Top 5 tips for Shooting at Bosque Del Apache

If you’re considering a trip to Bosque Del Apache to do some photography, this article addresses 5 topics that Greg Basco, Keith Bauer, and Doug Brown have created for your reading pleasure.  It highlights 5 topics that we feel are important for you to build your photographic portfolio at this marvelous refuge.

If you’d like to join us for a workshop at the refuge, see the link near the bottom of the page for details on our December 2014 workshop.

Here’s a link to the Top 5 Tips for the Bosque Del Apache

Creating what’s in your minds eye

This old dresser was photographed in northern New Mexico.  I was drawn to it by the soft window light, but just couldn’t create the image I wanted while I was there.   While this image was captured a couple of years ago, I was still drawn to something about it.  I decided to give it a chance and worked the image in LightRoom and Photoshop.  With powerful tools for changing perspective, creating mood, adding light and textures, I transformed the image into something much closer to what I had in mind.  Great fun to work, gratifying to see the result.  What do you think?  Here are the Before and After versions.

 

Dresser

Blood Moon – aka Lunar Eclipse

On the night of April 14th / April 15th we were treated to a full Lunar Eclipse.  I knew there would be thousands of photographers out there capturing their version of this spectacular event.  I decided I’d try something a bit different.

This is was done completely in camera.  The only computer post processing that was done was a small crop from the bottom and adding my copyright © to the image.

The star (Spica I’m told) really added to the overall composition and impact of the image.  Hope you enjoy my take on this event.

Techs:  Canon 5D Mark III, Lens 100-400, 10 image in camera multiple exposure

 

Lunar Eclipse

10 Image, in camera multiple exposure of the lunar eclipse