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June 21st, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Candice Watson

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Candice Watson
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Peaceful Evening” by Candice Watson. Location: Palouse Falls, Washington. “This is a shot of the Palouse Falls, near Dayton, Washington,” says Watson. It is a 260-foot waterfall that sits in the middle of Eastern Washington. It takes a bit of a drive to get there, but so worth it. …
April 12th, 2016

Wildlife In Motion Assignment Winner Stan Bysshe

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Stan Bysshe
Congratulations to Stan Bysshe for winning the Wildlife In Motion Assignment! “The “Bosque Sunrise” image was taken in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Rescue in New Mexico this past December,” said Bysshe. “At the wildlife refuge there are several ‘crane pools’ where sandhill cranes will spend the night. Arriving at the pool at sunrise, the …
March 29th, 2016

Behind The Shot: “Seljalandsfoss—Under the Midnight Sun” By Harry Lichtman—Iceland

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Harry Lichtman
Iceland boasts many waterfalls, many of which are easily accessible near major roads. This can be a good thing, but the downside is that these attractions have been photographed widely and original compositions can be difficult to come by. While many waterfalls were much larger, I was drawn to the more intimate feel of Seljalandsfoss. …
March 30th, 2012

Capturing Motion.

Posted By Jerry Monkman
A kayaker plays in a hole in Tariffville Gorge on the Farmington
Last week I talked about varying your aperture to create different effects through depth of field. In a static landscape scene where nothing is moving, you can set your aperture, then use whatever shutter speed gives you a proper exposure (assuming you are using a tripod if your shutter speed is less than around 1/125 …
June 12th, 2011

Accidents and Near Misses

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Allen's Hummingbird Taking Off
  The best wildlife photography often happens around the edges of situations, when things are not entirely going your way and conditions force you to do something unplanned. I have been photographing Allen’s Hummingbirds bathing in a small stream on the Channel Islands (see post from a few days ago) but found that I had …
February 5th, 2011

Blurred Motion: Gimmick or Creative Tool?

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Cassowary in rain forest, Australia
At one time, the gold standard of wildlife photography was a perfectly focused image, sharp and crisp, capturing a fleeting moment of nature in exquisite detail. Over the 30 years I have been photographing animals, it has become much easier to capture that kind of image with the increasing accuracy and speed of auto-focus and …
January 31st, 2011


Posted By Michael Clark
After months of hard work I have finally put up my new 2011 motion reel on my website. If you haven’t seen it yet please be sure to check it out on my website. Since the entire reel was shot on the Red One Digital Cinema Camera I have uploaded it in a larger than normal size …
October 26th, 2010

The Lure of Blur

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Blurred leaves : Autumn
At some point, I suspect, every photographer looks at the brilliant colors of Fall, and wonders how to use them in a photograph. Especially, I might add, if it’s windy… In some conditions, it is simply impossible to get a sharp image of autumn leaves, so one is forced to resort to “creative blur.”  It …
September 2nd, 2010

Taking Chances

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) in wind, Norway
One of the great gifts of digital photography has been its encouragement of experimentation. With film, I would shoot a roll of film of a low-percentage shot (think wind-blown flowers) and then quit – just to save film. It was a total crap shoot whether you actually got something or not. Now, by contrast, you …
June 29th, 2010

Close to Home

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Foam and waterfall, Cascade Mountains
Writing pressures and family health issues have kept me uncharacteristically close to home this spring. But after a couple days in front of the computer, I typically rebel and head off to shoot something, if only for the day. Conditions yesterday were perfect : bright overcast and no rain – just what you want for …