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Member Profile: Colin Hergert

Portrait by Murray Rimmer

Portrait by Murray Rimmer

Colin spent his life immersed in the study of Entomology and Horticulture (keeping the City of Calgary mosquito and weed free…) and only recently took up photography and exchanged capturing mosquito larvae for the capture of light. He shares: “I found myself overwhelmed when presented with my first DLSR camera. I have persevered and am continuing to learn and grow in my photography.”

He still feels far from comfortable with the camera settings and photo composition, but by sticking to pictures of things that do not move too quickly (buildings, landscapes) he has the opportunity to make several pictures using different camera settings and by changing the angles to arrive at different compositions.  Colin then analyzes his images to identify positive and negative outcomes with the idea that he learns from his mistakes to move toward more satisfying end results over time.

It is his desire is to become more competent with macro imagery and advance to take pictures of of insects and plants, some that move and others that remain stationary.

Colin enjoys the opportunity to work with photographers of all levels in the club and looks forward to continued sharing and learning. He hopes you enjoy the images he has selected and encourages everyone to provide constructive feedback.

Antelope Canyon, AZ - Nikon 5200, kit lens 18-55mm@22mm, f14, 15 sec. on tripod

Antelope Canyon, AZ – Nikon 5200, kit lens 18-55mm@22mm, f14, 15 sec. on tripod

Mount Rushmore at Sunrise - Nikon 5200, kit lens 18-55mm@55mm,ISO 100, f10, 1/160s, on tripod.

Mount Rushmore at Sunrise – Nikon 5200, kit lens 18-55mm@55mm,ISO 100, f10, 1/160s, on tripod.

Mount Rushmore President Washington - Nikon 5200, kit lens 18-55mm@55mm, ISO 100, f16, 1/60 sec. on tripod.

Mount Rushmore President Washington – Nikon 5200, kit lens 18-55mm@55mm, ISO 100, f16, 1/60 sec. on tripod.

South Dakota near Crazy Horse Monument - Nikon 5200, kit lens 18-55mm@26mm, ISO 100, f16, 1/15 sec. on tripod.

South Dakota near Crazy Horse Monument – Nikon 5200, kit lens 18-55mm@26mm, ISO 100, f16, 1/15 sec. on tripod.

Rio Grande Gorge New Mexico - Nikon 5200, kit lens 18-55mm@35mm, ISO 100, f16, 1/80 sec. on tripod.

Rio Grande Gorge New Mexico – Nikon 5200, kit lens 18-55mm@35mm, ISO 100, f16, 1/80 sec. on tripod.

Segrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain - Nikon 5200, kit lens 18-55mm@55mm, ISO 2000, f8, 1/60 sec. handheld.

Segrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain – Nikon 5200, kit lens 18-55mm@55mm, ISO 2000, f8, 1/60 sec. handheld.

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4 thoughts on “Member Profile: Colin Hergert

  1. Cath on said:

    awesome Colin antelope canyon is a dream place for me. What time of year did you go? With a photo tour? And was this tour easy or physically tough to walk too? Thanks Colin

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  2. Hi Cath, our tour was on October 3, 2014 – weather was comfortable and crowds were down. We choose a photo tour by Nate of Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours (owner Carol Bigthumb) outside, east, of Page AZ. No physical effort — apart from lugging the camera and tripod. We were driven to the start walked a sandy path through the slot canyon and back to the truck for the return (no climbing involved on this tour!). Very happy with our tour guide Nate, was a personable photographer so knew good shot directions and assisted with crowd control. Cost for us was US$80.00 each for 2-3 hour tour — well worth it — a fantastic destination! Many tours available, but we thought this group was the most professional and organized. Site is only accessible by tour guides due to flash flood hazards and damage from thoughtless tourists!

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  3. Bobbie on said:

    Hi Colin, what was your ISO on the antelope canyon pic. I’ll be heading there in a couple of weeks with my Nikon 5200 and could use any tips you may have. I have reserved the photo tour and I’m hoping for some great pics.

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    • Hi Bobbie, took these as an amateur so used Auto focus on Aperture Priority with an ISO of 100 and F14 for all images, the exposure variety 1/8 to 15 seconds. On tripod, no flash and auto white balance. Very interesting place I recommend Nate. At Antelope Photo tours, be sure to pay the few extra dollars for the photo tour so you are not interrupted by spacey tourists😉. Let me know how your trip turned out please, and enjoy your time in the sun!

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