The Digital Photo Guy

Wild Animal Park Meetup

by on Jul.17, 2011, under Composition, Lightroom, Meetup, Monday Morning Tips, Photo Editing

Meetup at Wild Animal Park – July 24

The park is open until 7PM during the summer. My wife and I recently visited in the late afternoon and found the critters are still active. Many flowers are also still in bloom. By 5PM, the crowd is thinning out, the rugrats are tuckered out and the critters aren’t quite as stressed by the hordes. Some were getting to par-tayy! I was able to see parts of the park I hadn’t seen in years because, for the first time in a while, I wasn’t leading a WAP Photoshoot Workshop. 



If you’d like to join me for a Photo Meetup at the park, I plan to return on Sunday, July 24 at 5PM. Although the park officially closes at 7PM, people were straggling out at 7:30. I’m told the lions aren’t released until 8PM so it’s not necessary to rush out at 7PM.

To get the best photos, you’ll need a fast lens (f/2.8 or greater) with IS/VR/VC/AS/LOL and/or a tripod/monopod. The light falls quickly in the evening and you’ll need all the shutter speed you can get. If your dSLR has objectionable noise at high ISO, this is an opportunity to practice your noise reduction skills in PS, PSE or LR. Some of the new tools are downright amazing.

Webinar Learning Series

On Wednesday, July 20 at 7PM Pacific Time, I’ve scheduled another $3 Webinar, this time on USM (Unsharp Mask,) the “go to” tool for sharpening in PS, PSE and LR. To read more details and register, click this LINK. As always, if you can’t make the webinar, access to the video will be available later for $5.

The next Webinar Learning Series after this will cover noise reduction tools and techniques.




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