Wildlife

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The Brightest Spot

It’s been a great a busy week but I ended it on a good note by getting out and shooting some critters. I still feel really rusty and in some ways it shows. I was over at my friends ranch again working on a project for them, and when I was done I decided to […]

August 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off
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Working the Wire

I love when life surprises me. I love it even more when I have my camera in hand. While out working the Madison I stumbled upon a couple of the locals and decided to talk with them for a while. At least as long as they would let me. One of the common species that […]

August 19th, 2014 | Comments Off
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A New albeit common one for the files

Yesterday I talked about going to those old haunts over and over again. Well as I said there is always the chance of improvement and then there is the chance of something new. While I was on the Gallatin I noticed this Spotted Sandpiper, a common bird but one that I have never photographed but […]

July 24th, 2014 | Comments Off
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My 1000th Blog Post!

You know it’s funny how fast time goes by. You start one project never knowing just how far it will go or how long you keep it going and before you know it, a few years have gone by and you’re left wondering where all that time went. Back in 2008 when I first started […]

June 18th, 2014 | Comments Off
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How do you get better Photographing critters?

This seems to be a popular topic and it’s one that I think about often. In reality there is a pretty obvious answer that always seems to get missed. You got to keep going out and trying. That really is the trick with it. Doing homework and finding out where the critters will be increase […]

May 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off
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It’s Spring Time and the Critters are out There

It’s finally Spring and that means that the kids are out. I love this time of the year because there are so many possibilities of photographing parents and their kids doing what they do. It’s a whole other challenge of cpaturing that part of the life cycle without endangering the critter and it’s a very […]

May 20th, 2014 | Comments Off
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Using Snow as a Fill Light

When it comes to Wildlife photography there isn’t always an option when it comes to lighting the subject. Often times it’s a matter of holding still and letting the critter do as it pleases. That’s where knowing your biology really comes into play. Knowing what that critter will do and how it will behave can […]

March 24th, 2014 | Comments Off
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Fast Cards are as Important as Fast Bodies

I talk a lot about my travels and especially the shooting adventures from those travels. Well there is one thing that I don’t talk enough about and it is one of the smallest pieces of tech I carry with me in the field and is probably the most important, flash cards. It’s an amazing piece […]

March 21st, 2014 | Comments Off
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Scouting out those Spring Hot Spots

It still amazes me how fast the weather can change here in Montana. After the huge storm that we had last weekend, it almost feels like spring this weekend. All that snow that came in has already melted away in the valley and the grass is starting to show. The flocks of Geese are moving […]

March 10th, 2014 | Comments Off
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The Benefits of the Cold Weather

Working with wildlife is about pushing yourself to get out more often and photograph them in their natural element no matter how uncomfortable it might be for you. Keep in mind that those critters are out there just like you are and they don’t have a warm fire to go back to afterwards. One of […]

December 23rd, 2013 | Comments Off