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Everglades National Park Affordable Workshop - Only $325!!

Everglades National Park

This workshop will focus on Landscapes and Bird Photography all in one exciting weekend. I've also included a Photoshop Class during down time at a near by location. During the cold months, we'll be able to photograph several native species and with a little luck, we'll get beautiful landscapes!

Click here to learn all about this workshop!

Yosemite National Park - A Place Like No Other!

Half Dome Framed - Yosemite National Park - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Half Dome Framed - Yosemite National Park - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKII, 70-200mm L @ f/11, 1/16 sec, ISO 50, polarizer, Manual exposure, Almost Full Frame
FEISOL CB-50D Ball head, Feisol CT-3472LV Carbon Fiber Tripod

Stars at Yosemite National Park - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Stars at Yosemite National Park - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKII, 17-40mm L @ f/5.6, 30 sec, ISO 3200, Flash light, Manual exposure, Slightly cropped
FEISOL CB-50D Ball head, Feisol CT-3472LV Carbon Fiber Tripod

Valley View - Yosemite National Park - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Valley View - Yosemite National Park - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKII, 17-40mm L @ f/22, 1 sec, ISO 50, GND filter and polarizer, Manual exposure, Slightly cropped
FEISOL CB-50D Ball head, Feisol CT-3472LV Carbon Fiber Tripod

I recently got back from a wonderful trip to the one and only Yosemite National Park in California. Living in Florida, this was a "wow" location for me. I'm sure the folks from Colorado and California probably are laughing at me <smile> but we can't hide the beauty of this wonderful park.

Here are few places I visited and photographed from within the park:

  • Half Dome
  • Meadows
  • El Capitan
  • Yosemite Valley
  • Tunnel View
  • Glacier Point
  • and few other places outside the park.

I will be sharing more images within the next couple of months. If you never been to Yosemite, this is one place I highly recommend!

Canon 5D MK II Rocks!

White Egret Silouhette - S.W Florida - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
White Egret Silhouette - S.W Florida - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKII, 70-200mm @ f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO 400,
Handheld, Manual exposure, Almost full frame

Sandhill Crane Close Up - S.W Florida - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Sandhill Crane Close Up - S.W Florida - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MK II, 500mm L @ f/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO 800, 550ex flash with Better Beamer, Manual exposure
Feisol CT-3472LV Carbon Fiber Tripod
, Almost full frame

As soon as I received my 5D MKII, I wanted to try the amazing dynamic range of this camera but not with a landscape. I headed to my favorite sunset spot as almost always there is an Egret or Heron fishing before sunset. Sure enough, this White Egret gave me few opportunities to try it the camera!

The Sandhill Crane close up image was made this month as well.

Don't Get Caught In The Drama! - Blog Post.

Read about my experience and what other innocent photographers face at some point or another.

Check out my Blog Post!

White Sands National Monument Workshop - 2011

White Sands
White Sands National Monument - New Mexico - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 40D, 24-70mm L @ f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO 100, polarizer, Manual exposure,
FEISOL CB-50D Ball head, Feisol CT-3472LV Carbon Fiber Tripod, Almost full frame

White Sands National Monument - New Mexico - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
White Sands National Monument - New Mexico - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 40D, 70-200mm L @ f/16, 1/125 sec, ISO 100, polarizer, Manual exposure,
FEISOL CB-50D Ball head, Feisol CT-3472LV Carbon Fiber Tripod
, Almost full frame


White Sands National Monument - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 40D, 70-200mm L @ f/16, 1/125 sec, ISO 100, polarizer, Manual exposure, Slightly cropped,
FEISOL CB-50D Ball head, Feisol CT-3472LV Carbon Fiber Tripod

White Sands National Monument - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
White Sands National Monument - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 40D, 70-200mm L @ f/16, 1/125 sec, ISO 100, polarizer, Manual exposure, Slightly cropped,
FEISOL CB-50D Ball head, Feisol CT-3472LV Carbon Fiber Tripod

White Sands National Monument is one place I'm looking forward to come back to this year. This peaceful and full of opportunities location will allow us to photograph at many different perspectives. We'll spent a full day at the dunes and hopefully, we'll have great weather.

This workshop is also part of my Bosque del Apache Affordable Experience. Limited to 5 participants, this workshop should be a lot of fun! Act now and reserve your spot for these wonderful locations!

Sandhill Crane Silhouette Series..!

Injured Sandhill Crane Surviving
Injured Sandhill Crane Surviving - S.W Florida - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 7D, 500mm L @ f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO 400, Manual exposure,
Almost full frame, Feisol CT-3472LV Carbon Fiber Tripod


Injured Sandhill Crane Surviving - S.W Florida - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 7D, 500mm L @ f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO 400, Manual exposure,
Almost full frame, Feisol CT-3472LV Carbon Fiber Tripod


Sandhill Crane Pair - S.W Florida - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKII, 500mm L @ f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO 800, Manual exposure
Almost full frame, Feisol CT-3472LV Carbon Fiber Tripod

Sandhill Crane Close Up - S.W Florida - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Sandhill Crane Close Up - S.W Florida - Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 7D, 500mm L @ f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO 400, Manual exposure,
Almost full frame, Feisol CT-3472LV Carbon Fiber Tripod

I recently found a pond with one of the best opportunities to photograph Sandhill Cranes in whichever angle you can think of. While I have countless images of them nesting, preening and such, creating these silhouettes really gave me a great satisfaction.

During May's 2009 Newsletter, I talked about how to work your subject. This opportunity was ideal to duplicate the efforts. I'm not done yet...!

FEISOL Elite Tripod CT-3472LV - The Tripod I Trust!

Features of the CT-3472 include:

- FEISOL's new Rapid anti-leg-rotation technology
- Revolutionary Leveling Center Column
- Interchangeable Standard Base Plate for further weight reduction
- A load capacity of 12 kg (26.46 pounds)
- Remarkably lightweight construction just 1.78 kg (3.92 pounds)
- Preset leg angles at 25, 50, and 75 degrees
- Our CNC-milled low angle ballhead mount is multi-layered to withstand the most punishing conditions

The CT-3472LV is another ground-breaking FEISOL innovation. It's versatility. and lightweight strength clearly put it in a league of its own - quality you have to experience for yourself.



Max. Height Max. Extended Height Folded Length Min. Height Weight Incl. Center Column Max. Load Max. Leg Tube Diameter
cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch kg lb kg lb mm inch
150 59.01 182 71.7 59 23.2 9 3.54 2.29 5.05 12 26.46 37 1.46

You can order yours HERE

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In October's Edition...

  • What Works and What Doesn't Work
  • More Landscapes
  • and much more

I hope you find this edition useful. Please email me your questions.
Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely,

Maxis Gamez
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