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Beyond Technique Podcast with Christian Vizl | Photofocus Podcast September 19, 2018
Today we chat with award-winning underwater photographer Christian Vizl. We discuss the role of conversation in his underwater work, and...
The Life Cycles Approach to Wildlife Photography – Part 2: Capturing the Complete Picture
Wildlife photography from a life cycle approach not only gives structure and purpose to your photography but also adds to the...
The Life Cycles Approach to Wildlife Photography – Part 1: Learning and Telling the Story
Every chance you have with a wild animal in front of your lens is an opportunity not just to capture...
9 Tips to Put More Life into Your Wildlife Photos
As the (insert amazing wild animal of choice here) steps out of the edge of the woods into view and...
Photographer Featured On New USPS Stamp
Each year the United States Postal Service receives tens of thousands of images to be considered as artwork for new...
Connect with the Wildlife Community to Get The Shot
Over the last year, I have embraced one of Moose Peterson’s big ideas: developing relationships with the people in my...

The Life Cycles Approach to Wildlife Photography – Part 1: Learning and Telling the Story

Every chance you have with a wild animal in front of your lens is an opportunity not just to capture split-second moments of action or behavior, but to also learn more about its life story. The things this creature does daily to survive and thrive in an often harsh world. As photographers, we are storytellers. By telling an animal’s tale through your photography, you reveal one of countless stories being played out as part of a greater whole within the place this animal calls home. Not just the story of an animal, but also a family, a species, an ecosystem, and a planet.

In this article, I’ll share tips on creating wildlife photography through capturing life cycles and histories, all those intimate moments that help define the lives of wild animals. Wildlife photography from a life cycles approach not only gives structure and purpose to your photography, but also adds to the broader knowledge about these creatures, necessary to understand and protect them. Every time you create a wildlife photo, you can help educate others about the general awesomeness that is nature, and the specific awesomeness that is this animal. Pretty cool when you think about it that way! (Have I mentioned I truly love what I do and this is one of the big reasons why! )

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Photographer Featured On New USPS Stamp

Each year the United States Postal Service receives tens of thousands of images to be considered as artwork for new stamps; last year they received more than 40,000 entries, but they chose fewer than 25 to publish. One of this

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Connect with the Wildlife Community to Get The Shot

Over the last year, I have embraced one of Moose Peterson’s big ideas: developing relationships with the people in my community who work with and know the local wildlife. In doing so, one gains better access to wildlife subjects with less trial and error.

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Photographer Featured On New USPS Stamp

Each year the United States Postal Service receives tens of thousands of images to be considered as artwork for new stamps; last year they received more than 40,000 entries, but they chose fewer than 25 to publish. One of this

Read More

Connect with the Wildlife Community to Get The Shot

Over the last year, I have embraced one of Moose Peterson’s big ideas: developing relationships with the people in my community who work with and know the local wildlife. In doing so, one gains better access to wildlife subjects with less trial and error.

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