Creative Close-Ups

Macro Photography Workshop at Old Car City USA

Rusty Chevrolet
Discover rust, chrome, and creative photography with me April 21-24, 2022 at Old Car City USA

Join me in Georgia, April 21-24 for a close-up photography workshop at one of the most amazing automotive graveyards in the world. We’ll spend two days photographing the rusting relics spread over 40 acres, and master the techniques needed to create spectacular close-up compositions.

See my Old Car City image gallery, Rust Eternal

What’s Included

  • Pre-workshop photography class (online)
  • Field instruction & “ask me anything” support
  • Classroom instruction on post-processing, including focus-stacking
  • Two days admission to Old Car City USA
  • Image review session & critiques
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Can’t make this workshop? Join me in the field or online for personalized mentoring.

POTD: Royalty

Royal tern in flight captured with the Nikon Z9

Royal tern in flight, La Jolla, CA | Nikon Z9, Nikon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6S VR + Z 1.4x TC

I spent most of last week in San Diego, leading my annual Southern California birding & wildlife workshop. It was my first real test of the new Nikon Z9 and Nikon 100-400mm S lens. The camera and lens combo performed flawlessly, tracking the fast-moving royal terns along the coast as they circled the rocky shore, looking for a landing spot.

Image Specs

  • Nikon Z9
  • 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Nikkor + Nikon Z teleconverter 1.4x
  • 1/2500s f/9, ISO 1400
  • Hand-held

The Image Doctors #129

Nikon Z9 Hands-On Review

Nikon Z9 camera with lens

Jason recently received a Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera, and we both had a chance to use it in the field. This week, we’ll discuss the major new features it offers Nikon users, and discuss how those features can change your approach to photography in the field.

The Image Doctors #128

When to use HDR in your photos

10 years ago, it was commonplace to see extreme HDR tone-mapped images all over the photographic community. Between cameras with better sensors and a change in tastes, HDR isn’t all that noticeable anymore. This week, we look at the role HDR plays in our own photography and the techniques we use when processing our images.

How to Customize Lightroom’s Menu Fonts

Create a custom Identity Plate for a personalized look in Lightroom Classic

People often ask me how I changed the fonts in the Lightroom module menus. Here’s a simple way to customize the fonts and colors in your own Lightroom Classic catalog.

Whenever I give online classes or teach a workshop using Adobe Lightroom Classic, a common question I’m asked is “how did you change the fonts in your Lightroom toolbar? The trick is to use a custom, personalized Identity Plate. This video will show you how to do it!