Wildlife

Big Game Woes

When it comes to the vertical composition and big game the question most often asked is where do you crop into the subject? Shoulders, neck line, legs, you really have to be careful what you include and what you don’t because it can really look odd if you aren’t. For instance, just like with a […]

October 25th, 2017 | Comments Off on Big Game Woes

Fall Fur Coats are Almost Here!

It’s getting close to that time of the year when all the big game get their full luscious fur coats back. With the drop in temperatures that surely are coming next month, big game like Bighorn Sheep, Elk, Deer and Bison, will are start looking bigger and more romantic thanks to that winter coat. For […]

September 8th, 2017 | Comments Off on Fall Fur Coats are Almost Here!

The Humor with Critters

There is always an element of humor when it comes to wildlife because as a human we try to humanize everything that we see. Every critter is unique and has its own characteristics which we identify with human emotions. Sometimes this can be a great thing because it forces us to be more engaged with […]

July 14th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Humor with Critters

Dealing with the Background

Belted Kingfisher’s are a common North American bird species but despite that they are among the most annoying subjects to try and get a clean shot of. They are found by rivers, streams, ponds and lakes. Their primary food supply is tiny fish that they dive for. Surprisingly they nest in tunnels along the shoreline […]

July 12th, 2017 | Comments Off on Dealing with the Background

A Little Color Is All It Takes

Working up in the arctic the one photo you want to make sure you walk away with has ice in it. In Hudson Bay, everyday the ice would be somewhere else. The wind and tide is constantly keeping the icebergs moving so they never are in the same place twice. As a result, there are […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on A Little Color Is All It Takes

Wildlife Can Be Funny

Birds aren’t the only critters to work with in Churchill. We were constantly on the lookout for foxes, wolves, beluga’s and of course Arctic Hares. We saw over a dozen individuals, mostly crossing the road which they so often do. One individual came out at sunset and was quite cooperative. As the sun was getting […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Wildlife Can Be Funny

Little White Jets

If you’ve ever spent much time around the ocean or the beach then at some point you’ve probably seen one member of the Tern family. There are seventeen types of terns in North America including natives and vagrants. They have great agility in the air and can travel long distances during migration. The Arctic Tern, […]

June 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on Little White Jets

Working a Nest

Nests can be a lot of fun to work because they provide a very unique window into the life of birds. Each one is different, each bird has a different way of protecting their own nest and the amount of time you can spend at each site varies. While watching nesting birds can be a […]

June 20th, 2017 | Comments Off on Working a Nest

The Shooting Perspective

Every shooting experience tells a different story. Each one has a subject and then a bunch of supporting details. With every decision, as a photographer, you make will change the story in the final photograph. When it comes to working with wildlife, things like the foreground and background make a dramatic difference in showing the […]

June 19th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Shooting Perspective

Meet Jim Bob

No that’s not his actual name, it’s a phrase Dad came up with, but it fits this particular species pretty darn well. The Willow Ptarmigan can only be found in the most northern parts of North America. They turn white in winter and brown in summer. They blend in really well with their habitat except […]

June 14th, 2017 | Comments Off on Meet Jim Bob