Tag Archives: Wildlife

Top 10 Signs You Just Might be a Wildlife Photographer

Posted on 23. Sep, 2011 by .

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With appologies (and thanks) to Jeff Foxworthy, today I present my list of the Top 10 Signs You Might be a Wildlife Photographer. Wildlife photographer’s are a curious subspecies with a number of unique characteristics. I thought it might be fun to enumerate about ten of them…

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Prairie dogs, falcons and hawks with thanks

Posted on 19. Sep, 2011 by .

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It is always great to get together with a bunch of like-minded folks where I can share my passion for wildlife photography. We spent a full day in the classroom Saturday and then on Sunday morning we took a field trip to a number of locations to help the student’s practice what they’d learned during Saturday’s lecture. We visited the world’s northern most…

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Post-shutter activation light modifying with Lightroom and Viveza

Posted on 19. Aug, 2011 by .

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It has been a while since I put together a video tutorial and I thought it was time. In this video tutorial, I take a look at using a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Nik Software’s Viveza plugin to do some light modifying; after the picture has been made. I am sure a lot of photographers will scoff at this and tell me I should have…

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June Update

Posted on 07. Jun, 2011 by .

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I just finished a weekend workshop called Photography Fundamentals with a great group of people. We had a great weekend of weather which allowed the students to get outside and photograph on the beautiful grounds of the Providence Centre, the new home for my Burwell School of Photography. After the workshop was over I spent some time reviewing some of the images my students made during the course and it was very exciting to see the marked improvement in their photography…

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April Update-Meet Casey the Black Bear Cub

Posted on 19. Apr, 2011 by .

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Happy Spring!!! I recently returned from Utah, just outside Zion National Park, where I hosted a workshop (that was held in conjunction with the folks at the Triple “D” Game Farm) with a tremendous group of students. As spring is the time of year when a lot of animals have their youngsters, we had the good fortune of photographing…

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October 2010 Update

Posted on 06. Oct, 2010 by .

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Although much of September was rainy and cool, our more typical sunny and warm fall weather has returned. I just finished conducting my Wildlife Intensive Weekend Workshop here in Edmonton with twelve great people. They all seemed to really enjoy themselves.

On Sunday, we took a field trip to photograph some Prairie Dogs at the world’s most northern Prairie Dog town and we visited a local falconer who allowed us to photograph a number of his beautiful birds. My students all came away with some tremendous images and I am proud of their accomplishments. I hope to offer this workshop again this coming…

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Selling wildlife photography; cute sells

Posted on 24. Aug, 2010 by .

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When I was first getting involved in professional wildlife photography, one of my mentors told me something I’ve made a point of remembering. What he told me should be obvious, but like much of what should be obvious, it isn’t always that obvious until someone points it out to you. And what was this pearl of wisdom and insight that I received? It was simply…

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Book Review: 100 Ways to Take Better Nature & Wildlife Photographs

Posted on 16. Nov, 2009 by .

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I recently got my hands on a book called “100 Ways To Take Better Nature & Wildlife Photographs” by Guy Edwards and published by David & Charles. I’m a big believer in life-long learning and will…

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Top Ten Wildlife Photography Tips

Posted on 30. Apr, 2009 by .

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Creating a tremendous wildlife photograph is an extremely rewarding pursuit. However, developing the skills and techniques necessary to create captivating wildlife images is more difficult than it might appear on the surface. Composition, lighting, equipment, natural history, and patience are just some of the areas…

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Learning wildlife photography – The power of simplicity

Posted on 01. Apr, 2009 by .

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I’m extremely fortunate in that my passion for wildlife and photography has evolved into my full-time occupation. As part of my work, I get to review and critique quite a number of wildlife photographs. When I think back over the images that stand out from the others I am reminded of…

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