Wildlife

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Planning your Purchases

It’s been one heck of a shopping weekend with deals coming at you left and right. There isn’t much out there that you can’t get a deal on right now. While we are coming to the end of Cyber Monday there is still plenty out there to purchase. While it can be nice to get […]

November 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Planning your Purchases
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Gesture Tells the Story

Birds are really fun creatures to work with because no two are ever the same. They don’t look nor behave the exact same as another. At times they can be very frustrating to work with and others an absolute delight. But in order to capture the correct biology of each species, gesture is a very […]

November 10th, 2016 | Comments Off on Gesture Tells the Story
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The Plain of Focus

One of the first lessons that we went over in Texas while working with shorebirds is the plain of focus. Over half of the images you see out there of shorebirds are taken while using a tripod. By using a tripod you are above the bird and thus looking down on the subject. The result […]

November 9th, 2016 | Comments Off on The Plain of Focus
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Great Start to Birding in Texas

I’m down in Texas working with Dad and his group photograph migratory shore birds and it’s off to a great start! The big hit yesterday was the Sanderling’s. These wicked fast little birds are just cute as can be and are a ton of fun to work with. They migrate down to the Gulf Coast […]

November 7th, 2016 | Comments Off on Great Start to Birding in Texas
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Photographing Birds

Since yesterday I talked about Mammals today seemed perfect for birds. I truly love photographing birds because they provided a unique challenge that Mammals don’t. Birds don’t hold still. Granted most mammals tend to move around a lot but not like birds. Birds seem to be notorious for going to the one branch you don’t […]

July 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on Photographing Birds
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Photographing Mammals

I’m very fortunate to be back at Photoshop World teaching again on the Expo floor. My class is Thursday and it covers a multitude of things including Wildlife, Landscape, Aviation and if there’s time a little bit more. Why so much in one class? Well I’ve done a lot and thus can talk about a […]

July 20th, 2016 | Comments Off on Photographing Mammals
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A New Species for the Files

If there is one lesson that you never want to learn the hard way it’s to always have a camera with you. Now I’ve blogged a lot over the last couple of years about my adventures fly fishing but it wasn’t until this year that I’ve found more value to those adventures then just the […]

July 11th, 2016 | Comments Off on A New Species for the Files
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Different Values of Light

As we all know light plays a key role in our photographs. The value of light and where the light is having the most impact in each composition can change the entire story. When I started working this Dipper nest I noted one very key element, where the light came up. The light made a […]

June 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Different Values of Light
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One of My Favorite Birds

The American Dipper is an amazing species that demonstrates the evolution of survival. This bird which is no bigger then a softball lives along streams and rivers and eats mainly aquatic insects. It’s dives underwater to catch it’s prey and actually has a special membrane over it’s eyes that allows it to see underwater. It’s […]

June 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on One of My Favorite Birds
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Watch your Surroundings

This is a really important lesson because it is very easy to get sucked into that one subject you’re working with and then forget about everything else around you. While I was photographing the Osprey’s there was a lot else going on. The area where I was had a bunch of ponds and a bunch […]

June 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off on Watch your Surroundings