April 2014 Newsletter
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Synology 5-Bay NAS with 5-4TB RED Drives © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved

As a photographer I always try to enhance my workflow. This year for my 37th birthday (today) I decided to include a 5-Bay NAS server to my workflow which will help my storage needs. While I'm still setting this thing up, so far the speed is simply awesome!

Learn all about it by following this link!

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12 Hours of Sebring, FL © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 70-200mm f/4 w/ 1.4x III @ f/16, 1/400 sec, ISO 1250, in Manual mode and handheld


12 Hours of Sebring, FL © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO 640, Manual mode, Monopod


12 Hours of Sebring, FL © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 70-200mm w/1.4x III @ f/16, 1/50 sec, ISO 50, in Manual mode and handheld


12 Hours of Sebring, FL © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L w/ 1.4x III @ f/8, 1/1000 sec, ISO 320, in Manual mode, Monopod


12 Hours of Sebring, FL © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 800mm L w/ 1.4x III @ f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO 640, in Manual mode, Monopod


Winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring, FL © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO 320, in Manual mode, Monopod


12 Hours of Sebring Gear & Accessories © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
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12 Hours of Sebring Turn One, FL © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO 320, in Manual mode, Monopod

I recently had the opportunity to photograph the 12 hours of Sebring. As previously mentioned in my January newsletter, the 5D MKIII AF settings worked flawlessly. If you miss my AF settings, you can check them out by following this link. January 2014 newsletter.

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I recently had the pleasure to work with Topaz as featured photographer for DeNoise software web page. I've been a big fan of DeNoise for quite some time now and I use it for every single image I process.

I highly recommend the software. If you have the chance give it a try!


Barred Owlet, S.W. Florida © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L w/ 1.4x III @ f/8, 1/150 sec, ISO 1250, 600EX-RT with Better Beamer
in Manual mode


Barred Owlet, S.W. Florida © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/150 sec, ISO 1250, 600EX-RT with Better Beamer
in Manual mode


Barred Owlets, S.W. Florida © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO 1250, 600EX-RT with Better Beamer
in Manual mode


Yours Truly, S.W. Florida © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Camera phone. Thank you Kathryn for sharing this image.

This has been the year of owls for me. Everything started with 13 Snowy's off the coast of New England, then two Great Horned Owl nests and now two Barred Owl nest. Having these opportunities presented to me helps me push for new fill flash techniques. Luckily I've found the "sweet" spot and like I said before.... Red eyes is a thing of the past!

Give it a try!



Barred Owl 100% Crop at 1456mm, S.W. Florida © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved


Barred Owl Full Frame Portrait, S.W. Florida © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1.4x III tele-converter, 1/250 sec, ISO 1250, 600EX-RT Flash with Better Beamer in Manual mode. Minimal sharpening added to full frame image.


Long Lens Holding Technique, Yours Truly, S.W. Florida © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved

Having a strong long lens holding technique is critical to create sharp images even at slow shutter speeds. Above I show how I like to hold my long lens using a tripod. I also included what many photographers do out there....!

Hope this helps.

Thanks!


Florida's Birding & Photo Fest, 2014 - Previous Event Video, © All Rights Reserved


Hope you can join me!

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