Episode 63: Touring Patagonia with Art David

Peggy Farren 2017-11-29

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Episode 63 Touring Patagonia with Art David

About Art David
- Passionate hobbyist photographer
- Started taking pictures for high school yearbook, then college newspaper
- Winner 2016 Camera U.S.A. photo competition (national competition sponsored by the Naples Art Association)
- Active member of local DPI-SIG camera club (DPI-SIG.org)

Used part of $5k prize to take a photo tour of Patagonia
- Epic Destinations with Richard Bernabe (www.RichardBernabe.com/workshops/)
- 12 day tour of Patagonian landscapes in Argentina and Chile
- Los Glacieres National Park, Argentina and Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
- 12 photographers, tour leader, bus driver, and local guide

Equipment:
- Heavy-duty tripod
- DSLR (Nikon D800) and backup camera
- Took too many lenses. Most used - 20-70mm zoom with filters and 16-25mm zoom (permanent shade doesn’t allow for easy filter attachment)

Techniques:
- Hyperfocal distance - focus on something about 1/3 distance into the scene, the depth of field will extend both in front of and behind your point of focus
- Focus Stacking - 3 pics of same area, focus one on foreground, one on middle ground, one on background - stack in Photoshop
- Bracketing - merge images to create pic with creative lighting
- Keep aperture small (f/8 or f/11)
- Find something visually interesting in all levels (foreground, middle, and background)

Photo from this trip entered into photo contest on PhotoCrowd (viewer voting)
#1 image!




Naples Art Asscoiation
Camera U.S.A. 2018
deadline for submission 3/5/18
$28 entry fee
$5k prize



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