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    Steve Perry video: Wildlife - Best Techniques

    Steve Perry video: Wildlife - Best Techniques
    In December Steve Perry uploaded a wildlife presentation video from a seminar he did for a Chicago Photography School. For anyone who is new to wildlife photography, he explains and shows a variety of tips.




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    Re: Steve Perry video: Wildlife - Best Techniques

    Steve Perry video: Wildlife - Best Techniques
    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    In December Steve Perry uploaded a wildlife presentation video from a seminar he did for a Chicago Photography School. For anyone who is new to wildlife photography, he explains and shows a variety of tips.

    Informative guy, his vids are well worth watching
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    Thanks @hark. That was good..... Long but good. Ha!
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    I watched it recently. It is worth sitting through.
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    First thing I noticed were all the balding white heads. LOL

    Steve is a great resource for Wildlife photography, and that he shoots Nikon makes it even better. Need to tuck this away for when I have time.
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    Re: Steve Perry video: Wildlife - Best Techniques

    Not everyone will agree with all of his points. For example, he shoots with either a 500mm or 600mm f/5.6 lens and says he shoots wide open. Early on in the video, he even points out in a deer image that the eye is tack sharp, but the nose isn't. Yet that doesn't affect his sales. He shoots wide open a lot for the bokeh.

    But the overall content should be very helpful especially for those who aren't familiar with shooting wildlife.
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    Re: Steve Perry video: Wildlife - Best Techniques

    He makes great informative videos, and unlike some (or maybe even most) photography Youtubers he's also a great photographer so he can actually back up his words.
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    Re: Steve Perry video: Wildlife - Best Techniques

    Steve Perry video: Wildlife - Best Techniques
    While I was out this afternoon, I decided to shoot wide open (with 1.4x teleconverter, that made my f-stop f/5.6). For this particular SLENDER subject, the DoF wasn't bad, and f/5.6 was fine.

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    Here is the same view shot at f/6.3. The background branches do show up a little more especially since the bird was rather close to them. But for subjects that are deeper from front to back, I prefer having more in focus than some of what Steve shows in his video. But that is also subjective. Some people may not mind seeing part of the subject not being in sharp enough focus.

    But Steve is an excellent teacher, and much of what he teaches is valuable.

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    Re: Steve Perry video: Wildlife - Best Techniques

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Not everyone will agree with all of his points. For example, he shoots with either a 500mm or 600mm f/5.6 lens and says he shoots wide open. Early on in the video, he even points out in a deer image that the eye is tack sharp, but the nose isn't. Yet that doesn't affect his sales. He shoots wide open a lot for the bokeh.

    But the overall content should be very helpful especially for those who aren't familiar with shooting wildlife.


    Customers do not look at images the way we do. Our obsession with perfection does not translate into more sales (all the time). I can't tell you how many times I've suggested a more technically precise image to a customer whom has said, "No thanks, this one is cool, I'll take it". and I shake my head while taking their money.
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    Re: Steve Perry video: Wildlife - Best Techniques

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick M View Post

    Yet that doesn't affect his sales

    Customers do not look at images the way we do! Our obsession with perfection does not translate into more sales. I can't tell you how many times I've suggested a more technically precise image to a customer whom has said, "No thanks, this one is cool, I'll take it". and I shake my head while taking their money.
    Yep - I most certainly do remember him saying that. However, wouldn't you think he gets published a great deal, too, in addition to his sales? But this one point is simply a nit-pick for me. He's an amazing photographer and definitely gifted as a teacher, too.
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