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PHOTOGRAPHING HUMMINGBIRDS

Here in Michigan August is the absolute best time of the year to photograph the jewels of the bird world; hummingbirds. At this time of year the young have fledged and hummingbirds are feeding constantly as they put on weight for their journey south. Virtually all of my hummingbird photography takes place around feeders. I…
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FINDING FOX DENS

    A late winter project that I like to do is to try and locate fox dens, which I can return to and photograph after the pups are born. This time of year the female fox is in a maternal state of mind. During the course of her daily travels she will often visit…
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GETTING ORGANIZED PART 3

After I have edited and rated the images it is time to rename and color correct. I shoot Nikon so my camera names each file with DSC and a 4 digit number ie DSC_1234. Which for many people would work fine, but if you shoot much eventually you are going to hit DSC_9999 and roll…
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Getting Organized Part 2

The next step is editing and rating. You should do both, ruthlessly! I do this in Adobe Bridge and will soon be switching over to Lightroom. Everyone should edit, the longer you shoot the more ruthless you become. But my rule is if I would not send it to my agent and I would never…
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GETTING ORGANIZED

  Happy New Year! If you are like many photographers it is very likely that one of your new year’s resolutions is to get your image files organized. So, for this next series of posts that is what I am going to write about. The fancy buzz word for this process is digital asset management…
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LATE OCTOBER WHITE-TAILED DEER PHOTOGRAPHY

The rut is on, at least in the northern half of the US. This is an excellent time to get outside and photograph whitetail deer. At this time of year the males look their very best, with beautiful new coats, nice polished antlers, and necks swollen with the rut. They also have other things on…
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KNOW YOUR SUBJECT

Whenever I am teaching nature photography one of the things I really emphasize is that, in order to be a better photographer it really helps to be a better naturalist. The more you know about your subject the more likely you are to be able to predict its whereabouts and actions. The images you see here…
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Spring in the Northwoods Participant Images

Hello everyone, I have had a very busy summer so far! This is always such a crazy time for me with art shows and all the other summer things going on. Just wanted to take a quick second to share a link to two galleries showcasing some of the images that were made by the participants of…
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NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I started a facebook page. I plan on using it to keep everyone informed of my schedule, post images, photo tips, and other general information. If you use facebook please “like it” using the link at the top of this page so you will get the…
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THE GEEK AND THE ARTIST

One of the things I love about photography is it appeals to both the geek and the artist in all of us. On the geek side you have the technical considerations of making an image; the f-stops, shutter speeds, depth of field, histograms, dynamic range, and that hyperfocal distance stuff that we must all master…
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