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Speedlight Intensive

Last weekend, I attended Speedlight Intensive from Illuminate Workshops from Efrain Cruz.  He had a great model, and spent some time working with me to use my own equipment to get the best photos out of the camera.

Irene in Church

Irene in Church

Here I was using my portable Rapid Box – 26 Octa  with the PocketWizard system and controlling the light manually from the camera.  I liked the look of RapidBox, since it was set up as a beauty dish, so it didn’t spill light everywhere.  This was a case where I kept in mind what David Hobby said, first set your background light, the ambient light in the church.  Then set your key light.

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Early Morning at the Denver Zoo – Baby SeaLion

Later that morning, one of the docents at the Denver Zoo mentioned that the baby SeaLion so a group of us all went out to see.

Baby SeaLion

Baby SeaLion

As John Shaw says to be a better nature photographer, you need to be a better naturalist. Or at least find someone from the Denver Zoo who is.

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Early Morning at the Denver Zoo

Sunday, I went out the Mike’s Camera class and they got us into the Zoo two hours before normal opening time, so we could get pictures of the animals while it was still cool.

Polar Bear at the Denver Zoo

Polar Bear at the Denver Zoo

The folks at the Zoo had a few docents with us, and they were able to point out things that I would not have known.
Many thanks to the folks at the Zoo!