Growing up during the Lebanese Civil War, Ali Elhajj lived an eventful life before coming to the United States. Since arriving here, he’s lived in states as far flung as Michigan, Hawaii, and Florida, where he’s remained since 2000. Fluent in both English and Arabic, Elhajj has done everything from photography to running a nonprofit organization to grad student marine mammal research to software programming. These diverse endeavors have helped shape who he is, what he photographs, and how he shoots his images.
While living in Hawaii as a college student, his mother gave him a Canon Digital Rebel. “I could see I had an eye, but I could tell I was far away from being a good photographer,” he recalls. This was the beginning of his career as a photographer. Being a writer of software, he’s very technical, but photography gives him “the opportunity to be both technical and artistic at the same time,” he feels.
How often do you see eye contact like this in a wildlife photo? ©Ali Elhajj
A random drawing will be held in which you can win the above Joe Brady original panoramic print of Monument Valley measuring 80 x 24 inches!
No entry fee required. If you wish to enter, please follow these simple steps.
- Follow Induro on Twitter, @InduroTripods.
- Tweet the following sentence exactly (without quotation marks): “I entered to win an 80 x 24″ print of Monument Valley from @InduroTripods and @kixnkeys. Enter here: http://bit.ly/Je0S8T“
- Attend the seminar to be held on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
- Fill out a short survey after the seminar.
Once a winner is chosen and announced, Joe will personalize and sign the print before shipping.
4/19/2012 1:00pm EDT
LIVE VIDEO SEMINAR:
Join host Joe Brady for this live video webinar on tools and techniques to create panoramic landscape images. Learn how to capture the best images possible in preparation for stitching together in Photoshop with the least amount of editing possible.
Joe will cover the basic technical issues of lens selection, color and exposure and help to simplify the more complex issues of nodal points and hyperfocal distance so that you can create stunning panoramic images with consistent focus and tone while keeping all of the foreground and background elements lined up.
If you want to improve your results with this type of photography that can be both fun and full of impact, join us for this free live video session.
Photographer Peter West Carey has published a review of the Induro PHQ3 head and CT214 tripod. He tested the gear on a trip from his base in Seattle to Lima, Peru. From the capital, he made his way to Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the rainforest before returning to Seattle.
Carey’s review is fairly comprehensive and lists specs for both the tripod and head. He puts both pieces of Induro gear through some real world outdoor photography, including inverting the head so he can do some macrophotography on the ground in the forest. Carey has also posted the below video, which demonstrates the panning of his Induro test gear.
Carey concludes with good things to report about his review models. “Returning the Induro PHQ3 head and CT214 tripod tugged at my heart,” he writes. Citing the light weight of the carbon fiber tripod and versatility of the head, he explains the use of both was “comfortable and easy.” Thank you, Peter.
Look for more from Peter West Carey on our blog when he returns from his latest excursion. He hosts photo tours in Bhutan, Nepal, and India. More details can be found at Digital Photography School. His site has quality information very well organized. Don’t miss this valuable resource which covers photography tips and tutorials, cameras and equipment, and postproduction lessons.