"That passion inside is a big part of what’s going to keep us all going forward as we pursue our love of taking pictures.” Rick Libby, or “Moose Man,” spoke with us at the Hooksett, NH SMUG as our first guest speaker! He discussed both his journey as a photographer and some of his photographic journeys. The underlying message Rick "Moose Man" Libby conveyed was what it takes to … [Read more...] about The Hooksett SMUG “Got the Shot” with Ricky Libby!
If you missed the our May Meetup, then you should know that it was a blast! It was located at the Blandy Farm, a research facility for the University of Virginia. The Virginia native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers stood tall and beautiful as we snapped away. We met together on this stunning day, with our camera equipment and brought some models. The shots turned out great, as … [Read more...] about Shenandoah Valley, VA SMUG Meeting!
Our Knox SMUG March meeting combined the talents of many of our members with others from our local photographic community. Our local community has EXPLODED in the last few months! New life has been breathed into relationships between seasoned photographers and those new to the field along with relationships between photographers and many of our local models. Originally … [Read more...] about Knoxville SMUG turn out is great even in bad weather!
In a past job, I was the Canon USA Service Manager in charge of setting up and running their Refurbishing Center in New York. For 5 years, I worked with other Service Departments to establish procedures and standards related to refurbished equipment. Where does the equipment come from? The majority of the equipment comes from retail returns. These returns are usually … [Read more...] about Refurbished Equipment: As good as new if not better!
When I plan a shoot, sometimes I plan a composite image in advance. It helps to know what type of subjects you will see where you are going so you can be sure you capture the different components that you will need to make your final image. Ansel Adams advocated the idea of visualization (which he often called "Previsualization", whereby the final image is "seen" in the mind's … [Read more...] about Tips on Compositing Photos