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Travel
Avoiding the Tourist Trap
by F.M. Kearney | June 7, 2016

Copyright F.M. KearneyVacations are a great way to get away and de-stress. However, I often find myself stressing even more. With only a limited amount of time, I’m always worried about getting the shot. Where are the best locations? When and where does the sun set and/or rise? How can I best secure my equipment i...

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Travel
2015 New Mexico Trip Report
by Nikhil Bahl | May 26, 2016

Copyright Martha MyersEvery workshop leader has their favorite locations. Like so many locations I visit repeatedly, New Mexico has offered something different every time. Whether it is Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge or White Sands National Monument, a new surprise always awaits. One of the main reasons t...

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Editorial
Be Careful What You Wish For
by F.M. Kearney | March 10, 2016

Copyright F.M. KearneyLiving in New York City (or any other large metropolitan area) and choosing to pursue a career in nature photography can sometimes be an uphill battle. Local parks and botanical gardens are fine for floral portraits and intimate landscapes, but if you ever desire to capture anything resembling...

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Editorial
Northern Elephant Seals
by Kathy Parker | February 23, 2016

Copyright Kathy ParkerImagine nearly 20,000 tons of northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), stretched cheek to jowl on a 10 km (6 mile) stretch of beach. That’s what I saw during the breeding season at Piedras Blancas, on the central California coast, early last year. Each adult male seal weighs up to 22...

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Techniques
Capturing Motion in Birds
by Nikhil Bahl | January 22, 2016

Copyright Nikhil BahlUsing a longer exposure to capture motion is very common when photographing waterfalls, although, this technique is not used as often when photographing birds. After repeatedly photographing a species, using this technique allows me to create different images from the ones I have already capture...

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Editorial
Visualize and Prepare
by Juan Pons | October 1, 2015

Copyright Juan PonsIt is often said that great photos are made, not taken. This can be interpreted in many ways, but to me this means that great images are the result of some forethought, planning and skill. Yes we all get lucky from time to time and “take” a great image without much thought, but in or...

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Opinions
RAW Perfection – Get in the Zone!
by Greg Basco | July 31, 2015

Copyright Greg BascoThose of you who follow my blog and/or have traveled with me on a photo tour here in Costa Rica know that I strive to capture the best RAW file possible and that I consider only a perfect (or near perfect!) RAW file to be a full success in my own photography. I don’t pretend that every photogr...

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Techniques
The 4 Angles of Success
by Steven Blandin | June 22, 2015

When teaching photography workshops, I often get asked to discuss the most impactful techniques needed to create excellent wildlife photography. I often tell them about the four angles of success: a triangulation of the sun angle, height angle, head angle and background angle.

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