Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Video of me learning to use the Nikon 24mm PC-E during the ANPW in Yosemite

Here is some great video of me learning to use the Nikon 24mm PC-E during the Aperture Nature Photography Workshop contest in Yosemite. Jennifer Wu provided some fantastic instruction on how to use this lens (even though She is a Canon person!) The tilt-shift, or as Nikon calls them, Perspective Control lenses offer some powerful abilities to change and shift perspectives to get maximum depth or field as those large format photographers do. I am pictured there with another legendary photographer, Steve Simon!

If you haven't entered yet, you should!!! The cost to enter is perfect... free! You have no excuse. The hardest part is figuring out which image to select (you can only submit one)

Aperture Nature Photography Workshop @ Yosemite Tilt/Shift Lens Tutorial from Scott Bourne on Vimeo.

Photographer Arrested for taking Pictures for Amtrack Photography Contest

If you haven't heard the story, it is pretty funny and sad. A photographer was taking pictures in a train station to enter in the Amtrack Photography contest. The Amtrack police arrested him! Looks like the marketing group wasn't talking to the police group.

The Colbert Report has a great spoof on this sad situation! Enjoy the video. I am glad I just got my TWIP (This Week in Photography) T-Shirt "Photography is Not a Crime"