Fishhawk Lake-Photographers Who Share Their Expertise
There are a few special photographers that I've gained valuable information from or just commiserated with in ActiveRain. The three that come to mind at this point are William Johnson, Roy Kelley and Sondra Meyer-Peterson. They are very unique in their own way to me.
I reached out to William Johnson long ago as I was always thoroughly impressed with his crystal clear photos, usually of architecture or anything on the water in his area. Talk about GORGEOUS.
And he always had a beautiful signature on his photos. That prompted me to put signatures and copyright symbols on mine, too. But, he also readily shared secrets and information for me when I started looking at tripods for my Canon Rebel t3i. He has been a fountain of knowledge.
Roy Kelley has always supported me with his verbal "thumbs up" in my photographs and imparted the simple mantra of always keeping "your camera in hand".
With his words in my head I have often put my camera in my truck as I headed out the door, just in case. And inevitably captured those once-in-my-lifetime moments as a result! He also had a great conversation with Sondra Meyer-Peterson recently about photography after she called him.
Sondra Meyer-Peterson and I have talked on the phone numerous times and shared stories of what settings we've chosen to capture movement or moving creatures in our photos.
She and I decided that the "sports setting" was often our life saver for snapping that delightfully clean shot when something was moving very quickly in our vision! I thought of her yesterday when this hummingbird popped up outside my window. I grabbed my zoom lens, put it on sports setting and for the few seconds that he was outside enjoying my rhodies, I got a couple of photos worth passing on. I think EVERYONE knows how fast they are and to have captured this so that I could actually see his eye, was such a treat! (Because not only was he moving fast, but I had to follow him with my camera moving, also).
As a photographer-in-practice, it's so refreshing to have others enjoy your efforts as well as someone you can go to to help you hone your craft.
Thank you to these three for your support and help!
Here is a selection of blogs of each that you might check out:
William: iPad Tutorial
Sondra: HDR Photography and MLS pictures