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Tom Brown Jr. is a Must Read for Wildlife Photographers

In your wildest dreams, would you think it possible to track an ant across pavement? How much can you learn from an animal track? When the animal made it? How large the animal was? How fast it was moving? If it was male or female? How it was feeling-...

Experiential Education-Learning Nature Photography the Hard Way

 As a self taught wildlife and nature photographer, I find the learning curve steep at times-but I also find that I retain the lessons I learn far better than I would retain abstract concepts I only read about. That said-I am still human and sometim...

Tips for Close Wildlife Viewing and Photography Part 4

So, I've talked about sound, sight, and smell in the first 3 entries of this series; now the last wildlife sense to get past (taste and touch won't be covered), and the toughest in my opinion-what I call their sixth, or even their emotional sense.It'...

Tips for Close Wildlife Viewing and Photography Part 3

There have been times when I had not planned to be taking any photos while outdoors, yet tried to sneak up on wildlife while wearing deodorant and clothing smelling of fabric softener-it does not usually work too well, as all animals within a mile of...

Tips for Close Wildlife Viewing and Photography Part 3

There have been times when I had not planned to be taking any photos while outdoors, yet tried to sneak up on wildlife while wearing deodorant and clothing smelling of fabric softener-it does not usually work too well, as all animals within a mile of...

Tips for Close Wildlife viewing and Photography Part 2

The bobcat is in your viewfinder as you smoothly and quietly adjust the manual focus on the lens, when suddenly a mosquito large enough to be a lost flying monkey from the Wizard of Oz bites the sensitive section of your upper ear, causing you to inv...

Tips for Close Wildlife viewing and Photography Part 2

The bobcat is in your viewfinder as you smoothly and quietly adjust the manual focus on the lens, when suddenly a mosquito large enough to be a lost flying monkey from the Wizard of Oz bites the sensitive section of your upper ear, causing you to inv...

Tips for Close Wildlife Viewing and Photography Part 1

Anyone familiar with wildlife photography or hiking, hunting or other outdoor sport knows that it can be difficult to sneak up on wildlife in their habitat. It is quite complicated, with many variables to account for. And while the occasional lucky s...

Intro to Concentric Rings in Nature Photography

While living in Florida I was lucky enough to beoutside most days and nights, allowing amplephoto subjects, especially since I was in a very remote section of the Everglades where most wildlife had no fear of people. One of my favorite was the local...

5 Tips For Great Nature Photos

Though I feel most of my best work comes from long excursions in the wilds, there are times when long trips are just not feasible. For such times, when I have the urge to shoot, but lack the time, I search closer to home. There are many opportunities...

5 Tips For Great Nature Photos

Though I feel most of my best work comes from long excursions in the wilds, there are times when long trips are just not feasible. For such times, when I have the urge to shoot, but lack the time, I search closer to home. There are many opportunities...


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