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Maine Photo Highlights

Hello friends! I am back from our ten day vacation in Maine, with over a thousand pictures now safely loaded onto my hard drive, and a million memories to look back upon when homesickness hits me. As evidenced by the shot above, we cannot go back without taking the obligatory shot of the Portland Head […]

Plan Your Shots Ahead of Time

Often times we find ourselves just being wherever we are, taking advantage of what light is available, taking pictures of what sights are available. We use a combination of timing, luck, and skill to capture the depths of what we’re feeling, or the awe of our surroundings. We may think to ourselves, “I’m so glad […]

Celestial Photography

The moon and the stars have always held a great amount of fascination for us humble inhabitants here on Earth. Since the invention of the camera, photographers have striven to capture the brilliance of the night sky. At one point or another we’ve all hauled our tripods out to the back yard in the middle […]

Camera shake, resulting in blurred photos

The following post has been submitted by Scotch Macaskill and you can see more of his photography over at his blog. Camera shake, resulting in blurred photos, is a constant hazard when photographing wildlife with a telephoto lens and is probably the main cause of unusable wildlife photographs. To combat camera shake, you have three […]

Surviving a Yellowstone Wildlife Shoot

The following article was submitted by Randall Thorne and you can check out more of his work on his website peacefulwalks. As a nature videographer, I have occasion to film wildlife as well as inspiring landscapes. My footage is then edited into short, 3-minute videos crafted primarily for the purpose of relaxation. Although the end […]

Photographing wild birds

The following post was submitted by Deborah from byronbaybackyard, you can see more of her photography here. Having developed a passion for photographing wild birds, it’s been interesting to see where that process has taken me in terms of focus, specific birds and the equipment and skills needed to get good photos. For me, my […]

The BASICS of Nature Photography

The following post was submitted by Kendall Adams and you can see more of his photography here. Copyright 2010 Kendall Adams 5 key points to consider: 1. Whatever your subject matter in Nature may be, take the time to research it… thoroughly. Having a working knowledge of your subject will allow you to plan for […]

Wildlife Photography FUNdamentals

The following post was submitted by Kevin Ebi and you can see more of his photography here. Photographing wildlife can be incredibly rewarding, but it’s also extremely challenging. Even if you’re lucky enough to find the animal you’re looking for, it may not be in the mood to pose for you. The challenging times are […]

The Story Behind the Photo

Photography provides us with the ability to freeze a moment in time; to make it static and permanent. Every photograph has a story behind it that is just as much a part of the picture, even though it may be unseen by the person viewing it. For instance, this is a photograph that I took […]

Six Tips for Photographing Wildflowers

Spring is just around the corner (well, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere – our friends in Australia will be coming up on wintertime in a couple of months!). With spring comes wildflowers. I live in the desert of Arizona and we’re about to reach our peak wildflower season. Here are some tips […]