HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012

Jack Graham Photography      http://www.jackgrahamphoto.com

 

The Beautiful Oregon Coastline ©Jack Graham

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL !

Jack Graham Photograph     www.jackgrahamphoto.com  

Learn to See                        Learn to think                      Learn to create

2012 Workshop Schedule    http://www.jackgrahamphoto.com/2012-workshop-schedule

2012 Registration Form  REGISTRATION FORM 2012v9     Workshop Referrals:  http://www.jackgrahamphoto.com/referrals

One on One, Individual Workshop information http://www.jackgrahamphoto.com/one-one-field-studio-photography-workshops

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North Fork, Shoshone River, Wyoming ©Jack Graham Photography

Last Minute Gift Ideas…. E Book now Available

Jack Graham Photography     www.jackgrahamphoto.com  

Learn to See                        Learn to think                      Learn to create

2012 Workshop Schedule    http://www.jackgrahamphoto.com/2012-workshop-schedule

2012 Registration Form  REGISTRATION FORM 2012v9

Workshop Referrals:  http://www.jackgrahamphoto.com/referrals

One on One, Individual Workshop information http://www.jackgrahamphoto.com/one-one-field-studio-photography-workshops

 Workshop FAQ’s         PODCAST:   www.18percentgraymatter.com_________________________________________________________________
 

 Jack Graham E-Book Series 1 & 2 now available for purchase and instant download:  

 

 

http://www.jackgrahamphoto.com/shop/e-books

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know?

 1)    Last MinuteHolidayGift?       Consider a workshop.             Consider a One on One workshop.     GIVE a GIFT CERTIFICATE: PRINTABLE GIFT CERTIFICATE

2)    Only 2 spots left for Iceland—July 20, 2012

3)    I’ll have another article coming next month published by Landscape Photography Magazine. Please check out what available within this publication. It is a superior value .

http://landscapephotographymagazine.com/

 

ON THE ROAD IN 2012:  Yes; it’s almost time to head out for another year on the road. Frankly I can’t wait!. Registrations are coming in for my 2012 workshop & one on one workshop schedule. Take advantage of my 10% discount ( amount other discounts!) and register by 1/1/2012.

                          2011 WORKSHOP DISCOUNTSv5

 Unfortunately I cannot offer discounts for international workshops and the two workshops I’ll be conducting for the pacific Northwest Art School. http://www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org/all/photography-workshops/graham-jack-photography-on-whidbey-may-9-12-2012

                                                                                                           AMISH IMPRESSIONS:

 One of my workshop attendees, Don Dennis, from the Syracuse NY area came attended my Ohio workshop this past October. We spent one full day photographing on an Amish Farm–(yes.. on the farm, not from the road!…. and  then ate a magnificent meal right there on the farm!) We all were allowed into all of their buildings and came away with some up front and personal images, that, to my knowledge, no other photography workshop offers. I’ll be repeating this workshop again in 2013.

 Don has attended my Southwest workshop as well as the Ohioevent . His superb work can be found here: http://www.dondennisphotography.com/  Don put together a short slideshow of his images. They are really wonderful shots. Take a minute and check them out!

http://www.dondennisphotography.com/Landscapes/Amish-Impressions/20375780_c7ZkCg#1612127932_Zp8Ws2M

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 Last minute  “cool” gifts…. For the photographer who has everything:…..Don’t miss some great Values hot off the press:

Hunt’s— 5 day specials—-free shipping!

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OUTDOOR PHOTO GEAR—every worthwhile photographic accessory, all under one roof! Click on the banner above and check them out! These folks HAVE it all.  Here is their 2011 Gift Guide http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8819bcc94cd5fa0c347cde75c&id=1839b76b5f

REMEMBER THE GREAT PROMOTION FROM NIK SOFTWARE & THINK TANK   

NIK SOFTWARE: https://jackgrahamphoto.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/special-nik-software-promotion-save-200-00-quietude-portland-japanese-garden/

THINK TANK PHOTO: https://jackgrahamphoto.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/think-tank-photo-gear-holiday-offers-wow/

 

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Three things I am either purchasing or strongly considering!

Product Details1)  Maxell’s AIRSTASH:  —very cool!!!!!     $149.95

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20078485-1/maxells-airstash-usb-card-reader-turned-ipad-storage-expander/

This is a USB SD card reader which, like all card readers, allows users to connect an SD card to a computer and use it as an external drive. However, this is the first card reader that incorporates a Wireless-N access point, a built-in media server, and a battery. This means that when it’s unplugged from the computer, it becomes a wireless storage expander, just like any of the aforementioned devices.

The AirStash can stream data to up to eight wireless clients at a time; the Satellite can stream to three clients at most, and the G-Connect can stream to only five.

The advantage of the AirStash, is that it offers users the flexibility of using any SD card as its storage, meaning, among other things, that you can immediately stream content from the original source, such as a camera or a camcorder. The device is also really compact and, as it has no moving parts. The AirStash supports SD cards of up to 128GB of storage space.

BUY it HERE: http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-AirStash-Computer-A02-8GB/dp/B006473T9M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323874199&sr=8-1

GoPro Camera HD HERO2 EditionGoPro HD Video:  ……. Why Not?

The advanced GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition wide-angle helmet cam records professional-quality resolution up to 1080p, capturing your outdoor adventures in incredibly smooth and clear detail.

  • More powerful in every way than its predecessors, HD Hero2 boasts a faster image processor, sharper lens, better low-light performance and an 11MP sensor
  • LCD interface makes this versatile camera easier to use than other helmet cams; LED lights on all sides are viewable from any angle
  • Shoots 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second; 960p at 48 frames per second; 720p at 60 frames per second; WVGA video at 120 frames per second
  • 170° wide-angle lens captures amazingly wide and sharp HD video
  • Shoot up to 6 hrs. of TV-quality video with sound on a full charge with a 32GB SD card (not included)

BUY IT HERE: http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-CHDHH-001-HD-Helmet-Hero/dp/B002VA56I8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1323874240&sr=1-1

Fujifilm FinePix X100: First-look preview by dpreview.com

I love the retro-Leica look! And the focal length—great low noise too—- but hard to find–new and IN DEMAND!

In amongst a flurry of major camera announcements at Photokina 2010, one model stole the show – Fujifilm’s retro-looking, large sensor, fixed lens compact: the X100. With its APS-C CMOS sensor and fast 23mm F2 lens giving a classic 35mm equivalent moderate wide-angle view, this rangefinder-styled camera has traditional control dials plus an innovative ‘hybrid’ viewfinder that combines a large, bright optical finder with a high-resolution electronic display.

Fujifilm X10 specification highlights

  • 12MP EXR CMOS sensor
  • 28-112mm F2.0-2.8 lens
  • Optical viewfinder (85% coverage)
  • 2.8″, 460,000 dot LCD
  • Extensive manual control
  • Raw shooting and in-camera Raw conversion
  • Continuous shooting up to 7fps at full resolution (10fps at 6MP)

http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X100-Digital-Fujinon-2-8-Inch/dp/B0043RS864/ref=cm_cmu_pg_t

SPECIAL NiK Software Promotion–save $ 200.00+ ! / “Quietude” , Portland Japanese Garden

           Jack 2012 Workshops   http://www.jackgrahamphoto.com/2012-workshop-schedule         

{ortland Japanese garden
"Quietude"

The weather here in Oregon has been bizarre to say the least, especially for what is supposed to be an La Nina Winter. We have had no rain for over a week, and lots of fog, some freezing fog as well.  I love to photograph in fog. It gives a certain peacefulness to not only the image, but adds to the enjoyment of being out in the abyss.  Since the air is heavy with moisture, sound does not carry well and things tend to be very quite, more than normal.

I’ve been watching the weather. Monday’s night’s forecast looked perfect for a drive over to the Portland Japanese Garden on Tuesday. When I arrived I was really in awe. The fog looked different. It was brighter and a little thicker than normal,. The fog seemed to touch the ground, right to the base of my feet.  As a member of the garden,  I was able to get in early before regular hours.  There wasn’t another soul there. I made a few images, and as I always do, walked around in awe of the fog, and the over-all light. It  was very different, almost ghostly. I was there for about 2 hours and made 4 images. The image above, is the one I am most happy with.

Though winter is here in Oregon, there still are a few trees with some color in them. I looked for a way to show them through the fog in an artistic way.  Things worked out here quite well. The light was more than perfect, I waked around and found an angle that was new to me ( its getting harder and harder to find new ways of photographing the  gardens!). I used the light, color, background, the balance of the 3 trees as well as the repeating pattern ( curve)  of the top of the bridge and the big green bush in the foreground.  All is all it was a great morning.

Tech  information:  NIKON D700 Lens: Nikon 17-25mm F 2.8  at 25mm   Polarizer Auto White Balance, ISO 200
                                        Aperture & Shutter Info:  F 20 at 4 sec, Exposure mode: Av;  Metering mode: Multi-segment

                                      Processing, Lighroom 3.0, Photoshop CS4, Nik  Software:  Define 2 , Viveza 2 and Clor Efex Pro4. However, this was one of the images that required very ( and I mean very little)

As photographers we dream about light like this and times like this. Most of the time things don’t work out as well as the did on Tuesday. Mornings like this make up for all those days standing in rain and wind. As a photographer it dose help liking close to areas where you can quickly take advantage of opportunities. But think about it don’t we all?  You can view more images from the Portland Japanese Garden on my Photoshelter site http://jackgraham.photoshelter.com/gallery/PORTLAND-JAPANESE-GARDEN/G0000pmvjy.UV.7U/   ………………..

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NIK SOFTWARE:—save $ 200.00  +               A VERY SPECIAL PROMOTION

Nik's Creative Efex Collection--SAVE! SAVE ! SAVE!

Nik Software is not only one of my workshop sponsors, but my good friends and some really great  folks. ( … and some outstanding photographers in their own right!)

Nik is making this offer available to a few of their close working partners, of which I am proud to be one. I encourage you to take advantage of  it.. you can save quite a bit of money ( $200.00+ !). Even if you already own these programs( and if you don’t you should!), this would make a great holiday gift for someone—spread the word!

Recently Nik Software produced a special limited production bundle of 3 of their most popular products, Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex Pro 2, and HDR Efex Pro. I’m pleased to announce that we’re making the “Creative Efex Collection” available again in limited quantities. ONLY 400 box units are available nationwide.  This promotion WILL NOT  be directly available to the general public from the Nik Software website… only through a few of NIK SOFTWARE’S working professional partners.!

 

 

 

Key Facts:
What is the Creative Efex Collection?
A time saving solution for professional portrait retouching, color correction, creative enhancements, high-dynamic range imaging, fine art black and white conversion, and much more. Includes Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex Pro 2, and HDR Efex Pro. The Creative Efex Collection enables photographers to maximize their creativity with some of the most versatile tools available.

What is the cost/availability?

  • $299.95   PLUS…. you will al receive another 15% discount when you use my code  JGRAHAM when purchasing–see link below)
  • A total savings of $200 if you were to buy each product separately
  • This product is only sold in box form; electronic download is NOT available
  • Only 400 box units are available nationwide; we will email you prior to running out of inventory
  • U.S. and Canada ONLY

 TO ACCESS THIS PROMOTION  Simply click on this url : http://www.niksoftware.com/store/usa/entry.php?view=singlepurchase/cec.shtml  . You MUST enter this code  JGRAHAM to purchase

Again, even if you already use these programs, tell your friends, forward this post, etc and save , save save. Mort importantly  you’ll now be using the accepted  imaging of most professional I know. If it’s good enough for Art Wolfe it’s good enough for Jack Graham

SPREAD THE WORD!