On Location Photography By Rick Sammon

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In this video series photographer Rick Sammon goes through some location shoots around the Tampa Bay area.

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Rick opens up his camera bag and goes through the gear he uses when going out on location to shoot
Be sure to check out all the details at a location so that you capture enough images to tell the whole story
Take the time to make the picture. An important part of this process is controlling the light with filters and diffusers
Find a good background, set your exposure, boost your exposure, and make sure to keep your subject involved
When shooting a fast-moving subject, shoot with a fast shutter speed in shutter priority mode
It's important to keep in mind the difference between what we see and what the camera sees
Visit the gift shop and look at postcards, seek out opportunities, and remember: if you don't know, ask someone who does
Get there early, don't make hasty decisions, and take the fun shots
Set up your lighting ahead of time, and balancing the flash with the available light
Adjust shutter speed, move the flash, and you can lower the shutter to create an artistic effect
Rick shoots some Flamenco dancers in action and talks about his camera settings after the show
This is a great time if you have an auto exposure bracketing setting on your camera. Remember to always expose for the highlights
You have to be ready for the action. This is especially important when shooting animals
It's a good rule of thumb to always be patient, and it's especially important when shooting wildlife
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Rick Sammon


Rick Sammon, a Canon Explorer of Light, has published 36 paper books, including Secrets of HDR Photography, Exploring the Light, and Digital Photography Secrets. Rick also has three apps on the iTunes store: Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet - an e-book that offers 24/7 access to Rick's best photo tips, tricks and techniques. Rick...

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  1. Profile photo of mtfors mtfors

    Great class and what a gorgeous assistant!

  2. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

    Hi Ashraf Thank you for your note. Glad you like the nice stuff! :-) It’s not designed to be a wildlife photo course. I do have one here on KelbyOne: On Safari. Thank you!

  3. Profile photo of Ashraf Kotb Ashraf Kotb

    Nice stuff, but not exactly a wildlife course.

  4. Profile photo of lhjraffe@gmail.com lhjraffe@gmail.com

    Geez! Nice stuff in the Tampa area and I live in Homosassa. Great part on shooting the same wildlife I shoot all the time. That Lu (the hippo) is a ham!

  5. Profile photo of tjboarman tjboarman

    Rick is awesome! One if not the best instructors on Kelby training…. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of digital1 digital1

    Rick’s style is simple and refreshing. Keeps info up to date. He’s a down to earth photographer. Love his style and….. jokes. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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