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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 […]

Macro Photography Without a Macro Lens

Love macro photography, but can’t afford a macro lens? These nifty little gadgets may be for you! A reverse mount adapter, or “reversing ring”, like this one from Fotodiox, is an adapter that attaches to the filter thread on the front of a lens and makes it possible to attach the lens in reverse. The […]

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 […]

Annoying people with your photography habit

I’ve learned over the years that there’s sometimes a fine line between enjoying your love of photography and just flat out annoying the pants off of the people around you. Depending on who those people are, different things may either make them curious about what you’re doing, make them think you’re crazy, or make them […]

Composition Tip – Avoid Mergers

Okay, this just looks weird. This is an EPIC example of a classic composition no-no – a “merger”. This poor giraffe looks like it has two heads, when really his buddy was standing behind him and looking off at an angle. But because of the way the shot was composed, what you see is just […]

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 […]

Easter photography

I know that not everyone celebrates Easter, but please forgive and indulge me because Easter happens to be one of my favorite days as far as holiday photography goes. Sure, Christmas is fun and Halloween is my favorite holiday to celebrate, but Easter is so full of color. If you’re lucky you get to enjoy […]

Shooting seasonally

It’s an obvious statement, but many of us have to alter our photography based on the seasons. If you live in a climate that is fairly steady all year round then you won’t necessarily notice too much difference, but in a place like my home area – Eastern Canada – we have wildly varied weather […]