Posts Tagged ‘Rob Sheppard’

Exploring new worlds! the MFT story

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I have been listening to and talking about smaller camera systems with my friends Rob Sheppard and Dan Cox for some time. Rob always kidded me that since we first started teaching digital photography together that our systems seemed to diverge, with Rob migrating to the smaller systems (like the MFT systems) and I migrated […]


New Apple Products!

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Rob Sheppard photographing along the Tellico River in the Cherokee NF, TN (taking with my iPhone and edited on my MacPro) Well, besides the new iPhone 5S (which I haven’t gotten yet), Apple just introduced a bunch of new products and their new operating system. To give you some background about my experience with computers, […]


Phone Cameras? Camera Phones?

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Rob Sheppard, one of my best friends, and I have been teaching together for 12-15 years. We first started teaching digital photography before the digital SLRs were affordable for most people. We used the compact digital cameras and Photoshop.. A lot has changed in that time. Lightroom, affordable digital SLRs, small form cameras with interchangeable […]


New Book

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I have just released my third book. But this one is special. It brings me into the digital age. My new book (which is free) is only on the iBookStore and only for iPads. I created this book with iBooks Author 2, as Rob Sheppard and I have been going back and forth on how […]


New Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 : Visualize Spots

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Sunrise Mt Evans, CO When Rob Sheppard first started talking to me about Lightroom (LR version 1), I told him that I was very comfortable with Photoshop and really didn’t want to change over. Besides, Lightroom could only do a limited amount of what Photoshop could do. But by version 2, I was learning Lightroom […]


Challenge Yourself

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How often do we schlep a heavy pack of gear around into the woods and then complain about not getting the image that we want? Sometimes having a lot of gear is a hindrance, not a help, when it comes to creating great images. Why? Because image creation doesn’t come from the equipment but from […]


NANPA Summit 2013 Jacksonville

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  NANPA Summit 2013 Jacksonville, FL It has been 2 years since we last all convened together for sharing. It was like a family reunion with everyone catching up with each other on what they were doing, where they were going, how life was treating them. Even with the advent of social media and keeping […]


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 […]


Combining Images

I am probably going to tweak someone’s sensibilities, but the ability to combine images into one vision is a strength of digital photography. I will talk more about panoramic images later, but today I wanted to show off one of my favorite pieces of software. So as the rain comes down and my cat snores […]