Widgeon Flap Copyright Scott Bourne

As well-known nature photographer John Shaw says, “To become a better photographer, become a better naturalist.” It’s just common sense. The more you learn about your subject, the better prepared you’ll be to capture compelling images. This applies to all forms of photography but in this post I’ll specifically discuss wildlife as the subject. There […]

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I think I know the hardest thing about photography… (At least for me) It’s judging my own work. I’ve been a print competition judge at a national and regional level. I’ve done image critiques in paid workshops and online. I’ve judged more than 50 online photo contests. When I am looking at YOUR work, I […]

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On my last trip to Alaska we had some great sunsets and on the day I made this image we had a beautiful orange glow in the sky. I saw this Coast Guard supply ship in the distance and I realized that it was going to pass right under the sun. I also saw a […]

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I realize I am in the minority when I say that I generally see no need for super high-resolution cameras like the Nikon D810, the Canon 5DS R and similar bodies with full-frame sensors boasting crazy high pixel counts. It just doesn’t make sense on paper. The more pixels you cram on a sensor, the […]

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We’re wondering what your thoughts are on Mirrorless cameras. This Post Sponsored by: Perfectly Clear for Photoshop or Lightroom is all about saving you time so you can focus on doing what you love best. Get a free trial of the award winning plug-in here. The HDR Learning Center. Check out new ways to use High Dynamic Range photography […]

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(This is what the match needle metering system looked like in the old Nikkormat cameras.) As we all get a chance to turn the page and start fresh, I am reminded of the first lesson my first photography teacher (a man named Jack Russell) taught me. He was a photojournalist who worked for a big […]

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(Please note – my gear reviews aren’t based on pixel peeping or measurebeating. I simply use a piece of gear in real-world shooting situations the way I would use any piece of gear and then write down my impressions. There are plenty of places to do all the side-by-side image comparisons. This post will simply be […]

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