wildlife

Get Ready to Remote, Part 1: Simple Camera Traps For Wildlife

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.

Gear Review: Atlas Packs ‘Athlete’

Atlas Packs is a new company and they have created a good product. They’ve created backpacks that are extremely comfortable to wear and that carry a lot of weight without

Tips For The Hiking Photographer

Sharing pictures from beautiful places is one of my favorite things to do, especially when I’ve hiked to get there. However, if I suddenly had to choose between never making

Specialty and Style: Why They are Important for Your Photos

Style and specialty are frequent topics I’m asked about while teaching photography, and some of the hardest areas in which to give easy answers. While I have always taken these questions seriously, answering them feels like tap-dancing through a minefield. Specialty and style are uniquely personal to each artist; concepts that emerge through an individual’s interests, personality, and experiences. Trying to offer constructive criticism while not discouraging the work and personality of the artist is a true challenge.

Photographer of the Day: Matt Cuda

Category: Wildlife Photographer: Matt Cuda “Ruby-Throated Hummingbird” A sure sign of summer, and a true delight, is seeing the first hummingbird appear here in New Hampshire each year. Much easier to

Lightning Over Palo Duro Canyon

Are Your Photos Getting the “Blurts”?

One of the ultimate compliments for a photo is when it makes someone just blurt out a one syllable word or sound. “Wow”, “ooh”, “awww”, “damn”, “whoa”, “spoon”… you get the

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

Pablo Reinsch: Hand to Hand

Photographer of the Day: Pablo Reinsch

Category: Nature Photographer: Pablo Reinsch Title: Hand to Hand It’s the little things. In this case, a little lizard. The composition is strong. Positioning the subject across the top third

Matt Tiegs: American Kestrel

Photographer of the Day: Matt Tiegs

Category: Nature Photographer: Matt Tiegs Title: American Kestrel Lots to love here. First, the eyes and face are in clear focus. Next, the bird is framed well, making it the

Doting Doe by Seth Patterson

Photographer of the Day: Seth Patterson

Category: Nature Photographer: Seth Patterson Title: Doting Doe Babies. Is there any other subject that makes people go “Awwwwww!”? Yes. Animal babies; more so when we see animal parents in

Rasta Aquarium (5) by Christian Meermann

Photographer of the Day: Christian Meermann

Category: Nature Photographer: Christian Meermann Title: Rasta Aquarium (5) Nature is full of patterns. Some fixed; some flowing. Meermann’s lovely detail shot of sea anemone captures both the fixed patterns

Migration 3 by Rob-Dweck

Photographer of the Day: Rob Dweck

Category: Nature Photographer: Rob Dweck Title: Migration 3 With fast-moving animals, a wildlife photographer must make a conscious choice: freeze or blur. Freeze delivers tack sharp images; blur delivers abstract

Photographer of the Day: Ted Stark

Category: Nature Photographer: Ted Stark Title: Annoyance With Stowaways The first thing that struck me about this image was the strong use of the foreground to create a sense of

334:365 alt Nemo by Brent Schnarr

Photographer of the Day: Brent Schnarr

Category: Nature Photographer: Brent Schnarr Title: 334:365 alt Nemo Getting a good exposure on dry land is tough. Underwater photography adds so many new variables, few people make an effort