I have a few newsy items piling up so thought I would let you know.
Main Street Gallery has an amazing exhibit coming up this Friday. Chris Eaton, who lived in Page, AZ, does some incredible night time work. Come down to 412 Main Friday and meet him and see his work. Also, here is a video interview to watch. Also, you can pick his brain about the upcoming Perseids (see below). See his website HERE
Just Announced: My fall Photo Seminar, Saturday, Oct. 15 in Delta. Lots of good info . New programs on Lightroom , Back Button Focus and Creativity. Also a brand new program on Organization and Backups. Register sooner than later as the Black Canyon Camera Club usually takes most of the limited seating. Go to my website HERE for details.
Perseid Meteor Shower. This is shaping up to be an especially good year for the Perseids. Because of certain alignment with Jupiter and other factors, some are predicting up to 150 meteors per hours, maybe even more. More info HERE. Although the Perseids rain down for weeks, the peak the night of Aug 11/morning of Aug 12. The moon sets around midnight. So head away from Grand Junction and catch a falling star! Here is a good link on how to photograph Perseids
Just in from Victoria, the Lightroom Queen: “There were a couple of bugs discovered in the June Lightroom update. The new Develop preview pre-caching was a little overzealous and was causing performance problems, there was a print profile issue on Mac, and also a problem with DNG files from Fuji X-E2. As a result, last week Adobe released a double dot update – CC 2015.6.1 and 6.6.1. I’ve held off writing to tell you about it until now, to double check that it’s safe to upgrade. It’s good news – the bug report forum has been very quiet, and comments on the blog include “the system is now much faster in the Develop module!”
The long awaited Canon 5d Mark IV will be announced on August 27. Rumor has it at 28mp. But it will be expensive! Prices are really down on the Mark III and it is still a heck of a camera.
Fall Color. I plan to do some Fall Color day trips to Ouray and Kebler. More info as we get closer.
Just over a year now to the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. The last time we had a total solar eclipse visible in American was Feb 26, 1979, and I was there! On the frozen tundra of North Dakota. This will be my fourth eclipse. Ouray last one was March of 2006 in Libya. We were set up just a mile from Muammar Qaddafi. Anyway, you do NOT want to miss the eclipse next year. Lots of info HERE. I will probably put together a program later on how to best view and photograph such an event.