Photography

Experimenting with Fill Flash

...I spent several weeks in Florida in January/February and knew I was going to be at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida photographing birds often.  I have spent a lot of time in this location, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to practice my fill flash techniques. I do have some new equipment and going back to the same location multiple times gave me a great opportunity to try it out and experiment with my settings...

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A Night at the Beach!

It doesn’t take much to get me motivated to doing night photography, so when I saw there was a “Seascapes at Night” program at Fotofusion last week, I signed up in a hurry! 

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My Favorites of 2018!

I like to look back on the photographs I made in the previous year and pick out my favorites.  This year I decided to make the challenge of picking my top 24 by choosing 2 images from each month.

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"Photographing the West" podcast interview

Listen to my interview on switching from Canon to Nikon on "Photographing the West" podcast.

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My Nikon is making me a good “birds in flight” photographer!

I have been taking pictures of birds for many years. I have made some nice images in that time, but I never considered myself very good at capturing birds in flight. While I have made some nice images in the past, I always considered those lucky shots.

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River Project

Several months ago, I got commissioned do to a project on the American River, photographing and writing about my experiences...

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Making the shot – Conway Ranch and Milky Way

As part of my “Expanding Your Creativity – Mono Lake” workshop, I take clients for a night photography session at Conway Ranch. The ranch was owned by early settlers of the region and is now protected by a conservation easement and management plan from Mono County, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, Caltrans, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

The first time I came to this location to photograph was in the fall a few years ago during the day. I thought it would really cool at night with the stars behind.  When I checked the app, Photo Pills, I saw that I could stand on the west side and look east, or stand on the east side of the house and look west...

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Shooting for a theme

When I go out and photograph, I usually don’t have an agenda.  I tend to take advantage of whatever it is that is presented to me in nature. But sometimes I do have preconceived ideas in mind...

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The Best Laid Plans...

Over 5 months ago I booked a trip to east to photograph autumn color... This year I decided to try another location in the same general area and settled on Blackwater Falls State Park, in West Virginia.

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15 stops and be there longer

...One of the techniques I teach during this workshop is taking long exposures in the middle of the day using very strong neutral density filters, 15 stops. With a 15-stop neutral density filter a typical 1/125 of a second shutter speed becomes a 4 -minute exposure...

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LEWIS KEMPER is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. To learn more, click here.

 

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