Hi all, hope your week is off to a great start! What I'd like to share in this post is pre-planning if you plan on visited EAA Air-Venture possibly next year. As it had been many years since I was there the last time slots changed for the better! So here we go.
To start with, if you are traveling any distance and planning on staying a few days, book early!!!. While there are many Hotel, etc in the area, they book extremely early, how early, well I found most full in the area in early February, so that should give you an idea. And while there is camping on the grounds, spots with water, etc book early as well. Lastly many people rent out homes or room in their homes during the event, and the colleges nearby also rent out dorm rooms. Also if you willing to travel any distance from the event, say 25-45 minutes away you can save yourself some money as well.
Now next, download the APP, you'll find so much useful information such as tickets, airshow times, maps of the grounds(great thing to check out walking in if you want to see certain planes, etc that your not walking needlessly), and features and all other info on the event on a device many carry with us everyday. If you want to save some money on the event, join EAA, even if your not a pilot, there are allot of perks, free access to the EAA museum, reduced event pricing, etc. Plus your helping an organization you enjoy as well.
Plan on walking. Keep in mind the grounds are very large, I easily walked 8-10 miles in a day. While there are seating areas around the grounds as well as most of the food venders, you'll want to bring a foldable chair if you want to sit while watching the airshows.
As this event is in July plan on it being warm, while they'll be a breeze sometimes, they'll be no shade. So wear light covered loose fitting clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and good shoes. Drink lots of water and you should be fine. Lastly, if you have needs suck as scooters, etc, they do offer rentals before you enter the grounds.
Well I hope this helps you if you planning on this event, or other airshows. Prior planning can help make it a more fulfilling event!
Hello all, yesterday at EAA air venture part of the airshow revolved around commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. For those of you that were not aware this is a time when the last of the US's allies namely Great Britain. Stood alone against the advancing German armies were taken over most of Western Europe. The German Luftwaffe with over 4000 aircraft waged an almost never ending attack on Great Britain, only thanks due to around 1600 British aircraft like the ones I might have pictures of this post were they able to stave off the German advance. some of the aircraft you're my see pictured below include the Spitfire fighter, the Mosquito, fighter/bomber, and lastly the British bombers known as Lancaster or affectionately known as the dam busters. I would like to take the time to thank all the private entities people and organizations that keep this flying history of alive. tTo give us a small glimpse into the past
Till next time
Well, it's the second day of my trip to the EAA Air Venture up in Oshkosh, WI. As I pondered while getting ready today. Maybe sharing my workflow while traveling. Please keep in mind, the equipment, software and workflow are only my suggestions. But, if they can help you in any way I feel I've done my job. Please use whatever works well for you!
To start with I connect up everything to my MacBook Air. Those things include a card reader, and for both backup and storage of my images, two LaCie portable Thunderbolt drives. That right two, I back up all the same images twice, just as a redundancy if one drive should go bad. (These images will be transferred to my raid drive when I get home). Now, when I input my images, I put them into folder named Lightroom pictures, which is sub categorized into folders based on the topic and the date. The reason I chose to do things in such a way, is if I ever transition to another photo editing software it would not be a big deal to bring my images into it.
And I bet you think now I'm going to start up Lightroom import those photos into Lightroom right away, Not so fast. While I believe Lightroom is a great program for storing and doing most of your image editing. I don't believe it's the best software for picking and choosing your photos to keep after shoot. About a year ago MacPhun software came out with an application called SnapSelect. SnapSelect easily allows you to select your folders or photo catalogs and bring's them into the program to rate and sort in quick and easy fashion, you'll see a screenshot of the application below for a Mac this application runs about $15. You can check. Software here: http://macphun.com/products. please keep in mind I get no kickback for suggesting this application to you, I just always looking into new and current software that will help to significantly enhance my workflow.
My MacBook Air, Card Reader and two LaCir portable hard drives.
Screenshot of SnapSlect Software
Hello Folks, Lance here. Well this week I'm shooting up in Oshkosh, WI at the biggest Air Show that I'm aware of, EAA Air Venture. I'll be sharing some tips and tricks this week as to what to bring, planning your trip, etc. So be sure to check back, now I'm getting some breakfast and back to the show.
In The pic's, Flying Wing and F4U Corsair.
In wildlife photography many people starting feel daunted, thinking they have to travel to far off local's to get great shots. Well, as i am a fisherman as well, many times, you most likely seen this at local boat launch sights. The person puts in there boat and takes off for the other side of the lake before starting fishing. When in fact, had they started right where they put in, they would most times find fish! So here's the thing, you have a great local available to you that you already know about and can entice new visitors too. Its your own backyard. You can put feeders in l;locations you want near perching areas to catch birds as they fly to and from your feeders, certain bird feed will influence types of birds you'll attract as well.
Where else, glad you asked! my second choices would be local parks and Zoo's. You'll always find different things to photograph depending on the time of year. Hour of the day etc. Plus you'll learn more about animal behavior, always a plus! Don't be afraid as well to revisit locations different times of the day, as you might get that perfect capture!
Then to go further state parks, wildlife refuges, etc. I feel so lucky that within an hour or two of where I live I can visit at least 20 places that I can think of off the top of my head, I'm sure there's many more. So grab your camera bag, or look out your rear window and capture your special shots!
Till next time, Happy Clicking!
This weeks title, while being the name of the last movie made by the well known actor Peter Sellers, actually focuses on a very important aspect of photography. Namely putting in your time on your subject. This is important in any venue of photography, but I believe most important in wildlife photography. Lets face it, the animals are going to go about there normal day. And as that's the way we wish to capture them its important we not impact them while trying to get the shot.
The shots I posted here were only possible because I was willing to stay put and wait for them to give me the gift of that special shot, that may happen in 10 minutes after getting there, or 8 hours into a day. So just to recap, if you give of your time, many times you will be rewarded with that great capture. Till next time.
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Hello all, you may ask, why did I chose the title of this post. Well, as it turns out I'm amazed while at my local Zoo how "for granted" people take this opportunity. The chance to see animals that you might not have any other way to see in your lifetime, not just because of where they live, but due to man's toll on there lives. So when next you visit take the time to both learn about the animals in question but to also enjoy it in all its LIVING glory.
Till next time, Happy Clicking!
I'm a photographer who loves animal photography. Trying to capture that perfect moment is a passion of mine.