"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away." ~Eudora Welty

Events

My First Major Exhibition

Last weekend, as a part of Houston Fotofest, some of my work was displayed as Jomar Visions Studio.

The series is titled “Up a Tree”. The photos included in the theme were taken all around the Houston area. The good thing about the type of shots used is they can be taken anywhere, even in your backyard. As I mention in my series statement below, there is a unique view for every tree.

Series Statement

The photos in this series were all taken around the Houston area.

I think my interest in trees stem from childhood. My mom would always take me with her to visit my Grandparents’ grave sites, and the cemetery they rested in was full of big, beautiful oak trees. Of course, as a child, she had a difficult time keeping me away from them.

I took the photos for this series in the Fall, when the leaves are saturated with color,  and Winter, when there are no leaves at all. The view I see when walking up to the trunk of a tree and looking up is unique from tree to tree. The texture of the bark, the network of limbs, the sky color all play a role in the uniqueness of the photograph.

To this day, when I see a big, beautiful oak tree, I think of the days I spent with my mom as a child.

My hope is that others will also see the uniqueness and beauty of the images in this series.

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My Full “Up a Tree” Set on Google+ | Flickr

“All life is of a past nature, photography enhances this fact.” – Patrick Summerfield

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March/April 2012 Events

Below are some events I am looking forward to over the next month or two:

1) Late this week, my friends – Katherine, Jeff and I will have our work displayed at Jomar Visions Galleries for Houston Fotofest [3/16-3/17].

2) My friend Katherine’s daughter Tessa will have a piece of art on display at the Art Alliance of Clear Lake for their "Young at Art" exhibit [3/22-4/5].

3) Several friends (Katherine, Robin, David & Lauro) from the League City Photo Group will have their work hung at the Art Alliance in Clear Lake for their "Fresh from the Bay" exhibit [3/22-4/5].

4) My friend Jeff will be a featured artist at RAW Houston’s Menagerie event [4/5]

5) My friends – Katherine, Jeff and I will have our work displayed at Texas A&M for the Fourth Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the Forsyth Center Galleries [4/21 - 8/19] .

I am so grateful for the opportunities that I have coming up as well as the opportunities for my friends! We all help each other grow and that means a lot to me!

Additional Information

The Art Alliance of Clear Lake – Exhibit Schedule

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"The more you understand what inspires you, the more readily you can put yourself in it’s path." – David duChemin

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LCPG Monthly Meeting – 02.02.12

The February 2012 League City Photography Group’s monthly meeting took place on 02/02/12. Below are my notes.

Announcements

Upcoming Posted Events

Other events

Topic – White Balance

Mike Fisher gave a detailed talk titled “Raw Files and White Balance or …Do you trust your histogram”.

Summary ::

A gray card reflects all the light falling on it in equal amounts.

Your camera’s light meter essentially sees the world as a gray card and will try to set the exposure so that the average brightness of all the things in the image is the same as the brightness of a gray card.

Most digital sensors use a Bayer filter to record an image.

Your camera’s sensor records a set of three numbers at each pixel site – one for the brightness of the red light falling on it, one for the brightness of the green light, and one for the brightness of the blue light.

Differences between JPEG and Raw

    • JPEG uses eight bits to record a brightness level. That means each value can range from 0-255.
    • Raw files, depending on the camera, use twelve or fourteen bits to record a brightness level. Using twelve bits means the values can range from 0-4095. Using fourteen bits allows the values to run from 0-16383.

Color Spaces: Most cameras will allow you to set a color space, usually sRGB or AdobeRGB. The camera usually defaults to sRGB. Raw files themselves don’t have a color space.

Histogram: Even when you shoot raw, you still get a JPEG. That’s because the camera develops a JPEG using the white balance and camera profile information you set. The histogram the camera displays is based on that JPEG, not on the raw file.For that reason, the histogram may not correctly show the light levels actually recorded by the sensor.

Link to Mike’s presentation slides: Raw Files and White Balance or …Do you trust your histogram

Additional Information & Links

Photos from the Group

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“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” -Ernst Haas

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LCPG Monthly Meeting – 01.05.12

The January 2012 League City Photography Group’s monthly meeting took place on 01/05/12. Below are my notes.

Announcements

Upcoming Posted Events

Other events

Galveston Featherfest – Apr 12-15

Topic – ISO

David Paulissen  gave a great talk and review of the article What is ISO? from the Photography Basics website.

Summary ::

ISO is actually a common short name for the International Organisation for Standardization.

100, 200 or 400, 800, 1600, ect — refers to the film’s sensitivity to light

Low sensitivity means that the film has to be exposed to light for a longer period of time than a film with a high sensitivity in order to properly expose the image. With a lower sensitivity you also get a better quality image too which is why you should always try and use the lowest sensitivity you can get away with.

A high ISO setting is needed for indoor work, where flash isn’t allowed and the light levels are fairly low. Or you can use it deliberately to get the grainy gritty feel to the image.

Link to Original Article: What Is ISO?

I provided a handout listing my favorite photography podcasts

Suggested Photography Podcasts

Full list — http://rtiptonphoto.com/photo-podcasts

Additional Information & Links

Photos from the Group

Dec

“All life is of a past nature, photography enhances this fact.” – Patrick Summerfield

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A Weekend for Art

Last weekend was a busy time for Art in Downtown Houston. Both Art Crawl and Via Colori were going on.

I spent time at Art Crawl 2011 on Saturday.

Friends and photographers Jeff Narron and David Paulissen had their work on display as a part of Jomar Visions in the Hardy and Nance Street Studios.

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Full Art Crawl galleries – Google+ | Flickr

Via Colori 2011 on Sunday. Below are some of the photos I took.

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Full Via Colori galleries – Google+ | Flickr

It was definitely a weekend for art. The works in Art Crawl and Via Colori were AMAZING and I totally recommend both of these events for future outings.

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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11/11/11 – A Day Of Remembrance and Thanks

Veteran’s Day is a day to honor military veterans and to remember those who lost their lives serving in the Armed Forces to protect our country. So again, thank you to all who served to keep our country free.

Below are some photos I have taken over the past few years that have a relay a sense of remembrance. Please visit the full galleries to view all the photos.

Remember The Fallen

There is a nice man in Angleton, Texas that maintains a Memorial Fence at his residence. I visited there in 2007 (before Hurricane Ike) and again in October 2011. He had to rearrange things after Ike destroyed part of the fence and at the end of all the crosses, he has sheets of paper listing more names that he is still working on crosses for. I am saddened by the drastic change in casualty numbers between my visits.

Stars  Lest We Forget

I just happened upon a Veterans Memorial in Friendswood, Texas this week. It is a very nice homage to those who served in the Armed Forces.

This photo (and the rest in the full gallery) from Houston National Cemetery was taken last Christmas (2010) during the Wreath for Every Soldier event. I found this particular photo moving for two reasons. The “Lest We Forget” inscribed on the front tombstone and the blank tombstones.

Morning Memorial  Tribute

Both of these photos were taken at the Pilgrim Knights and Daughters Cemetery along FM 1492 in Rosharon, Texas. I happened upon this because I arrived at Brazos Bend State Park too early one morning and was driving around waiting for the gates to open. Pays to be early sometimes. :-)

Full Galleries

Additional Information

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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League City Photography Meet Up – 11.03.11

The November 2011 League City Photography Meet up took place on 11/3/11. Below are my notes.

Announcements

Upcoming Posted Events

Other events

The Art Alliance Center At Clear Lake (TAACCL) – Winter 2011 Juried Exhibition – Submission deadline is November 12th.

Art Crawl Houston – Nov 19 Sat 10:00AM

Topic – Pro Tips for Outdoor Photography

Mike Fisher gave a great talk and review of the article 25 Pro Tips for Outdoor Photography from Outdoor Photographer magazine.

Summary of Tips

    • Set Up For A Complex Shot Ahead Of Time
    • Try Predictive Autofocus For Birds In Flight
    • Include People In The Landscape
    • "F8 And Be There!"
    • Dial Down Exposure By A Half-Stop
    • Look for Details At Your Feet
    • Stack NDs For Detail In The Clouds
    • Less Is More
    • Use Exposure Compensation To Be Efficient In The Field
    • Check Moon Phases
    • Experiment With Long Low-Light Exposures And Your DSLR
    • Increase Your Portable Flash Output
    • Use Flash When Shooting At Sunset
    • Take Your Time
    • Lose The “I’ll Fix It In Photoshop” Attitude
    • Simple Flash Reflector
    • Pay Attention To Your Surroundings
    • Use Mid-Range Telezooms To Isolate A Subject In A Landscape
    • Your Feet Make The Best Zoom
    • Carry Neutral-Density Filters
    • Quality And The Tripod
    • Use A Polarizer And Graduated ND Filter For Landscapes
    • Lines Leading In
    • Keep The Camera Level
    • Use Low Angles For Close-Ups

Mike Fisher’s Slide Deck

Link to Original Article: 25 Pro Tips for Outdoor Photography

After Mike’s talk, David followed with some tips on gear for outdoor photography.

    • Recommends at least a 200mm lens + 1.4 teleconvertor for outdoor shots
    • Better Beamer
    • Wimberly Gimbal Mount
    • TheCinecity.com
    • Use Back Button focus – I found a good article on Back-Button focus | FAQ – Back Button Focusing – Melissa Jill Photography
    • Shutter speed should be 1/500 for faster for 300mm+

Additional Information & Links

Photos from the Group

October

“All life is of a past nature, photography enhances this fact.” – Patrick Summerfield

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NW Houston Photography Club–NOV 2011 Meeting

I attended the November meeting of the NW Houston Photography Club on 11/1/11.

Kathy Adams Clark teaches various photography courses in the Houston area through Leisure Learning Unlimited.  She gave a very inspiring talk on Night Photography while showing various photos from her previous workshops in Italy, Ecuador, Morocco, Arizona, etc.

My Notes

Sunsets – point the camera at the sky in manual mode dial in the shutter speed and underexpose by 1. Put the f-stop at f/22 to get a starburst just as the sun peeks above a building (or other object)

F/22 is great for the starburst effect on the sun or street lights

Tripods are required after the sun goes down

Intervolometer is suggested (made by Canon and Nikon) – I have the Satechi TR-M Timer Remote Control for Nikon

When photographing an area with people in the frame: the longer the shutter speed, the more the people will not show up (as long as they are moving) – the faster the shutter speed, the more people will appear.

Twilight sky lasts about 15 min-45 min after the sun goes down. This is a wonderful time to photograph.

Put the flash on and flash the foreground objects

10mm-17mm Tokina lens – close to a fisheye without having to spend a lot of money

Include the moon in shots for added interest

Need a fast enough shutter speed (at least 1/60sec) to stop the rotation of the Earth to keep from getting a blurred Moon

Night before the full moon, the moon comes up in a twilight sky. It is better for photographers on this night rather than the night of the full moon. On the night of the full moon, the moon rises in a dark sky. – I found a Full Moon Calendar online.

If you want to photograph just the moon, you need at least a 200mm lens to bring out the surface details.

Spot meter – only meter the light coming off the moon. If you use Matrix/Evaluative metering, the camera will try to expose for the surrounding sky and over expose the moon.

To photograph stars, take the mm of your lens and divide it by 500. This will give you the shutter speed needed to give you stars without trails.

Use the light from the full moon to illuminate subjects

Star trails are usually done using layer blends. Expose for 4 minutes, 1 second break, expose for 4 minutes, 1 second break….and so on. Take the JPEGs and pull them into Photoshop and do a layer blending. — I found an awesome Flickr Group dedicated to Star Trails.

Point camera at the north star to get the star trail circles

Try to get elevated for a different perspective (parking garage, hill, etc)

Cityscapes can even be taken from your hotel room. Make sure all the lights are out on the room and put the lens right up against the glass to reduce reflections.

Look for lights reflecting in water. Wet streets or puddles

Rear/second curtain sync – makes the flash go off at the end of the exposure.

Waugh Street Bridge has a bat colony under it. May-October is the best time to catch them flooding out at night

Light painting is an interesting technique. You should always have more than one color flashlight when you do light painting.

Additional Information

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"A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into." -Ansel Adams

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League City Photography Meet Up – 10.06.11

The October 2011 League City Photography Meet up took place on 10/6/11. Below are my notes.

Announcements

Upcoming Events

Other events I know of

The Art Alliance Center At Clear Lake (TAACCL) – Winter 2011 Juried Exhibition – Submission deadline is November 12th.

Topic – Lenses and Distortion

David gave a talk on lenses and distortion.

There are three main types of lens distortion:

    • Chromatic Aberation
    • Barrel Distortion
    • Pin Cushion Distortion

Distortions can be fixed in Photoshop and/or Lightroom using Auto-Correct in Camera Raw.

Additional Information & Links

Photos from the Group

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"The more you understand what inspires you, the more readily you can put yourself in it’s path." – David duChemin

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League City Photography Meet Up – 07.07.11

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The July 2011 League City Photography Meet up took place on 7/7/11. Below are my notes.

Announcements

Upcoming Events

Topic – Tips from the Digital Photography Book Series

David gave a great presentation that involved several tips from Scott Kelby‘s Digital Photography Book Series.

Tip #1 – Photographing Landscapes

    • When photographing landscapes, it is good to have something of interest in the foreground, middle ground and background
    • Landscape shots are best taken at F16 – F22 to get the greatest depth-of-field possible

Tip #2 – Initial Checks

WHIMS (checks to perform before every shoot)

    • White balance
    • Highlight warnings
    • ISO
    • Mode
    • Size (of the image)

Tip #3 – Importance of Trippds

    • Major discussion on the importance of tripods. Trudy and Scott displayed their tripods. Carbon fiber is the way to go for lightness.
    • Some tripod brands mentioned

Tip #4 – Sharpening

    • Sharpening after the fact – unsharp mask – Edit/Fade – Unsharp Mask – Normal to Luminosity.
    • Since I did not get good notes on the sharpening topic, I found a good explanation of sharpening in Photoshop on the following site: http://tresdesi8.multiply.com/

Here is what they say:

We sharpen every single photo we shoot using Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask filter. Okay, it sounds like something named “unsharp” would make your photos blurry, but it doesn’t the name is a holdover from traditional darkroom techniques, so don’t let that throw you. Using it
is easy. Just open your photo in Photoshop, then go under Photoshop’s Filter menu, under Sharpen, and choose Unsharp Mask. When the dialog appears, there are three sliders for applying different sharpening parameters, but rather than going through all that technical
stuff, I’m going to give you three sets of settings that I’ve found work wonders.
For people: Amount 150%, Radius 1, Threshold 10 1.
For cityscapes, urban photography, or travel: Amount 65%, Radius 3, Threshold 2 2.
For general everyday use: Amount 85%, Radius 1, Threshold 4 3.

Tip #6 – Lenses and Filters

    • Be careful with lenses in dusty conditions. If it is really dusty/windy…don’t change lenses. Other times, just make sure you situate your camera and lens so the rules of gravity do not draw dust. Hold the camera pointing downward when changing lenses.
    • UV filter has a chance of protecting your high dollar lenses from some damaging situations. There are definitely two different churches when it comes to using a UV filter or not.

Tip #7 – Urban Shooting

    • Don’t try to capture it all…capture details
    • Get closer to your subject

Tip #8 – Shooting Modes

    • Aperture Priority – You adjust the aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed (good for most shooting situations)
    • Shutter Priority – You adjust the shutter speed and the camera sets the aperture (good for shooting sports)
    • Manual – You have control over both Aperture and Shutter Speed
    • Program – The camera controls all (Point and Shoot)

Additional Information & Links

Photos from the Group

Photos I took to the meeting

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“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson


4th Of July 2011

Today is the 4th of July. A day of celebration for the United States. I hope everyone has a great day!

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  • Camera | iPhone 3GS
  • Post | Photoshake

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Full Fireworks Set on Flickr

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“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” -Ernst Haas


Kemah Fireworks

Last night, I photographed fireworks for the first time ever. I attended a League City Photography Meetup and had such a wonderful time. We had dinner first at Hoagie Ranch Emporium (a Kemah staple) and then proceeded to the area under the Kemah bridge on the Seabrook side around 7:00PM. There was plenty of time to setup and talk to fellow photogs. It was an awesome night.

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  • Camera | Nikon D90
  • Exposure | 5 sec  ~  Aperture | f/10
  • Focal Length | 100 mm  ~  ISO Speed | 200
  • Flash off – Tripod used
  • Complete EXIF Data 
  • Post – LightRoom

Alternate View(s)

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Pre-Firework Time

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League City Photography Group Photos > Fireworks Friday night Kemah fireworks shoot 

“All life is of a past nature, photography enhances this fact.” – Patrick Summerfield


Spider Cat

Taken at the Houston Zoo as a part of their Photo Night event. I kinda like how the big cat’s action made it look like he was defying gravity (a little anyway).

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  • Camera | Nikon D90
  • Exposure | 1/40 sec  ~  Aperture | f/5.6
  • Focal Length | 70 mm  ~  ISO Speed | 250
  • Flash off – Monopod 
  • Complete EXIF Data
  • Post – LightRoom/Photoshop/Color EFEX Pro 

Houston Zoo Flickr Set

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” -Ernst Haas


End To A Great Week

This has been a great week for me. Taking Tuesday-Thursday off from work to celebrate my 20 year wedding anniversary had a lot to do with that. Here’s to another 20.

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  • Camera | Nikon D90
  • Exposure | 1/100 sec  ~  Aperture | f/5.6
  • Focal Length | 16 mm  ~  ISO Speed | 350
  • Flash off – No Tripod 
  • Complete EXIF Data  
  • Post – LightRoom/Photoshop/Silver EFEX Pro

"A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into."  -Ansel Adams


I See You

Took this at the Houston Zoo on Photo Night. The event was called "Dinner with the Carnivores" and was a really cool event. I took many shots, but this is the only one I’ve edited so far.

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  • Camera | Nikon D90
  • Exposure | 1/40 sec  ~  Aperture | f/5.6
  • Focal Length | 300 mm  ~  ISO Speed | 250
  • Flash off – No Tripod 
  • Complete EXIF Data 
  • Post – LightRoom/Photoshop/Color EFEX Pro 

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” -Ernst Haas


Houston At Night

This is my first attempt at night photography. It is at one of the intersections close to the hotel we were staying at downtown.

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  • Camera | Nikon D90
  • Exposure | 5 sec  ~  Aperture | f/25   ~  ISO Speed | 400
  • Focal Length | 15mm
  • Complete EXIF Data
  • Flash off – No Tripod used 
  • Post – SOOC

"A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into."  -Ansel Adams


20 Year Anniversary

We are celebrating 20 years of marriage today by staying at the Hyatt Downtown tonight which is where we stayed 20 years ago. We have not been there since. Wonder how much has changed?

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  • Camera | iPhone 3GS
  • Post | 100 Cameras

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson


Night Heron

I met my photography group at Brazos Bend State Park early this morning. This guy stood still for a long time. I am not very good at wildlife, so he figured he would give me lots of tries. ;)

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  • Camera | Nikon D90
  • Exposure | 1/60 sec  ~  Aperture | f/5.6
  • Focal Length | 100 mm  ~  ISO Speed | 200
  • Flash off – No Tripod 
  • Complete EXIF Data
  • Post – LightRoom/Photoshop

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” -Robert Capa


Summer Open Door Show

Tonight, I attended the Art Alliance Summer Open Door show at The Art Alliance of Clear Lake. There were several people from my Photography Group that had their work displayed. Congrats to them!

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  • Camera | iPhone 3GS
  • Post | Camera+/Instagram

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson


Michael’s Gate

I had the opportunity to photography a friend’s band today. Michael’s Gate is a Christian/Blues/Rock band out of Katy, TX. I am still working through the photos, but needed one for my 365 project. The Sun was very harsh as the band went on at 1:00PM on one of the side stages at the South Texas Biker Jam and Expo. I am hoping to pull some good shots … even with the harsh light.

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  • Camera | Nikon D90
  • Exposure | 1/1600 sec  ~  Aperture | f/5.6
  • Focal Length | 100 mm  ~  ISO Speed | 500
  • Flash off – No Tripod 
  • Complete EXIF Data 
  • Post – LightRoom/Photoshop/Color EFEX Pro

Related Information

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” -Ernst Haas


Busy Saturday

I had a pretty busy day today. First I participated and did the group photos for my company’s 5k walk at Bear Creek Park and then attended my friend’s kid’s first swim meet of the year. Fun stuff!

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  • Camera | Nikon D90
  • Exposure | 1/1250  ~  Aperture | f/8
  • Focal Length | 100 mm  ~  ISO Speed | 200
  • Flash off – No Tripod 
  • Complete EXIF Data 
  • Post – LightRoom

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Instagram shots from today -

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“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” -Robert Capa


Worldwide Instameet–Houston

Yesterday I attended the Worldwide Instameet in Houston. The meet up was organized by Imelda Bettinger (@Imelda) and took place at Cafe Brasil. After introductions and lunch, Mario Hernandez (@iwasframed) raffled off a cool Instagram shot on canvas. Then it was off to explore the Midtown area to take photos. It was a very fun event!

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Some of my shots -

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All photos taken by the group

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League City Photography Meet Up – 05.05.11

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The May 2011 League City Photography Meet up took place on 5/5/11. Below are my notes.

Announcements

The Art Alliance of Clear Lake (TAACCL) is accepting “ready to hang’ submissions. Deadline is 5/21/11.

Upcoming Events

Topic – Shutter Speed

David gave a great presentation on shutter speed.

Shutter speed is basically the amount of time the shutter is open.

Exposure Triangle – ISO > Shutter Speed > Aperture

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A shutter speed below 1/60 makes it difficult to hand hold the camera – tripod becomes important.

For something like fireworks, you really need a tripod and a cable-release, so you can control the amount of time the shutter is open.

On a 70-300mm lens, you should not go under 1/300 for shutter speed.

Additional Information & Links

Photos from the Group

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“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson


2011 MS 150–Photos

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I had been wanting to practice panning and motion blur shots, so at the last minute, I decided I wanted to photograph the MS 150 start on Saturday morning (4/16). The MS 150 is a charity bike ride for Multiple Sclerosis that goes from Houston to Austin over a two day period. Hundreds of people on bikes is definitely good practice for panning.

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2011 MS 150 – Start –- on Picasa

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” -Dorothea Lange


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