Show Notes –

The BIG news – New Giveaway!!!!! Photo Safari to Moab, Utah. – Click to enter

In case you missed it- 

We still want you to watch those awesome Trip Reports/Photo tips from Greece

Lightroom Updates – mobile (Android 1.3, iOS 2.0) and desktop (2015.2). Why do android users still have to pay!?!?!?

LG V10 Unboxing – Why am I excited about this new smartphone? Manual Video Control!!!

NOTE- We will be in NYC for Photo Plus and would love to MEET YOU! Join us for an informal evening, drink, walk ?!?! Thursday, October 22nd at 7pm  on the north west corner of 10th AVE and W 45st – Outside “The Pony Bar”

Gear on the table

I have good things to say about the Peak Design SlideLite – more here


How to Photoshop a Landscape Into a Mind-Bending World of Angles

When a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer is Asked for Free Photos…

Polaroid Introduces a New Camera That Takes Instant Inkless Pictures

500px Unveils New Profile, Photo, and Discover Pages

Patent: Lens Tilt Shift Mount Adapter

Sony is spinning off its image sensor business

The year’s best photography from travelers around the world

This startup uses photography to empower women around the world

Reikan Focal 2.0 Final Released

The White house is using the Sony A7RII

Canon EOS 1D X II will hve 4K but no other Canon DSLRS will have 4k at launch in the next 18 months. . .

Recall on the new Nikon 200-500 with AF Issues

Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 is the new Wide Ange Champ on Nikon

Nikon snags some new trademarks to improve their social media sharing options?

Photos from Space

Every Moon Photo Shot by Apollo Astronauts is Now on Flickr


Link to Instagram Winners – (coming soon. . .)



Shooting Fall Foilage- tips and tricks

Shooting fall color:

Shoot at golden hour. That will make the colors in the leaves appear warmer and more intense.

Rainy days are also great for photographing foliage: Rain saturates colors.

Don’t just shoot the foliage itself. Observe how it interacts with its environment. Be it by framing a house or fallen leaves covering a road, moving in the wind. Focusing on how the day feels and trying to capture that helps to convey a story.

Focus on small details. Like the contrast of a Fall leaf on green grass or in a stream.


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 I love traveling with other photographers on #mckaylive trips. Kari, a trip participant, noticed this line of trees and shared her perspective with me. I had glanced at them but hadn't noticed how nicely they lined up when standing at a certain spot #teacherbecomesthestudent :) We had a great day leaving behind the cherry blossom crowds for a much quieter walk around #HarpersFerryWV. And a visit to #BolivarHeights a much fought over hilltop during the civil war and the site of the largest surrender of Union troops - over 12,000 men surrendered to Stonewall Jackson. *  Captured with the #Panasonic #GH4 and #1235mm lens
 "Such a blunder sometimes it makes me wonder why I even bring the thunder" * The Jefferson Memorial might be my favorite. Jefferson's quotes inside, the circular structure surrounded by the columns, the fact that it is perched on a more organic, curving body of water. There is much to love here! Inside I chose to go wide with the 12mm Laowa to capture that awesome dome and offer a different perspective. * Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and @venuslaowa #12mm f/2.8 lens
 Up early and rewarded with another fantastic sunrise. The colors were brief but beautiful. There were literally thousands of photographers lined up along the tidal basin. The reflections were beautiful but those can be captured anytime of the year, it was important to include some of the blossoms. *  Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and #Canon 24-70 lens

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