This week, Rick and Jason discuss the new Phase Fresnel (PF) lenses from Nikon. The 300mm f/4E PF ED VR and 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Nikkor lenses are lightweight, sharp, and make hand-held photography pleasant in the field.
The full moon sets over Bandon Beach on the Oregon Coast in this image I captured in 2017 with my Nikon D850 and 24-70mm zoom lens. I’m returning to Oregon again this October, and there is space available if you’d like to join this photo safari.
This week, Jason & Rick are back from a photo safari in Crested Butte, Colorado, where they photographed wildflowers with clients. Hear about what gear they used and tips and tricks for getting creative with colorful close-up subjects in the field.
Due to a cancellation, I have an immediate opening to join my Oregon Coast Photo Safari & Landscape workshop. We’ll meet in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, October 12th, then travel to Bandon Beach on the Oregon coast. Bandon Beach is home to some of the most spectacular sea-stacks on the Pacific coast, and we’ll take advantage of the full moon for wonderful low-tide shooting.
An incredible floral display in the Colorado high country
2019 was my fifth consecutive wildflower/macro photo safari, and boy was it ever amazing! The long, wet spring we had this year meant that the blooms around Crested Butte were off the chart. Unlike previous years, where we had to go up above 10,000′ to find the best blooms, this year’s spectacle was in full swing all around Crested Butte.
Crested Butte, Colorado, is sometimes referred to as the “wildflower capital of the USA,” and this year proved why. The hillsides were covered in color; yellow sunflowers interspersed with blue and purple lupines transformed the valleys into a painter’s palette. We also encountered glacier lilies, red and sulphur paintbrush, fairy trumpets, and of course, Colorado columbine.
Our shooting sessions took place every morning and afternoon, and during the day, I worked with my clients to help them perfect their workflow/keywording and image processing. We also learned how to perform focus-stacking with close-up and landscape subjects.