Saturday, November 24, 2007

Kerby's Nursery

As most people know, some photographers are a little weird, but also very resourceful. If you don't believe that, just check out the Strobist web blog and see the things photographers come up with.

Well, on Black Friday, while the masses were swarming the malls and other retail stores the Brandon Photography Club made arrangements with Kerby's Nursery to allow us to use their business for our group macro shoot.

While I love Kerby's for their knowledge and great selection of landscape items they offer, they were even more gracious in letting us shoot there. We were told to move any of their displays around as we needed, use their hoses to wet down any of the plants, you name it and they were accommodating!

To see a few of the images I was able to get while there, please click here. While I am new to macro photography, I think I came away with a few keepers!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Brandon Photography Club

The first Tuesday night of every month brings our club meetings and this one was especially exciting. Tonight we had featured presenter Blake Shadle of Wild Florida Photography.

Blake, accompanied by his wife, dad James and a couple friends, showed us a slide show of the images he takes throughout the Tampa Bay area. He shared his tips on taking photos like he was presenting and gave us some of his secrets on capturing the perfect photo.

Check out their web site at the link above and if you are interested, check out taking a workshop with them.