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Dan Havlik  |  Jun 25, 2018  |  0 comments

The amazing video below by photographer Mark Smith is almost like a National Geographic tour of an entire ecosystem. In this case, it’s the Hood Canal, which is sandwiched between Seattle and the Olympic National Forest in Washington state and “attracts a wide variety of impressive animals,” as Smith puts it. And he will photograph many of them, including, most impressively, soaring and fighting eagles who will battle each other for fresh fish.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 05, 2018  |  0 comments

When most photographers anticipate perfect weather for shooting outdoors, they’re hoping for a balmy windless day, soft golden light, and a few billowing clouds in the sky. But not intrepid landscape pro Thomas Heaton, who has a totally different take on what constitutes fun and optimum photo opportunities in the great outdoors.

Jim Zuckerman  |  Jul 21, 2014  |  2 comments

Photography gives us the ability to freeze moments in time that are impossible for the human eye to see. The collision of a drop of water with a pool of water is an event that is intriguing to see, and without the aid of a camera and flash it would be impossible to study, appreciate and admire.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Landscape shooters tend to be among the most stalwart of photographers, often carrying heavy tripods, and backpacks bulging with cameras, lenses, and other gear, on long treks into the backcountry. In the video below, a British pro reveals what he considers to be “the best accessories for landscape photography.”

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Some of you may remember Tom Anderson (AKA MySpace Tom), the Founder of MySpace who sold his social network to Rupert Murdock back in 2005 for a cool $580 million. Ever since, Anderson’s motto is “stop working and start playing” and he’s done that by pursuing a passion for photography.

Tom Shu  |  Aug 03, 2020  |  0 comments

The Rule of Thirds is a very helpful compositional guideline that is a great reference point for beginner photographers or seasoned professionals. As with any photography rule, they really are meant to be broken, so take this as more of a general guideline than a defined rule.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 01, 2020  |  0 comments

We've all felt this way as photographers. You start off knowing very little about photography but then with some instruction, some practice, and some simple trial and error, you start to see improvement. You may even see dramatic improvement with your photos. 

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Gerrit Vyn is a Portland-based wildlife photographer with a deep commitment to conservation, and he pursues his passion by making intimate photographs of the animals that share our fragile planet. While Vyn has photographed a myriad of species, his images of birds are particularly compelling.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried photographing birds in flight, you know this is one of the most difficult challenges in nature photography. But in the quick video below, you’ll learn everything you need to know for capturing fantastic photos of our flying featured friends.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried your hand at photographing birds, you know that our feathered friends can be elusive and very difficult to capture. In this tutorial you’ll learn 10 simple tips and tricks for shooting great photos of birds at the beach.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Capturing sharp, well-composed images of birds in flight can be a real challenge, even for experienced wildlife photographers. Fortunately, you can greatly increase your odds of success by watching the following tutorial from our friends Tony and Chelsea Northrup.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2017  |  0 comments

The winners of the 3rd annual 2016 International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILPOY) competition have been announced and all of them capture nature at its very best. The contest is a celebration of the most imaginative, artistic and inspirational landscape images of the past year, and will result in a commemorative book that will be available shortly, featuring the top 101 images of the competition.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Once the temperature drops, and flowers and insects disappear, many avid macro photographers stow their close-up gear until the coming of spring. But as you’ll see in the video below, winter is actually a great time to capture creative macro photos if you know what to look for and how to get the shot.

Josh Miller  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  0 comments

While most photographers are packing their gear away for winter, an increasing number are finding winter to be their favorite season for photography. Photographers willing to brave the cold often find popular locations deserted, dramatic light, and fresh snow that makes scenes come alive. Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a destination like Yellowstone, Alaska, or Yosemite, or something closer to home, winter is a great time to get to know these locations in a much more intimate way and at slower pace. Here are nine reasons why winter is the best season to go out and shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Millions of people from across the globe visit Yosemite every year, many of whom are photographers eager to capture the natural splendors that California’s national park has to offer. And when the stars align for two weeks in February to light up Horsetail Fall, a spectacular event occurs, making the water look like lava flowing from a volcano.

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