Common yet Workable

This is something I hear and see a lot. Photographers going after the rare subjects and ignoring the common ones. While I understand it and will openly admit that I too get excited when there is a sighting of a rare bird, you can’t forget about those common ones. Because even if it is a […]

March 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on Common yet Workable

A New Species for the Files!

I was very excited about this opportunity! Burrowing Owls can be found pretty widespread across North America but one of the largest populations can be found in Florida. It is actually quite common for Burrowing Owls to nest in front and backyards of people’s houses or in vacant lots around housing areas. As the name […]

March 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on A New Species for the Files!

Color Contrast

Color Contrast can be seen in every photograph and it is an important element to composition. Some images are more dramatic in this regard then others but even a little bit can be powerful. When working with white birds, like this Snowy Egret, every image shows a dramatic difference because there aren’t that many natural […]

March 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Color Contrast

How to Work with Multiple Subjects

This is something that can cause a lot of confusion when you’re out shooting. You see this great scenario where there are subjects everywhere and you have to figure out which one to focus on. You try and try and each time it just doesn’t quite work because there are too many other subjects getting […]

March 17th, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Work with Multiple Subjects

Gesture

Gesture is a key part of photography. When it comes to wildlife gesture is important for helping the audience connect with the subject. Whether it’s a dramatic pose or a funny one, everything look, stance, and direction is important to be aware of. This Forster’s Tern was photographed with the D5 and 600 f/4 while […]

March 16th, 2017 | Comments Off on Gesture

Spring means Birds!

While it is still quite cold up north the annual spring migration has begun in many areas with different species of shorebirds, song birds and raptors moving through North America. Depending on what you are going after while drastically change where you go but this is a good time to start doing your homework so […]

March 15th, 2017 | Comments Off on Spring means Birds!

Winter Has Come and Gone

Another winter has come and gone making way for Spring. The snow will be melting and the short, cold days will be replaced with long warm evenings. What does this mean for photography? Well the frosty mornings will be swapped out for even earlier sunrises, beautiful green landscapes, nesting birds and of course spring fishing. […]

March 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Winter Has Come and Gone

A Little Walk Around Town

Architectural and street photography have never been main suits but that’s partly because I have never spent a lot of time doing either. Some people absolutely love it and are really good at it. Like all forms of photography, both come down to light and composition. When I do go out to do this kind […]

March 10th, 2017 | Comments Off on A Little Walk Around Town

Keeping the Diversity Together

If there are two animals that really sum up “the plains” it’s the Bison and the Pronghorn. These are true plains mammals. Both were hunted for their hides and meat and at one point were on the edge from being over hunted. Today both can be witnessed throughout the west. Photographically these two mammals couldn’t […]

March 9th, 2017 | Comments Off on Keeping the Diversity Together

The Right White Balance

So I know right off the bat that this post may or may not be well liked because of the title but it came up recently so it seemed like a good learning experience to write about. What’s the right white balance? Notice I said right not best. There is no such thing as best. […]

March 8th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Right White Balance