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The first half of my career I spent way more time photographing people than I did wildlife. At the end of my career those two subjects switched places and I spent way more time photographing wildlife. What’s interesting is that I did virtually nothing different when I switched to wildlife. I still used telephoto lenses […]

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Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes Rich Harrington has a special guest this week.  Robert OToole joins us to discuss his migration from commercial photographer to world-renowned nature photographer. Robert was the co-leader for our Alaska trip this year and a fantastic photographer and instructor. Robert O’Toole is […]

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I did a post called – Looking Back – My 12 Favorite Bird Photographs From The Last Decade. It seemed to resonate and some of you asked to see different kinds of shots. It’s been a while since I put much effort into landscape photography so I went back further. Here are my 12 favorite landscape […]

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Circle Scott on Google+ Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances. As a bird photographer, it’s a required skill and the single most valuable thing in my kit. Why? Because I have no choice. Unlike the lovely brides that I used to photograph when I was a wedding photographer, birds don’t take direction […]

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Guest post by My Robert O’Toole – Follow Robert on Twitter Thanks to Scott Bourne for giving me the chance to share my latest macro set up images with you. I hope this post inspires you to get out and try some macro photography. I am a professional nature photographer based in Los Angeles. Over […]

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Before I get into my setups I thought I’d mention the species I photographed in Arizona. I got lots of broad-billed hummingbirds. I happen to think they are the prettiest of the North American species. There were also lots of black-chinned hummingbirds. The most skittish, and the hardest to find and photograph were the magnificent […]

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Executive Summary: Photographing hummingbirds is incredibly hard! The hummingbird is the only bird in the world that can fly backwards. That in and of itself makes me like them. While I’ve photographed many birds, this is my first serious attempt at hummingbird photography. So prior to this expedition to Arizona, I did what I always […]

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