August 2016 Newsletter for 
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Smokies this fall - One opening due to a cancellation

Due to a cancellation, Rad and I have one spot open for our Smokies Fall tour, October 24 - 29 2016,  $1,295.00 More details on my workshop page here. 


Cape Cod October 2-5. One opening due to a cancellation

Due to a cancellation, Betty and I have one spot open for our Cape Cod (Chatham Based) workshop.  October 2-5.  $650.00.  More on my workshop page.

New FlyPaper Textures

My favorite texture company has just released their newest set, Tempest Painterly. Another HOME RUN!  Click on the link and use the code JBARCLAY at checkout tol save 15%.

For Sale - Nikon 16-35 f/4VR & Fuji 14mm 2.8

Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR - Being a wide angle shooter, this was my go to lens.  I now have and love the Fuji 10-24 and really don't have a need for this lens anymore.  In excellent condition with original box.  $800 and I'll pay insured shipping.

Fuji 14mm 2.8 Prime lens -  Since I purchased the incredible 10-24 Fuji lens, I have not used the 14mm.  Barley used, $400.00.  Box and hood of course!
A DATE CHANGE!!  My next Topaz Webinar is now on August 16th.  This will be what I refer to as "processing" webinar where I show you how I'm using Topaz products to craft the images I've envisioned. Go to and check for the link to sign up.  If it is not up yet, check back in a few days.  I will also announce the link of Facebook.

Fuji News

The above image was taken with my Fuji X-T1 and the new 100-400mm lens.  I have never had this much focal length (effective 600mm) in my life.  What a pleasure to have.  So far I am very impressed with the quality of this lens.  As to be expected from Fuji, the image quality is excellent. What is truly impressive, is the 5 stop image stabilization.  I hand held a picture of a deer in our back yard at 1/30th of a second at 400m and while the deer is not tack sharp, it was moving, the foliage around it WAS!!

The X-T2 was announced and mine is pre-ordered!   Can't wait.

Suggested Reading

A friend suggested the photographer Sally Mann's book "Hold Still."  I'm about 100 pages in and can't put it down. It is her autobiography and fascinating reading. 


Blog Post On Practicing Your Photography.

In case you missed it, a few days ago I posted about practicing your photography.  There are a number of wonderful responses.  If you have not read or responded, I would be interested in your thoughts.  Read the responses too, very interesting.

2017 Workshop Offerings - UPDATED!

January 14-24 - Cuba - This is a GO!!  I just sent notice to 24 that were on the wait list to be notified. If for some reason the 10 spots do NOT fill, I will send another newsletter with a link to the details.
February 20-25 - Death Valley with Cole Thompson -  FULL
February 27 - March 4 -  Death Valley with Cole Thompson - FULL
March 27- April 1 - Charleston - Details on my website. Taking deposits now!
April 17-22  The Great Smoky Mountains - Details on website, Taking deposits now!
May 18 - 23 The Palouse - Because my workshop filled up so quickly, I will be teaming up with Rad Drew for his dates!  This will be much like our collaboration for the Fall Smokies workshop this year.  See Rad's website for more details and come and join the fun of the early spring in the Palouse.
May 28-June 2 The Palouse - Details on website, FULL - Wait list.  
July or August - Iceland with Sarah Marino - Working with Sarah to lock in dates and hotels.  Should be able to announce this and start taking deposits in August sometime.
September - Oregon Coast with Cole Thompson - Working on dates and hotels.
October - Cape Cod - Likely same time as this year, early October.
October - The Pocono's - Mid October
November - Cape May or Eastern Shore of MD
December - Hawaii - Mindful Photography with Flint Sparks - I have dates locked in!  December 9-16, 2017

I will include two Fonthill workshops in 2017, likely April and November.
Please email me to be put on a "to be notified list" for the workshops that are not yet on my site yet.

Looking forward to 2018 

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In addition to the classic stateside locations, I look forward to going back to four favorite locations in 2018
Cuba in January
The Hideout Ranch Wyoming -  This is on the books and a go!  January 28 - February 3.  Due to the great interest in this workshop. I will be adding a second week.  January 21 - January 27
New Zealand in April/May - With the early interest this is being planned and Josh is on board!
Ireland - Late August early September -  I've spoken to Peter and this is a go!  Excited to head back to Ireland.
In addition, I am investigating Scotland, Myanmar and Cambodia along with Peru as possible destinations.
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