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Let There be (additional wirelessly controlled portable electronic) Light! With Canon 600RT

Canon 5D MK3, 50 1.2L, with 600EX-RT triggered by ST-E3-RT Click to see Portfolio  I've always held fast to the notion that there is nothing more beautiful of a light source than the natural light and I still do. I sometimes like to at least try to prove myself wrong. The reason being is that I believe that your ideas can, and should change… At least welcome the notion of that change. As it is true with many of my photographic ideas, some of the ideas have roots that goes way back.  I was flirting with the idea of shooting nature with electronic flash. Yes, that's sacrilegious to many including myself, till I realized that while believing in something strongly is good, holding onto something too strongly can lead to stagnation. And as we know, stagnation leads to death! Yes, Death! (repetition for dramatic effect). Canon 5D MK3, 50 1.2L, with 600EX-RT triggered by ST-E3-RT Click to see Portfolio  So today I headed out to the woods to test out this idea. Armed wit

There's No Place Like "Here and Now"

I got to this little park in Leesburg and thought, 'Any other place would be better for pictures.' I usually think this when I get to a site. Shame on me, I know. Thinking about all the wonderful pictures that I'm missing out because I'm not in Bryce Canyon or at Yosemite. Or because the light is not right, it won't be good and such. Fuji x-100 See the entire collection So today I said, "The hell with it… I'm just going to use what is here and now and make the best of it." No excuses.  Matter of fact, I didn't even bring my big camera, Just my point and shoot (fuji x-100). I started to scan around to see if there's anything interesting. Fuji x-100 See the entire collection Where do you decide to see things from dictates your perspective of the photo. I knew that the snow on the ground was something that I was not used to seeing at this park so I headed into a small area of brush where the tall grass held onto the snow more than th