This was taken at the Morro Strand in Morro Bay, CA. I spent some time talking with him and was amazed how simple and relatively inexpensive the equipment was for kite boarding.
The picture was taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 18-70 3.5-4.5 lens. The exposure was for 1/800 of a second at f8 and an ISO of 200.
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Posted 2 years, 3 months ago at 1:48 pm. Add a comment
This was taken during the Morro Bay Photo Expo in 2010.
Surfer at Morro Rock
The image was taken with a Nikon D300 and a 18-70 f3.5-4.5 Nikkor lens. The exposure was 1/2500 of a second at f8 and an ISO of 200.
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Posted 2 years, 5 months ago at 10:11 am. 2 comments
This was taken during this years Morro Bay Photo Expo in the Shooting From the Water workshop.
The bird was just floating in the bay when it suddenly started to stretch it’s wings.
It was shot with a Nikon D300 and a 70-200 f2.8 lens at 160mm. The exposure was 1/640 second at f4 and an ISO of 200.
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Posted 2 years, 6 months ago at 11:03 pm. 2 comments
I spent the weekend in Morro Bay along the central coast of California. There are worse places to spend a weekend.
The reason I was there was to participate in the Morro Bay Photo Expo. I went last year and enjoyed it, but this year passed my expectations by far.
There was a raffle to benefit the Morro Bay High School Photography Club. I put in my $20 for my five tickets and figured it was donation to a good cause. I ended up winning the top two prizes; a Tamarac Aero Speed 75 photo backpack AND I won a signed print from George Lepp. To top it off, I was wait-listed to get into the George Lepp master class. I got in.
If that wasn’t enough, the workshops were much better done than last year. Dean Sullivan talked about shooting as a pro. Mike Baird had a great tour on the water in and out of Morro Bay. Saturday afternoon/evening Howard Ignatius and crew treated us to a sunset shoot on the Morro Strand State Beach. Ok, the sunset wasn’t that good, but they brought in four horses and riders to photograph on the beach. It was a great opportunity.
One of the lessons I learned was to check your camera between shooting different types of shots. I started Saturday evening shooting five shot bracket for HDR. Then I went to shoot the horses and forgot to take the camera off of bracket mode. The result? I got one good shot, two decent shots, and two unusable shots for every five I took. I couldn’t figure out why my flash wasn’t giving me consistent results and of course blamed the equipment. It wasn’t until later that I realized that, as usual, the equipment was great, but the operator was faulty. Scott Bourne put it best; 99% of the equipment is better than 98% of the photographers.
George Lepp gave a brand new five hour presentation on Saturday and followed it up on Sunday with a phenomenal master class for us lucky 15. We had six hours to pick one of the best photographic minds and discuss a wide variety of subjects including HDR, pano, pano-HDR (or HDR panos), use of a histogram, composition, and lots of other subjects. It was AWESOME!!!
Morro Bay Photo Expo on the Water Shooting
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Posted 2 years, 7 months ago at 8:21 am. 2 comments