Some New Gear Comments (and a wicked cool look at the Tough Mudder)

Last weekend I took a little diversion from my usual nature and conservation-themed work to work on a video of an event called the Tough Mudder in Mount Snow, Vermont. Continue Reading

Shooting in the Rain

A rainbow over farms in Peacham, Vermont.

A rainbow over farms in Peacham, Vermont.

So many times we give up when the weather becomes inclement. Because we don’t like to get wet, we don’t want our equipment to get wet, it’s a hassle. But have you ever considered the images you can make under stormy conditions? Or being out there as the conditions change? I’m not advocating standing on a beach with Category 4 winds coming at you from Hurricane whomever, but you extend your photographic reach with a little more protection. Continue Reading

Week 8 – Shoot Sharp.

Use a tripod to eliminate unsharp photos due to camera movement.

In this week’s video I discuss how to create sharp images, whether you are hand holding your camera or using a tripod. This may not be the most exciting topic, but it is pretty darn important if you ever want to display your images as anything but a low-res Facebook photo or a 4″ x 6″ print. Continue Reading

Winter Photo Tips

Fall Snow.
Fall Snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I posted this on my other blog back in October, but given the season, it seems appropriate to post it again here. Winter is a great time to get out and make some photos – if you’re prepared for the cold and snow. Continue Reading

Outdoor Photo Tips from Acadia National Park

In February I’ll be launching a new series of photo tips based on my book The AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography. I’m planning it to be a ten week free, on-line course where you’ll get assignments and be able to upload photos for critiques. In the meantime, you can take a look at this video where I describe three tips for improving your outdoor photography. Enjoy!

Dawn in Monument Cove in Maine's Acadia National Park.

Rainy Day Photo Tips

Many people keep their cameras in the bag when the weather turns bad, but that’s a mistake. Stormy weather often results in dramatic photographs, and the diffuse light of misty and drizzly days is ideal for shooting forest and waterfall scenes. In this video, I describe the techniques and gear I use when shooting in the rain. By the way, many of these ideas work well in winter too.

Rainshowers in the distance as seen from Long Beach in Stratford, Connecticut.  Adjacent to the Great Meadows Unit of McKinney National Wildlife Refuge.

Rainshowers in the distance as seen from Long Beach in Stratford, Connecticut. Adjacent to the Great Meadows Unit of McKinney National Wildlife Refuge.

Kayaking Photography Tips

Here’s a video tip I made last summer about how to keep gear safe while shooting from a kayak. If you’re comfortable paddling in a kayak, but uncomfortable taking your camera out, hopefully this will inspire you to try shooting from the great low-angle perspective you get while paddling.

Paddling Mud Pond in Granby, Vermont.  Nurse Mountain is in the distance.  Northeast Kingdom.

Paddling Mud Pond in Granby, Vermont. Nurse Mountain is in the distance. Northeast Kingdom.