Category Archives: Photography Skills

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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My View: Wildlife Photography Culture

Decades ago in the fall, while on a photo safari in Yellowstone, I came across a group of wildlife photographers at a pullout in Willow Flats, just south of Swan Flats.  This was the best prime moose area (pre-1989 forest … Continue reading

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The First 15 Seconds

People are slow, and photographers seem to be slower.  Slow to identify a subject, slow to stop and explore, slow to retrieve their tripod, slow to anticipate exposure changes, and most importantly – slow to start shooting.  There have been … Continue reading

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What Do I See?

More than a quarter century ago I was a senior at Brigham Young University, trying to finish up the business and accounting classes I needed for my degree in Business Management.  I enjoyed the economics classes the most, where we … Continue reading

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The Mittens – Shooting and Processing for Effect

Photoshop is a remarkable program.  It allows us mere mortals to recreate the images we actually envision in the field.  My last post was about my photo safari to southern Utah, and shows a number of images.  One that has … Continue reading

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Foreground Objects in Landscapes

There are lots of different technical skills that can be applied in landscape photography to improve the look and feel of an image: one of those skills is using Foreground Objects (FG-Objects) in your composition.  FG-Objects give your eye a … Continue reading

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