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Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy Birthday, National Parks!

Preserving the legacy of our public lands for generations to come

Almost everyone reading this article has at some point visited and photographed one of our spectacular national parks.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Light On Wildlife

The Eyes Have It! • Animals And Flash Photography • How Far Can You Take It? • Sharing A Bunch Of Images

Eyeshine is a problem when light enters an animal’s dilated eye; the intensity and color depend on the size of the pupil and the anatomy of the eye.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Celebrating Our National Wildlife Refuges

For amazing photo opportunities, flock to your nearest wildlife haven

Do you love wildlife photography, but come up short on ideas for destinations?

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Turkey Creek Falls

New River Gorge National River, West Virginia

The New River slashes through southern West Virginia, cutting the deepest and longest river gorge in Appalachia.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Crested Butte

West Elk Mountain Range, Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Crested Butte is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. At an elevation of nearly 9,000 feet, this popular ski town, named after the nearby mountain, is surrounded by alpine meadows, vast aspen groves and towering peaks.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Telephoto Technique

Long-Lens Balance • 4K Screening

I use the lens with a Canon EOS 70D body, and in first trials with wild birds near home, I experienced too much lag time in getting the subjects sighted.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Edges Of Shadow And Light

Learn to see and use contrast to create striking, graphic images

If I’ve learned anything during my long career as a landscape photographer, it’s that the learning never ends. We can always expand our knowledge, improve our technique and connect with our subjects more deeply.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cameras For A Cause

Using photography to guide conservation

The deepest river-carved gorge in North America, Hells Canyon was formed by the Snake River along the border of Oregon and Idaho. Despite its spectacular scenery, wildlife and recreation opportunities, the canyon was slated to be dammed.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Peavine Cove, Watson Lake Park, Arizona

Watson Lake Park is located four miles north of downtown Prescott, Arizona.

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