Category Archives: Photography Skills

A Thousand Words – Butterfly Photography

As a wildlife photographer, some subjects are easy (bigger, like bears, eagles, or moose), and others not so much (smaller, like butterflies, lizards, and wildflowers).  While reptiles are pretty active anytime it is warm, butterflies and wildflowers are mostly spring … Continue reading

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2018 Top 25 Favorite Images

What a year!!  I’ve added tens of thousands of images to my stock library this year, but some stand out – at least to me.  The top 25 list is very selective and represents my personal favorites.  I had 8 … Continue reading

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When Wildlife Photography Fails

As a connoisseur of wildlife photography I’ve been disappointed lately by much of what I see online – both in my own images and in others.  It doesn’t take a genius to build up a friend’s list on either Facebook … Continue reading

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Macro Images in the Digital Age

Back in the late 1980’s I was particularly fascinated by macro photography. At that time I was shooting an Olympus OM-4T camera body and my macro lens was a Vivitar 100mm 1:1 lens.  In time I added an Olympus T-28 … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – The Crystal Mill (CO)

If you haven’t photographed the iconic Colorado location, known as The Crystal Mill, then you have missed out on one of western America’s most classic shots. To be honest, I photographed it for the first time last year (2016) as … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – Hiking the Subway (Zion NP)

It’s been a decade or more since I last hiked into the Subway, a curving slot canyon a bit more than 4 miles from the North Creek Trailhead parking lot. Prior to that last hike I had done the journey … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – Last Rays on a Bighorn Ram

For several years shooting in Yellowstone I had trouble finding the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Rams that others seemed to photograph often. I would find sheep on Mt Washburn, sometimes down the mountain at Dunraven Pass, around the Golden Gate, and … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – The Wild Urban San Joaquin Kit Fox

When I lived in southern Utah in the late 1980’s I spent a lot of very early mornings driving out across the Beaver Dam Slope to photograph at the Lytle Ranch Nature Preserve. On nearly every drive I would encounter … Continue reading

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The Process of Amazing Wildlife Photography

The word “process” is defined as: a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.  In wildlife photography the particular end we are seeking is capturing amazing moments – with the word “amazing” defined as: causing great … Continue reading

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My Favorite 25 Wildlife Images of 2015

This is one of my favorite tasks each year, cull through the tens of thousands of images that made it into my stock library from all the photo safaris – and pick my favorites.  If you are a Facebook friend … Continue reading

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