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What’s More Important Than Your Subject?

Photographing birds in flight is more than just technical settings and knowing which auto focus area modes work best for the situation. There are techniques such as AF bumping and strategies for how and when […]

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Using Flash Changes Everything

Flash should be a basic part of every nature photographer’s kit. It doesn’t matter if you are a wildlife photography, landscape photographer, or a dedicated macro photography. Flash is one of the most important tools […]

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Wild Florida Video | the Photographers Journal

Wildlife photography along the Gulf Coast of Florida is an excersise in superlatives. This is a landscape of deep beauty and mystery. Ancient live oaks drip with Spanish moss amidst sable and cabbage palms. There […]

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Searching for Bighorns in Wyoming

Last November I spent a month in Wyoming’s Wind River range photographing wildlife. The prime directive of this trip was bighorn sheep. With an especially warm autumn, the sheep were late to the party. However, […]

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Remove Noise in Lightroom like a Pro

Noise is a fact of life in the world of wildlife photography. With our need to shoot fast and in low light, inevitably we find ourselves battling with noise as a result. There is much […]

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Photographing the World’s Largest Black Bears

In this episode, I head to the swamps of North Carolina and to a place known as the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula. This may be one of the coolest wildlife photography destinations you have never heard of. […]

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Gear Head: Really Right Stuff’s Fluid Gimbal Review

  In today’s world of digital photography, the line between still photography and video is becoming increasingly blurred. Every DSLR camera in production since 2012 comes equipped with video capability, making it all the more […]

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North for Elk

Each year, I travel north in search of elk. Given that I live part of the year in Montana, home to some 50,000 elk, this may seem odd. With Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton […]

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Teaching bears to fish

Of all the photos that I arrived back in my office with from my trip to Alaska, it was the series that produced this particular photo that is probably my favorite moment out of all […]

 

of wolves and bears

Early morning on the banks of the Cook Inlet with wolves and bears. Both of these species come down and share space when the salmon are running. Little attention is paid to one another as […]

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Coastal Wolves

For three mornings in a row, we had wolves come down to hunt salmon with the bears. Though I may call these creatures coastal wolves, as of yet, there is no proof that the species […]

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Spirit of the Wild

What is it about bears that say “wilderness” to us? For North America, these are our super predator. Their reign is undisputed in the natural world. For me, there are few moments in life in which […]

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Battle Ridge

Welcome to the Bridger Mountains – one of my favorite places in Southwest Montana. Climbing up a rocky and rutted dirt forest service road that is more suitable for high clerence 4×4 vehicles than cars, […]

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Getting High in the Gallatins

OK. I admit it. The title is a bit provocative. However, it’s not exactly wrong. Launching my Phantom 4 into the skies above Hyalite Reservoir, I wanted to climb above a heavy fog that had […]

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Nimbus, Daughter of Cloud

This past week I found myself camped out around 9,000 feet up in the Pryor Mountains of Montana photographing wild horses. This is one of my favorite places to steal away to for a few […]

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Over the Rim

Gravity is so limiting isn’t it? It shackles us to the world in ways that just really hamper our creative abilities some times. We all like to say the sky is the limit when it […]

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The Voyage of the Red Knot

  This past spring, I had the opportunity to spend a morning laying face down in the sand photographing red knots. This was a long time coming for me. For many years I have threatened […]

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Chasing Patterns of Light

  High up in the Canadian Rocky Mountains of Alberta, I found myself one morning on the hunt for moose. The moose here somehow are eclipsed by the fame of the elk rut. But coming […]

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Wild Horses Out of the Fog

It never ceases to amaze me what I find along the beach in the morning. From old fossils washed up, to pieces of shipwrecks, beautiful shells, and even wildlife. This particular morning, I was heading […]