to see anyone else he recognized. Chuck treated everyone in the photo industry like family.

For years, check served as the spokesman for Canon’s professional imaging division, most recently he was working with the Professional Products Engineering & Solutions Division, so we journalists saw a lot less of him. Chuck had suffered from some health issues that took him out of the trade show circuit for a while, and fellow journalists and myself always commented at our sadness when he wasn’t at a meeting or trade show.

So famous was Chuck that for years a blogger ran a satirical site called Fake Chuck Westfall (copied from the Fake Steve Jobs blog) that lampooned the industry—the joke being that no person was more passionate about photography than Chuck, so the idea of him lampooning it seemed absurd.

More importantly, Chuck was a devoted husband and father. Very few conversations with Chuck ended without seeing photos of his wife and daughter, whom he clearly loved dearly.

It’s a sad day for photography, and the photo world has lost a tremendous presence. We join Canon and the photographic world in mourning his passing and in offering our condolences to his family and to his Canon family.

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Photo Of The Day By Theresa Ditson

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Veiled Sunrise” by Theresa Ditson. Location: Prescott, Arizona.
Photo By Theresa Ditson

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Veiled Sunrise” by Theresa Ditson. Location: Prescott, Arizona.

“The sun attempts to shine through a veil of fog on a wintry, snowy morning in Prescott,” describes Ditson.

See more of Theresa Ditson’s photography at www.flickr.com/photos/treerosephotography.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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The Best Digital SLR Cameras for Wildlife Photography : Outdoor Photography

The Best Digital SLR Cameras for Wildlife Photography : Outdoor Photography


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The best digital SLR cameras for wildlife photography are going to be ones that share a few very important characteristics. Find out about the best digital SLR cameras for wildlife photography with help from a photography expert in this free video clip.

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Bio: Andy Biggs is an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture.
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Series Description: Taking outdoor photographs opens up an entire world of things that you have to consider, from lighting conditions to your subject and everything in between. Learn the ins and outs of outdoor photography with help from a photography expert in this free video series.

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Breakfast at the Weekly Market

In northern Vietnam, people come to the weekly market to exchange goods and culture. They usually wake up very early to go to market and have breakfast here.

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Photo Of The Day By Margaret Trenn

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Snowy Sentinels by Margaret Trenn. Location: British Columbia, Canada.
Photo By Margaret Trenn

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Snowy Sentinels” by Margaret Trenn. Location: British Columbia, Canada.

See more of Margaret Trenn’s photography at www.margarettrennphotography.com.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Outdoor Nature Portrait Photoshoot | 35mm f1.8

Outdoor Nature Portrait Photoshoot | 35mm f1.8


The Aspiring Photographer Ep. 6
This is a fashion shoot-inspired portrait photoshoot. Natural light is my best friend. Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes, I used my Nikon D5300 with a Nikkor 35mm f1.8G lens.

Business: josef.carlos.photography@gmail.com
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Hey there, Josef here! I am a beginner photographer just like many of you. I am starting out a youtube series mainly about photography. I do freelance photography as a sideline because I still a student. As a beginner, I would like to share my personal experiences that might help other beginner photographers. Please do subscribe, there will be many more videos to come!

I am a photographer based in Manila, Philippines (Filipino photographer).

Previous:
The Aspiring Photographer Ep. 1
Photography Journey 2010-2011: Clueless Beginnings

The Aspiring Photographer Ep. 2
Beginner Photography Contract

The Aspiring Photographer Ep. 3
Beginner Photographer Tips on Planning a Photoshoot
https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=rrxcK9Iqe2g

The Aspiring Photographer Ep. 4
What’s in My Camera Bag ft. Promate Xplore-M (September 2016)

The Aspiring Photographer Ep. 5
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Nikon D5300

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Phoenix Pest Infestations

Capturing Images of Infested Regions of The Southwest

arizona roachesArizona is known for it’s rough desert landscape and capturing images of the wildlife as they go about their daily routines in the desert is a site to see. I have been photographing nature for a few decades now and there is almost nothing more interesting than photographing infestations. I have been in attics with bat infestations that numbered in the hundreds, seen rat infestations that have filled barnyards, and bee infestations that have placed thousands of buzzing bees in the walls of a residential structure. No matter the insect, no matter the rodent, infestations are an amazing site to behold and if you are lucky enough you can photograph them before they move on to another location or before they get removed.

Being in this industry for as long as I have you learn a lot of tricks to help you get in front of the landscape or scene you want to photograph. Finding locals to take you to that hidden waterfall, or to that pristine landscape can make all the difference in the world. When I set out into the Arizona desert to find abandoned mining towns and structures that may have fell victim to one of natures marvelous infestations I decided to reach out to a local pest control company in Phoenix for advise on finding the perfect infestation. Scorpions, spiders, snakes, rats, roaches, I really didn’t care what it was, I just wanted to find an infested piece of land and photograph for a few hours. I was hoping the pest control company may have had a job on the books that I could have photographed prior to them removing the infestation, but there was no such luck. They were able to give me some good advice that was specific to each insect and rodent that was native to Arizona.

There were some interesting tips on how scorpions nested and where I might find an infestation of them. arizona scorpionRattlesnakes typically don’t infest areas of land but rather roam free, however there were suggestions about rocky landscapes where I might find an abundance of rattlers and other sun-loving reptiles. The old mining towns of Kearney, and Jerome offer some great abandoned properties to photograph that had small infestations of rodents.

We eventually ventured downtown Phoenix near the old Union Station where there was an abundance of opportunity for infestations. As I took a closer look through the lens of my camera I did notice that there were cockroaches on just about everything that was lining the drainage ditch. The drainage ditch provides plenty of moisture and collects enough garbage to create a feeding frenzy for both roaches and rats. Although I didn’t see any rats, the conditions were perfect for them. The roach infestation was real though, and we have some wonderful images to share with you showcasing what we found.

We hope you enjoy this piece of Photographing The West and hope you return soon to see our new projects and artistic photographs.

Check out some of the outdoor photography gear used on this shoot.

Thank you.

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