Study Group Two

Tom Brott

Title:  Katmai Bear
Goal:  My goal was to photograph the bears of Katmai National Park at Brooks Falls.
Source:   Canon 6E, f6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO 800, 100-400mm lens at 400mm, WB - sunny, handheld.
Technique:  I was photographing the bears catching salmon when this bear walked out of the river to the far bank in the shade to eat his catch. I switched my ISO from 100 to 800 to compensate for the shade.
PS6 from raw to jpg. Some cropping and lightened shadows slightly.

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My name is Tom Brott and I live in Cape Coral, Florida.  I started taking pictures back in the late 1960’s and have been shooting ever since.  I started to get serious about seven years ago when I fell in love with digital imaging.  Since then I have taken several courses and joined Fort Myers Camera Club, Florida Council of Camera Clubs and PSA.  I feel my photography has improved  with my club affiliations and am seeking to improve even further.

I currently shoot with a Canon 6D and have a wide variety of lenses to accompany the camera.  I shoot in RAW  format, feel comfortable using  the manual mode and primarily use Photoshop from CS6 to edit when needed. I am looking to enhance my Nature Photography as I have many great opportunities living in Southwest Florida and being  so close to the Everglades National Park  and Big Cypress Preserve.