Posts Tagged ‘ photo tip ’

Packing the Camera Bag: Travel vs. Field

April 22, 2012
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Packing the Camera Bag: Travel vs. Field

Every photography trip is a little different.  On some, you’re headed out to do landscapes and on others it may be wildlife.  Even most wildlife safari trips are a little different with each trip.  Maybe you have new gear.  Maybe you are going in a different season, or maybe you are going to a...

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Photo Tip: Backing Up – 10 Steps to Peace of Mind When Traveling in the Digital Age

August 8, 2010
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Photo Tip:  Backing Up – 10 Steps to Peace of Mind When Traveling in the Digital Age

You will spend a lot of time and money planning the trip.  You will see sights you may never see again.  Take the time and thought to set up a process for transferring images and backing them up.  Today’s guest article is by Greg Downing, co-founder and head guy at www.NatureScapes.net, which is one...

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Photo Tip: Capturing the Entire Herd

August 2, 2010
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Photo Tip: Capturing the Entire Herd

One of my Facebook friends, The Safari Photographer, has written an article on his site (also known as The Safari Photographer)  that gives a really important tip for anyone traveling to Chobe or on safari in general.  In prior tutorials, I have commented how one will often see elephants, hippos or buffalo in large...

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Photo Tip – Find the Three words that convey your photographic message

July 8, 2010
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Photo Tip – Find the Three words that convey your photographic message

This week, I had the chance to visit B&H Photo in New York City and hear my friend Andy Biggs talk on ‘a day in the life of a professional wildlife photographer’. As usual, Andy did a great job of connecting with the audience.  During the presentation, he shared ‘keeper’ shots as well as...

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Photo Tip: Photographing Fireworks

July 4, 2010
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Photo Tip: Photographing Fireworks

In the US, it’s 4th of July weekend, which means there will be many fireworks displays.  While I have never seen fireworks on safari, I am still going to post the general info on how to photograph fireworks. Which camera? All you really need in the way of equipment is a camera on which...

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Photo Tip: The Importance of Flexibility and Quick Reactions

June 22, 2010
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Photo Tip: The Importance of Flexibility and Quick Reactions

In a recent Photo Contest at Outdoor Photo, I came across a series of excellent images … all by Miles Morgan.  I immediately googled the name and found numerous other great shots by Miles.  From there, we swapped a few emails resulting in this guest article.   Miles has a lot to offer, so we...

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Photo Tip: 5 Elements to Consider in Composition

June 18, 2010
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Photo Tip: 5 Elements to Consider in Composition

Many see a photo they like but cannot tell you why they like it.  Often the key is the use of one of the following elements within the image. Are they the only elements of composition?  No, but this group are some of the most common and easy ones to incorporate.  If you know...

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Photo Tip: Choosing the right images from your shoot

May 24, 2010
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Photo Tip: Choosing the right images from your shoot

I’ve often been asked “with thousands of images from a safari trip, how do you pick which one’s to print?”.  There are a few ways one can answer this,  There are obvious shoots during the trip where the action, lighting, etc. make the choice obvious versus a slow game drive.  Answering this way may...

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Photo of the Day/Photo Tip – Post processing of a Kudu pair

May 13, 2010
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Photo of the Day/Photo Tip – Post processing of a Kudu pair

This photo tip is an overview of capture to web photo adjustment. Below is the original photo. My son, Justin capture this shot in Chobe NP.  The camera EXIF data showed that for this shot, the image stabilized Canon 70-300 lens was used at a full zoom of 300mm.  From our experience, we learned...

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Photo Tip/Travel Tip – Determining How Long You Have Before the Sun Goes Down on You

May 8, 2010
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Photo Tip/Travel Tip – Determining How Long You Have Before the Sun Goes Down on You

The golden hours of sunset are a great time to shoot your photography.  Unfortunately, there are times when you are getting those memory shots, but you know you need to get back closer to civilization before the sun goes down.  This could be anywhere from a desert location, out on open water, or (for...

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