As My Reinvention as a Photographer Continues

In Equipment & Technique, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters by Ronald C ModraLeave a Comment

As my reinvention as a photographer continues from Sports Illustrated to landscape photography my Singh-Ray Filters are becoming more and more important. Along with my workshop partner Don Smith I just returned from our delayed (due to pandemic) Scottish Highland Workshop.   During the 2-week workshop many of our locations, like Eilean Donan Castle, The Fairy Pools and The Callanish Standing Stones and Mangersta Sea Stacks allowed me to put to work both the 5 and 10 stop Mor-Slo filters …

Switching Gears

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After spending my entire photography career shooting sports, 25 years at Sports Illustrated, switching gears to landscape photography came with a new series of challenges, one being the use of filters. When I was out on assignment shooting off a tripod was never a consideration and I rarely used a shutter speed under 1000, now a tripod is essential and I’m using up too 30 second exposures and beyond. I just returned from a scouting trip to Ireland looking to …

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The Galapagos Islands

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The Galapagos Islands, an exotic collection of mostly volcanic islands that seem to be stopped in time. They are a destination on most if not all photographers’ bucket lists, they were on mine. So, after shifting into a new phase of my career after spending almost 25 years at Sports Illustrated, when I was presented with the opportunity to travel to the Galapagos to help scout and develop a future photo expedition for Guy Harvey Outpost, I jumped at the chance. Since my …