Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Photographing art work


You have to admire print makers. I know that as photographers we are considered artists but print makers are a different breed. These huge prints were wood block prints. The top one was the original and the lower ones were washed with black and then silver or white. Tiny reproduction images really don't do them justice but my full res huge files do. They are color correct and accurate. My clients were nothing but fun. What a great way to make a living.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Nikon D850


So we lost power today. It doesn't happen too often but when it does, work stops. I am totally dependent upon power to run my computers and two external monitors as well as YouTube TV. So when the power went out I got my camera, put it on my favorite Tiltall tripod and set it to live view. I have my live view set to silent shooting, auto ISO and I trigger it by tapping the back LCD. The lens was a Tamron 300mm but the D850 is set to DX (as opposed to FX) so the 300mm becomes 450mm. That way I can sit in a chair on the deck and not bother the birds. The bird feeder is green not blue. What you see here is the focus help that the D850 gives you in live view. Anything that is blue is sharp. Even though the temperature is going up to the mid 80's, this morning was cool, breezy and I had a nice morning photographing birds.