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Did you get a chance to watch the final round of the PGA Championship on the  Sunday Aug. 10th?

The young versus the old competed like warriors down the stretch with Rory McIlroy winning by 1 stroke over Phil Mickelson the 44 year old veteran. Phil was the crowd favorite and came so close. Rickie battled all day long and at one point was in the lead. However…Rory’s final 8 holes he came on strong, and finished strong to win the last golf major of the year.

Rory had just won back to back major championships, and the last three tournaments in a roll. At the age of 25 only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods had won 4 majors at the same age.  Pretty good company for Rory.

I had the fortunate experience to photograph all three. Phil Mickelson, Rory McElroy and Rickie Fowler.

PHIL MICKELSON

FedEx St. Jude's Classic Phil Michelson 2014

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Photography continues to gain in popularity with the ease of digital cameras.

What challenges most new photographers is the ability to master their camera, and then utilize it to the best of their abilities in the field. That’s one of the driving forces for me to conduct classroom workshops, but then have out in the field hands on workshops.

One of my favorite places to get away from it all here in Memphis is Reelfoot Lake in Northwest Tennessee. Not too far of a drive but it has water, birds, flowers, landscape. The best way to see it is from a boat, and I’m fortunate to know the person who has the boat and knows the lake like the back of his hand.

Here are some of the photos from the June Workshop. It’s an annual workshop which I usually hold the end of June because of the baby Osprey birds are still in the nest and getting ready to fly. We get up close and personal.

 

Reelfoot Lake Photography Workshop Osprey Images

Sunrise and Sunset are always special times as well. A graduated neutral density filter is a must to tone down the highlights of the sun and still give a good exposure to the shadows. The dynamic range of cameras are getting better but still not as good a the human eye.

Reelfoot Lake Photography Workshop Sunrise Image

Reelfoot Lake Photography Workshop Sunset Image

Reelfoot Lake is a great place to photograph. So if you are in the area, think about the workshop next year. It will be a great learning experience, lot’s of great photography, and we’ll have some fun along the way.

 

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Collierville Classic Car Show

October 1, 2013

Collierville hosts an annual Classic Car Show. The Police Department and Landers Ford this year headed up the event held at Central Church, in Collierville Tennessee. Hundreds of Classic Cars show up and it’s a challenge to photograph. Usually the cars are parked right next to one another and there are parking lot lines to […]

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Lightroom Photography Class

July 19, 2013

How would you like to process your images like a PRO? Did you know you can do most of your post processing right inside Lightroom? In the Digital Age of Photography, it is just as important that you master post processing as you do taking photographs. This is a hands on class to teach you […]

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Reelfoot Lake

March 30, 2013

Reelfoot Lake is a great place for photography. There are an abundance of wildlife, birds, flowers, that make photographing a rewarding and fun experience. You can capture some amazing photographs on shore, however if you really want to get into some great areas for birds such as Egrets, Blue Herons, Osprey, etc. you have to […]

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Monster Jam Memphis

March 2, 2013

  Memphis Monster Jam Event was recently held in Memphis. One of the things I’m passionate about is photographing events, company events, action events, capturing the moment and telling a story with the photographs. Early in February Feld Motorsports contacted me to photograph the Monster Jame Memphis event at FedEx Forum. Families of all ages […]

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Memphis International Blues Challenge

January 26, 2013

The 2013 International Blues Challenge will be the 29th year of Blues musicians from around the world competing for cash, prizes, and industry recognition. The Blues Foundation will present the 29th International Blues Challenge January 29-February 2, 2013 in Memphis, TN. The world’s largest gathering of Blues acts represents an international search by The Blues […]

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Photographing LoCash Cowboys Concert in Texas

November 27, 2012

Photographing band events is somewhat challenging. Lighting is always difficult, different color lights which cast that color on the band members face changing the skin tones. Will they allow you to use flash to photograph the event, if not does your camera support higher ISO settings where the digital noise doesn’t become overwhelming and ruin […]

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The Battle of Shiloh 150 Year Anniversary

August 4, 2012

It was a moving experience to photograph the reenactment of this epic battle “The Battle of Shiloh” this past spring. Had the opportunity to go with fellow Memphis Camera Club members Tony and Angie Menne, great couple! You will see a series of photographs that will  give you the look and feel of the battle […]

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11 Tips to Taking Better Firework Photographs

July 1, 2012

Photographing the 4th of July approaches, the highlight of the day is the display of fireworks when the sun goes down. This photograph was taken in downtown Memphis Tom Lee Park along the Mississippi Capture awesome firework photographs using these following tips. Set your ISO to 100, the lower the better to avoid noise in […]

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