Category: Photo Tips

Photo Tip Friday: Extension tubes they’re not just for macro photography

This portrait of a wild bald eagle was made on the Homer Spit in Alaska. While he was wild he was an eagle that had spent a lot of time in this tourist town and was therefore habituated to the presence of people. A situation I am always on the lookout for. But even with…
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Photo of the Week: Eyelash Viper

This is a beautiful Eyelash Viper on a Heliconia flower. These snakes will often stake out these flowers waiting for an unsuspecting hummingbird to feed on the flower’s nectar. I had a friend hold up a black cloth for the background. Which really celebrates the graphic nature of this composition. Good Luck and Good Light!…
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Photo of the Week: Death in the Tall Grass

  Here is another favorite from my recent trip to Tanzania. This little Gazelle is just a few days old. We were lucky enough to see pretty much this whole hunt from beginning to end. Although we were not in the best position to photograph the final chase, I did get some shots but they…
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Photo Tip Reducing Flare

It is really fun to make dramatic silhouettes like this shot of a red-winged blackbird in song. One of the challenges of making an image like this is dealing with flare. Flare is highlights created by the bright light of the light source reflecting off the elements within your lens. Flare will show up as…
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Photo of the Week: Wood Duck Pair

To be completely honest I never really know how to feel about this image. Sometimes I look at it and I really like it, feeling it is different and unique. Other times I look at it and feel it is a little gaudy and over the top. What is going on in this image is…
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Photo of the Week: Sorting Things Out

I just love when I can get great behavior shots. It is fairly easy to get pleasing portraits of our subjects. But shots like this really tell a story. While it certainly looks intimidating, most of this kind of behavior between wolves is just bluffing and posturing. They have a definite pecking order within the…
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Photo Tip Seeing Double

Here is a fun little shot I made of two frogs in a pond covered in duckweed. The basic theme here is a repetition of the main elements within the image. The two frogs visually play off of one another and become a visual echo of each other. It’s important in a composition like this…
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THE HISTOGRAM A PRIMER

While digital photography has many benefits over old school film photography, I would have to say the histogram is one benefit that’s near the top of my list. I have decided to do a large post about the histogram and why it is such a great tool and more importantly show you how and when…
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Photo of the Week Eye Contact

This image was created in Bosque Del Apache National Park, in New Mexico. I was standing on one of the wildlife viewing platforms when this fellow showed up. I would love to tell you it was only due to my amazing reflexes and skill with the camera that I was able to capture this image,…
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Photo Tip the Viewers Perspective

When I look at this image I remember the day it was made. I remember where I was, who I was with, even what lens I used. I remember how it was one of those magic mornings when everything was still and quiet and perfect. It was the kind of morning where you could stand…
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