Cory Photography with Tom and Pat Cory

Grafitti PIMA Air Museum, Arizona, 2018

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Newsletter, Winter 2018, Page 2

 Improvements include very fast focusing, about as fast as you can get with any camera, making it much improved for action photography. There is improved close-up capability throughout the entire focal range, although most impressive on the wide angle and telephoto settings.

 

 For those who prefer using the camera settings rather than doing a lot of post processing, there are also in-camera HDR and artistic settings called picture effects which are a lot of fun to experiment with.

 

 As often is the case these days the manual is out online. Tom purchased the book Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 IV by Alexander S White, which seems to be easier to use than the manual.  Like most cameras these days there is a lot you can do with your camera without delving into all the features and settings. For those who want to learn even more than what is covered in the book there is an extensive list of resources for further information at the back of the book.

 

 Some Pretty Cool Photography Opportunities

 

 The Military Air Museum near VA Beach has two great air shows: Biplanes and Triplanes Airshow which we attended last fall and Warbirds Over the Beach which we hope to go to in late May.

The Sylvan Heights Bird Park at Scotland Neck, VA has an amazing assortment of birds.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ is a great place for both desert plants and animals. The Raptor Free Flight Demonstrations, held twice daily, are great for photography.

The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert, AZ (near Phoenix) has 7 ponds with a variety of birds from migrating ducks to egrets to quail.

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix not only has desert plants but also a number of birds including woodpeckers and hummingbirds.

The Naval Air Station in Pensacola is not only an interesting museum but is also home to the Blue Angles. They usually fly practice shows on Tuesdays and Wednesdays which are free to the public and they even have a special area for photographers.

Blythe Ferry, near Dayton, TN has a platform that Osprey use to build a nest each year. It is right beside the boat ramp so the birds are used to people. If they do as they have in the past they should be working on the nest beginning in March.

 

 Programs for Camera Clubs

 

Pat and I have really appreciated your interest and support of our photography.  While we are no longer conducting photo tours we always enjoy doing presentations and/or workshops for clubs and always try to accommodate your schedule. All of our presentations are 45-60 minutes in length, while our workshops can be anywhere from 3-5 hours to a full weekend.  

 

Some of our popular programs are listed out on our website. In addition to what he have listed we are happy to create a specific program for your club, or, if we can’t do it, to recommend other photographers who might.

 

Please contact us for a program description including example slides from the program and more information. The above info can also be found on our website.

 

 Local Workshops for 2018

 

 Our Macro workshop is filled.

 

 We still have spaces available for our Wildlife Photography Workshop on February 24 at the Nature Center at Reflection Riding. In his popular workshop we combine instruction on Wildlife Photography and then handlers bring out birds for us to photograph up close and personal. We have a discount for camera club members and a portion of your tuition goes toward supporting the wildlife residents at the Nature Center. Click here for more information.

 

 We will again be presenting programs at Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, TN. Programs for this event are free to the public and no registration is required.  We will be presenting a program on Wildlife Photography on May 11 and a half-day nature photography workshop with our friends Kendall Chiles and Danny Dempster on May 12. More information about other interesting programs on a variety of nature and photography topics will be found on the mypigeonforge.com website closer to the event which is being held May 8-12.

 

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