I am very opinionated and speak my mind often. Most of all about what works for me in situations that arise as I photograph. It is my hope that through my ramblings and photographs, you will learn some tip that jumps out of your memory at the right time and helps you to create a photograph that is worthy of a "WOW". Please scroll through my ramblings and views of places we go and things we do, I hope you find something new. Check back often, I will be adding photographs and lessons often.
|Photography Workshop - Gibbs Gardens (October 17, 2012)|
This photography workshop is the first one for Gibbs Gardens and will take place on October 17, 2012. The Gardens are designed to highlight different plants each season as well as different gardening styles. In October the Waterlilies as well as the Japanese Gardens are the focus. The Japanese... [Read More]
|Photography Workshop - Apalachicola (November 9 - 11, 2012)|
Join David Akoubian in historic and scenic Apalachicola, Florida for an intense photography weekend workshop.
Apalachicola rests peacefully at the mouth of the Apalachicola River before it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The area is famous for it's fishing heritage, especially world famous... [Read More]
|Photography Workshop - Grand Tetons (September 19-22, 2012)|
The Grand Tetons are often referred to as the single most spectacular mountain range in the United States. Join David Akoubian we visit these picturesque mountains for a trip of a lifetime. Sites that we will visit will include all of the iconic locations to see the Tetons such as: Schwabacher's... [Read More]
|Photography Workshop - City Park Botanical Gardens (April 29-30, 2011)|
Tamron Field Trip - City Park Botanical Gardens
Workshop Theme: Macro & Location Portraiture... [Read More]
|Southeastern Railway Museum/HDR Photography Workshop (February 19, 2011)|
Only 1 Spot Left!!! Join David Akoubian as we spend the morning learning how to shoot HDR at the Southeastern Railway Museum ("SRM"). In the afternoon sesssion, we will load a few images into the computers and David will demonstrate how to import and combine the bracketed images in Photomatix.... [Read More]
|Photography Workshop - Great Smoky Mountains (April 15-17, 2011) - FULL|
This workshop is now full. The Great Smoky Mountains Spring Workshop. April 15-17, 2011. Wildflower enthusiast from all around the world travel to the Smoky Mountains each spring to view the large number of flowers that are found in the area. The Smoky Mountains are home to many of these... [Read More]
|Oakland Cemetery Walkabout (January 8, 2011)|
Come to Historic Oakland Cemetery and spend the afternoon photographing with David Akoubian.
We will discuss the basics of photography while walking through and photographing one of the nation's most historic cemeteries located a mile from downtown Atlanta. Learn the proper techniques of... [Read More]
|Atlanta Winter Lights Walkabout (December 19, 2010)|
Each year the area in and around Centennial Olympic Park becomes a lighted winter wonderland. Thousands of lights are out and burning bright helping visitors and residents of Atlanta prepare for the Holidays. With the Atlanta Skyline as a backdrop the park takes on a special magical feeling. The... [Read More]
|Magic Christmas in Lights Photography Workshop with David Akoubian and Rob Baker|
Calagaz Photo & Bellingrath Gardens is pleased to presnt: Magic Christmas in Lights Photography Workshop with David Akoubian and Rob Baker.
PRIVATE VIEWING of Bellingrath Gardens' Magic Christmas in Lights display!
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|Shutter Speeds September 26th, 2010|
How shutter speeds change the mood of an image.... [Read More]
|Photography Workshop - Southeastern Railway Museum|
One day workshop hosted by David Akoubian sponsored by Tamron USA, Inc. and supported by Showcase Photo & Video.... [Read More]
|Caterpillars and Chrysalis August 26th, 2010|
I plant many different plants in my gardens for the purpose of attracting insects, especially butterflies. Two years ago I planted a fennel plant to attract Black Swallowtails. The swallowtails don’t feed on the plants, but the plant is where the butterfly will lay it’s eggs, which... [Read More]
|A Barn on Mormon Row August 21st, 2010|
I have always said that the Grand Tetons are probably the single most beautiful location in the lower 48 states. There are many places that are beautiful and have beautiful places, but from a single spectacular "wow" factor, these mountains are untouchable.
When... [Read More]
|Apalachicola, Florida July 26th, 2010|
Apalachicola is a quiet little town in an area referred to as the Forgotten Coast. Walking through the streets with the Spanish Moss hanging from the old oaks, it is easy to understand why it is called "forgotten". It seems that time has left the beauty untouched for many years.... [Read More]
|Atlanta Walkabout Instructional Tour (August 15, 2010) July 19th, 2010|
Join David Akoubian as he leads you through a 4 hour photographic tour of downtown Atlanta. We will start at Centennial Park at the fountains at 9 am.
After a brief time in the park, we will walk through some of the local streets stopping to photograph the architecture of Atlanta. Wander down... [Read More]
|Photography Workshop - Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park|
TWO DAY WORKSHOP at the world’s largest collection of waterfowl. Photograph waterfowl and birds from FIVE continents. Hosted by David Akoubian sponsored by Tamron USA, Inc. and ASAP Photo.... [Read More]
|Monuments in Bonaventure|
One of my favorite places to visit and photograph in Savannah is Bonaventure Cemetery. There are a lot of famous people resting for eternity there. Locals will tell you that not all aren resting though. They say it is haunted and the Spanish Moss hanging from the trees tend to add to the feeling. I... [Read More]
|The Saber-toothed Ground-squirrel|
Years ago I was photographing in the Jenny Lake area of the Grand Tetons. I was by myself and just wandering through the Sage brush looking for birds and small mammals. I heard some movement just ahead of me and worked in that direction. I was amazed when I saw the animal that caused the noise. I... [Read More]
|Controlling the Light with Strobies|
I do a lot of macro work as well as environmental portraits. I like to photograph outdoors but when doing so I am at the mercy of the light. Recently I started using a product that intrigued me because it would allow me to manage the light. Even though I know how to calculate flash ratios between... [Read More]
|Monument Falls and a Short Lesson|
This is an image of a long cascading waterfall in my neighborhood in the mountains. I don’t know if it has another name beside Monument Falls, and I am not sure where it gets it’s name. It is about a 1/4 mile hike off of the road but well worth it. It looks like it was spared some of... [Read More]
One thing I do when I am determining the best composition in an image is to change focal points whether it be in my mind or in the camera. With digital it is easier to see the visualization because of the LCD screen on the camera.
Tonight I wanted to do a few images to show the... [Read More]
|The Story of Charger|
While in Yellowstone in the early 90s I had a chance to photograph one of the most magnificent elk I have ever seen. His name was Charger. He earned his name from protecting his harem from other elk, but most of all...photographers.... [Read More]
|Photography Workshop - Grand Tetons (September 6-10, 2011) FULL|
This workshop is full. The Grand Tetons are often referred to as the single most spectacular mountain range in the United States. Join David Akoubian we visit these picturesque mountains for a trip of a lifetime. Sites that we will visit will include all of the iconic locations to see the Tetons... [Read More]