Follow Us

June 7, 2020

Time in the field has been spent, and it is now the moment that the image gets processed. I recently shared some of my images to an online forum. People were clicking the like button and some made a few generous comments. But I was most intrigued by the correspondence from viewers with questions about why I often did something to a specific image.  What was this thing I did? It had to do with the composition. I am going to include a couple of captures for your examination. They all share something in co...

February 28, 2020

Wow! Time is flying by. It has been a few months since my last visit to the blogging keyboard. In this blog I would like to discuss the usage of many images that at first would seem to be a throwaway item. 

With today's cameras capturing mega-giggles and bugoodles of pixels, many people are asking how many megapixels can I afford to pay for the latest large number cameras. In my opinion, most of the photographer wanta-bees should be asking themselves the simple question, "How can I improve upon some of t...

September 11, 2019

Here we are in September and the Fall temps are beginning to break. I am expecting some more hot weather here in this region of California before the actual Fall season settles in. But the rewarding part of this extended warmth is the fact that many  Summer residents are still active. 

I recently had the inclination to design a piece of photo gear that I could take into the field with me that would enable me to capture close-up images by eliminating some of the unwanted background distractions. Thus...

September 11, 2019

     Many people capture lovely images of wildlife on a regular basis. The bright sunny days and clear blue skies have much going for the comfort of the photographer, as well as the available light for creating properly exposed images.

     Sunny days not only provide the wildlife photographer with the opportunity to use much higher shutter speeds, but they also allow for the use of lower ISO settings. This reduces digital darkroom time attempting to reduce noise in the imagery when post proces...

May 7, 2019

It has been a while since my last blog post. And reflecting on that, I have convinced myself to get back in the grove with another nature photography post – this one dealing with shooting birds. There are many posts, blogs and comments that provide assistance in the technical realm, but I should take a moment or two to list some concepts which help the subject as much as the photographer.

When capturing birds, there are some field techniques I use that assist me in capturing springtime birds. Here are a...

October 13, 2018

 WARNING!!! This article is longer than other blogs articles on this site. I didn't want to make it two parts, so you could have all the required information in one place. Enjoy.

     Macro imaging is an expanding field for both photography techniques and high tech equipment. If you are as interested as I am in capturing insects and other small organisms while they are in motion, you will have to accept a formidable challenge in the field of wildlife photography. There are not as many of us out here, but...

September 1, 2018

Recently, I received a request from a visitor on my site. He has been capturing wildlife with his camera and obtaining satisfactory results. Since he has an attraction to birds...and who doesn't, he has been able to procure shots of birds feeding and perched in various positions, but is having difficulty in capturing sharp images of birds in flight. His images have a softness to them. The next step is what to do about the ones that are moving about. And what I am referring to are the birds in flight. He...

August 24, 2018

As I sit here pecking at the keyboard, I was thinking about what really makes a decent wildlife photograph. How does one get to a finished product to hang on the wall or share with others? Searching for the secret through millions of posts on the internet for that magic answer has not proven fruitful, although there are loads of people out there with equipment reviews that will give suggestions about how spending money will improve your photographs.

As for me, I have acquired som...

July 26, 2018

What are you missing with your waterfall photography?

June 8, 2018


Summer is just around the corner and I am already overwhelmed by the number of invertebrates to shoot this year. The small herps - lizards and frogs - are also in town showing off how well they enjoy the warming weather.


     Some of these subjects are difficult to capture because they jump too far and fast, while others run off in another direction quicker than you can follow as you attempt to track them through your viewfinder. There are a host of small specimens - spiders...

Please reload

  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
Please reload

Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Featured Posts

Outdoor Photography Tips 46 - Spring is for the Birds

May 7, 2019

Please reload

Please reload