Mike Hagen – Visual Adventures – June 2014 Newsletter

stars over white sands

Creating photographs that include pinpoint stars and detail in the landscape is possible. Read the article below to learn how.

In this Newsletter:

– Greetings
– Stuff I Like This Month
– June GOAL Assignment: Odd vs. Even
– Photo Techniques: Autofocus Tracking for Animals in Tall Grass
– Digital Tidbits: Three Methods for Post-Processing Greens
– Photo Techniques: Exposing for Pinpoint Stars Over a Landscape
– Workshop and Business Updates


For those of you in the northern hemisphere, summer is now in full swing and the travel season is upon us. To celebrate summer, my hope is that you have your cameras out in force and are working to create beautiful images. To support you in your endeavor, I have written a number of articles this month aimed at helping you achieve better outdoor images. The three main articles include one on autofocus for wildlife photography, a second on processing images to achieve beautiful green colors and the third on techniques to capture pinpoint stars in your landscape images.

Our summer photo adventure trips to Iceland and Galapagos are sold out, and we are in the midst of selling positions for Fall 2014 trips to Cuba and Tanzania. We still have seats available for our Cuba trip in October and our Tanzania photo safari in November.

New Nikon D4s and D800 Setup Guides

I’ve completed the new camera setup guides for the Nikon D4S and Nikon D800 cameras. The D800/D800E set up guide covers new firmware version 1.10. Download your own free PDF copy or purchase a laminated card from this link: Nikon D800 and D4s Setup Guides.

Also, be sure to check out the blog post: What the New Nikon D800 Firmware Update Means for Your Photography.

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Be sure to check out our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MikeHagenPhoto

We’ve been posting new videos regularly and will continue to do so over the remainder of the year. Our current six-part video series is all about gear for getting your camera low to the ground using products like the Kirk Low Pod, Kirk Window Pod, mini-tripods, and the Joby Gorilla Pod.

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