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Increasing Depth of Field for Telephoto Lenses

It is always difficult to get good depth of field when photographing with telephoto lens. Especially when photographing subjects that are not very far away from you.

I was photographing an iguana in Florida with my lens at 600mm. It was impossible to get both the iguana and the leaves on the tree in focus. At first I was so busy making sure I was getting the iguana’s eye in focus, I didn’t even notice the out of focus leaves.  But when viewing the image on the LCD they were glaringly apparent. Watch the video to see how I solved the problem.

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A different look

I have over 5,000 images of Great Blue Herons (I know I am a hoarder) and in that number are quite a few images of them in flight...But while I was photographing this heron, it made a sudden and rapid descent into the top of a tree, where it settled to perch...On the way down it twisted and turned in some amazing poses. And for me created some unique images I had never captured before. Check them out here.

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Focus, Track, Shoot, Repeat

A few months ago a client called me and asked what settings I used on my Canon 5D Mark 4 to photograph birds in flight.  I told him what I had tried, but let him know I really didn’t feel to successful at capturing birds in flight...He had a friend that was a professional drone pilot and we was going to see if his friend would fly the drone for us so we could try the different Focus Cases, focusing points and shutter speeds to see what worked best. Read the blog to find out my results

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How many iguanas do you see?

As I was leaving Wakodahatchee Wetlands, I noticed the orange iguana in a tree near the exit...

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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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