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Shoot Outside the Box

Wednesday, 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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Distilling the Scene

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Distilling the Scene

One of the differences between snap-shots and great photographs is what is NOT included in the frame. New photographers tend to include everything they see in their pictures, while experienced photographers are more deliberate about their composition. I don’t mean that experienced photographers always think about the rule of thirds or leading lines, but they […]

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Rick’s Quick Tips: Know the subject

Monday, November 23, 2009

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Rick’s Quick Tips: Know the subject

I regularly talk about how knowing something about your subject makes the photographic process much more enjoyable. Here is an example of what I’m talking about. Take a look at the left wing of the Atlas Moth on the left. Do you see anything that may deter a bird from swooping down and eating this […]

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Respect wildlife

Monday, November 23, 2009

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Respect wildlife

No image, no matter how good, unique or special it may be, is worth stressing, endangering or otherwise harming wildlife. As wildlife photographers, we all need to be advocates for wildlife, after all, if we who love to photograph them, are not, who will? As wildlife photographers we need to set the example for others, […]

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Connecting with your subject

Monday, November 23, 2009

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Connecting with your subject

The most compelling photos are those that create a connection between your subject and your viewer. This not only applies to wildlife photography, but just about every other type, such as portrait, wedding, human interest, travel, Photojournalism, etc. As the old cliché goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”, so […]

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