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January 30, 2014

January 29, 2014

Brooklin Flourmill: Ontario’s Old Mills

Filed under: Mill,Ontario — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Brooklin Flourmill: Ontario's Old Mills

Brooklin Flourmill: Ontario’s Old Mills

Built in 1848 in the town of Brooklin by brothers John and Robert Campbell, it replaced a mill built in 1840 which was destroyed by lightning. It operated as a mill until about 1991.

Ontario's Old Mills

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January 28, 2014

January 27, 2014

Eugenia Falls (Video): Ontario Waterfalls

Filed under: Ontario,Waterfalls — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

I recently posted a piece on Ontario’s Eugenia Falls. As a follow up, here is a short video showing a bit more of this great place.

GPS Location:  N 44° 18.783′ W 80° 31.583′

Warning: It can be dangerous to view and photograph waterfalls. The footing can be wet and slippery, and an accidental fall can result in serious injury or death. Note also that many sections of waterfalls are on private property. Please respect these rights.

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January 26, 2014

January 24, 2014

Guide to Bird Photography

Filed under: Books — Tags: , , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

Guide to Bird Photography

I’m pleased to announce that my latest book “Guide to Bird Photography” is available in both Print and Digital Editions from major book sellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can find links here.

A Systematic Guide for Beginner and Intermediate Bird Photographers

The Equipment Section Includes information on:
Camera Bodies, Lenses, Tripod, Flash. Memory Cards
A Suggested Starter Kit
Digiscoping
Remote Photography
Wi-Fi and Tethered Controllers, Photo Traps

The Settings Section covers:
Shutter Speed, Depth of Field, ISO Setting; Mode, Exposure Compensation, Focusing
Long Lens Technique
Faster Shutter Speeds, Use Image Stabilization, When using a tripod, go heavy and solid., Monopod , Activating the Shutter, Shielding from Wind, Shooting Handheld, Panning, Feathering Focus

Fieldcraft has a look at:
Where to Find Birds
Backyard Birds, Captive Birds, Migration, Breeding Birds, Raptors, Shorebirds, Seabirds, Waterfowl, Gulls
Pick the Right Time
Bad Weather is Good
Protection, Rain, Snow, Wind, Frost
Using Recordings and Other Sounds, Using Blinds or Hides, Stationary Blinds, The Mobile Blind, Bean Bag, Window Mount, Tripod
Setups for Photography
Attracting Birds
In Flight
Good Equipment. Fast Shutter Speed, Depth of Field, Continuous AF, Feathering Focus, AF Sensor Selection, Continuous Burst, Lens Limiting, Pre-focus, Handholding, Acquiring Your Target, Tripod, Purposed Blur, Lighting and Flash, Practice Exercises, Panning, Takeoff and Landing, Diving, Flying with Prey
Working Your Subject

Composition looks at:
Don’t Centre the Subject, Look into Space, Rule of Thirds, Size of Subject in Frame, Don’t Clip Body Parts Even if they are not seen, Break the Guidelines
Causes of Poor Images
1. Poor Focusing Blur, 2. Camera Shake Blur, 3. Subject Motion Blur, 4. Too Much Contrast, 5. Lens Flare, 6. Chromatic Aberration, 7. Noise, 8. Color Correction Needed, 9. Incorrect Exposure, 10. Sensor Dust

Image processing considers:
RAW vs JPG, Workflow, Download, Sort and Cull, Load for Editing, Cleanup, Exposure and Color Correction, Sharpening, Output, Automation, Storage and Backup

Selling Your Images covers:
Display and Basic marketing of Your Work, Blog, Online Gallery, Social Media, Putting it All Together, Where to Sell Images, Magazines and brochures, Selling Prints, Stock Sites, Expanding Your Stock selection

 

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January 23, 2014

Turnbull Mill Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

Filed under: Mill,Ontario — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Turnbull Mill Ruins: Ontario's Old Mills

Turnbull Mill Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

Charles and John Turnbull built a mill at this site in Cambridge in 1897, replacing one that had burned.

Turnbull Mill Ruins: Ontario's Old Mills

Turnbull Mill Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

Ontario's Old Mills

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January 22, 2014

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