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Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Last weekend I joined photographer Ray Hennessey for a field trip to one of his birding spots in Woodbine in the pine barrens of New Jersey. While we had some challenges photographing the elusive pine warbler, we had no problems photographing this Prothonotary Warbler. The bird kept performing for us, stopping on sticks that poked out from the swampland and branches of the trees that lined the water. The Prothonotary Warbler loves wooded swamps and breeds in flooded river bottom…

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Making a Mess at High Speed

I attend a three-hour High-Speed Photography workshop this afternoon. We captured images of things that happen very fast by using flash to stop the motion. Loren Fisher has a high-speed photography rig in his basement. We experimented with capturing popping balloons, water splashing in wine glasses, and dropping strawberries into milk. I know it's a bit cliched but I had fun. I learned a lot about the timing of flashes and I developed an appreciation for patience and effort that…

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High Speed Photography Workshop

Attending High Speed Photography Workshop - Jan. 21 - LorenPhotos.com High speed photography is all about stopping time and seeing details that otherwise can’t be observed. With special equipment, timing, luck and good lighting you can images with lots of Wow! Join professional photographer Loren Fisher for a special workshop where we will stop objects as they  We will photograph a balloon popping just as it is being hit by a dart. It is so cool to see part of…

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Somerville at Night

A months ago I attended a night photography workshop in Somerville, NJ led by photographer Loren Fisher. I’ve completed workshops and field trips on night photography with various instructors. Each instructor provides a different perspective and I was curious as to what Loren might do in this workshop. We started in the Somerville Cemetery, a cemetery that has some large and spooky looking monuments. We met at Loren’s home in Somerville and drove over in a rented commuter van. We…

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