Thanks to the NECCC (New England Camera Club Council) for inviting me to speak again this year, and a big thank you to Nikon for sponsoring both my talks at the conference in Amherst, MA. I was happy to have a fantastic group of photographers attend my presentations on Infrared Photography, and also Creative Techniques, and I enjoyed our Q&A sessions afterwards. The NECCC conference consistently provides a great event for photography, learning and fun! It was wonderful to see old friends and meet new ones. Here in this photo, the Nikon people at NECCC, Alex Podstawski, Patrick Friedman, Bob Watts, me, Christine Bosworth, JC Carey, and Rob Van Petton, who was also a speaker sponsored by Nikon at the convention. I hope to see everyone once again at a future event!
I’ve just returned from the south of France where I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks with friends. What a wonderful experience! I’ve always wanted to see Provence, and the lavender fields, sunflower fields and most of all, the beautiful white horses of the Camargue. I spent several days in the lovely coastal village of Cassis, which I can’t wait to visit again. Along the way I photographed with my Nikon D4, D800E, and the essential Induro CT113 tripod. This horse was photographed with the Nikon D4, Nikkor 80-400mm lens which allowed me to photograph the horses from a distance and up close, getting a variety of shots without changing lenses. This was one of the last shots of the evening before losing the light, and one of my favorites! The Camargue horses are very affectionate! I made a new friend with Rêveur (which means dreamer), one of the beautiful horses of the Manade Raynaud. This was a wonderful break for the photographer at work, taking more pictures and more traveling!
Now back to work! We just wrapped up the Badlands workshops, and registration is now open for next year. Being invited to be Guest Pro in Croatia and Slovenia with Mike Gulbraa M&M Tours was amazing, and I hope you’ll consider one of these all inclusive tours in the future. This week I’ll be speaking in Amherst, MA at NECCC for Nikon on creative techniques and infrared photography. In November, join me at Nature Visions in Virginia for a presentation on long exposure creativity. If you are attending PhotoPlus Expo, I’ll be speaking at B&H Photo Video Event Space on long exposure, I hope to see you there! Next stop is Iceland, there is a spot open if you would like to join me and Shiv Verma this September. India in January is full, however you can email me or Piper Mackay for any last minute cancellations. Digital Underground is taking off! Jason Odell and I have fabulous Las Vegas and San Antonio open for registration, filling up quickly. I hope to see you on a workshop or presentation… http://www.debsandidge.com/workshops Have a wonderful week!
A big thank you to Mike Gulbraa of M&M Tours for inviting me to be guest instructor for Croatia and Slovenia! What a wonderful trip and cultural experience, we did it all with the help of our local guide Luka Esenko. Our great group of photographers traveled from beautiful Dubrovnik, Croatia to the quaint city of Ljubljana, Slovenia and everywhere in between capturing amazing photos along the way. This is from Lake Bled, one of our sunrise stops.
We photographed Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia where I photographed these wonderful wooden row boats near sunset. If you are interested in an all inclusive international photography tour that encompasses travel, culture, history and the best photo opportunities, check out M&M Photo Tours.
This long exposure image was photographed in London, 10 seconds at f/16. I waited for buses to pass by to create streaks of light throughout the image, a lot of fun to photograph! If you love photo creativity during the blue hour, please feel free to read more in my article on the Hunt’s Photo & Video Blog!
I hope you can join me and Jason Odell for our next Digital Underground photo workshop in beautiful downtown Seattle! Mark your calendar for August 7-11 2014. Locations include the Waterfront, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, views of the city and Mt. Rainier, and we will be including blue hour photography. Each day you’ll receive individualized instruction, and a photo assignment for creative techniques you’ll learn during the workshop, plus you’ll have fun in the process! You can follow this link for more information and registration. Digital Underground: Seattle.