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Tips for Photographing Flowers

I photographed this tulip in my yard using a Nikon Z7 and 105mm f/2.8 AFS G VR micro-Nikkor lens.

Spring into flower photography this month!

Spring is here (finally) and flowers are popping up everywhere! This is the perfect time to capture the delicate details and colors of flowers. Whether you shoot wildflowers outdoors, or even just floral arrangements on your kitchen table, here are some ideas to help you get better shots.

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Photograph Colorado Wildflowers July 9-12

Instructional Photo Safari in Crested Butte, CO

Lupine, Kebler Pass, CO

My third annual Rocky Mountain Wildflower photo safari will be held July 9-12 in Crested Butte, Colorado. I have two seats available for photographers who wish to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Rockies while photographing the colorful wildflower blooms there. I’ve designed this safari to be low-impact. No hiking or off-roading is required. We will focus our efforts on creative close-up/macro techniques, as well as other creative ways of capturing Colorado’s summer colors.

Booking deadline is June 24th, so reserve your seat soon!

Tickets available here

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POTD: Chrome Flyer

Cadillac hood ornament at Old Car City USA

I’m finishing up my spring workshop to Old Car City USA, and we had an amazing time. You really need to spend at least two days here in order to satisfy your photographic appetite. This hood ornament from a 1950’s vintage Cadillac really stood out to me. I applied textures to it to create a more unique final effect. The theme I’m stressing with my clients is that a photograph is something that you make, not just take.

Nikon D810 with 105mm f/2.8 AFS G VR Micro-Nikkor, Gitzo 2-series tripod with RRS BH-55 ball head.

See my upcoming photo tours and workshops here.

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The 500mm Macro Lens

Dragonfly, Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Dragonfly, Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Here’s a shot I got in south Texas using the 200-500mm f/5.6E VR Nikkor near its minimum focus distance of 2.2 meters, showing the good magnification you can get with this lens, especially on a DX Nikon body like the D500. This image is un-cropped, and wouldn’t have been possible with a standard 500mm telephoto without extension tubes.

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Opening for Colorado Wildflower Workshop

Colorado wildflower & macro workshop July 20-23, 2016

Due to a cancellation, I now have an open seat for my Colorado Wildflower & Macro Workshop, July 20-23, 2016 in Crested Butte, Colorado. Summer wildflowers are always a wonderful subject here in Colorado; I hope you can join me!

Update 10 May: The workshop is currently full. Contact me to be added to the waiting list.

Register here via Meetup.com 

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