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Jiri Siftar's "Italian Vibe": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category Photojournalism, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, instagram giveaway, Italy, Bergamo, Vespa

Ah...Italy. A big thanks to Jiri Siftar, our SideKick360 winner from 8/26, for sharing this excellent example of selective focus and the creative use of depth-of-field.

Sound complicated? It's really just a matter of deciding what you want to emphasize in your photo and placing the focus point there. Next, choose an f-stop (aperture) that will narrow the depth-of-field so that point is in focus while the foreground and background become blurred.

Wider apertures (lower f-stop numbers like f/2.8) will give you a narrower depth of field while narrower apertures (higher f-stop numbers like f/16) will allow more of your image to appear in focus. Want more in-depth info?  Check out this how-to from Jason Little at Light Stalking.

"I had only about a 3 hour layover in Bergamo on my way from London to Pescara. I quickly jumped on a bus going to the old city and was very happy to find "classic" Italian beauty all around. When I spotted this street, I loved the light and atmosphere. When I came closer, I found this cute little Vespa complementing the color palette and the Italian vibe just perfectly." - Jiri

See more of Jiri's work at:

www.facebook.com/JiriSiftarJeera


R.J. Owens' "Hail the King": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category Giveaway, Family Photography, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, instagram giveaway, sidekick360, Festival of the Lion King, Walt Disney World

Disney World's Festival of the Lion King is a rousing musical revue featuring songs from the animated film The Lion King. Broadway quality singing and dance numbers are combined with a circus style show that includes acrobatic monkeys, a fire knife wielding hyena, performers dressed as birds, and an ensemble cast of dancers, stilt walkers and puppeteers. Throw in audience participation and you have something for everyone in this not-to-be-missed Disney experience.

Closed for almost a year, R.J. Owens, our SideKick360 winner for 9/19/14, was able to snap his winning image at the newly reopened show, now in the new Harabe Theater in Animal Kingdom's "Africa".

"While on a family trip to Disney World, I was able to capture some great photos of the Festival of the Lion King performers. This one was by far my favorite, I love the light behind his head." - R.J.

Taken with a Canon 6D and a 70-200 f4L Lens

Taken with a Canon 6D and a 70-200 f4L Lens


Hassaan Rasheed's "Gone Fishin'": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category Giveaway, Landscape photography, nature photography, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, instagram giveaway, Lake Habeeb, Allegany county, Maryland, fishing

If fishing is your passion, Lake Habeeb nestled at the foot of Evitts Mountain in the Allegany mountains of western Maryland, is a pleasant place to pursue it.

The clear, 234 acre lake supports an excellent large mouth bass population and a limited but still good small mouth bass fishery. Some large mouth bass caught here have weighed over 10 pounds! The lake is also stocked with brown and rainbow trout, as well as channel catfish. Native trophy sunfish, shiner, bullnose and other smaller species are plentiful.

Hassan Rasheed, our SideKick360 winner for 9/12/14, shot his winning image with a Nikon D610 and 18-35mm G lens at sunset while on a recent hiking trip. 

See more of Hassan's work at:

http://instagram.com/medicineman525


Roberto Taylor's "State Fair": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category Family Photography, Giveaway, Night Photography, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, instagram giveaway, Arizona, Arizona State Fair, State Fair, Ferris Wheel

Looking for inspiration or to put those creative modes to the test? Why not try your local State Fair. Multicolored lights, rides in motion, textures, crowds, food - photo opportunities abound for the prepared photographer. Many state fairs take place in the fall, so grab your gear and plan to make a day of it.

Roberto Taylor, our SideKick360 winner snapped the winning shot for 8/29 at the Arizona State Fair in 2013. The Arizona State Fair is one of the top 5 state fairs in the country drawing well over a million visitors annually. This year's fair runs from October 10 - November 2.

"This was taken at the Arizona State Fair while I was on board of one of their 3 Ferris wheels. Arizona definitely has some of the best sunsets in the world." - Roberto

See more of Roberto's work at:

http://www.robertotaylorphoto.com/


Sarah Groff's "Green": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category nature photography, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, Instagram giveaway, sidekick360, white's tree frog, Louisville Zoo, Student Academy of Audiology

Congratutlations to Sarah Groff, our SideKick360 winner for 8/15/14, who shares with us her story:

"This image is of a White's Tree Frog at the Louisville Zoo in Louisville, KY. It was taken on a field trip for a kids' camp that is run by the local chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology. The camp is for kids with hearing loss and their siblings.

I have always loved photography, but just recently upgraded to a DSLR in March. My passion for photography lies in shooting wildlife and pets. Animals convey such a true and natural form of beauty while displaying their own unique personality. I love being able to portray that in my images.

I took this shot using a Canon 60D with the 18-135mm kit lens. I used the trip to the zoo as an opportunity to work on shooting in manual mode. Shooting in manual has allowed me to get any shot that I want, including the one of this frog in a dimly lite environment." Sarah