Sunday, June 13, 2010

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

Happens to everyone. Horses, dogs, men. No one gets out of life alive. – Irving Ravetch

Double JJ Ranch, Rothbury, Michigan
Canon 1Ds Mark III
Canon 100-400mm IS lens @ 320mm
Shutter Priority Mode
ISO 400
f/8.0 @ 1/500th sec.

Photo tips:
• Use focus tracking when photographing moving subjects.
• Crop out the dead space in a scene to draw more attention to the subject.
• Don't change lenses when it's dusty.
• Use a shutter speed of at least 1/500th of a second to stop action.

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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.

So, the app is also like a mini-course in wildlife and nature photography.

To order the app, which also features my favorite Photoshop techniques for wildlife and nature photography, click
on the iPhone/iPad photos on the right.

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.


Ken Toney said...

Nice shot Rick! I will be in Vegas for PSW and I will be sure to say hello to you.

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