I usually don’t blog regularly, but I know that I’ve been especially bad lately. This time I actually have a good reason. My first child was born on March 31,2012. His name is Deacon (we’ll probably call him Deke) and he is remarkably attractive. The months leading up to his birth were filled with preparation and research for this new arrival, and not much photography or teaching.
It will be a while before my teaching schedule gets as busy as it has been for the last couple of years, but I do have a few things coming up. I will be teaching with Juan Pons at the BlueRidge Photo Fest again this year. The event is May 18-20 in Boone, NC. You can get tickets and more info at blueridgephotofest.info.
There are also still cabins available for the third annual Arenal Eco Adventure Photo Workshop in Costa Rica. My friend and gear guru Bob Fitzgibbons will be joining me this year. The event will be bigger than ever this year and feature two different “base camp” resorts. You’re sure to get all of the wildlife, street scenes and landscape photos you are shooting for. The workshop is open to photographers of all skill levels. We’ve had beginners to professionals in the past, and everyone learns a lot and has a great time. We’ll go through a lot of camera technique and fieldcraft, as well as post processing using Adobe Lightroom and Nik software plugins. Learn more and sign up at DphotoA.com.
I will be teaching some Lightroom classes at my studio this summer. I am planning to do one-day classes on specific parts of the LR workflow so I don’t cook your brain by throwing the whole application down your throat at once. I will post when I have more specifics and a schedule together.
I am not one to upgrade my camera bodies very often, but I have new bodies for both of the systems I use. I have a Nikon D800E (actually I will pick it up today) and an Olympus E-M5 micro 4/3 camera. I will be putting these cameras through the paces this summer and I will be reporting on my experience. The Oly E-P3 has become my go-to vacation camera, and I think the E-M5 will be everything I like about the E-P3 and more. I’m really excited about the D800E! The phrase “ultimate image quality” comes to mind. I’m sure I won’t be disappointed.
Thanks for reading, see you soon…