Photography Workshop7 Day Lord Howe Island Experience!

13th – 19th October 2013

7 days of Photography on the stunning Lord Howe Island. You asked me for a workshop… so here it is!

I have teamed up with good friend Michael Snedic to bring you this 7 day photography workshop/tour. Michael has been a professional wildlife and nature photographer for 17 years and loves to share his passion for photography with his tours and workshops. After all the requests for me to run a workshop I thought what better way, than to team up with someone with all the know how of running a world class event…

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Today’s iCandy – A Garden of Fungi

On my trip to Mount Field National Park in Tasmania I knew that there would be the opportunity to try out a bit of macro photography. To be completely honest with you, I had tried macro in the past and found it very frustrating. Macro requires a lot of something I don’t have much of… patience. As I get older I am finding that I am becoming more patient with this type of thing, and in fact, I found it almost therapeutic to look for Fungi and when I found some, spend a fair amount of time working out the best composition and how I was going to get some light onto my subject. I really liked this cluster of fungi, someone on my Facebook page said they could imagine some fairies popping out from under them…

Fungi Macro Photography

The Technical Mumbo Jumbo

[tabbed tabs=”Camera|Mode|ISO|Aperture|Shutter|Lens|Filter|Other info”] [tab] I used my trusty D800 for this one [/tab] [tab] I used Aperture Priority (aka AV) [/tab] [tab] ISO100 – I always shoot as low as possible [/tab] [tab] f25 – With macro, the closer you get the less depth of field you will have, so it is important to shoot with a higher f number to keep as much as possible sharp [/tab] [tab] 10 seconds – It was quite dim and dark in the rain forrest and this is what I needed at f25 to get a good exposure [/tab] [tab] Sigma 105mm Macro lens [/tab] [tab] No Filter [/tab] [tab] I used a 5 in 1 reflector to bounce some extra light on to the fungi – this has been processed in Lightroom 4 to add clarity and vibrance [/tab] [/tabbed]

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