Occasionally, an aspiring (or frustrated) photographer will ask for my advice about which new camera body or lens to buy. My first response is with a question: “Why do you want to buy a new lens (or body, or flash, or tripod, etc.)?”Most of the time the answer is some form of “I want to […]
Autumn is my favorite time of year. Of course there is the changing color of leaves for the landscape photographer. For the wildlife photographer, autumn creates a sense of urgency with many species that offers, if not unique photo ops, at least more chances to photograph animals as they prepare for winter. As I write […]
I don’t pretend to understand the full extent of the importance of the horse to the Navajo culture. What I have learned, however, is that the horse has been an integral part of the Navajo culture for centuries. Even today, the Navajo horse is important and can be seen throughout Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. […]
I am pleased to report that my photo BLAST OFF! was awarded First Prize in the Outdoor Photographer Magazine’s 4th annual Great Outdoors photo contest. The image captured a sunrise blast off of a huge flock of snow geese at Bosque del Apache in New Mexico. Technical details: Tripod mounted Canon 7D with Canon EF […]
Shooting wildlife is a thrilling endeavor. It’s hard work, can involve travel to remote locations, and sometimes requires braving the elements. And yet, even on a bad day, it is thrilling. The ultimate thrill is when everything comes together to procude a high quality artistic image of the creature engaged its natural behavior in its […]
It’s April 15th. Not only is it tax day but it is also my first opportunity to shoot greater prairie chickens. It’s spring in Nebraska (I use that term loosely as at sunrise it was 27 degrees F with a 25 mph wind out of the north and very overcast). The main event is the […]
I just finished my 2013 Southwest Florida birding and photography trip. February is nesting and mating season so the birds are active and decked out in breeding plumage making for great photo ops. Some chicks, such as great blue herons and anhingas, have already hatched. It’s a great time of year. I’vebeen shooting in Florida […]
This shot speaks for moms everywhere who would just like a short nap. Great horned owl and owlets – SW Florida. See more bird images from a recent shoot in SW Florida at Scenic Aperture.