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Getting High Quality Bird and Other Wildlife Behavior Shots
by Ofer Levy | October 02, 2014
For more than 30 years, I’ve photographed birds and other wildlife. Recently, I’ve put most of my efforts into capturing images of birds and other wildlife depicting their behavior. It’s not easy, but not beyond the reach of those who dedicate the required time and effort. The digital revolution and mind-blowing improvements in cameras, lenses and other accessories during the past decade have made it possible to get action and behavior bird photos like never before. Continue reading »
Avoiding Black Backgrounds for Macro Photography
by Greg Basco | October 02, 2014
Using black backgrounds is a divisive issue in nature photography; people tend either to love them or hate them. I’m more selective. I quite like black backgrounds for nocturnal animals as they give a totally natural look. I’ve had people tell me, for instance, that they prefer red-eyed tree frog photos with natural light and green forest backgrounds because they look more “natural.” Since red-eyed tree frogs, like most nocturnal frogs, are curled up asleep under a leaf during the day, this statement makes little sense to me. Continue reading »
7 Lessons Learned from a Pro Photographer's First Underwater Experience
by Hunter McRae | September 03, 2014
Disclaimer: I am not a professional underwater photographer. Like most of you, I have seen incredible underwater photography and wondered how in the world pros create such astonishing images. I am, however, a professional photojournalist (currently specializing in editorial, weddings, corporate events, and family portraits) with a never-ending curiosity and desire to expand my skills. Continue reading »