Posts Tagged ‘Bill M Campbell’

Light painting with lasers

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This past week I had a chance to play with light painting and lasers while camping in Linville Gorge in NC. I have been going back and forth to Morganton, NC to work with Seth Hawkins, MD on his Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship (URL). More on that project later. I got to go camping with […]


Shooting for HDR

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HDR. It is not your typical grunge HDR anymore. HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging can represent anything from artistic grunge to an image that no one will recognize as HDR. The premise of HDR is combining multiple images so the information from the dark areas is not all black and the information from the light […]


Less is More

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After a 14-year presence in multiple sites on the Web, I decided to consolidate my presence (and my life). I had a website to premiere my images, a website to present my workshops, a website to sell my books, a presence for my video, a website to sell prints, and a blog to talk about […]


Mississippi River on the low side

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Rob and I continued our adventures by making our way to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers at a park run by the Missouri Department of Conservation. While exhibits showed the heighth of some of the most recent floods of the Mississippi River, we were more interested in the low side of the […]


Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park

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Now a crown jewel of the Missouri State Park system, Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park (N37° 32.952’  W90° 50.912’) has some of the most spectacular shut-ins that Rob and I experienced.  The East Fork Black River was flowing enough to allow numerous waterfalls through the small potholes and chutes within the igneous rock. Rob opted to […]


Castor River Shut-ins Natural Area, MO

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After our venture to a creek bed with no creek, Rob and I decided to venture to other areas with creeks/ streams/ rivers and see if the drought had effected them in the same dramatic manner. We chose the Castor River Shut-ins Natural Area (N37° 34.128’ W90° 09.299’). Shut-ins? We didn’t know either, having never […]


Exploring Southern Missouri wild areas

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Several weekends ago, Rob Sheppard and I met to explore wild areas in MO south of St Louis. We were both attending Board Meetings for NANPA and NANPA Foundation and used the opportunity to meet early and visit and shoot together. Neither of us had ever been to the area so we used a guide […]


Shooting Sharp

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  My friend Rob Sheppard just posted an article on his blog about sharpness and how to get better sharpness from your images through software. It is a great article and compliments what I am about to present, so go there and read after you have read my article about sharpness: Rob Sheppard Blog on […]


Rebecca’s Reverse Clarity Technique

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This is going to be a quick note. I just came back from a trip to Mt LeConte in the Smokies with a friend of mine, Eric Bowles. We had a great trip but it showed me how much out of shape I was. Now to try to correct that over the next 3-4 months […]


Can you shoot on vacation?

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Well, if your wife is a biologist who loves to get her own camera out and walk around in the forest, YES. My wife used to be my best scout for finding great things to shoot. Now that she has her own good camera (Sony NEX 5N), she shoots what she finds and tells me […]


Quick Tips for Video with dSLR

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I will be using the Nikon D4 as an example (the d800 is set up the same way) for shooting video with a dSLR. Shooting mode– You will want to shoot in M (Manual) Mode. Why? Because if the light varies much, your shutter speed will vary and shutter speed is related to frame rate, […]


My Nature Photography Day Shoot

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To celebrate Nature Photography Day, I initially was going to Colditz Cove on the Cumberland Plateau. Then I realized that I had plenty of subjects in my own front yard in our wildflower garden. So, about 630am, I proceeded down the steps with a 200 Micro lens, Nikon D4 and my tripod. At first, I […]


Where to photograph Red Efts!

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I was first introduced to Colditz Cove almost 25 years ago. A friend said it was a great place for a hike with a nice waterfall. I went out to explore and the first time there I was amazed to see many small Red Efts climbing around on the moss. This intrigued me and I […]


How not to get burned shooting Fireflies.

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Ok, so Fireflies don’t give off any heat, but getting great images of them is still not easy. Much easier now, though, than when I tried with film years ago. The most interesting fireflies (lightning bugs) are the Synchronous variety found most numerous in the Great Smoky Mountains. Last part of May into June, these […]


Why use a Leveling Base on your tripod?

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  Today I was talking to a friend about tripods, ball heads and leveling head/ leveling bases. He was asking if he should get a leveling base on the Feisol tripod he was about to order. From using a Bogen, a Really Right Stuff  and a Feisol leveling base for my ball heads over the […]


Feisol Tripods and DISCOUNT

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One of the few images of me. Rebecca likes to get me in action at times, even though I try to duck.. This is my Feisol CT-3372 and the older leveling head. I wrote a little about tripods back in the fall. Since that time I have had lots of experience with the Feisol CT-3372 […]