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Have You Ever Wondered What Photographing Gray Owls in the Wild is Like? – Photography Article

Have You Ever Wondered What Photographing Gray Owls in the Wild is Like? How many of you folks out there have actually seen an owl in the wild? If you’ve ever wondered what photographing them must be like, this video will take you through an evening in pursuit of owls in the Tetons. In this video from Steve Mattheis we see what it’s like to be on the hunt with his camera gear for owls out and about in nature.…

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Zoo Days Are Great to Scratch the Photographer Itch When You’re a Parent – Photography Article

As a parent of two young children, there isn’t as much time for photography as there used to be. I often go weeks without making an image that isn’t one of the kids. But all that changed when I discovered the joys of a zoo membership. If you have young kids of a certain age, they are probably fascinated with animals. If you’re a photographer, chances are that you, too, have a fascination with animals, or at least have a…

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Photographer Catches Squirrel Stopping to Smell a Flower – Photography Article

Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn was visiting Vienna, Austria, in June when he captured an adorable series of photos showing a squirrel taking a moment out of its busy day to smell the flowers. The wildlife, nature, and landscape photographer tells PetaPixel he was visiting Vienna especially to shoot photos of ground squirrels. “On the first day we observed them and their behavior,” Van Duijn says. “On the second day, we photographed them the whole day. In the evening just…

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Four Ways to Compose Wildlife Images for Maximum Impact – Photography Article

It’s very difficult to stand out from the crowd as a wildlife photographer. It’s a genre where one can go overboard with creative editing quite quickly. Many would say not to get creative with wildlife editing at all — that wildlife imagery should be an accurate representation of the animal and its environment. So, how does one create an image that stands out from the crowd?  Wildlife photography is a numbers game. It requires passion, skill, a serious amount of perseverance,…

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Why I Bought the Sony a7R IV for Wildlife Photography – Photography Article

Before today’s launch of the Sony a7R IV in the U.S., I had the opportunity to use the new 61-megapixel camera on a few occasions. Ultimately, these hands-on experiences led me to purchasing it for animal photography and in this article I list a few reasons behind the decision. First, a quick disclaimer. What I write below is not in defiance against any other camera system. Every major camera brand has absolutely killer options for bird and wildlife photography. My…

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Sony a6600 and E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS First Impressions From a Bird Photographer – Photography Article

Last week, Sony announced two APS-C cameras and two more G-series lenses for their crop-sensor system. In this first-look review, I share my thoughts after photographing birds with the new a6600 and E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS. Handling and Operation Pairing up the 1.1 pound Sony a6600 and 1.3 pound E 70-350mm is a relatively lightweight and compact 2.4 pound kit considering the full-frame equivalent focal length goes from 105mm to 525mm. The E 70-350mm in fact is now Sony’s longest APS-C lens. The…

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$20,000 Versus $2,000 Bird Photography Setup – Photography Article

Wildlife photographers have long faced the problem of requiring extremely expensive camera equipment to follow their passion. Then came the budget 150-600mm and similar lenses that lowered the cost of entry while still getting similar looking results. In this video, master bird photographer Jan Wegener compares his complete $20,000 setup to a simple $2,000 camera and lens combo. Typically Wegener is shooting off a Gitzo tripod and Wimberley gimbal head with his Canon 5D Mark IVand EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens and uses flash. For this side-by-side…

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Learn to Find Subjects Quickly With Long Lenses – Photography Article

Long telephoto lenses are excellent at capturing the rich, intimate details of animals, but there’s a learning curve to using them. Before you miss another shot by not finding your subjects in the viewfinder in time, check out this video. When a photographer finally saves up enough money to buy some big glass, they sometimes forget to consider the skill it takes to leverage that tiny field of view for closeup images. For almost everyone, it takes time to get…

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Nature Photographers and Filmmakers Wanted – Photography Article

Calling all nature photographers and filmmakers. A groundbreaking new media platform designed to connect more of us to nature is launching its apps’ first beta iteration this week. The new nature platform, known as Mammalz, was founded last year by wildlife filmmakers Rob Whitehair and Alex Finden, and is essentially a hub for nature photographers and filmmakers around the globe. While most nature photographers are currently spread across different platforms, Mammalz is the first niche platform to attempt to bring the nature community together under one roof.  While Mammalz is similar…

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Photographing Whale Sharks | Fstoppers – Photography Article

Photographing whale sharks tends to be a top bucket list item for many underwater image-makers, and for good reason. The largest fish in the sea, whale sharks offer uniquely special photo opportunities. For those of you who have yet to photograph one of these gentle giants, I’ve put together a few tips to keep in mind for that first encounter.   While most images of whale sharks may evoke an environment of peace and serenity, all too often the images…

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Ethical Wildlife Photography Tips From National Geographic – Photography Article

We all want to get that stunning animal-in-the-wild shot but it’s not always possible or easy to do so. That’s when many photographers take shortcuts, and it’s not always the best idea. Coming in a deep dive with information from National Geographic, photographers such as Beverly Joubert and Joel Sartore, as well as scientists such as Carl Safina, the experts offer their take on the dos and don’ts of ethical wildlife photography. There are some real surprises here, such as information…

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The Terrifying Moment a Shark Breaches an Underwater Photographer’s Cage – Photography Article

The camera was rolling when a shark breached a diver’s cage on a photography trip, leaving the diver trapped with the massive creature inside the small steel enclosure.  Coming to you from Gabe and Garrett, this terrifying video captures the moment a Great White shark breached a diver’s cage during an expedition in 2016. The crew was throwing bait to the shark to bring it closer for photographers to shoot it, when it moved for a piece of bait and…

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These Owls Have Had Enough of This Camera – Photography Article

A common piece of advice given to street photographers is if your subject seems unhappy about the presence of your camera, it’s better to simply not take the picture and remove yourself from the situation. It would appear that that advice should extend to owls, as these rather ornery owls took out a camera that was supposed to be secretly observing them, and the resulting video is hilarious. The Hawk Conservancy Trust in the UK set up a hidden camera…

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Woman Hospitalized After the Octopus She Put on Her Face for a Photo Contest Injected Her With Venom – Photography Article

In Washington D.C., a woman has been taken to hospital after being bitten and injected with venom by an octopus she picked up and placed on her face in what was an attempt to win a local photo contest. The incident occurred on August 2nd, according to KIRO 7 news. The woman in question, Jamie Bisceglia, was racking her brain for ideas ahead of a local photo competition, when she encountered a group of fishermen at the Tacoma Narrows fishing derby who happened…

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500px Blog » [Horse Photography] Capturing Equine Elegance: How to Photograph Horses – Photography Article

Wiebke Haas was born in 1991 in Germany. After school she spend 3 years of learning to became an official certificated photographer before she took the risk of self-employment. During an internship for renowned animal photographer Tim Flach in London she was able to gather an enormous amount of photographic insight and knowledge. Furthermore, it was here that she learnt to love clean structures and well laid out compositions. You can find more of her beautiful photography on 500px, her…

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Bird Photographer’s Field Review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X – Photography Article

Intimate bird photography has usually been made possible by using some seriously hefty lenses paired with large pro DSLR camera bodies. Can a Micro Four Thirds system really be just as effective while physically being much smaller and easier to carry? In this video from published bird photographer Tim Boyer, he reviews one of the more interesting camera releases in recent memory. The Olympus OM-D E-M1X is a souped-up Micro Four Thirds camera built to be rugged, fast, and versatile. On paper it…

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The Case for Manual Mode in Bird Photography – Photography Article

Cameras these days are smarter than ever, so why go full manual for bird photography? When it comes to bird photography, there are generally two schools of thought when it comes to which camera mode to use. Some photographers prefer aperture priority (Av) mode which gives them the ability to manually adjust their aperture and use the exposure compensation dial to fine tune their exposures. Others take full control with manual mode and rather than thinking of exposure in terms…

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In-Studio Macro Photography Tutorial | Fstoppers – Photography Article

Macro photography is the art/practice of photographing tiny things. If you have the spare cash, It’s easy to just go out and buy a macro lens to start shooting, but in order to get those crisp, back to front, pin-sharp images, a little bit of technical know-how and computer wizardry is essential. There’s something deeply alluring about high-quality macro photography, especially nature macro photography. We see these little creatures buzz and crawl past us every day, and most of us…

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Perfect Autofocus for Wildlife in Difficult Shooting Environments – Photography Article

In his latest video, wildlife photographer and educator Steve Perry talks about specific autofocus problems to be aware of in the field that could prevent you from getting sharp images. He calls these “false positives,” and by that he means times when the camera will erroneously indicate focus has been acquired. While this is more likely to occur in low-light shooting situations, it can also happen when the animal subject is low contrast or when using slower lenses or lenses with teleconverters…

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Let Your Photograph’s Hook Be Your Subject’s Eyes – Photography Article

Remember the cliché expression the eyes are the window to the soul? They aren’t kidding around with that one, and when you capture a piercing look, you can instantly and easily grab the viewer’s attention. Recently, I’ve been pursuing more wildlife photography than I have in the past, and thus far, I’ve been having a really good time. Truth be told, my lens selection isn’t ideal (I definitely need to look into some longer focal length options than what I…

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Underwater Photographer Encounters Incredible Human-Sized Jellyfish – Photography Article

An underwater photographer has posted images of a huge, human-sized jelly fish swimming alongside his wildlife biologist colleague. The pair were caught by surprise when the giant, colorful creature swam alongside them. Based in Cornwall, UK, underwater cinematographer Dan Abbott managed to capture the incredible moment a jellyfish swam alongside wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly. Diving on the last day of Daly’s Wild Oceans Week, an initiative aiming to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society in the UK, the pair never thought they’d encounter such…

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Photographer Captures Python Consuming Entire Crocodile in One Go – Photography Article

A new set of photos released by a wildlife rescue center in Western Australia shows a python incredibly eating a freshwater crocodile whole. The collection of images detail the drama from start to finish, with the outline of the croc evident inside its predator’s body. The images come courtesy of non-profit GG Wildlife Rescue Inc., based in WA, and were taken near Mount Isa, Queensland, by kayaker Martin Muller. The olive python (Liasis olivaceus) is seen stretching its mouth around…

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This Elephant Doesn’t Like Having Its Picture Taken – Photography Article

A high school girl was traveling in Zambia, Africa, last month when she came across an elephant that apparently hates having its picture taken. When the girl pulled out her smartphone to snap a photo, the elephant lashed out with its trunk and smacked the phone out of her hands. The girl was in Africa for a 12-day mission trip to help the boys and men living on the streets get back on their feet, and after a 20-hour flight…

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Photographer Captures Video Footage of Intense Bear Fight From Just Feet Away – Photography Article

A photographer has captured footage of an intense bear fight from just feet away, which saw the two animals growling, launching at, and attacking each another. The incredible footage was recorded by nature photographer and guide Tero Pylkkanen, who was camping out in Kuhmo, Finland. Simply titling the video “Best bear fight ever,” Pylkkanen uploaded the footage to YouTube. The three-minute long incident took place just 33 feet (ten meters) away from where he was situated. He says he waited around…

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Wildlife Photography: How to Get Closer to Animals – Photography Article

You aren’t going to get very far as a wildlife photographer if the animals are constantly being scared away before you get into position. Here are some helpful tips on improving your approach. One of my favorite things about wildlife photography is that half the time it’s not even about the camera or just showing up expecting to shoot. The whole time you are trying to photograph wildlife, there is a much deeper thing happening and that’s trying to obtain…

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How to Photograph Birds With Clean, Simple Backgrounds – Photography Article

One of the most difficult challenges in bird photography is finding the subjects you want in front of non-distracting backgrounds. With limited means of placing wild birds exactly where you need them, what methods can be used to ensure other elements in the frame don’t overpower the subject? Jan Wegener is a bird photographer whose style is very much based around capturing his subjects in front of light, clean backgrounds. In this video, Wegener shares a few helpful tips and reminds…

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Photographer Posts Image Showing Whale With Severed Tail to Highlight the Dangers of Boating – Photography Article

First off, I am a huge animal advocate. I volunteer my photography services all the time to help animals. With that said, I feel like this article is missing some facts. I saw this post on my IG feed, and I’m glad the people there had the strength to put this beautiful creature out of its misery, however, this article implies a problem with boaters. It may have been the boaters fault, but that’s an assumption. I agree that we…

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Turtle Wears GoPro, Captures Exciting Pond Life – Photography Article

Kyle Naegeli, AKA The Fish Whisperer, recently strapped a GoPro camera to the back of a turtle and let it go inside a small pond. As the 4-minute video above shows, some fascinating turtle’s-eye views of the world resulted. “In this video I strap a GoPro to a red eared slider turtle and then he walks up the bank and eats fish from my hand,” Naegeli writes. “Hope y’all enjoyed this different perspective from the turtles point of view!” Naegeli…

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When You Ask a Photographer Friend to Babysit Your Cat… – Photography Article

Photographer and actor Josell Mariano recently had a friend ask him to babysit her beloved cat, Jade. He decided to use his time with the blue tabby cat to do a photoshoot. “If I babysit the cat for more than 3 days, the photos just happen,” Mariano says. “Here’s her face when she takes a s**t,” Mariano says. Mariano shot portraits of Jade with a single strobe through a large diffused beauty dish located to camera right. He was using…

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Conservation Photographer Paul Nicklen Spreads a Little Love for the Manatees – Photography Article

For over a decade Jordana has been a professional photographer and photography educator. In 2018 she published “The Enthusiast’s Guide to Travel Photography” with Rocky Nook Inc. Check out “Focused On Travel”, her online educational photography and travel series on her YouTube page! !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′;n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,’script’,’//connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js’); fbq(‘init’, ‘938393452883301’); fbq(‘track’, “PageView”);(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if… This is only a snippet of a Photography Article written by Jordana Wright Source link

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