L-Plate for Metabones Adapter

This is just a quick note this morning to let all of you that use Sony E mount cameras and Canon mount lenses know how about big!


RRS Have released a L-Plate for the Metabones EF Lens to Sony E Mount Adapter, both Mark III and IV verisons.  Here is the link.

An L-Plate is one of those things you don't know you need until you use it.  The fact that one is available for the Metabones adapter is great news!  I have one on order and can't wait until it gets here.

Win a copy of OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 9

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Smokies Stream

If you missed the news on my Facebook page earlier today, I have announced a new workshop website/company that I will be using for all of my photo workshops going forward.  There will be several other instructors helping out and hopefully we can offer may workshops and more genres of photography from time to time, too.  Check it out here, it's called Nature In Focus.

One of the workshops listed was a Springtime In The Smokies Workshop.  I love The Smoky Mountains in the spring!  Life is starting to awaken after the winter, rivers and streams are usually flowing well, flowers are blooming and greens are popping.

ISO 100, 24mm, F/16, 2 seconds

ISO 100, 24mm, F/16, 2 seconds

Here's an example of what Spring can hold in the smokies.  This is one of the streams we will visit during the workshop.  This area of the park offers so many vivid greens that pop, especially in the Spring!

This image was taken with the Sony A7r and Tamron 24-70mm Lens (my favorite) via a Metabones lens adapater.  All held stable by mt Vanguard Alta Pro 283CT Tripod.  And anytime I'm photographing water, I'm using my circular polarizer!

OnOne Announces Perfect Photo Suite 9

Suite 9

OnOne Software has announced Perfect Photo Suite 9, an updated version of its photo editing and effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Included in the new release are many significant performance and feature improvements, all designed to help you streamline your photo-editing tasks, so you can spend more time shooting and less time processing your photos. 

For more info, click the image above to go over to their site and check it out.

Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 Now Available!

I received an email earlier today that OnOne had released the updated version 8.5 of their Perfect Photo Suite.  I came home right away and updated mine.

Here's a few of the things that have improved in the latest version:

"The update to 8.5 will provide a faster browser, way faster actually! It will also have substantial improvements to the Perfect Eraser and make results that much better. Overall stability and performance has been improved in the Suite to make it that more powerful of a photo editor."

Here is a video from OnOne of the new perfect eraser in action:


Existing owners of Perfect Photo Suite 8 are eligible for a free update. New users may purchase the Premium Edition for $179.95 or the Lightroom & Aperture Edition for only $99.95. The Standard Edition, a standalone application, is available for $79.95. Owners of earlier versions of the Perfect Photo Suite can upgrade to the Premium Edition for $99.95 or the Lightroom & Aperture Edition for $79.95. 

Click this link to download.  This one!

Upcoming workshops

I just wanted to remind everyone of workshops that I have upcoming this spring...


The one I am most excited about is the Spring workshop in lovely Grand Teton National Park.  Click here for more info.


The most recent upcoming workshop is Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains in April.  Click here for more info.


Finally, a waterfall workshop in Alabama's beautiful Bankhead National Forest in May.  Click here for more infor on this one.


Also, do not forget that anyone that attends any workshop with me throughout the year will be eligible to enter a photo contest that will consist of prizes like a Full Collection of the NIk Software Suite and a Tamron 70-300mm lens.

I hope to see you at a workshop in the near future!!