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Nov 13 Laguna Beach Workshop Results

Had a little Laguna Beach Outing Workshop yesterday at...you guessed it...Laguna Beach. The sunset was nothing spectacular, but my students were fun and a pleasure to work with! I was able to get some shots of my own while we were out there.

Get more information on all of my workshops including Spring Wildflower Workshops at www.NickCarverPhotography.com/workshops!

New Filters and Pictures

Well, I finally decided to treat myself to an entirely new set of filters. I've been shooting on the Cokin system for years with Singh-Ray (and before that, Hitech) filters, but I kept running into the filters just being a little too small. I upgraded to the Lee system with its 4"x6" filters. They are absolutely sublime...

My complete system includes the following:

  • Lee filter holder and 77mm wide-angle adapter ring
  • Lee 1-stop soft transition grad ND
  • Lee 2-stop soft transition grad ND
  • Lee 3-stop soft transition grad ND
  • Lee 1-stop hard transition grad ND
  • Lee 2-stop hard transition grad ND
  • Lee 3-stop hard transition grad ND
  • Lee 3-stop solid ND
  • Lee circular polarizer
  • Lee 10-filter wallet

...mouth watering.

I decided to test out my sweet new filters with a little photo shoot in the nearby Cleveland National Forest. I found a great, big, old oak tree in a beautiful meadow out in Tenaja Canyon that I figured would be the perfect subject. Here are the results...

Oct 28th Crystal Cove Workshop Results

Just a few days later I was back at Crystal Cove again, this time leading the Crystal Cove Outing Workshop. The wind was fierce, the beach was empty and the temperatures were frigid. All in all, it was a great evening to be shooting. Plus, I got to try out my new Lee filter system (I can't say enough great things about this system and its filters - it is so awesome). Here are my results from the night.

As always, thank you to all of my students for attending! It was great having you and I hope you all learned something valuable from this workshop!

Get more information on all of my workshops including Spring Wildflower Workshops at www.NickCarverPhotography.com/workshops!