Archive for March, 2009

Guest blogger on the Telegraph

Posted on 27. Mar, 2009 by .


I’ve been a little under the weather the last while and haven’t been blogging as regular as I should. But, if you get a chance, check out my guest article on Kate Day’s blog on the UK’s Telegraph. I discuss what it takes to get prepared…

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Top Ten Annoying Things That Photographers Say to Each Other

Posted on 13. Mar, 2009 by .


Last week’s list of Top Ten Annoying Things to Say to a Wildlife Photographer was quite popular and it generated a lot of great comments. That’s inspired me to produce another Top Ten list for this week. Today’s list compiles the top ten things that other photographers have said to me that I’ve found to be annoying. And, the more often I’ve heard something the more annoying it tends to be. That’s just the way I am.

If you’re a photographer who is easily offended or you can’t take a little bit of sarcasm, please don’t read any further. I don’t want to…

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Learning wildlife photography – When to use manual focus

Posted on 11. Mar, 2009 by .


If you’re a regular reader of my blog you know that I’m a big advocate of using your camera’s autofocus system whenever possible. While there are better and worse autofocus systems and the debate as to whether Canon/Nikon/Sony/Olympus/Pentax have the best autofocus performance will go on forever, in reality they all have very useful autofocus systems that will usually achieve very acceptable results. There are however, a few circustances where trying to use autofocus will cause more problems then it solves. Read on to learn how to solve this issue…

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-41 (Without the windchill)??? Are you freakin kidding me???

Posted on 10. Mar, 2009 by .


As I write this, the temperature at the International Airport just outside Edmonton (where I live), is a biting-41 Celsius (-41.8 Farenheit) and with the wind chill, it feels like a cutting -54 Celsius (-65.2 Farenheit). Are you freakin kidding me? It’s ten days away from spring and it’s this cold out? Why in the heck do I live here anyway? Read on to find out…

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Top ten annoying things to say to wildlife photographer

Posted on 06. Mar, 2009 by .


The other day I started to think about things people have innocently said to me about my photography that have annoyed me. Now, I know that most of the comments were meant without any malice and were well intentioned. I get that. But, that doesn’t stop them from bothering the heck out of me. So, I’ve compiled them into a top ten list, presented in traditional descending order…

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Photoshop Tutorial – Sharpener Pro 3.0 by Nik Software

Posted on 04. Mar, 2009 by .


In this Photoshop tutorial, I take a look at the Sharpener Pro 3.0 plugin from Nik Software. During the video presentation, I work on sharpening the same image for the web/email, printing an 8″ x 12″ print on an Epson 3800 printer and preparing the print for printing on an offset press on coated paper. Like everything we do here at WildShots, this tutorial…

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Learning wildlife photography – Seeing with both eyes

Posted on 02. Mar, 2009 by .


Learning wildlife photography – Seeing with both eyes – One of the great disappointments in wildlife photography comes about when we miss, or fail to anticipate some behaviour or action. And instead of ending up with a great behaviour image, we’re left with an image of half an animal or, worse yet, an empty frame. What can you do to help ready yourself for the action?

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