Winter Photographing Opportunities

  javascript:var d=document,w=window,e=w.getSelection,k=d.getSelection,x=d.selection,s=(e?e():(k)?k():(x?x.createRange().text:0)),f=’http://snapshotphoto.net/wp-admin/press-this.php’,l=d.location,e=encodeURIComponent,u=f+’?u=’+e(l.href)+’&t=’+e(d.title)+’&s=’+e(s)+’&v=4′;a=function(){if(!w.open(u,’t’,’toolbar=0,resizable=1,scrollbars=1,status=1,width=720,height=570′))l.href=u;};if (/Firefox/.test(navigator.userAgent)) setTimeout(a, 0); else a();void(0)12-6-X3.jpg   The vast and endless array of subjects and photographic opportunities in the warm months keeps our shutters clicking away. Then how about the cold, doldrums of the winter months? During winter we […]

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Bird Photography : My Past Experience’s

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If you are a bird watcher, or a nature photographer that wants to focus on birds it helps to be very familiar with your camera, and the subjects you are trying to get lasting images of. Getting good pictures of the avian species can be difficult.

There are a few extreme conditions that usually arise to get shoots of birds out in their natural habitat.Most birds in the natural world are very cautious of all other animals, other avian species, and naturally humans. I started by taking pictures of birds near bird feeders, or in places where they are more comfortable around humans to avoid some of the difficulties that we may encounter in the wild. Also, This is a start to learning about the types of food certain species eat, and their habits and behaviors. Artists, and photographers are more successful when they know about the subjects they are taking images of, and are involved in some way with that subject. Like being involved a bird watching club, helping at a local park, and knowing the subjects well enough to do a lecture series that includes your own photographs.

During my Digital Photography class at Anne Arundel Community College, in the historic and charming state of Maryland, I had started feeding birds on our second story deck at our home in Annapolis. I found it interesting seeing what different types of species might feed there, and the ways that the birds interacted. 

I also try to shoot in the manual modes to have more control over the out come of the photograph. The picture above was taken during that class while doing our lessons on depth of field. I used a Nikon D60 and a Tamara 28-300mm zoom : zoomed in at 200mm with camera settings of an ISO of 400, a shutter speed of 1/400th of a second, and an f-stop of 5.6 to capture the image of the Titmouse at the beginning of the article. The lower f-stop and a long focal length blur’s  out much of the back ground and foreground to make the subject stand out in the photograph. 

In many books and articles I have read about photography, and animal and bird photography specifically, they say that the best images that interest people and are candidates for publication are void of feeders, the seed or suit that attract the beautiful and interesting subjects that we are photographing. When taking the image of the titmouse I took this into account and kept taking shots of it until it moved away from feed I had spread on the railing of the deck. The more interesting the photographs the more attractive an article is to the reader.

Duck.JonasGreen.SM  This photo of a mallard at Jonas Green Park, across the Severn River from the Naval Academy, was taken during my class at AACC during our studies on perspective. I was actually lying on the beach, to get in a position that most people are not looking at ducks from.

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People are even more attracted and  interested in birds and animals taken in the wild, or natural settings. This brings up some other situations that need addressing, and with some help and foreknowledge from experts and seasoned nature photographers you (WE) can avoid some of the problems before they are encountered.

Getting good pictures of birds are made difficult by extreme conditions in the outdoors, and the skidish nature of birds; although, there is always a learning curve with any new adventure we start, including venturing into the wilderness and bird photography. Here are some things to be aware of when venturing out.

Conditions and Knowledge to be Aware of shooting Birds

List:

  • shooting into the sky
  • knowing what they feed on
  • places they nest
  • fast movement of subjects
  • long range of flight
  • migration patterns
  • weather
  • patterns of flight

Making Photographing at the Beach Fun!

Beautiful SunRises happen when clouds are around.

Beautiful SunRises happen when clouds are around.

 

           For the first time I have taken pictures on a beach was when we went to Carolina Beach and historic Fort Fisher this May (2016) on a barrier island on North Carolina’s southern coast. I was so glad we got to go as part of a trip that included picking up a framed photograph I was privileged to display at an art exhibition at the Ellington – White Art Gallery in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After a six hour trip and a short night stay at a Double Tree Hotel, and picking up the  framed  photograph of  a close-up of a Sun Patient flower with a water droplet on one of the pedals. I used more extreme settings when editing in Adobe Lightroom to create a painted look to the flower and water droplet. It felt like a real privilege to have a photograph exhibited in another state, and at an actual art gallery. While in Fayetteville I even got to take a couple photographs. 

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I took a picture of an interesting building in the middle of downtown Fayetteville, in a circle or turn-about as some people call them. A little quick note on taking pictures of buildings, especially tall ones, is to use a fairly high shutter speed, say at least 2 stops over what the focal length of the lens you are using is (probably at least 250th of a second or more) , and lift the camera straight above your head keeping the camera as level as possible and pointed at the subject (building) so the camera is level in both the horizontal and vertical planes. Take several shots checking to see if that you are holding the camera level on the LCD screen after the images download to your memory card. The other trick is to line-up your shot through the viewfinder before raising it above your head. If your camera has a foldout, tilting viewfinder you can use the live shot LCD screen mode so you can partially see how straight you are holding the camera while you are shooting from the raised position.Cameras like the Nikon D5300, Canon EOS Rebel T5 and Sony Alpha A330L cameras have the fully articulating or tilt screens. The images can also be edited for horizontal, vertical and a couple other image plane settings to get the picture straight if and when the subject isn’t completely straight.                                                                    , 


I do a lot of looking at pictures in magazines such as Outdoor Photographer in paper hard copy and on line, and I am entering, viewing and voting on a lot of photographic contests, challenges, and sharing photographs on the photographic sharing site ViewBug. and the photographic talents are immense. So many of the photographic scenes are from places far from where I live in the eastern part of the United States. Fayetteville.Orig-0255-2

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They include beautiful mountain scenes with streams or a lake as an essential part of the photograph. When I see images like those beautiful mountain scenes, they always cause me to wish I could go to those places, enjoy, have fun and photograph those same type places; jagged peaks, and rock formations of all sorts of different colors and shades caused by an ever changing sun as it rises, or sets to create all the variety we can imagine. A lot of photographs that tends to make up nature and photographic magazines seem to come from the western parts of the country, and often times come from National Parks, and Refuges, which some day I hope to get to travel to and see in the near future.  I almost get envious, but this time it was turn to have the chance to capture some terrific and interesting pictures of a couple of the fine places North Carolina has to offer. Beaches are a real fine place to get some dramatic images too. You just have to be willing to do the work, and have an eye for creating great photographs from what nature hands you.  

 

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Beaches are usually relatively easy to access to take photographs. There are many public beaches, and state and national parks with beaches that have roads and trails leading to overlooks of the water or the ocean along with the beaches which have many types of subject matter that just have a different quality to them than other scenes. I am not saying saying mountain, or forest scenes are not as good as beaches just that they also have their own quality to them. It just seems the overwhelming majority of outdoor nature and landscape photographs resonate from mountain and forest scenes. No doubt everyone isn’t fond of the beach, but I bet everyone can agree they like seeing very nice pictures of the beach; both of the natural world and people having fun at the beach. Nice sunrises and sunsets accenting subjects of interest, enjoying the early morning start of the day; or fading into the night at dusk make for some interesting scenes, that captivate the viewers eyes, and cause some thought provoking images to stimulate the senses and the mind.    

Walking the Beach in Search of Seashells

Walking the Beach in Search of Seashells

 

Now we can get to the main reason of this article, to give you as readers, an understanding of some of the tricky lighting, and natural hazards of the beaches that can possibly make a photograph not seem as good as planned, or your equipment being slightly or even majorly damaged from the elements. The waves, wind, and sand can cause some serious damage to a camera, or your lenses, so being a little extra cautious and taking certain precautions can keep all your expensive, or not so expensive, equipment from harm.

First off, why and how the waves can play havoc to your shooting session. Since the best times of the day to take photographs are right before, during, and right after the sun goes down, or comes up in the morning long exposures are needed to capture these more vibrant moments and using a tripod will most likely be needed. The best way to get images of the waves and the beach it may be necessary to set up your tripod somewhat close to the level of the surf during these early morning hours or late evening times. This will get the camera closer to waves, and if you set the camera up close and low to the wave it will appear higher which may be necessary at some beaches since the waves tend to be smaller than areas in the south, like Florida, or places like California or Hawaii. When storms are moving close to a beach location the waves tend to get much bigger, and makes a great time for interesting beach and wave photographs. When being that close to to the waves your best plan of action is to watch how far the waves push up onto the beach after the waves crash, and set up a few feet back from that point since the intensity of the waves can change or the when tides are coming in, the water can flow high enough so to be ankle high, and can knock over a camera sitting on a tripod. Most professional photographers use fairly heavy tripods to keep things such as the wind or waves from shaking them or knocking the tripod and camera over.

Some good and reasonable ones are: Manfrotto 393 Aluminum Tripod with Photo/and video head , and

Zomei Z818 heavy duty tripod (at 33pounds it should be good and stable on a beach).

Crashing  White Surf

Crashing White Surf

 

 

 

In my attempts to try my hand at taking pictures of the waves, at Carolina Beach, this almost happened a few times, where the waves flowed real far past where my tripod was set up. I was right on top of it though, I watched the waves crest, crash, and splash on the beach and then watched how far the push was extending onto the beach; set up appropriately and when the wave started extending that close to touch the legs of the tripod I would snatch the tripod and camera up and avoid the possibility of my equipment being knocked down or possibly swallowed up by the wave and taken into the surf to be smashed and water damaged with salt water. Salt tends to corrode or accelerate corrosion, which would be h – e  double hockey sticks on a camera.   We sure don’t need corrosion, and another real issue is the sand which can be blown around by the wind, or we can get sand in our cameras in many ways when at the beach. A good air blown cleaning can help keep things clean. After a trip to the beach is a perfect time to do a thorough cleaning or have a reputable camera repair store do it for you. After our trip to North Carolina, I did a fair cleaning of my D3200 Nikon, and have had no issues with it from sand or anything else. I was real careful not to set it in sand, and do some quick cleans at the beach. Taking care of our expensive equipment is paramount if we are to have a camera at the ready when we need it.

 

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Rolling of the Waves

Rolling of the Waves

          One good thing to have is a UV filter or a polarizing filter on your lens to protect the glass or front optic from getting scratched. It may not be totally necessary, although I would rather be safe than sorry. Using a polarizing filter is also a good idea to use since it puts some pop to the colors in your photos, accentuating the blue sky and water, and giving clouds more dimension. Polarizers, also reduce the glare from the water too.  Give yourself room for error, so as not to have a catastrophe happen to your equipment. We should go the extra mile to get those awe inspiring images and push ourselves, and sometimes take chances to capture the harder to get images because it my payoff down the road. In life hard work pays off, and is usually acknowledged and we can always take pride in what we work hard to accomplish. I was getting up every morning before the sun came up and going out photographing until the sun went down all the days we were at the beach, which is how I got the sun setting behind this tree to the right.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

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Sunsetting behind a tree at Fort Fisher NC, USA.

Another thing I do when taking most photographs is shoot in the manual mode. To create the featured picture of the piling I set the shutter speed low enough to cause the milky, cloud like looking water as it moved back and forth from the extension of the wave onto the beach. Using the full manual mode on your camera gives you lots of control towards how a picture is going to look; giving it the right exposure, or causing some types of special affects. One other situation that it is good to use the manual mode for, is when a subject is backlit by the sun being generally behind the subject, so you need to open up the shutter to get the correct amount of light reflecting off the subject into the camera. What happens is the camera is sensing the amount of sun bouncing off everything in the back ground while your subject (in the case of a human) is being shadowed by their own body. There are plenty of situations like this and more where it pays off to use one of the manual, or priority settings. Learning how a camera works and how it sees and records light, and learning about light and how it reacts can help make you a much better photographer. By Learning more about your camera, and how to control it, will help you create the pictures and photographs you want, and capture them the way you see them. We, and I in particular, will always be learning new stuff about photography.

The last big issue of the beach, or even dry desert type areas, is sand and dust blowing around and getting inside your camera, or lenses. Sand inside the mechanisms and electronics inside the camera can cause them to malfunction, or not work at all. Having your camera professionally cleaned after a trip to any type sandy or overly dusty location is a great idea. Learning to clean your own camera is an option, if you get the proper information or take a class that teaches you how to do this without causing some type of damage to the sensitive sensors and mechanical parts in your camera.  Several parts can only be cleaned with air, or special solutions, so don’t make the mistake of cleaning it yourself until you are very well educated about camera cleaning; or better yet, leave the job to professionals who have the train to successfully clean a camera, and make sure it is top operating condition. You might say this is a camera tune-up, and some photo camera shops will even call it that, since they can check and make adjustments to few other things to get your camera in top working condition while they have it.

I have to say, we had a real fun and good trip to Fayetteville and Carolina Beach, North Carolina. We took some of our own food along with us, like crackers, pop-tarts, peanut butter and jelly, and some bread, and drinks among other things to help fray some of  the cost.  We met many nice people and ate out at some inexpensive places too, like

 

 

Sanderlings chasing the waves after their lunch.

Sanderlings chasing the waves after their lunch.

                    The last thing I will leave you with is the fun I had chasing Sanderlings and Sandpipers around trying and successfully getting pictures of them, as they ran back and forth up and down the beach getting mollusks and shrimp out of the sand as the water covered and receded over them leaving a breathing hole in the sand for the birds to find them. It was a sight to see.

Sandpipers looking for their food in the after push of the surf and waves onto the beach.

Sandpipers looking for their food in the after push of the surf and waves onto the beach.

 I used a fairly high shutter speed, to stop the motion of the little scamper’ers , along with a medium f-stop so to offset focus error, while panning to keep good framing for the images. A real challenge, but if you go out during a little later hours after daylight you can get an antiquate shutter speed to stop the little birds in motion. You must try getting some real great pictures, and enjoying some time at the beach the next chance you can, now that you may have some new tricks to try while you’re there.

Taken during a sunrise as a Sandpiper or Sanderling looks for it's meal in the sand.

Taken during a sunrise as a Sandpiper or Sanderling looks for it’s meal in the sand.

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Winter Photographing Opportunities

 

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During winter we get some one of a kind, one chance, and only during below or near below freezing tempertures to capture wonders that only happen in winter, and sometimes during  late fall when it can get below freezing. If you are able to get out, and brave the colder tempertures you can capture many spectacles otherwise left for the eskimos or snowshoe hares. Pull up your boot straps and take a walk with me through some of the wonders I captured in the last several years, and how I took them. Plus, some thoughts on how and what to do to keep equipment safe, and dress for the cold or extreme weather.

Nice Spring Flower coming to life after a snow event.

                                                                                                                         First of all we can get some pictures perfect postcard photographs on relatively mild winter days, such as the time an light early snowfall happens during the evening and late fall flowers are still soaking up the warmth of the sun during fall, you get snow covered flowers suited for Christmas postcards. Which is exactly what I did, several years ago when I took pictures of these ________ after it had snowed during the early morning hours and then warmed up as the sun started getting higher in the sky. Turning photographs into something that can be used in other ways than a wall hanging is more fun and more rewarding than just using them as wall hangings, or a digital badge of honor. Also, if you find the right avenue to sell and market your photographic work in the long run it can payoff with $ (dollar) signs for all that hard work. Getting good winter photographs doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. 

Teasel Seed Head taken in Keyser, WV after a freezing rain event in February 2016

i-sgbVWWW As the snow was melting it revealed a lovely flower beneath it, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to capture it in a       digital photograph. I have learned to compensate for the brightness of the snow tricking your camera’s exposure meter is a matter of just adjusting the exposure 1, 2, or more stops higher to correct the exposure. That morning I took photos of _________ I set the f-stop at _f5.6 to try to blur the background a little, and set the shutter speed at -1/400th sec_, which was 2 or 3 stops above the reading in my camera’s meter. When shooting in snow always be aware that snow will be reflecting more light than your subject you are going to take a picture of, and you need to be aware you are going to need more light coming in to the camera from that subject to get a correctly exposed picture. The way you correct this issue is to open up the camera more by lowering the f-stop, which you will also find blurs the background and for most photographs that is what you want to make the picture less cluttered, and it makes your subject stand out, or pop if you want to use photographer and graphic people slang. You may also lower the shutter speed or a combination of  a faster shutter speed and lowering your f-stop.  You may run into situations that by getting your subject lighting the way you want it the snow gets washed out, which is when a picture or a part of a picture is at it’s brightest and loses all the detail. It is so over exposed and white it doesn’t look natural, or some call this being over-blown.

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I hope this gives you a start at taking some great winter snap-shots, or even better some true photographic master pieces. During the colder times of the year other fascinating, and intriguing photographs are ready to be found and taken. Like garden or roadside seed pods with ice crystals on them. The photo to the left is of a Teasel  seed-head covered in ice after a freezing rain shower we experienced this February 2016, in the central parts of the east coast of the United States. Just to show you can find amazing winter wonders almost anywhere, this Teasel photo was taken behind a Sheetz convenience store outside of Keyser, West Virginia. 

Some other site I took photographs this winter were the snowy banks by a stream, and nodules of ice created by water dripping off a hose that allows people to fill up containers of drinking water from a spring in Springfield, West Virginia. All of the type subjects that can be found in most temperate ( having 4 seasons of the year) regions of Our wonderful Nation (USA), or the world.

Another nice opportunity I found was flowing water that had run along the branch to collect on the limbs and buds displaying a natural artistic beauty, and adorning the branch with wings like glass. The tips of the sculptured branch  was displaying large frozen water droplets to make for a real interesting subject. Taken about 20-30 feet off a country road where the spring is frequented, by people that use it to have fresh uncontaminated water, shows you that you do not have to go far off the beaten trail to find scenes and subjects during the colder, bare months of winter. Some times a little inclement weather will lead to some interesting marvels to photograph.

One thing to be aware of is how low temperatures are when photographing so we can dress appropriately. No body wants to be uncomfortable or get frostbite, now do they. The hardest obstacle I have found is keeping my hands warm and being able to operate the exposure controls of the camera. One way is to preset the controls to what you think they need set on. Since lighting can change in a few seconds, in minutes, or from one part of the day to the next, and I find it is difficult to judge that well ahead to not be fooling with the controls in the cold. I usually preform      

 Seedpod.wth.ICE.behind.Kys.Sheetz-0637-X3.jpg    this inconvenient task by wearing a pair of jersey gloves, and putting them on and then removing them to change exposure and focusing when needed, and pressing the shutter button. It is needless to say, being able to feel when you have pressed down part way to focus and be ready to shoot is hard when you can’t.  This is by no means executable if your out for half a day or more of shooting, especially if away from home, or your vehicle to be able to rewarm the hands and any other parts of the body feeling the effects of a bitterly cold day.  So far in most of my photographing winters wonderland I am usually close to home, or not to far from the car which made my method work as of now. I hope to be able to attend workshops, and take trips into more secluded areas that might require a better, more efficient means of keeping my digits from getting frostbite. I ran across a pair of gloves that every winter, snow bound photographer and videographer should add to their arsenal of apparel for the colder months: a pair of gloves that the fingers allows a couple fingertips and your thumb to be exposed for easier manipulation of the camera controls.     

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The next important things are keeping the feet and head warm, including face and ears. As we know we lose a lot of our body temperature heat from our heads, probably from all the worry, and creative thinking going on in our heads. All kidding aside, woolcapsd and socks are a must in extreme cold, or even mildly cold weather for that matter, if we are to be comfortable being out in it for a while. Good waterproof boots with thinsulate linings are the best way I know to keep the feet dry and warm. Actually they are a good all year foot wear for keeping the feet dry and supporting the ankles in all weather. 

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</iframe>javascript:var d=document,w=window,e=w.getSelection,k=d.getSelection,x=d.selection,s=(e?e():(k)?k():(x?x.createRange().text:0)),f=’http://snapshotphoto.net/wp-admin/press-this.php’,l=d.location,e=encodeURIComponent,u=f+’?u=’+e(l.href)+’&t=’+e(d.title)+’&s=’+e(s)+’&v=4′;a=function(){if(!w.open(u,’t',’toolbar=0,resizable=1,scrollbars=1,status=1,width=720,height=570′))l.href=u;};if (/Firefox/.test(navigator.userAgent)) setTimeout(a, 0); else a();void(0)                    For our upper body a good nylon coat or parka with a hood is another must for staying warm, and being light weight helps with our mobility, endurance and comfortability on those  long fridged winter hikes. All The body warmth protective clothing helps even when we are just making the rounds in our own neighborhoods or around town. 

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Take a little time to get the vitamin D you are probably lacking during these winter months by going outside and taking some masterpiece photographs. Exposing yourselves to the elements to take awesome winter scenes will not be as much of a problem when following the suggestions here, and checking out the article,”Big Air, Deep Powder” by William Sawalich, in Outdoor Photographers on-line magazine. I like getting Outdoor Photographer magazine in the paper copy by mail. The price is right, I receive it each month, and seeing the images of some really fantastic photographs at that size and in print is more satisfying for me than just on the web. They do have a website :   http://www.outdoorphotographer.com           I browse through when I am looking for other articles to read, or am trying to see if they having a new contest, and for the challenges. They have a lot of  the readers photographs on the we each month.

Respectfully, @Tony Ballas

 

 

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