Posts Tagged ‘ P. B. Eleazer ’

Photo Tip: Backing Up – 10 Steps to Peace of Mind When Traveling in the Digital Age

August 8, 2010
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Photo Tip:  Backing Up – 10 Steps to Peace of Mind When Traveling in the Digital Age

You will spend a lot of time and money planning the trip.  You will see sights you may never see again.  Take the time and thought to set up a process for transferring images and backing them up.  Today’s guest article is by Greg Downing, co-founder and head guy at www.NatureScapes.net, which is one...

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Chobe’s most visible inhabitant: the African Savannah Elephant

August 4, 2010
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Chobe’s most visible inhabitant: the African Savannah Elephant

What’s the largest land animal you have ever seen in the wild?  this is the question posed to my son, Justin by my great friend Paul Salvado prior to our first trip into Chobe.  My son’s answer was a white tail deer.  I could better him and note a moose, but compared to much...

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Photo of the Day / Photo Tip: Panorama Shots – November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009
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Photo of the Day / Photo Tip: Panorama Shots – November 25, 2009

The image below is a composite of 3 separate images ‘stitched together’ (photo shop term for combining photos).  I know it’s a little hard to tell it from a simple crop on a small image like this, but there is a big difference.  This image is large and detailed enough to easily print a...

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Photo of the day / Photo Tips: Creating Drama in Post Processing – November 16. 2008

November 16, 2009
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Photo of the day / Photo Tips: Creating Drama in Post Processing – November 16. 2008

Photo Tips: Shooting into the light can create powerful image silhouettes When color is unimportant to the photo message, it can be a distraction, so consider a black and white conversion

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Photo of the Day and Photo Tip: Shoot in ultra low light – November 15, 2009

November 15, 2009
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Photo of the Day and Photo Tip:  Shoot in ultra low light – November 15, 2009

Photo Tip:  We often talk of the golden hours as being those hours just after sunrise or just before sunset, however some of the most special light is just after sunset.  With modern cameras allowing higher ISO settings, this timelimit  is constantly expanding.

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Photo of the Day – November 8, 2009

November 8, 2009
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Photo of the Day – November 8, 2009

Photo tips: This shot had the elephants facing left, but was flipped.  Animals moving to the right create more mental harmony to the western eye.  Objects moving right to left often create a feeling of tension. Heavy vignetting in post processing can make images more dramatic.

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Photo of the Day – October 26, 2009

October 26, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 26, 2009

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Photo of the Day – October 24, 2009

October 24, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 24, 2009

Photo Tip: When shooting into the sun, lower exposure compensation 2 to 3 stops If using a smaller lens, consider a hard edge 2 or 3 stop graduated neutral density filter (GND) to preserve lighting in foreground

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Photo tip: Digestion is easiest when things are in proper proportions!

September 12, 2009
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Photo tip: Digestion is easiest when things are in proper proportions!

The title has double meaning.  The photo above is the “as shot” image. This little Pied Kingfisher may have a meal that is too big for him to swallow.  It is a nice “behavior shot” of these birds as this is a typical catch.  The sun is at a nice angle as there is...

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Photo Tip – A Big Mistake is Chopping Off Animals Above the Feet

September 10, 2009
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Photo Tip – A Big Mistake is Chopping Off Animals Above the Feet

During my July trip to Chobe, the park was full of giraffes.  Further, like the elephants, they would come down to the Chobe River at sunset to drink.  After viewing them do this for a few days, I decided I wanted to shoot this event with a large lens so that the compression would...

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