New HDR class starts tomorrow…

As some of you know, tomorrow is the beginning of the new session of classes at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, Florida. Tomorrow’s class is on High Dynamic Range (HDR). We will be looking at how to set up the camera properly. There are a few simple steps involved however, they are crucial. If there is one accessory that I suggest to my students, that is to buy a good sturdy tripod. A tripod is one of those tools that will become a family heirloom.

This scene was taken at Six Mile Cypress Slough in Fort Myers, Florida. Now is the time to go if you are interested. I have been there in August and let me tell you that it’s no picnic. Mosquitoes and the heat are nothing to mess with. There is a board walk that goes through the Slough. It is well maintained and wheel chair friendly. Also, the Slough is VERY PHOTOGRAPHY FRIENDLY! They even have photo blinds available. The blinds are covered and have seats and places to store your gear while you are setting up or waiting for the wildlife to arrive.As for lenses, I would recommend taking a long lens (200mm, 300mm, 400mm) and a wide angle lens (12mm, 18mm, 24mm).

If you go, parking is a whopping $1 per hour up to $5 for the day. This makes it one of the really affordable places to visit. They also have a visitors center which is air conditioned and has clean bathrooms. There is plenty of parking so this makes a great place for photographers to get together. I hope you like it as much as we did.

Until Next Time…
Keep Your Glass Clean


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