Saturday, June 12, 2010

Life Lessons We Can Learn From Mother Nature – iPad App Now Available

A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measure the depth of his own nature. – Henry David Thoreau

Mono Lake, California
Canon 1Ds Mark III,
Canon 24-105mm lens @ 24mm
Aperture Priority Mode
ISO 100
f/8.0 @ 3 seconds

Photo tips:
• For maximum depth-of-field, set your focus 1/3 into the scene.
• When sharpening, sharpen selectively – the limestone formations in this case.
• Don't place the horizon line in the center of the frame.
• Check the web for sunrise and sunset times.
• Use foreground elements to add a sense of depth of an image.

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Life Lessons We Can Learn from Mother Nature, my latest iPad app, was recently released on the iTunes app store. The concept: On each page of the e-book-type app you’ll find an inspirational or motivational quote accompanied by one of my wildlife or landscape photographs. I tired to match each photograph to the quote, which was a challenging but rewarding process.

The photographs are from my travels over the years; the quotes are gathered from a lifetime of looking for inspiration from others.

To celebrate the iPad app, co-developed with Juan Pons (the dude who started the Digital Photo Experience with me), I’ll be posting a picture and quote from time to time here on my blog – pictures and quotes that are not in the app. I’ll also include the location in which each photograph was taken, as well as the camera data – as I do in the app.

To order the app, which also features my favorite Photoshop techniques for wildlife and nature photography,
click here.

If you have an inspiration quote you’d like to share, please share it here via a Comment.

Explore the light – and explore the iPad!

P.S. Click here to see all my apps.

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