April 21, 2020

A TALE OF TWO LENSES – THE LAOWA 15MM MACRO VS THE NIKON 105 MACRO

I was able to get out in the woods a couple of days ago and photograph one of my very favorite Spring wildflowers Round-lobed Hepatica. These delicate beauties are one of the first to make an appearance here in Michigan and for me, they signal the official opening of the Spring photography season. Having photographed…
February 28, 2020

Ecuador Photo Tour Trip Report 2019

Ecuador – Wow what a great trip! We’ve been on the go since this trip and are finally home for a bit and wanted to share the highlights of our recent Birds of Ecuador Photo Tour.  It is such a pleasure to visit and photograph in such a subject rich environment. We fined tuned our…
February 17, 2020

Two Free Webinars

I will be teaching two webinars for The North American Nature Photography Association this March. Unlike most of their webinars which are open to members only, they have agreed to open these two up to the general public. But space is limited and you must register early to get a spot. The first “Caught in…
November 24, 2019

NEWFOUNDLAND PHOTO TOUR TRIP REPORT

Ah! Newfoundland. This island is affectionately known by locals as “the rock”.  With amazing wildlife spectacles and rugged beauty of the landscape, this is one of our favorite destinations in North America. This year, we led two back to back trips, and they did not disappoint.  Like most of North America, spring was running behind…
June 14, 2019

An Unexpected Family – Sandhill Cranes raise baby goose

This spring, here in Michigan, something quite unexpected happened. It started out as it always does in early April with the sandhill cranes preparing their nest.  A week later, they laid their first egg then a second egg appeared.  The devoted parents incubated both eggs and in early May the first egg hatched. This is…
March 19, 2019

Monarch Photo Tour Trip Report 2019

Wow! What a trip! We just got back from the mountains of Mexico where we spent time enjoying and photographing millions of Monarch butterflies! These are the Monarchs that flew from our yards last fall, traveling 3000+ miles, to overwinter in Mexico before returning north this spring to lay eggs and pass the baton to…
March 16, 2019

Photographing Silhouettes Ebook

Get your free copy Nicole and I are excited to release our all new free ebook “Creating Silhouettes” In this book we cover everything from finding subjects and situations that make great silhouette photographs, to how to meter and process your silhouette images. You can get your free copy at this link: “Creating Silhouettes” Good…
February 23, 2019

Photographing a Parrot Clay Lick

Amazon parrot clay lick No trip to the Amazon would be complete without a visit to a clay lick. On our last trip to Ecuador we did just that and it was so cool.  I had no idea that this sort of thing took place and even just hearing about it, it was hard to imagine. The story is…
February 16, 2019

Ecuador Photo Tour Trip Report 2018

Ecuador Photo Tour Ah Ecuador! From the cloud forest of the Tandayapa Valley to the foothills of Sumaco Volcano and into the depth of the Amazon, this was a fun trip! Seven intrepid travelers joined us for the main part of this adventure, while five continued on with us for the extension into the Amazon.…
February 1, 2019

Winter Photography

Not sure if you have noticed it or not, but the weather around here lately has been, well… a bit challenging. Super cold and a bit of snow. This is when a lot of nature photographers move inside, stop shooting and work on images or do some other indoor tasks – big mistake! I would…