Inspired by Fred Stluka, I created a new segment on my website this week. BE a better Photographer is a quick list of tips on various subjects on how to be a better photographer. Some of the tips are straightforward while others make you think a little. Each category is accompanied by a photograph relating to that specific topic.
Check it out here: http://bobshankphotography.com/BEabetterPhotographer.html
Fred Stluka is my Software Super Hero! We had lunch this past week and he is always so engaging and inspirational. I learn not only how to code better HTML, but how to be a better and more positive worker, how to have The Fred Factor, and how to network with others. I included one of Fred’s website links in my new segment, but I want to include it here as well: http://bristle.com/Tips/Career.htm Please check it out, it’s very informative!
There is absolutely no place I would rather be in the fall than in Benezette, Pennsylvania photographing the beautiful and majestic elk of Pennsylvania. The fall colors, the active bugling bull elk, and the excitement of the fall rut bring sounds and sights that are just out of this world! Photographing these amazing sights is high on my list of must-do experiences every year.
My good friend and photography colleague, Dick McCreight, and I enjoy leading photo trips on the elk range each fall. We particularly enjoy sharing how we photograph the elk with those interested in learning helpful photo skills to do the same. We take viewing etiquette very seriously, so our numbers are small so we can both teach outdoor photo skills to you while keeping our impact on the elk range to a minimum.
This fall photo trip will be our 6th trip and we cannot wait to be out with our cameras photographing the elk!
If you enjoy wildlife photography and want to learn how to take better photographs, then this is the perfect trip for you. Our photo trip features three in-depth workshops where we discuss camera set-up & use, wildlife photography, history of the PA elk, and editing photographs in Adobe Lightroom. You will definitely learn new photo skills in these workshops! Then we take what we learn from each other and put it all into use as we take a minimum of six excursions on the elk range to capture the excitement with our cameras. Each evening we share our photographs of the day and enjoy constructive critiques on our five best photos of the day.
Digital photography has come a long way in recent years. The problem is learning how to use this new technology to capture the photos of your dreams. This trip will not only help you learn how to do this, but will put you in a position to capture the magnificent elk of Pennsylvania with your camera!
Click here to find out more info about these photo trips. Click here to see some photos of previous photo trips and click here to view a slideshow of what our trips offer. Feel free to email any questions you may have about these trips. We are confident that you will not only find our photo trip to be educational but also entertaining and filled with loads of photo fun! Try it out this year by attending our PA Photo Elk Experience–it will be an experience of a lifetime!
Bob Shank & Dick McCreight
How would you like to capture some amazing photographs of the majestic Pennsylvania elk?
Our Pennsylvania Elk Photography Experience is a great opportunity to learn more about wildlife photography and make great memories at the same time!
Click on the photo above for a sample of photographs you could capture on one of these trips.
These photo trips offer complete lodging and food for three days. You will experience three photography workshops and have plenty of chances to be out photographing these amazing creatures. It will be an experience of a lifetime!
Along the way you will meet some terrific people, experience the elk culture of Pennsylvania, and learn some valuable wildlife photography tips.
Our upcoming Winter Experience is scheduled for February 21-24. More information is available here.
Please consider joining us for an amazing photography experience. And if you refer a friend to attend with you, we will take 10% off the regular price for you.
Making a photographic silhouette is very easy and fun to do.
The conditions required for this type of shot are back-lighting and a subject on the horizon line. For example, in my photo here, the bull elk is right on the horizon line where there is nothing but sky behind him. This component of a silhouette shot is what makes the subject really stand out.
The procedure to get a shot like this could not be easier. I just shoot my camera in the direction of the brightest part of the sky and take my meter reading from that location. Then I recompose the shot to include the subject right where I want it to be in my viewfinder. On this photo I paid attention to the rule of thirds and kept the subject in the lower-right third of the image.
Give it a try. Making a silhouette is fun and easy. And the results can be stunning!