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Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 24: Target Art

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 24.        Another Sunday School Tip. Target Art 2016 Sacramento, CA Have you ever seen those photographs for sale at Target or similar stores? This week we kept it simple and tried to see if we could create an artsy image that we would be happy to hang in our home. The goal was to keep it super simple. Jack literally took four shots for this image. It probably only required two. The vision was there before...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 22: Road to Nowhere

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 22 Another Sunday School Tip. Road to Nowhere 2016 San Jose, CA So if you watched last week you saw that Jack got suckered in to using his cameras by the water. Water is basically his kryptonite. This week he protected himself by not bringing any cameras. What was the goal? Locate and capture one image from the sky before the quadcopter batteries run out. GOAL ACHEIVED!!!! For the record all aerial video and the final image was captured with...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 20: Keep Going

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 20 Another Sunday School Tip. Keep Going 2016 Santa Cruz County, CA First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's out there!!!! You are the best!!! In this episode Jack visits a place he has never been to before. He is short on time and doesn't exactly know where he's going all the while the sun is going down. Take the trip with him over some hills until he ultimately finds an amazing location right on the...

Sunday School Episode 17

Sunday School Episode 17 Another Sunday School Tip. Unsure 2016 Pacifica, CA Traffic sucks. The beach is awesome. Travel with Jack Thatcher as he stumbles upon an amazing sunset at the Pacifica Pier in Pacifica, California. This week's Sunday School it was all about the journey and thought to capture an image. Jack takes you from his office to the beach. Then he just needed to compose the image properly and work some magic in of Lightroom. You get to see every step of the way. Come on,...

Sunday School Episode 16

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 16.           Another Sunday School Tip. Indecision 2016 Santa Cruz County, CA Where to go? What to shoot? Is the light going to be good? What if it's a bust? These are all questions that crossed my mind in the process of creating this image. Sometimes you have to just make a choice and go for it. This week's Sunday School is about making the decision then going on an adventure to find something worth shooting. Once...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 15

Crap light? Not a problem if you know what to look for. See how. Digital Photography Sunday School 15 is all about composition, space and shapes. The Lonely Tree 2016 Brooks, CA What if your at a place during the worst available light? On this day it was 4:30pm, the sky was still high in the sky and the light was not very dramatic or pretty. It is still possible to take a great photo, you just need to know what to look for. This week's...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 14

The art of "Visualization" and how it applies to photography. This is probably the most important tool in your photographic career. Without it your images are sure to fall short. Visualization 2016 Trans America Building, San Francisco, CA WE ARE CHANGING THIS UP. We would like to experiment with something new and we are asking you for your thoughts. Today is the first version of Sunday School as an audio | visual experience versus a written article. We will still include a short intro as...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 13

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 13.               Another Sunday School Tip. Final Processed Image Straight out of camera Camera Gear and Settings: Camera: Sony A7R Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm L IS Focal Length: 200mm Shutter Speed: 1/8 Seconds Aperture: F/11 ISO: 100 Processing Software Used: Lightroom CC 2015 Photoshop CC 2015 photo by: Jack Thatcher Moments 2016 Merced River, Yosemite, CA I'm a sucker for water. Any water really. Hell, I like drinking water. It's all good to me. I've been working on a little project for the past year or so where I...

Digital Photography Sunday School Ep 11

Digital Photography Sunday School Ep 11 Final Processed Image Straight out of camera Camera Gear and Settings: Camera: DJI Phantom 3 Pro Lens: DJI Phantom 3 Pro f/2.8 Focal Length: 3.61mm Shutter Speed: 1/25 Seconds Aperture: F/2.8 ISO: 113 Processing Software Used: Lightroom CC 2015 Photoshop CC 2015 photo by: Jack Thatcher Lift Off! 2016 Quicksilver Park, San Jose, CA I've often said that photography has made me look at the world differently. Once you dive into photography you just start to notice things more. How the light touches objects throughout the day, when and how the clouds light up as...