June 2014 Newsletter
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If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I've been sharing images of my now available Fine Art Bird Photography Collection. I've been working on this project for sometime looking for the perfect recipe and balance to create the effect I was happy with. I'm very exciting to share this new collection with you all as well, as I feel is time...

Please take a moment from your busy schedule and visit the gallery. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoy creating them.

Feedback is always welcome!

Thank you!

Induro Grand Series - CT404 Tripod Review © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved

Last month, Induro released a new series of carbon fiber tripods. My good friends over at Outdoorphotogear.com gave me a few to write a review and share my thoughts with everyone.

I'm very excited with this new series of tripods and I hope you share my excitement. Thank you Outdoorphotogear for providing me the tripods for this review.

Stay tuned for more reviews coming soon!

Surface Pro 3 attached to 27" IPS Monitor © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved

Surface Pro 3 - 150 degrees Hinge Angle Image by Microsoft

Surface Pro 3 Compared to Apple's Macbook Air Laptop

Surface Pro 3 Specs


Surface Pro 3 Accessories

Surface Pro 3 © Image by Microsoft, All Rights Reserved

You may be wondering why my June's newsletter is so late as I try to deliver them by the beginning of each month. Well, this is the reason. Microsoft released the new Surface Pro 3 on June 20th and I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

I hope you find this information useful as there is very little information related to photographers out there.

Read my thoughts about why the Surface Pro 3 - (PDF)

Florida Bird Photography Tours Florida Bird Photography Tours Florida Bird Photography Tours

I'm very excited to yet again return to Bosque del Apache this winter. The perfect playground for any bird photographer!

Join me for an experience you'll never forget!

Burrowing Owl Parent with Meal © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/1250 sec.., ISO 640 in Manual mode

Burrowing Owlets Playing © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1.4x III tele-converter, 1/250 sec.., ISO 1250

Burrowing Owls Workshop once again didn't disappoint. We had plenty of opportunities to photograph these beautiful owls each day during the workshop.

I've been photographing these owls for a while and never gets old! As much as I love festivals and events, there is a lot of planning behind the curtains. Above you can get an idea how much equipment is required. Make no mistake, it's heavy, bulky and not easy to carry around but the reward is priceless!

I look forward to another successful season!


Did you update your Adobe Camera RAW Converter to version 8.5 yet? If you haven't, here are the links...




Concerning the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera, when the LCD panel illuminates in extremely dark environments, the displayed exposure value may change. Canon has concluded the investigation of this phenomenon, and this announcement informs you of our findings as described below.

In extremely dark environments, if the LCD panel illuminates, the displayed exposure value may change. However, based on the results of extensive testing this change in exposure value will not noticeably affect the captured image.

Affected Product
The phenomenon described above may occur in Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Cameras whose first and sixth digits of the serial number are as set forth below.

Identification Procedure:
Serial Number: [XnnnnNnnnnnn]
"X"="0" and "N"="1" or "2"
"n" represents any digit.
Examples of affected serial numbers are: "0nnnn1nnnnnn" or"0nnnn2nnnnnn"

Under almost all shooting conditions (including dark environments) this phenomenon will not affect your captured images. However, if you would like Canon to inspect your camera, we will provide this service free of charge upon request beginning in mid-May. Please contact Canon using the information below to request service.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Please register the EOS 5D Mark III. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available. If you already registered, please ensure you are opted-in to receive the notification.

Thank you,

Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
For additional support options: www.usa.canon.com/support

Learn more HERE


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