Photographer – David Hemmings Bird Photography http://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/ Tue, 17 May 2022 05:39:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T155134.587.png Photographer – David Hemmings Bird Photography http://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/ 32 32 British Columbia photographer stumbles upon ‘giant’ octopus on Vancouver Island coast https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/british-columbia-photographer-stumbles-upon-giant-octopus-on-vancouver-island-coast/ Tue, 17 May 2022 01:30:00 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/british-columbia-photographer-stumbles-upon-giant-octopus-on-vancouver-island-coast/ The giant Pacific octopus is one of the largest octopus species in the world, with an arm span of up to nine meters in length. A photographer from British Columbia was walking on the beach on Vancouver Island with her dog when she discovered a ‘big orange speck’ washed up on the shore. “I thought, […]]]>

The giant Pacific octopus is one of the largest octopus species in the world, with an arm span of up to nine meters in length.

A photographer from British Columbia was walking on the beach on Vancouver Island with her dog when she discovered a ‘big orange speck’ washed up on the shore.

“I thought, ‘oh, that’s weird,'” Laurie Milton said during an interview with Glacier Media. “At first I thought maybe it was old life jackets or something that could be buried in the sand.”

The Shawnigan Lake local has lived on Vancouver Island for more than three decades and was shocked by what she discovered.

Milton was heading to Cherry Point Beach on May 10 to take photos of the area’s wildlife.

“It’s a great place to go and shoot eagles and ospreys that come to feed on the plaice. There are lots of wildlife there – herons, otters, seals and sea lions – and we even saw killer whales in the bay,” she says.

As Milton and his dog got closer they discovered a motionless sea creature.

“I felt my heart break, and I immediately realized it was an octopus, and it was big. It was the biggest one I’ve ever encountered,” she says. “This is the first time I’ve seen one washed up on our beaches.

Milton describes the size of the octopus’ head as being two feet wide, and its appendages spanning about four feet long.

“The little suction cups were bigger than a dollar. They were big. Not quite the size of my palm, but they were big,” she says.

Milton was right to call the blob “large,” as experts confirmed to Glacier Media that the creature is an Eneroctopus dofleini, also known as the giant Pacific octopus.

Louise Page, a biology professor at the University of Victoria, says the species can grow so large that it has been called the largest octopus species in the world.

“They are abundant along the west coast of Canada,” she says.

Milton decided to stop for a moment and document the octopus.

“I was totally surprised to find this washed up on the beach. I sat there for a minute, took pictures and said, ‘RIP, big giant.’ It was heartbreaking. I’m an animal lover,” she said.

Turns out his death could have been natural.

The director of invertebrate collections at the Royal BC Museum, Hugh MacIntosh, also confirmed that the species was a giant Pacific octopus.

“They are one of the few species of octopus that live in British Columbia, although their range extends across the North Pacific to Japan,” he says.

Although not uncommon, they are rarely encountered as they are quite shy, according to MacIntosh.

“They prefer to hide in dens during the day and come out to feed at night,” he says.

Milton has never encountered anything like this before and is grateful to him.

“It’s a huge creature, and only a few people get to see it, unless they’re divers,” she said. “How do you get to see something beautiful and see those long legs lying on the beach?

MacIntosh describes them as true giants, the largest species of octopus in the world, with an arm span of up to nine meters in length.

“You can get an idea of ​​the size and strength with the thickness of the arms and the diameter of the suction cups of the specimen photographed,” he says.

Most octopuses only live a few years.

The giant Pacific octopus is no exception and lives only five years and has a “live fast, die young” lifestyle.

“The females of the species put a lot of energy [into] produce a large clutch of eggs and care for them diligently for months,” he says. “Once the eggs hatch, the mother dies.”

He wouldn’t find it unusual to find one stranded dead.

“Just a sign that it’s reached the end of its life, hopefully leaving behind a new generation of little octopuses,” MacIntosh says.

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How to Find Your Photography Style: 8 Tips https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/how-to-find-your-photography-style-8-tips/ Fri, 13 May 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/how-to-find-your-photography-style-8-tips/ If you decide you love photography enough to stick with it for the long haul, you’ll likely start consuming a lot more content from multiple creators. And as you do, one thing you’ll often hear about is “finding your style.” Many beginner and intermediate photographers put a lot of pressure on themselves to find a […]]]>

If you decide you love photography enough to stick with it for the long haul, you’ll likely start consuming a lot more content from multiple creators. And as you do, one thing you’ll often hear about is “finding your style.”

Many beginner and intermediate photographers put a lot of pressure on themselves to find a particular style, and in doing so, they risk stifling their creativity. Discovering a specific look for your images takes a lot of time; although you won’t find a one-size-fits-all solution, there are several tips that might help you on your way.

This article will outline eight things you can do to find your style as a photographer.

1. Try several genres when you start

Having a long-term view is a good idea, but you shouldn’t focus too much on building an audience or growing a business when buying a camera for the first time. Instead, you want to spend as much time as possible learning your craft and trying new things.

Photography is a field that varies considerably. Many people are finding their love for capturing portraits, while others are turning more to travel photography. You will naturally gravitate towards the niches that interest you the most, but the only way to know what it is is to try more than one.

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2. Under what conditions do you like to photograph the most?

You can find a good shot any time of the day, even during times that aren’t as ideal, like midday when the lighting is harsh. However, you’ll probably prefer to shoot more at some times than others, and knowing what that is will help you find your style of photography.

Golden hour is popular with photographers because the lighting is excellent and the shadows less harsh. However, you should not overlook blue hour or cloudy conditions.

Your favorite photography conditions can change throughout the year, especially if you live somewhere with long days in summer and shorter days in winter.

3. Consider your personality and values

Whatever creative field you pursue, your work is an extension of who you are as a person. You will also notice that your style will vary depending on how you feel in your personal life. you might want to create something darker if you suffer from depression, for example.


Think about who you are as a person. Are you naturally more shy than the average person or do you like to be the center of attention? Do you crave longer summer days or tend to find more peace when it gets dark?

You should also consider your core values. By combining this with your personality, you will naturally begin to take photos that better match your authentic self.

4. Try different camera operating systems

If you’re new to photography, the settings you think about when choosing your first camera will be different than those with more experience. When you bought your first camera, you probably researched usability and price before thinking about how your images would look.

Once you learn more about the basics of shooting, you might want to consider switching to another camera operating system. For example, if you’ve been using Nikon since you started, you might find that you prefer FujiFilm overall.

When using a new camera maker, you will face an initial learning curve. But after that, you’ll have a better idea of ​​what you do and don’t like. If you don’t like the new camera you’ve chosen, you can always sell it or exchange it for something else.

5. Commit to taking photos regularly

Many photographers automatically put themselves at a disadvantage because they are inconsistent with their shot. If you only go out once every two months with your camera, you won’t learn much about the craft or yourself.

If you want to find your style in photography, you have to commit to taking pictures regularly. You don’t have to go outside every day, but you should try to do so at least once a week during the start-up phase. Even an hour is better than nothing.

You may need to change your priorities in your life, such as reducing smartphone use or watching TV.

6. Try different styles and editing software

If you technically get your shot right, you won’t have as much work to do in the post-production phase. However, your camera often doesn’t see the world exactly the way you do; ignoring the benefits of editing tools like Adobe Lightroom will keep you from finding your style.

You’ll likely make many rookie mistakes when you first edit your photos, but you’ll learn the ins and outs of your software over time. Feel free to experiment with different sliders until you find something that looks good to you.

7. Create a Pinterest Mood Board

If you don’t know where to start on your photographic journey, you can start by looking for inspiration. Pinterest is one of the best places to do this, and the platform is also great for keeping all of your ideas in one place for future reference.


Pinterest lets you create mood boards with your work and the work of other people. Research the terms and topics that interest you before adding them to your table. Once you’ve collected enough images, you’ll have a better idea of ​​how you want your own images to look.

8. Don’t focus too much on finding your style

We know this point seems quite counter-intuitive. But if you focus too much on finding your style of photography, you could prevent it from meeting you naturally in the middle.

Instead of worrying about finding your photography style, take your camera with you and shoot whatever looks interesting to you. Over time, you’ll notice that your favorite photos follow a consistent theme.

Finding your photography style is a journey

Standing out is crucial as a photographer, especially if you want to establish an online presence. However, you will likely spend years finding your style and developing your voice in this area.

To become known for anything in photography in particular, you must adopt a student mindset and constantly seek growth. Also, you need to get your camera out and take pictures regularly, even if it’s just an hour a week.

If you stay consistent and learn from your mistakes, you will naturally find your photography style over time.


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Aptos High School student wins congressional photography contest, art to be exhibited at US Capitol – KION546 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/aptos-high-school-student-wins-congressional-photography-contest-art-to-be-exhibited-at-us-capitol-kion546/ Wed, 11 May 2022 20:44:28 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/aptos-high-school-student-wins-congressional-photography-contest-art-to-be-exhibited-at-us-capitol-kion546/ WATSONVILLE, Calif. (KION-TV) — A student’s photograph from Aptos High School placed first in the 20th annual Congressional Art Contest “An Artistic Discovery.” Michelle Lopez-Rubio’s photo titled “Sacrificing My Father’s Hands” will be displayed at the United States Capitol for an entire year along with other Congressional District winners. “I was shocked that my picture […]]]>

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (KION-TV) — A student’s photograph from Aptos High School placed first in the 20th annual Congressional Art Contest “An Artistic Discovery.”

Michelle Lopez-Rubio’s photo titled “Sacrificing My Father’s Hands” will be displayed at the United States Capitol for an entire year along with other Congressional District winners.

“I was shocked that my picture was even selected for the contest, and after learning that I had won, I felt honored and grateful,” Lopez-Rubio said. “This photo was meant to shine a light on what field workers have to go through every day. To experience it first hand was very personal to photograph, but I didn’t think much about it at the time. I hope that this photo which attracts so much attention can contribute to improving the conditions of workers in the field.

In June, she will travel to Washington DC with her sister to be recognized and see her piece on display.

“At PVUSD, we recognize the profound influence of the arts in education, and we pride ourselves on having opportunities for our students to explore their artistic talent. Kudos to Michelle Lopez-Rubio for creating such a touching piece that will be appreciated by the millions of visitors the United States Capitol sees each year. This is not only a heartfelt photograph, but also a strong representation of our community, and we are proud to celebrate this recognition,” said the Dr. Michelle Rodriguez, Superintendent of Schools at PVUSD.

Two other students from Aptos High School also submitted applications.

Anna Spurlock submitted “From Within” and Autumn Zaretsky submitted “A Dog’s Love”.

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Exploring Iceland in Winter with Landscape Photographer Andy Mumford https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/exploring-iceland-in-winter-with-landscape-photographer-andy-mumford/ Mon, 09 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/exploring-iceland-in-winter-with-landscape-photographer-andy-mumford/ by Jeremy Gray posted Monday, May 9, 2022 6:00 a.m. EDT Professional landscape photographer Andy Mumford recently traveled to Iceland to shoot winter landscapes. There are very few places on Earth that command as much respect as Iceland. It is a real paradise for landscape photographers. In the video below, we follow Mumford as he […]]]>

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posted Monday, May 9, 2022 6:00 a.m. EDT

Professional landscape photographer Andy Mumford recently traveled to Iceland to shoot winter landscapes. There are very few places on Earth that command as much respect as Iceland. It is a real paradise for landscape photographers.

In the video below, we follow Mumford as he explores the Icelandic landscape, including the island nation’s highlands, waterfalls and ice caves. Given the highlands, despite their beauty, the photographic subjects are not always obvious as the landscape is vast, and there are very few foreground elements. In places like this, where you feel like the landscape surrounds you, you don’t even know where to start a composition, Mumford suggests slowing down and taking your time. It is also a situation to try a longer lens, such as a telephoto zoom lens, instead of a wide angle lens can benefit you. A longer lens allows you to focus on smaller parts of a larger scene.

Mumford offers many great tips for a wide range of landscape photography situations, including abstract photography, using people in a landscape to create a sense of scale, seascape photography, and working in an environment. cramped and narrow. Mumford covers a lot of ground in under 10 minutes, and there’s some wonderful footage to enjoy.

To see more videos of Andy Mumford, visit his YouTube channel. To see more of his work, visit his website and follow him on Instagram. To learn more about Mumford’s workshops, which take place in beautiful locations around the world, click here.

(By Andy Mumford)

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How to Find the Best Airbnb Photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/how-to-find-the-best-airbnb-photographer-in-the-hudson-valley-and-catskills/ Sat, 07 May 2022 19:20:04 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/how-to-find-the-best-airbnb-photographer-in-the-hudson-valley-and-catskills/ How to find the best Airbnb photographer in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills – Presented by ALLUVION Real Estate – Photos by Maxwell Alexander / ALLUVION MEDIA / Duncan Avenue Studios Airbnb, the online marketplace and hospitality service, has changed the way travelers book accommodations. It’s not only convenient, but often cheaper than other […]]]>

How to find the best Airbnb photographer in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills – Presented by ALLUVION Real EstatePhotos by Maxwell Alexander / ALLUVION MEDIA / Duncan Avenue Studios

Airbnb, the online marketplace and hospitality service, has changed the way travelers book accommodations. It’s not only convenient, but often cheaper than other options. The Hudson Valley and Catskills regions in the upstate are among the most popular vacation rental destinations in the world, so there is a lot of competition in the market.

How to find the best Airbnb photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills – Photo by Maxwell Alexander / ALLUVION MEDIA / Duncan Avenue Studios

The success of your Airbnb listing and overall booking rate will greatly depend on the quality of the photographs you upload to Airbnb and use for social media marketing outside of the platform. The main difference between classic real estate photography and Airbnb or vacation rental photography is that the service you are selling is not actually a building or property, but rather a multi-faceted hotel experience. Therefore, your Airbnb photographer should absolutely be a professional advertising/lifestyle/fashion photographer with the proper training who can reveal the ambiance and benefits of your hospitality experience far beyond room photos.

How to Find the Best Airbnb Photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills
How to find the best Airbnb photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills – Photo by Maxwell Alexander / ALLUVION MEDIA / Duncan Avenue Studios

The quality of photos is often one, if not THE most important factor that contributes to successful bookings on Airbnb. When customers are looking for their next experience away from home, they’ll want as much information as possible to determine if your listing will meet their needs. Photographs act as a direct link between you and your potential guests; when showcasing some of the features of your space or showcasing its aesthetic, your photographs play a huge role. Professional Airbnb / Vacation Rental Management companies always use the best Airbnb photographers and as an Airbnb host, you should always think about it, because their listings are your direct competition.

How to Find the Best Airbnb Photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

How to find the best Airbnb photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills – Photo by Maxwell Alexander / ALLUVION MEDIA / Duncan Avenue Studios

There are thousands of Airbnb listings available in the Hudson Valley and Catskills area, but it’s hard to find a photographer who will truly capture your hospitality experience. Today’s Airbnb listings are very different from when Airbnb entered the hospitality market. Successful Airbnb listings are professionally designed hospitality experiences, carefully curated by professional interior designers, stylists and Airbnb management companies, so for someone who will take an amateur production approach, it’s almost impossible to compete and get reservations. If you want to showcase all the amenities offered, such as free coffee, snacks, or daily housekeeping services, it’s important to hire a professional photographer who specializes in advertising photography with a focus on services. of reception.

How to Find the Best Airbnb Photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills
How to find the best Airbnb photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills – Photo by Maxwell Alexander / ALLUVION MEDIA / Duncan Avenue Studios

It may seem like an easy task at first glance, but there are several factors that can influence your decision when hiring an Airbnb photographer. For example: what type of photography do they specialize in? Do they have references from past clients? What type of equipment do they use? How much does their service cost?

How to Find the Best Airbnb Photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills
How to Find the Best Airbnb Photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

When looking for a photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, check out their Airbnb photography portfolio and ask if you can get a sample photo gallery to look at. Good photographers will send a photo gallery showing the work they have done with professional equipment such as lighting, cine lenses, advanced post-production techniques, etc. This can help you determine if they will be able to provide you with good quality work. If you are unfamiliar with photography terms or how to judge them, ask a friend who is or go online and do some research on what makes good hospitality service photography. It can also be helpful to look at other photographer listings on Airbnb and see what types of photos are common to those profiles.

How to Find the Best Airbnb Photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills
How to find the best Airbnb photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills – Photo by Maxwell Alexander / ALLUVION MEDIA / Duncan Avenue Studios

Just like with a luxury car, you would want to find a professional who specializes in high-end products and can provide the service accordingly. If your Airbnb listing in upstate New York is a luxury experience, you may want to choose a professional Airbnb photographer who can visualize the level of luxury through classy lifestyle advertisements and photography. world.

How to Find the Best Airbnb Photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills
How to Find the Best Airbnb Photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills – Photo by ALLUVION Media

Just as you wouldn’t choose a yacht without checking out a few first, be sure to speak with several different photographers before deciding which one to book. How? Ask friends for recommendations or search for reviews online. Once you’ve narrowed down your list, arrange an in-person call to learn more about what each service offers. You may want to send them sample pictures or photos of your home with you at these meetings so you can see how they imagine what your home will look like in pictures.

The most important thing is to maintain consistency across all your platforms. Keep all your visual branding consistent and make sure you use similar techniques on every platform. Take what works on one platform and apply it to other places. For example, use effective hashtags on Instagram as well as Twitter. Hiring a local professional Airbnb photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills will help you generate marketing assets that will ensure visual consistency across all platforms.

How to Find the Best Airbnb Photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills
How to Find the Best Airbnb Photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills – Photo by ALLUVION Media

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Andrew Ryback Photography enters its fourth season as the Official Photographer of Traverse City Horse Shows https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/andrew-ryback-photography-enters-its-fourth-season-as-the-official-photographer-of-traverse-city-horse-shows/ Thu, 05 May 2022 13:10:29 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/andrew-ryback-photography-enters-its-fourth-season-as-the-official-photographer-of-traverse-city-horse-shows/ Andrew Ryback Photography (ARP) is set to return as the official photographer for the Traverse City horse shows in 2022, as the popular Michigan show circuit begins in June. In addition to the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, which will take place in 2022 from July 6 to August 7, Traverse City […]]]>



Andrew Ryback Photography (ARP) is set to return as the official photographer for the Traverse City horse shows in 2022, as the popular Michigan show circuit begins in June. In addition to the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, which will take place in 2022 from July 6 to August 7, Traverse City Horse Shows offers competitions from June to September and hosts both the Adequan / USEF Junior Hunter – East National Championship and the FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC). The Tournament of Champions, with the American Gold Cup, concludes the season in September.

“We are delighted to be the official photographers of the Traverse City Horse Shows for the fourth consecutive year,” said Andrew Ryback. “We like to be able to offer all exhibitors quality photographs. Traverse City is a beautiful horse show, and we pride ourselves on ensuring that every ride is covered in a way that only our exclusive access can provide. For those looking for a more personalized photography experience, we also offer bespoke packages and portrait sessions.

In addition to GLEF, Andrew Ryback Photography is also the official photographer for the World Equestrian Center – Ocala, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Las Vegas National Horse Show, among other top competitions across the country. They specialize not only in event photography, but also in equine portraits, family photos, marketing and catalog photography. Contact Andrew at info@andrewryback.com to find out more.








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Photographer Assistants – Pedestrian Jobs https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/photographer-assistants-pedestrian-jobs/ Tue, 03 May 2022 09:20:59 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/photographer-assistants-pedestrian-jobs/ The Photo Studio Australia is looking for photography assistants to be part of our studio. This will be a great position for anyone who is passionate about fashion/portrait photography and wants to gain hands-on studio experience in a dynamic and fun environment. You must be punctual, friendly, hardworking and have a positive work ethic. About […]]]>

The Photo Studio Australia is looking for photography assistants to be part of our studio. This will be a great position for anyone who is passionate about fashion/portrait photography and wants to gain hands-on studio experience in a dynamic and fun environment. You must be punctual, friendly, hardworking and have a positive work ethic.

About the photo studio:

The Photo Studio Australia is an industry leader in fashion portraits and innovative magazine-style model portfolios, with over 50 staff at our already established warehouse studios in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We are a dynamic, energetic and passionate studio about what we do. Our mission is to push boundaries and inspire diversity in the modeling industry, while showing that anyone can look beautiful on camera.

And it’s there YOU Come in.

Test your photography knowledge and find out what creative people think about creating images.

You will arrive at:

  • Learn from industry leaders with years of experience
  • Learn how to use the studio towards the end of your internship, to build and work on your own portfolio
  • Participate in the workshops of: Basic Lighting, Creative Lighting, Posing + Direction
  • Be one of the first in Australia to use our revolutionary new online assistant course, “The TPS Academy”. This revolutionary new industry-based training program is extremely valuable for anyone looking to get started in our highly competitive industry.

You’re going to learn:

  • About daily studio operations
  • Interact with clients and assist them in their photo shoot experience
  • Assisting photographers in the studio
  • About lamps and studio equipment
  • Post-shoot file management

The Studio will provide a letter of reference at the end of the internship. All the necessary equipment is provided by the studio.

This internship is unpaid and requires 2 days a week for a duration of 3-4 months or 200 hours. Working days are quite flexible but our business days are Wednesday to Sunday. It’s an amazing chance to get better at what you love.

If this sounds like you, please send your cover letter, CV and a link to your images to one of the studios below –

Sydney: tetiana@thephotostudio.com.au

Melbourne: jay@thephotostudio.com.au

Brisbane: james@thephotostudio.com.au

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What is the perfect focal length for street photography, 28mm or 35mm? https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/what-is-the-perfect-focal-length-for-street-photography-28mm-or-35mm/ Sun, 01 May 2022 14:02:48 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/what-is-the-perfect-focal-length-for-street-photography-28mm-or-35mm/ Street photographers have had a multitude of excellent lenses from many different systems to choose from over the years. Two of the most common lenses available for this are the 28mm and 35mm lenses, often the preferred tool of many. But, which one is the best? The answer is, as is often the case in […]]]>

Street photographers have had a multitude of excellent lenses from many different systems to choose from over the years. Two of the most common lenses available for this are the 28mm and 35mm lenses, often the preferred tool of many. But, which one is the best?

The answer is, as is often the case in photography, “it depends”. Coming from street photographer and YouTuber Doriyan Coleman, he takes a look at the 28mm focal length and 35mm focal length and how they affected his street photography.

Much of what he talks about depends on your comfort level as a photographer. The wider the lens, the closer you need to be to your subjects, and sometimes that means with a 28mm lens you’re really invading someone’s personal space, whereas with a 35mm it’s may not be the case. Coleman explains how you can easily overlay a scene with a 28mm lens, but that also makes it difficult to compose. He noted that he often crops himself on the wider images shot with a 35mm, as such a wide lens can be difficult to create with sharp compositions, let alone when you go 7mm wider. Also, if you’re in an area that isn’t a densely populated city, it can be very difficult to get interesting backgrounds and compositions with such a wide focal length. There’s also some value in having a lens where people might not notice you versus a lens where they definitely will, depending on what you’re looking for.

We know where I stand on the issue. For me, 40mm is that “Goldilocks” focal length, whether through an equivalent focal length on a Micro Four Thirds camera (via Panasonic’s excellent Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH. lens or on a full frame with something like the sadly discontinued Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens). I’ve forced myself over the years to love my 50mm, but it’s just a little too tight, even on a full frame body.

Coleman doesn’t make a solid recommendation, because for each person, lens selection is a very personal choice. Which lens do you prefer to use for street photography? Leave your thoughts and photos in the comments below.

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Calgary photographer faces legal battle in Dominican Republic after cocaine was seized on plane she was flying home https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/calgary-photographer-faces-legal-battle-in-dominican-republic-after-cocaine-was-seized-on-plane-she-was-flying-home/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 00:11:49 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/calgary-photographer-faces-legal-battle-in-dominican-republic-after-cocaine-was-seized-on-plane-she-was-flying-home/ A Calgary photographer is out on bail but still under house arrest after spending three weeks behind bars after being pulled from a charter plane carrying 200 kilograms of cocaine. “She’s never been involved in anything like this in her life, she just wanted to take a vacation,” Bella Harrison says of her cousin, Brittney […]]]>

A Calgary photographer is out on bail but still under house arrest after spending three weeks behind bars after being pulled from a charter plane carrying 200 kilograms of cocaine.

“She’s never been involved in anything like this in her life, she just wanted to take a vacation,” Bella Harrison says of her cousin, Brittney Wojcik-Harrison, “Brittney is not the kind of person to easily showing her emotions and the fact that she’s breaking up right now shows everything she’s been through. She’s really not well.”

Harrison says his cousin was invited to join a group of friends who had chartered a small plane to the Dominican Republic in late March.

When the plane was about to return to Canada, however, crew members found duffel bags in some control compartments.

They alerted the authorities who eventually found 200 kilograms of cocaine hidden in the plane.

The crew of five and the six passengers were arrested.

When the plane was about to return to Canada, however, crew members found duffel bags in some control compartments. They alerted the authorities who eventually found 200 kilograms of cocaine hidden in the plane.

“We really want to bring them all home, not just my niece but definitely all of them,” says Karen Harrison, Brittney’s aunt, “We are very concerned for their well-being there.”

The family say the drugs were found in an area that passengers do not have access to, they should be released – they wanted Canada’s Foreign Office to make sure that happened.

However, the government only tells CTV News that it is aware of the situation and is monitoring it closely.

“She’s scared,” Karen says of her niece, who was able to call the family for the first time this week after being released on bail. “They are all scared of what is happening, numb from being arrested.”

Pivot Airlines, which owns the charter, said it hired private security to guard staff while they were released on bail.

But he says prosecutors want to revoke bail and put everyone back behind bars. The airline fears for their safety in prison as it was the airline staff who alerted the police to the drugs and they fear retaliation in prison. He says that while he is grateful for the efforts of the Canadian government so far, he needs to do more to bring his citizens home.

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A sea turtle blowing bubbles intrigues the photographer https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/a-sea-turtle-blowing-bubbles-intrigues-the-photographer/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 23:53:29 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/a-sea-turtle-blowing-bubbles-intrigues-the-photographer/ HONOLULU (KHON2) — Three weeks ago, Charlotte Piho captured video of a sea turtle blowing bubbles out of its mouth off Rarotonga, Cook Islands, where she oversees turtle visits. The video taken on April 6 is making its rounds on the internet as people try to guess what is going on. “This precious turtle my […]]]>

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Three weeks ago, Charlotte Piho captured video of a sea turtle blowing bubbles out of its mouth off Rarotonga, Cook Islands, where she oversees turtle visits. The video taken on April 6 is making its rounds on the internet as people try to guess what is going on.

“This precious turtle my team calls ‘Aria’ is quite the artist,” Piho said. “I have received many messages from people trying to understand what it does and how it is possible. Marine biologists, divers, turtle researchers… None of them have ever seen this type of behavior before.

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The 37-year-old photographer said Aria – named after her one-year-old niece who is also quite an entertaining entertainer – had done something similar the day before, but this time she was releasing air by the nose.

“She’s very territorial, she likes to sit on that same rocky ledge,” Piho explained. “When other turtles take her place, she often swims up and knocks them out with her nose. She’s there almost every day. This bubble behavior is only recent, though. She’s started squeezing air out of her nose .

Piho said Aria rehearsed the blowing bubble the next day, but hasn’t done it since.

Tony McEwan, curator at the Waikiki Aquarium, said he personally hasn’t seen anything like it and shared some of the possibilities to explain what’s going on.

“I think it’s for buoyancy control, and remember, they sleep on the bottom. They can hold their breath for a very long time, so to make themselves slightly heavier so they don’t move, they blow bubbles,” McEwan said. “So this could be one of [the possibilities] it’s that they’re just trying to adjust their buoyancy so they can fall asleep a little better. Often they get stuck in a crevice or under a rock so they don’t get swept away.

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McEwan added that bubbles coming out of the nose means they are coming from the lungs. When they come out through the mouth, it can come from the lungs or the stomach. He said that in this incident, the turtle was doing it on purpose because the neck was elongated that way.

Another possibility? Aria could just play.

“Like humans, they are idiosyncratic. They each have their little quirks. They like to do it,” he said. “They are known to blow bubbles and go and bite them. It’s a number of different possibilities that it could be, and of course with biology, we never know exactly.

McEwan said he discovered that turtles do all sorts of fun things in aquariums. In this case, he thinks it’s buoyancy control. The animal, he said, looks particularly healthy, so he has no problems. If the animal was blowing bubbles through its nose and there is mucus on the surface, there is a chance that it has a lung infection or something else.

“I think it’s buoyancy control so they can either fall asleep, or he feels more comfortable, or he’s just doing something he likes,” McEwan said.

“She seems to like copying what I do,” Piho said. “My team used to joke that they were blowing bubbles by replicating my attempts at bubble rings, copying what I and my staff were doing.”

piho said she’s an award-winning photographerand when people make her rounds to take pictures with turtles, Aria is usually there.

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“She loves the attention,” Piho said. “If I’m photographing guests with another turtle, she’ll often swim through the frame, seemingly wanting to get attention and be in the picture. She also loves eye contact and always looks me and my guests straight in the eye. Love her like a pet. If I don’t see her on tour, I always hope she’s okay.

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