Jay and Varina Patel are a couple who do nature photography together, and they get along so well!
Jay said this in his Facebook post:
Here is an episode of TWIP with the famous Fredrick Van Johnson about how we prepare for the trip, what we look for and what we do when things go wrong.
PSSST: Never go into doctors office after being hit by an Iceberg.
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Landscape Photography with Varina and Jay Patel
I have taken some still photography classes from Carl. He’s a gifted photographer with a generous heart. He filmed this video documentary about riding fat tire bikes in Alaska.
Fat Bike (Documentary 2009) by Carl Battreall
Published on Oct 9, 2013
Beautiful person whom I’ve had the pleasure to meet: Anchorage, Alaska people photographer!
Good tips on shooting video with a still camera:
Transcribed by Jeff Fenske
“You’re going to come across a bunch of hurdles,
and those hurdles predominantly should be there
to keep people who don’t want it as much as you do out.”
– Chase Jarvis, photographer
Chase Jarvis: Ep. 106: reDefine: Adorama Photography TV
This is super cool!!!
God’s creation reveals His detailed, diverse and masterful handiwork even after “the fall of man” goofed things up.
Still photos with video:
Secret world of insects revealed in fascinating science photos from the Natural News Forensic Food Lab
This bothers me, and seems to be unethical and deceptive business practice to me, unless the photographer is fully up front, telling every potential customer that he put sugar in the flowers, and that the beautiful floral background is a large print he hung on a tripod behind the flower, that replaced the feeder, which he placed there first so the hummingbirds would be accustomed to landing in this artificially created spot.
Replacing the feeder with a flower, and constantly spiking it with sugar:
Once the birds are acclimated to the position of my feeders and the surrounding flashes, I search for local flowers.
I remove the feeder and mount the flower in its place. The birds are primed to return to this location (they have very good spatial memory) for food. Some of them will leave when they don’t see the familiar feeder. But some will try the flower. To satisfy them further, I spike the flower with sugar water from a syringe.
Creating a fake floral background:
One consequence of setting all the flashes to be brighter than the ambient light is that a distant background will be black, as if it were night. That’s because the light from the flashes falls off very quickly at greater distances. (As described by the Inverse Square Law. … To solve this problem, you can put an artificial background behind the hummingbird, close enough to the flashes that it will be properly exposed (but far enough back to avoid shadows). In this case, I’d prepared several backgrounds at home that were natural looking blurs of plants and flowers similar to what we’d find in Ecuador. I often shoot out-of-focus pictures of flowers and vegetation for this purpose, and further blur them in Photoshop. Use your creativity and artistry.
Entire Article is Here:
How I got the shot: The Long-tailed Sylph – Hummingbird photography at the Equator, by Ralph Paonessa
10 Bogus Excuses People Use When They Steal Photos from the Web
So you think you have a good reason or excuse to use a photo you found on the Internet without asking the photographer who took it? Let’s see if it can stand the test.
4. It’s on Facebook, and everything on Facebook is on public domain
Contrary to popular belief, a photographer does not lose his/her copyright when a photo is uploaded on Facebook. Facebook’s Term of Service says:
You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook
So can you share a photo posted on Facebook? Usually, but under certain conditions. Facebook Term of Service says:
you can control how [your photo] is shared through your privacy and application settings.
That means a photo on Facebook can be shared by another user only by using the “share” button and only if the photographer allows it from his/her privacy setting. You cannot save it on your computer and use it anywhere else on Facebook or the Internet.
10. Millions of people are doing it!
This argument is invalid. Unless of course you can point me out the article of law that tells exactly how many people doing something illegal it takes to make that act legal.
Entire Article Here