Photography

Auto ISO Epic Fail and Topaz to the Rescue!

I am a big fan of auto ISO when photographing from my kayak, because there are many times, I don’t have time to make the in camera changes I want. Between split second action and the fact that I need to try and keep the kayak pointed in the correct location, auto ISO usually get me close enough to get a good picture without having to think too much about my exposures. But sometimes it fails...

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23 Jul

Comet Neowise

As you have probably heard, there is a comet in view in the night sky. Comet Neowise will be with us until the end of the month. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend you make an effort to do so, it is a beautiful sight.

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Slide show and Free Tip!

Here is a short slide show of images I took on the American River between July 1-5, 2020.

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The Best Week Ever!

Lately I have been playing around with video.  For years, I have switched my dSLR over to video mode every once in a while, to record some of the wildlife I was seeing, but recently I have been doing that more often...

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Slide Show #10 – River Otters, American River, Sacramento, CA

...For the last show, I chose to do river otters, my favorite animal on the river to photograph. I have about 12,000 otter images in my Lightroom library. Probably 10,000 more than I need to keep, but I have a difficult time eliminating otters.  Each picture brings back fond memories of the countless hours I have spent watching them. I hope these 15 minutes you spend watching the otters give you a little insight into why I find them so fascinating.

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08 Jun

Slide Show #9 - The Bears of Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

This year would have marked my 10th year in a row going to Lake Clark National Park to photograph bears. And my 9th time leading a tour there. But the coronavirus, and fear of COVID-19, put an end to my to my streak...

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Night - This week's slide show the 8th week!

The theme for this week's slide show is night. The time when most photographers put their cameras away, can be some of the most exciting time to photograph...

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26 May

This week’s slide show – May 25 - American River Scenics

In 2013 I moved to within ¼ mile of the American River in Sacramento, CA. These images represent 7 years of photography.

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This Week’s Slide Show – Great Blue Herons

I have 8,091 keyworded images of Great Blue Herons (there may be more without keywords!) I have probably discarded a similar number. Second to eagles, these are my most photographed birds.

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Mammals - this week's slide show

This week’s slide show contains 60 different species of mammals.

 

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LEWIS KEMPER is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. To learn more, click here.

 

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