Curt Firestone's Blog – February 2013 Archive (6)

Photographing Yosemite's Firefall

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/us/seeking-perfect-sunset-at-yosemite.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130226

This URL describes photography and its passion in Yosemite.  I took some early 1970s photos there and still believe that it is one of the most photographic environments in the world.

Added by Curt Firestone on February 26, 2013 at 5:21am — 2 Comments

Transition Salt Spring seeks Photographer

Transition Salt Spring is holding Resilience Fair on March 23 at Mahon Hall form 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

"Transition Salt Spring (TSS) is a local group within the Salt Spring Island community, committed to working together with all existing groups to address the urgent and critical issues of global climate change and declining fossil fuel supplies. Climate change makes carbon reduction essential and peak oil makes it inevitable. Transition Salt Spring is part…

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Added by Curt Firestone on February 24, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tips for better built in flash photos

This article has some good tips for those who usually use their built in flash and tend to operate their camera on automatic.

http://www.digital-slr-guide.com/improve-dslr-flash.html

Added by Curt Firestone on February 18, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments

Camera Equipment for Sale

Darryl Snaychuk, a non club member, who is a Vancouver photographer and a Salt Spring resident is selling a variety of equipment.  This is a partial list:

A large high quality library of photo books, a series of 8 30" x 30" custom frames with glass and a shipping crate to fit, lenses for a Mamiya 645 system, light weight travel cases for equipment, lighting, stands, Gitzo carbon tripod, ball heads, Nikon D-90 with lens etc….

If you are interested in his flyer, email him…

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Added by Curt Firestone on February 10, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Massive wet plate photos and a giant camera van

Rob Watt, local well know photographer, has sent us this link as a point of interest.

Ian Ruhter is a Los Angeles-based photographer who creates massive wet plate photographs using a giant camera van.

http://www.petapixel.com/2012/07/30/ian-ruhters-wet-plate-photography-with-a-giant-van-camera/…

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Added by Curt Firestone on February 2, 2013 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

Trudy Sloan

Congratulations, Trudy.

The Comox Valley Camera Club publishes an extensive monthly newsletter in four part harmony.  Trudy's photo of her family enjoying the snow at Christmas makes the front page.

If you are interested in seeing the newsletter, let me know and I will forward the PDF file.

Curt

Added by Curt Firestone on February 1, 2013 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

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