When I finally saw the camouflaged Eastern screech-owl in the dead tree, I used my 500mm ƒ/4 supertelephoto lens and 1.4x teleconverter to fill the viewfinder with the little raptor and captured a portrait image.
Some of my favorite portfolio images have been taken with my telephoto lenses.
Perhaps you thought last summer's weather was particularly wild, especially if you live along the Bow River in the town of Canmore, Alberta, at the gateway to Banff National Park.
As a teacher, I'm often asked by students how they can improve.
Just as fertile as the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania or the inland delta of the Okavango in Botswana, the floodplains of Zambia's Luangwa River sustain wildlife in spectacular numbers.
Ansel Adams' contribution to the art and craft of landscape photography is both far-ranging and deeply imbedded with us today.
The pros get consistently sharp images. How do they do that, even when they're not using so-called pro lenses?
Editing your photography and deciding what you should keep or what gets sent to the trash is something we photographers do all the time.
Wide-angle zooms have always been popular with nature photographers.
We always think of snow as being plain white, but the reality is that it's a malleable element that can take on any of several colors depending on the conditions in which you're shooting.
During the entire history of photography, perspectives from above have been difficult, if not impossible, to capture without budgets large enough for the chartering of full-sized aircraft (helicopters and airplanes).
We've all seen it—that glowing violet fringe that sometimes lurks like a dirty halo in out-of-focus areas and along high-contrast boundaries of dark objects photographed against a bright sky.
In my role as a Canon Explorer of Light, I recently presented a short, but intense seminar to the ASMP Student Chapter at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.Looking at some of Linde Waidhofer's photography, it occurred to...
In traditional terms, the focal-length range from 80mm to 135mm has been considered ideal for portraits.
Creating a compelling short film is easy, with a little planning and a willingness to stop what you're doing and position the camera and the action properly.
After many safaris, cheetahs are still among the most alluring subjects in Africa to me.
When you're shooting macro, sharpness is especially critical.
Specular highlights, those seemingly random pinpoints of light reflected from shiny surfaces, can be huge distractions in photography. ...
Digital photography is an amazing medium.
Traditional photo books have dropped off significantly in today's market.
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To capture the best of autumn color, you have to be in the right place at the right time.
I remember my first zoom lens, the Nikkor 80-200mm ƒ/2.8, as a gift from on high, a bulky chunk of metal and glass dropped down from another planet.
So how's the gallery doing?
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Fall is the nature photographer's dream season.
Looking for ways to get closer to your feathered, flying subjects? ...
One of the most frequent questions I'm asked by students in my landscape photography workshops is, "How do I make my HDR photographs look more realistic?"
There are so many options when it comes to portraying the subject of moving water.
In the last 30 years, Antarctica has opened up, enabling travelers to witness some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
I'm a photographer and an environmentalist. ...
Stars were still hanging in the dark sky as I pulled my gear from the back of the car and headed off toward the edge of the sea.
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