We had a great half day expedition to the historic Oroville Chinese Temple Museum with a group of fellow photographers in November. Above is one of our images of the alter in the main temple of the museum complex.
Marketed as the "Smart Camera Assistant", the relatively new Arsenal remote camera controller is an interesting little device. It is the brainchild of software developer and amateur landscape photographer Ryan Stout.
There are two types of image stacking methods that are popular today. "Focus stacking" is used to extend the depth of field. Whereas "exposure stacking" can be used to extend the apparent exposure time. This post is intended to be a quick introduction to the latter.
In April 2017 we led an expedition to Knights Ferry, California. Founded in 1849, Knights Ferry features ruins of the Tulloch Flour Mill and the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi. It is located just off of highway 120/108 about 40 miles east of Modesto on the Stanislaus River.
Because we travel to many areas where cell phone coverage will be limited or nonexistent we have added a Delorme InReach Explorer satellite emergency communicator to our new Toyota 4Runner Trail. With it, we now have two-way satellite communications at all times.
We visited Hornitos, a small gold rush era town located on county road J-16 in Mariposa County, and made images of the historic town for use in our video tour of the town. Hornitos has largely been bypassed by the modern world. There are no gas stations, fast food outlets, or shopping centers.
What is one of the most prized possessions for most people? For many it is their family photographs. I recently read a blog post by Rob Pike about how most digital images today are not printed. He talks about how important it is to print the images you care about. Quoting from his post:
We, like most artists, started our journey of learning photography by photographing in the style of those who inspired us. Of course, like all artists in all mediums and genres, at some point we needed to break away from our "teachers" and find our own vision.