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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Copyright Scott Bourne

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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Photo Copyright Scott Bourne

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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niko

(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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birdfeatured

While birds are everywhere, they are also hard to photograph because they are small, fast, nervous and oh yeah – because they can fly. If you can’t find them, you can’t photograph them. So I thought I’d write a post explaining how you might go about finding avian subjects. Great bird subjects inspire great bird […]

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gifts

There are lots of sites publishing lists of inexpensive gifts for photographers. But what about those of you who had a good year and who want to share the love with your favorite photographer? Here’s your list… These five items are high-end gifts that just about any photographer would enjoy. They are priced between $120 […]

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Thanks for all the great questions you’ve been sending in to the Photofocus podcast.  This week Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne tackle some great topics to help photographers. Remember, you can post those questions by sending us a note here at Photofocus. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes.   […]

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