If you’re a photography enthusiast, you’ve probably been asked at least once if you could provide help for someone just getting started in photography. In this week’s episode, Jason & Rick discuss ways to work with beginners to promote creativity and enjoyment with photography.
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.
I’m offering three international photo tours for 2020, and they are going to be really fun! My 2020 travel photography workshop destinations include Croatia, Ireland, and Panama. I design each of these tours with your comfort in mind, and my goal is to make sure that you return home with incredible photos. Group sizes are generally capped at 12 or fewer photographers, and when land tours are involved, we’ll have a private driver and excess seating capacity so that everyone has room for their camera bags. My international tours are a great opportunity to learn mobile workflow and creative travel photography techniques, including long exposure, infrared, and creative composition.
Nearly one year ago, the US Supreme Court ruled that out-of-state retailers must collect sales tax on internet sales. While not all states have fully implemented this ruling, in time you will no longer have a sales-tax free way to shop. You’ve probably already seen that Amazon and other online retailers have started charging sales tax on internet purchases. For those of us purchasing photography gear, sales tax savings were a huge reason to shop online.
Today, site sponsor B&H Photo announced a premium credit card in conjunction with PayBoo that offers a rebate equivalent to your state’s sales tax. This card, issued through Synchrony Bank, is only valid for purchases at B&H Photo. You will still pay sales tax on your purchase, but then you’ll get an instant rebate on your order to offset the sales tax amount.