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June 27th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Steller Sea Lion” by Richard Salas – Hurst Island, British Columbia, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Underwater close up shot of pinniped sea lion's face photography Subal housing
Steller Sea Lion: 700 pounds of six-foot rambunctious puppy dog! I was teaching a photo workshop up at God’s Pocket Resort, a land-based diving operation in B.C., Canada. Only accessible by boat, God’s Pocket Resort is the only resident of Hurst Island. They generate their own electricity and water and ferry in food from town. … 
May 5th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Close Encounters,” a series by Marc Mol – Serengeti National Park, Northern Tanzania, East Africa

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Close up of a cheetah taken in Serengeti National Park Tanzania East Africa tour guided vehicle
It was mid January when I was in the Ndutu region, which borders the world famous Serengeti National Park- NorthernTanzania as part of a three-week trip, also including the lesser-known Ruaha National Park in the southern area of Tanzania. One early afternoon, we were following a female cheetah and her 12-month-old sub-adult son on a … 
March 14th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Abstract of the Painted Hills” by Michel Hersen, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon

Posted By David Alexander Willis
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon close up abstract detail photograph of the striations and rock formations
When confronted with large panoramas of hills and mountains with pretty skies it is most tempting to do the obvious: shoot the whole thing. The mantra here is that more is better. And, I must confess that I, along with thousands of others, have done so and shot panoramas of the Rockies, the Grand Tetons, … 
January 30th, 2014

Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Zeiss Touit 2.8/50
Adding to the Touit 2.8/12 and Touit 1.8/32, the Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M fills a needed space in the Touit lens series for APS-C sensor systems. With a magnification power of 1:1, the lens is versatile, providing both detailed close-ups and ideal standard portrait length. Available in E- and X-mounts in March 2014. Priced a $999. Check …