The Granbury Camera Club is honored to present natural light photographer Randy Ziegler on Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shanley House (224 N. Travis St., Granbury, TX.) His lecture, Revelatory Moments: Seeing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary will give you insights into his visionary process as he captures the moments of life that most people never notice. His photographs will captivate and inspire you, which will elevate your seeing of the world around you.
The event is open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.
Find info on my upcoming photography workshops and travel adventures here: http://www.randyziegler.com
Give the gift of a unique travel experience to photograph the artistic wonders and culture of Italy, October 2-13, 2018. I will take you to favorite locations in Florence, off the beaten path hill towns of Tuscany, and the colorful canals of Venice. There are interesting aspects of Italian life waiting to explore at every turn. This tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding experience. We always welcome tour companions who are not photographers. Whether you are an emerging photographer or seasoned shooter, I will be there every step of the way to encourage, guide, and inspire you to capture artful images in this enchanted region of Italy.
Give as a gift or spoil yourself, and embark on a memorable Strabo photographic tour adventure! Find more info here: Enchanted Italy
What is that illusive quality that defines an image and gives a photograph its essence? In color photography, most photographers are aware of the importance and influence of light and color in their photograph. However, another constituent is important though less understood . . . gesture. It is a common theme in my workshops. Gesture is what gives a photograph, painting, sculpture, or any work of art its unique expression and characteristic. Gesture can be subtle or obvious, and is not only in people’s mannerism, but also in virtually everything.
Every day we are a witness to the more obvious forms of gesture in people. The way a person walks or how they stand, use their hands when they talk, or a particular sitting position. How people display, signal, and express themselves are all components of gesture. However, gesture is also expressed in the flow and reflectivity of water, peeling paint on a weathered door or building, a tree that is bent over by the wind or after a storm, a dog curled-up taking a siesta, the pattern and shape of clouds in the sky, etc. Gesture is everywhere when we look for it. Think of gesture as a kind of visual fingerprint that gives a photograph its own unique imprint or essence.
On your future photographic wanderings and travel adventures, look for the moments of gesture that will define and express your visual story. It will elevate your images to a higher level that can leave an indelible impression on your viewer. Put your heart into everything you photograph!
The Monarch butterflies at a Texas state park seemed to be everywhere fueling on the flowers for their journey south. I shot the lone Monarch butterfly from a sitting position, which allowed me to add the soft, blue sky as a contrasting color element. As a result, the yellow flowers and Monarch pop in the photograph. Captured with a Nikon D850/Nikkor 300mm Phase Fresnel lens @ f4.
Join me on a unique travel experience to photograph the artistic wonders and culture of Italy. I will take you to favorite locations in Florence, off the beaten path hill towns of Tuscany, and the colorful canals of Venice. There are interesting aspects of Italian life waiting to be explored at every turn. This tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding photographic experience. We always welcome tour companions who are not photographers. Whether you are an emerging photographer or seasoned shooter, I will be there every step of the way to encourage, guide, and inspire you to capture artful images in this enchanted region of Italy.
Sign up now, to embark on a memorable Strabo photographic tour adventure! Find more info here: Enchanted Italy
I have been shooting with Nikon’s new 45.7 MP D850 camera for the past month, and I am impressed! Truly a camera for all seasons and styles of photography! The ergonomics are spot on. A nice feel in the hand with intuitive placement of buttons and controls. Of course, I love the tilting monitor. It makes capturing those low-angled shots a little easier as I age. The high-resolution sensor allows for creative in-camera cropping possibilities, or in post-production. Wonderful flexibility! The improved high ISO delivers nice, clean images up to ISO 6,400! This opens the ‘shooting in low-light door’ a little wider. I also see a slight increase in tonal dynamic range over my Nikon D810 cameras (which are the crème of the crop in dynamic range). In my captures, the D850 is holding even more highlight detail, which is always a good thing.
I captured the image of a staircase with the Nikon D850/Nikon 18-35mm lens (unaltered image, straight out of the camera). The image is very sharp and holding an amazing amount of detail from the darkest area, to the lightest area of the photograph.
Just a short update (more to follow), on what I think is the most versatile and user-friendly camera Nikon has ever produced, and that I have ever used Bravo Nikon!
Keep chasing the sweet light!
Update on my Strabo Photo Tour to Cuba on March 9-18, 2018
“Cuba has been fighting their way back from Irma. Those areas severely hit should be back in full force by December 1. Any areas included on our tours are already operational, WITHOUT ANY CHANGES TO THE PROGRAMS. The Cuban people benefit tremendously from US & Canadian Tourism. PHOTOGRAPHERS: We encourage you to travel now before there are further changes made by the many cruise ships and further development.” ~ Strabo Photo Tours
Sign up now to be a part of this once in a lifetime travel adventure! Click on the following link for more info: Cuba Photo Tour
In Revelatory Moments I will be taking you on a pictorial journey over the years and share my thoughts, insights, and revelations during the moments of photo capture. This is not a technical photography book, but rather a guidepost for those who want to elevate their seeing.
Preview the book here: REVELATORY MOMENTS