Have you ever been to that perfect place for sunset and then the clouds move in making your perfect shot a bust? I will show you how to create beautiful sunsets in Lightroom.
Tips for photographing people, architecture and scenery in India and Nepal. What to pack, how to approach people, what to wear and more from Kelly Walkotten and Peggy Farren on The Understand Photography Show, Episode 85.
Travel photography is about the journey to me. I like the people, cultures, and ways of life in places far different then my own life. Peggy Farren has a weekly pod cast show titled "Understand Photography." She invited me on her show to talk about travel photography and my recent trip to India and Nepal. You can watch the interview here. I highly recommend you subscribing to her weekly show on Youtube.
Peggy Farren is an award winning, professional photographer, author, instructor and speaker. She’s been interviewed and featured on TV and in many national and local publications. She is the host of The Understand Photography Show which features prominent travel, fine art and nature photographers. The show broadcasts on Facebook, Youtube and as a Podcast at 4 pm ET every Friday.
Understand Photography provides photography lessons and tours to photographers who prefer step by step, easy to understand instructions. Our mission and our motto is: “We Simplify the Technical” Photography is more fun when you know what you are doing. If you prefer simplified training without all the technical jargon, you’ve come to the right place! Students can learn at their own pace, at our photography studio in Naples, Florida, on location or in the privacy of their own home via online classes.
Join us Fridays at 4 pm ET for The Understand Photography Show using Facebook LIVE!
When posting photos on the internet , it is a good idea to protect those images from theft by adding your copyright onto the photograph. I will show you how to create a copyright brush that you can use on all of your photographs.
The weather doesn't always cooperate when you are out shooting and the only way you will get a catchlight in the eyes is if you add it yourself. Here is how to do that in Photoshop.
I am starting a new series called Tips by Kelly. I will be posting video tips for LightRoom or Photoshop. They can also be located on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Kelly-Walkotten-Photography-104847562490/
I would love to know what you think!
Ever wonder how the pros capture close-up still life with such great lighting? A friend and I spent an entire evening photographing a variety of items on the 22’ LightTable Pro by Savage. The Product Pro is a fun and easy way to photograph flowers, leaves, jewelry, glass, feathers, shells, or any still-life you can fit on the tray.
The Savage Pro LED Light table ships complete with four small LED lights, mounted on four flexible arms, which mount on the table. Each LED light comes complete with a power cord for charging. The flexible arms worked great for positioning the lights as needed to illuminate the subject. I was able to rake light across my subject for a nice even background. The small LED lights provided a consistent color temperature from light to light. Also included are diffusers that fit over the small lights. The downfall of the lights is that the batteries last approximately 40 minutes, however the power cord for each light can be
plugged in and powered by a power strip for extended use under AC, rather than battery. The table itself is also bottom lit, and the bottom light can be dimmed if needed. Nice, even lighting was achieved through adjustment using the flexibility offered by the four LED lights and the bottom-lit tray. The table is light weight and yet sturdy. It fit nicely on a card table. A lightweight case is provided for storing all the items that come with the kit.
I found the table easy to use. It was fun photographing the variety of subjects. The table is well made and priced very affordably. Our club bought more of them from my favorite camera store, Hunts Photo & Video, to set up and use at a photography conference. We believe it will be a popular studio activity for our attendees. I recommend the Savage Product Pro LED Light Table to anyone who wants to photograph close-ups for personal or commercial use.
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by Kelly Walkotten
I love to photograph wildlife and nature. I will plan my travels to fulfill that desire. National Parks are some of my favorite places. The scenery is uncluttered with power lines, buildings, cell towers, etc. The animals are somewhat used to people and are not so skittish. In the wild, oftentimes one must stake out a site where a specific animal is known to frequent, sitting for many hours, camouflaged, in hopes of the animal passing through. This takes a tremendous amount of planning, prior knowledge, numerous visits, and luck to capture the photograph. For me, the pursuit is the fun and the photographs are the reward.
The downfall is that this method is very time consuming. The chances of you seeing some of these animals is highly unlikely. Time and money constraints add to the challenge. There is a way capture the animals that you dream of. Animal preserves and non-hunting game farms provide that opportunity very nicely. There are many places located throughout the world. They can be researched out beforehand. I find word of mouth to be very helpful. I only seek out places where the animals are well cared for. I also look for opportunities to photograph the animals in natural settings which requires the facility to have large enclosed areas. Obviously, there is a cost for this. The fees that are paid to the facility help cover the costs of feed, staff, maintenance, and other expenses associated with the keeping of wildlife animals.
Workshops provide a great opportunity to capture images that you have dreamed of. A professional photographer (me) is at your side helping you with your camera settings and composition to help insure that you get the photograph. I also provide instruction in Photoshop and Lightroom during our down time so you get the most out of your image processing. I provide all of this at a lower cost than you would pay booking the facility on your own.
If you have not taken a photography workshop, I highly recommend you give it a try. It is a great way to capture images that you have dreamed of, and have the help available to insure that you are proud to later show your images.
Nudibranch Jewels of the Sea published in Photographic Society of America magazine "PSA Journal" March 2016
September and October is the rut (mating) season for the elk. It is worth going to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) during the rut season to see it for yourself. I have found that RMNP offers some of the best, close up viewing in the United States. It is intense and can be viewed from the roadside.
I am a nature, wildlife and underwater photographer. I love to travel and capture the story.
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