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April 22nd, 2015

Creating the Best Wildlife Photos

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Wildlife Photos Jay Goodrich 1
Wildlife photography is not a cheap investment. It typically requires big, expensive, high-quality lenses and fast cameras to even begin to think about creating a quality wildlife photograph. However, there are many photographers who show up on game day with the equipment, but not the game. In my opinion, it is fine to be a …
February 18th, 2015

3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Subject Before You Pull the Trigger

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Coot In Reflection by Jay Goodrich
In May of 2013, the sheer volume of images getting pushed to social media was staggering. The online photography forum Petapixel cited a 60 second video from another online community (BuzzFeed) that highlighted the numbers of what is getting published to the web every 60 seconds. It is completely overwhelming to know that 27,800 images were being …
April 27th, 2012

Video Series Wrap-Up

Posted By Jerry Monkman
I want to thank all of you have been following my series of outdoor photography videos over the last ten weeks. I’ve enjoyed producing them and I’ve enjoyed even more the photos you have shared with me as you work to improve your photography. I made this last video to get you thinking about how …
April 16th, 2012

Filter basics.

Posted By Jerry Monkman
Filter basics.
Over the course of this video series, I’ve mentioned a few filters from time to time and promised to discuss them in more detail in a later video. Well, here it is! In the video, I talk about the three filters I regularly use (and they’re the only filters I use): 1) I use a …
April 7th, 2012

Shoot Sharp.

Posted By Jerry Monkman
In this week’s video I discuss how to create sharp images, whether you are hand holding your camera or using a tripod. This may not be the most exciting topic, but it is pretty darn important if you ever want to display your images as anything but a low-res Facebook photo or a 4″ x …
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 …
February 29th, 2012

Composition Basics.

Posted By Jerry Monkman
A northern hardwood forest near Mirror Lake in Woodstock, NH.
Composition is a challenging concept to teach in photography. I believe everyone has an inherent way of looking at the world and translating that vision into art, and teaching my own vision doesn’t always translate. Still there are some basic technical aspects to visual design that can be learned, and I’m putting together a series …
February 15th, 2012

Maximize the Light

Posted By Jerry Monkman
I just posted the first photo tip video on my blog as part of my free on-line outdoor photography course. This week’s tip, Maximize the Light, encourages photographers to learn the nuance of using natural light in outdoor photos. It seems like a good place to start – photography means “drawing with light” after all. …
February 9th, 2012

Keeping it Simple with a new Photo Tips Website.

Posted By Jerry Monkman
Misty sunrise on East Inlet, Pittsburg, New Hampshire.  Connecticut River Headwaters region.
Keeping things simple is a mantra of many outdoor photographers. Simplicity in a photo focuses the viewer’s attention on what the photographer feels is important in a scene, with simple lines and shapes combined with good light usually resulting in a better photograph than one that tries to take in everything in front of the …
August 26th, 2011

Arctic Documentary Project – Svalbard, Norway Final Post #5

Posted By Daniel J. Cox
August 10, Danskøya Island 37F This morning is cold. Most definitely the coolest we’ve experienced. Danskøya Island is on the northwest part of the archipelago and is on the edge of better polar bear habitat. The ice is nearly 80 miles offshore, so any bears that are stranded on the Islands of Svalbard migrate towards …