A while back we did a special 4th of July episode of ‘The Grid’ all about how to take great fireworks shots. Erik (the real Rocket Man) Kuna and I covered everything from the gear to the techniques to the post-processing in Photoshop and Lightroom and lots of helpful tips along the way.
We get right to it from the start (we have a lot to cover), and if you’re looking to make great fireworks shots tonight, we give the exact time-tested recipe of settings that can’t miss!
Here’s wishing you and your family a happy, safe, and fun 4th of July. Hope you get some great shots! :)
SmugMug (the folks you use to host your portfolio and sell your prints) have done it again – they’re created a new series for photographers (created by brilliant filmmaker Anton Lorimer) called “This Lens Tells Stories” and it’s about how photographers can change the way we see the world & each other. Check out this one-minute trailer below:
Come and Catch Me Live at The NECCC Photography Conference
Super psyched to be teaching at the NECCC Photography Conference in Amherst, MA on July 15-17, 2022. You can register online – an incredible roster of instructors and classes. I’m teaching Lightroom, Photoshop & Photography classes. :) Sign up now at https://necccphotoconference.org and I’ll see you there. :)
There is a lot of confusion about what Image Stabilization means and actually does, and UK-based photographer and writer Brian Worley (one of the leading voices out there teaching Canon-based photographers) has a fantastic article on the topic, and I wanted to share it today (it’s linked below). But beyond that – if you’re a Canon shooter and you’re not following Brian, you are missing out. I think he’s probably the single best resource out there for really getting to know your camera, and his blog (p4pictures) is outstanding.
Make sure to follow Brian on social (I do) and you’ll get a wealth of info (plus, he does in-person workshops on a regular basis). Also, a very cool guy (had dinner with him in London right before the pandemic).
Have a great Monday everybody – it’s going to be an awesome week!
If you could attend an incredible multi-day photography conference for free…
One that covers outdoor photography, travel, and wildlife photography, and you could either go in-person in New York City, or attend online, and it had incredible instructors, and you could go for free, wouldn’t you? Of course – how could you pass up that, right? Well, it’s happening.
It’s the OPTIC 2022 Conference produced by the folks at B&H Photo, and you can be there in person (I’m teaching two classes there on travel photography and Lightroom and Photoshop), or you can watch from home. Registration is free – you just have to let them know you’re coming. It starts eight days from today. RSVP at bhoptic.com – go sign up right now and I’ll see you there. :)
I am super excited to be one of the speakers again at the 8th Annual B&H Photo OPTIC conference (called OPTIC 2022 – It’s a conference for outdoor, wildlife, travel photography, and post-processing), and after a couple of years of doing it virtually, this year they are doing a hybrid event where it’s your choice – you can go and be there live in person as it happens at the New Yorker Hotel up in Manhattan, or you can catch the conference virtually, but here’s the best part – all you have to do is RSVP and tell ’em you’re coming (and, of course, choose in person or online) Registration is free. That’s it. You’re in. Boom. Done.
I’m teaching sessions on travel photography, on post processing your travel photos, and I’m co-hosted a dinner cruise (well, that’s for the folks who come in person of course), along with B&H Photo’s on rockstar David Brommer, and I really want you to be there, so RSVP right now at this link.
Besides me (and awesome instructors like Joe McNally, Deb Sandidge, and Matt Kloskowski among many others), plus there’s an Industry Trade Show, Panels, Portfolio Reviews, Webinars, that Sunset Cruise I mentioned earlier, a Print Competition, and OPTIC Signature Photo Walks around the city. All you have to do is RSVP at http://www.bhoptic.com, and you’re in. You should RSVP right now and I’ll see you, one way or the other, up in New York City, June 12-15, 2002 – it’s going to be incredible – I hope you can go. :)
Anyway, as you can tell, I’m super psyched to speaking in front of an in-person audience; I’m delighted B&H Photo asked me back again, and I’m honored to be sharing the stage with so many amazing photographers. I just. Can’t. Wait!
Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, everybody, and we’ll catch ya next week. :)
I’m back from teaching my travel photography workshop with Mimo Meidany in wonderful Prague. Incredible city – one of the most photogenic in all of Europe.
I did an Adobe Spark page (well, it’s now called “Creative Cloud Express,” but it has the same features as Spark and it’s still included as part of your Adobe subscription, so really, it’s just a new name).
It’s the story of the trip told in pictures, and captions and I included lots of behind-the-scenes shots (and a few short BTS video clips), and the camera and gear info (and all the camera info is at the bottom of the page).
If you’ve got a minute, I hope you’ll give it a quick look. Here’s the link:
Thanks, everybody, and here’s wishing you an awesome week.
P.S. Today kicks off the orientation and pre-conference sessions for our 2-day, 2-track online camera conference (where you learn how to use your camera, your accessories, and all your photography gear). It’s not too late to get your ticket – here’s the link (you get the entire Photography Gear Conference archived to stream on demand for an entire year).