Photo tour with Doug Gardner on Lake Marion

Took a few pics at Lake Marion with Doug Gardner and a few friends one a photography tour.  We had a great time. Also I included a few other photos from the same weekend at Magnolia Gardens.  See if you can tell which are which.

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Q&A: How does shutter speed impact photo sharpness?

The photo above was shot at 1/125 of a second, F/5 and ISO 100 at 200mm non image stabilization lens.  (70-200 f2.8 L non IS canon lens) First, what is shutter speed? In photography, shutter speed or exposure time is the length of time when the film or digital sensor inside the camera is exposed to … Continue reading Q&A: How does shutter speed impact photo sharpness?

Q&A: Why is “knowing where to stand” so important to getting a sharp image?

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”– Ansel Adams This is one of my favorite photography quotes by Ansel Adams, but you have to take into account that he was a master landscape photographer. One of my favorite images of him is the iconic image of him on top of his car to capture … Continue reading Q&A: Why is “knowing where to stand” so important to getting a sharp image?

Q&A: How can you use Long exposures to make people disappear in a pinch.

Sometimes you cannot control when you have access to a location, or if you are the only people that are there at the same time.  This happened to me this weekend.  My wife and I visited Angel Oak on John's Island, SC.  It is a very popular tourist site with a very old oak tree and … Continue reading Q&A: How can you use Long exposures to make people disappear in a pinch.

Pelicans fishing in the Colonial Lake in downtown Charleston, S.C.

I went downtown to get some pics today and was trying to avoid the reindeer run and drove by Colonial Lake.  I saw some pelicans fishing and stopped to take some pics of them diving.  They are a little slower than the kingfishers from last week.