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In Carmel, classic B&W images sell to collectors and tourists.

In galleries in the Southwest, where gallery owners/photo tour guides/photographers work, classic Cibachrome-like photographs of red rocks sell to visitors who want a good image to bring home from their trip to the Southwest.

Museum-blessed photographers sell work, usually quietly, unless you are in the Super A-list category like Cindy Sherman.

Large format landscape images that are quiet and peaceful are often found in hospitals.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 14, 2015, 08:49:02 PM »
Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM, 1/1600 sec;   f/4.5;   ISO 800

some LR CC, PS CC oil paint

Photography Technique / Re: Monument Valley
« on: February 11, 2015, 11:55:20 PM »
I spent a few days late Oct/early Nov 2014 in Page. And, I've been to Monument Valley before.

Can you push out your trip after Labor Day? The tourist crush at Lower Antelope Canyon will be like a very long line at Disneyland/world inside a tunnel two feet wide.

This was my first time at Antelope Canyon and have very mixed feelings. I took a photo specific tour that was suppose to allow you to set up a tripod and other gear...but, there is zero coordination between the tour outfits, so, regular tourist tours were sandwiched before/after photo tours...and there is only one way in for both entrance and exit, causing a continuous traffic jam.

Next time I will go to Upper, which is across the street and you can just drive yourself.

I stayed at the Best Western that overlook the lake, and recommend. I've heard good things about the Marriott across the street.

I second/third the recommendation to stay at The View in Monument Valley. It is an incredible, incredible place.
When I stayed, at 3am there was a BOOM, and the clouds opened up, then the winds came. It was my first desert thunder storm. I just opened the drapes and watched the wonderful show.

As for the Wave, access is via lottery. I've tried 6 times and haven't made it yet. I think there is also a very limited number of day of tickets at the Fed's Wave office. Someday....

The Luminescence Landscape has a nice video for sale/download about Upper Antelope that I recommend.

Rather than trying to find a bunch of sites in a limited stay, consider reducing the number of places to give you time to photograph them before sunrise and after sunset.

have fun

Photography Technique / Re: Best Place to order good quality prints?
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:11:42 PM »
Has anyone used Aspen Creek photo or West Coast Imaging for Fuji Super Gloss printing?

Software & Accessories / Re: lee system
« on: January 28, 2015, 11:49:07 AM »
On ebay, you can find the 'filterguy'

I purchased my holder and adapter rings from him. All seems to be working ok for me

Photography Technique / Re: Beginner Tips for Home Studio and Portraits?
« on: January 28, 2015, 11:47:12 AM »
1. Practice/Experiment

2. go to creativelive.com and consider purchasing/watching Lindsay Wagnar's studio training

3. Practice/Experiement...everyday

best of luck

Lighting / Re: My DIY for MACRO Photography LIGHTS
« on: January 19, 2015, 01:41:29 AM »
Surapon, thank you for the ideas.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 17, 2015, 12:25:41 PM »
Canon EOS 60D ; EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM +2x III  400mm (610mm) ; 1/320 sec;   f/11;   ISO 400;

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 13, 2015, 09:57:50 PM »
Canon 6D; EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM; 1/1000 sec;   f/8;   ISO 500

Touch of LR, Nik, painted using Alien, framed in Picmonkey

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 13, 2015, 01:32:07 AM »
Canon 6D; EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM;  1/1600 sec;   f/5.0;   ISO 1000; hand-held

Basic LR, Nik, Alien processing

Lighting / Re: Round light flash diffuser experience?
« on: December 26, 2014, 01:45:43 AM »
I was thinking of a knockoff of this: http://www.roundflash.com/roundflash_ring

Lighting / Round light flash diffuser experience?
« on: December 26, 2014, 12:25:53 AM »
What has been your experience using one of the round light flash diffusers for portraits?

Anyone using the Chinese made ones from ebay directly?

If you use one, could you post a portrait? Thx

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 19, 2014, 12:37:35 AM »
60D; 1/500 sec;   f/8;   ISO 320; 70-200 2.8 I, 2x converter

Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:54:02 PM »
6D; 70-200mm 2.8 I, 2x III converter, 1/640 sec;   f/8;   ISO 50, used my ballhead as a gimbal

LR, Nik, Alien

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