Last month, we ran our first ever giveaway contest. Thanks to everyone who signed up, we now have a winner. Congratulations to Facebook fan Vicki S. for being selected at random and winning a free 16×24 inch print. She chose this beautiful macro photograph of Autumn Maple Leaves to fashionably adorn her wall. Want to know about future promotions? Just Like my Facebook page or subscribe to my newsletter.
Does the job for smaller cameras
Pros: Good Value, Locks In Tight, Compact
Best Uses: Video, Travel
Nice little monopod, folds up smaller than most. Sturdy construction with good clips to hold sections in place. The wrist strap is nice as well. The bottom most section is a bit small, so may wobble in use, if you don’t need the extra height, might want to skip extending the last section. Good for small, light SLR’s or PnS, not quite sturdy enough for bigger heavier cameras.
The winter thaw is finally beginning, and that puts me in a good mood! So from today (3/10/2014) until 5pm on 3/15/2014, I’m offering the following abstract images at a special promotional price. My professional print company gets standard size canvases at a discount, so I can pass that on to my customers. These amazing images are from NASA’s Hubble Telescope, and make for great abstract artwork for your walls. Check my gallery for more incredible outer space images.
It’s Friday, it’s mid-April, and I just feel like it. So here’s a great promotion running for the next several days (while supplies last). I get a special discount on standard size canvas prints, so I would like to pass that special print on to my fans and customers. Here are the current limited time promotions – 11×14 canvas prints (ready to hang) for only $60 (normally $99). Only 20 of each available, so hurry!
Promotion Expired 4/17/2013… Thank you buyers!
A client of mine recently asked for a custom sized panoramic print for his dental office reception area. The images below are the options I provided, taking into consideration his furniture and other decor. He decided on the Marathon Key Sunrise Panoramic, but I’ll make the rest of these available for purchase as well, just click on the images below. As a side note, yes… I do take requests and I do custom orders! If you’re interested in my work and would like something customized, just let me know.
I’ve been trying to go through my collection of images to add new work to the site. The first batch in that effort is a bunch of macro photos of Butterflies and other Bugs, as well as Flower macros and other Close-Up Stuff. I’ll be adding much more to each of those galleries shortly. Here’s a teaser of what you can find in the galleries:
So… how does one go about shooting images like these? For outdoor shots of flowers and bugs, I travel light and low tech. Bugs move around a lot, and I don’t have the patience to set up a tripod and wait for them. Most of the butterfly photos were taken at Brookfield Zoo, during the summer when the butterfly exhibit was going on. There are plenty of subjects flying around in a natural environment with plenty of flowers to sit on. I approach slowly, shooting while getting closer and closer. That way, if they fly off I at least have something. It’s important to stop down to a small aperture to get as much depth of field as possible, since macro shooting results in very shallow DOF. Flowers are much easier because they don’t fly away, just watch out for wind.
What about gear? While a macro lens isn’t necessary, it sure does help. A cheap way to go is to start with a set of Kenko extension tubes. These work by increasing the distance between the sensor and the back of the lens, allowing closer focusing. I’m currently shooting with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro lens. It’s a fantastic combination for macro shooting, but also makes for a great portrait setup.