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Favorite Images from my “Winter in Yellowstone” Instructional Photo Workshop

March 4, 2010

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Favorite Images from my “Winter in Yellowstone” Instructional Photo Workshop

As some of you may know, I just completed my 2010 “Winter in Yellowstone” Instructional Photo Workshop. I have to say that I had an amazing group of workshop participants, everyone was so excited to be in Yellowstone and their enthusiasm was definitely contagious. All had the opportunity to make some amazing and dare I […]

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Let Your Photographs Evolve

February 28, 2010

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Let Your Photographs Evolve

Photograph © Rick Sammon – All Rights Reserved Canon EOS 1D Mark II, 100-400mm IS zoom @ 360mm. ISO 320. 1/400th sec. @ f/7.1 I don’t consider myself a wildlife photography expert, but I have taken some nice wildlife photographs over the years. Juan Pons, the co-founder of the Digital Photo Experience, is our resident […]

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After Midnight

February 21, 2010

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After Midnight

Hey Gang, Actually, the title of this post really should be, After Applying the Midnight Filter Effect in Color Efex Pro from Nik Software – but I thought After Midnight was more catchy. No deep tip here. Just the idea of applying the Midnight Filter to one of your photographs. When you do, keep in […]

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Background at the zoo

February 19, 2010

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Background at the zoo

In my last post I talked about shooting through fences and other barriers at the zoo. In this post I want to talk about the backgrounds. Many times a good photograph can be ruined because the photographer failed to pay attention to the background. We get so focused on the subject we fail to notice […]

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Quick Tip on Fill Flash

February 17, 2010

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Quick Tip on Fill Flash

An accessory flash may not come to mind initially as an important tool for wildlife photography, but I never go out on a shoot without one. I recommend that you pack a flash in your gear bag before you next venture into the field. Outdoors, a flash can be used for what’s called daylight fill-in […]

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Shoot Outside the Box

February 17, 2010

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Shoot Outside the Box

I recently had the pleasure of assisting Juan Pons at his “Geese, Swans and Bears” photo workshop in North Carolina. Birds are not a frequent subject of mine, but I always jump at the chance to learn something new. As photographers, we tend to concentrate our efforts on learning one particular type of photography. It […]

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The Path to Greatness is Along with Others

February 16, 2010

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The Path to Greatness is Along with Others

The path to greatness is along with others. – Baltasar Gracion I am kinda big on quotes – because they drive home a point quickly. Lately, I have been having fun matching famous quotes with some of my wildlife pictures – as illustrated here by this picture that I took by the Mara River in […]

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Back to the zoo

February 11, 2010

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Back to the zoo

Last time I talked about shooting at your local zoo and I want to just address something that came up in the comments and in some emails sent to me. You need to check the rules at your local zoo about what can and can’t be done with the photos. I just want to make […]

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Rick’s Quick Tip From A Road Trip #1

February 11, 2010

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Rick’s Quick Tip From A Road Trip #1

Hey Gang, I am starting a new feature here on DEP: Rick’s Quick Tip From A Road Trip. Basically, I’ll share a quick tip while I am on the road – at LGA Airport in this case. Today’s tip: Use the Light Table feature in Keynote to help you arrange your slides, rather than the […]

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Be Ready For The Second Shot

February 9, 2010

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Be Ready For The Second Shot

Last summer I was fortunate to have some unusual visitors to my back yard.  We had a cicada invasion, and the insects were crawling up out of the ground and making their usual racket. Siting in my office, I thought I saw a dog run across the clearing.  On further inspection, it was a Great […]

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