Spring and summer means bees, insects, bright petals and leaves, rocks and shells on the beach, and the list goes on. Many tips, articles (including mine) recommend using a tripod for a variety of reasons and benefits which we’ll summarize below. There are also times when a tripod may not be needed to photograph the […]
Spring has sprung bringing green grasses, rain showers, perennial flowers, beautiful bees and butterflies. Butterflies brighten our day and our photographs with delicate wings, features and colors that range from soft to vibrant. Similar to other insects but with a bit larger size, getting photographs takes practice and a lot of patience. by Trevor Grant […]
The Magnificent Snowy Owl. Tundra’s Ghost. The Ghost Owl. These are a few of the names that are used interchangeably when referring to one of the most beautiful birds in the world. This elusive owl is on many birder and photographer’s life list. When you’re fortunate to have one photographic moment with this big beauty, […]
When photographing wildlife, we typically have a few seconds to ‘get the shot’ of that bird, bear, deer, common or rare animal. Our beautiful subjects don’t often move to the perfect pose or perfect setting and hold the position while we snap away. We have to think quickly on our feet. But what makes a great wildlife shot and who determines if it is great or not? Let’s answer the 2nd part first. You do. However, if you’re not happy with the image, that doesn’t mean it’s not a great image. It may be as simple as it didn’t turn out the way you planned. Asking for other’s opinions may confirm your instinct or make you reconsider another image that you had discarded as just ‘okay.’
When we get to plan our vacations around photography, life gets a little bit better. Now combine your photography passion with an epic destination like Costa Rica led by seasoned, acclaimed global photographers. Add another element – building a few new “PFFs” (Photography Friends Forever) from multiple countries. And lastly, toss in a plethora of diverse, creative images plus new skills to your personal portfolio. This magical combination is what you can and should expect when you select the right workshop for your needs. You’ll find experienced instructors who readily offer relevant suggestions and hands-on coaching from camera settings to post processing.
Birds, birds, birds. For those of us who love our birds, it’s not uncommon for us to hear, “I saw a bird yesterday and it looked like…, do you know what kind it was?” The hobby of birding is one of the fastest growing hobbies. Facebook pages, books, birding field guides, movies continue to generate an interest and it leads to more photographers delving into bird photography. In this post we will look at 4 basic bird photography fundamentals that will help you leave the field with some great shots to work with. 1) Think Big! 2) The Right Equipment (does not mean the most expensive equipment!) 3) Effective Techniques & Use of Settings and 4) Understanding their Behavior – Go Where They Go.