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For many people, the opportunity to observe and photograph the beauty and behavior of animals like wolves, raptors, and big cats in the wild is limited by many factors, including the scarcity of these animals and the need for massive
(Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome this guest post from Matt Fey of PrintingCenterUSA. Matt writes for PrintingCenterUSA’s blog and social channels. In his free time, he enjoys taking photos while out and about in the backcountry of Montana. Whether
In celebration of today being National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, the Adobe Lightroom team has partnered with photographer duo JUCO to give spcaLA‘s shelter pets a total photo makeover as a part of a project titled “Picture Me Rescued.”
Working with animals can be the ultimate exercise in patience. They cannot take direction like a human model. Be patient and remember you are on the pet’s time.
In July, Photofocus made some changes to our Photographer of the Day feature. In addition to our regular architecture, beauty, outdoor and street categories, we added a “flex” category that changes every month. In July, we highlighted architectural images, and
There are places that can be too difficult to stay with a camera and shoot, there are events that are too dangerous to be around when they occur, and there are animals that are too shy of humans to ever get near to photograph. This is when photographers turn to using Photo or Camera Traps, a way to capture these types of images or video from a distance by remote control.
In part 1 of this series, I covered the fundamentals of creating a simple remote camera trap. Now that you have that skill in your proverbial photography toolbox, let’s talk about more advanced setups and how to use the Platypod to support multi-light nighttime photo traps and remote video capture.
Go out into the great outdoors. Find a place that animals like to hang out when people aren’t around. Set up your camera to automatically a photo of them when they do show up. Leave it there. Come back tomorrow and see if you got any shots. Repeat it all over again until you get the shots you need. Welcome to Remote Camera Traps!
In previous articles I’ve shared the different ways I’ve used Platypods in my photography. Possibly one of the best uses I have found is in helping set up a successful remote camera trap. The Platypod adds flexibility to the placement of your camera and lighting equipment that can make your trapping endeavors much more likely to pay off with great images.
Spring is a busy time for wildlife photographers, chock full of photo opportunities. I’m lucky to live in an area that is on a major migratory flyway for birds and butterflies, as well as a year-round home to loads of
Getting sharp, pinpoint stars for a starry sky or the Milky Way may be the hardest part of night photography. However, I’ll try and make it methodical and easy. I’ll discuss seven methods. 1. Focusing on a distant object during
When you’re starting out with photography and have just decided to get your first camera, you’ll most likely be using a kit lens — or the lens that initially comes with your camera — for a while. This lens typically
Not so long ago, we shared some tips on how to draw inspiration from movies to improve your cinematic photography. Today, we’d like to add more to that with some insights from Oklahoma-based cinematographer Spenser Sakurai. In the video above,
Just like with sports, if you don’t train then you won’t perform very well. Is this another article about keeping inspired during Covid-19? Not quite, but it is about keeping in practice. Keep training You need to keep your eye
Be sure to join us today, March 3, 2021, for the first episode of our new webinar, Intelligent Assist! This month, Rich Harrington will be joined by Richard Kerris, General Manager, Media and Entertainment at NVIDIA. They’ll discuss the prevalence
Looking to create awesome visuals for your social media feed? Here’s how to use negative space like a boss!
I was recently asked during a mentoring session what my main go-to’s are in the studio for portrait photoshoots. When you are starting out, these are some fairly serious questions. I feel I can’t live without these tools, and wish
B&H has some great deals this week on cameras, lenses and more. Below are some of our favorites; you can see all the deals at bhphotovideo.com. Cameras and lenses Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD for Sony E: $499; savings
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