Monthly Archives: November 2010

Get Lucky

People sometimes ask me whether getting a particular photo was a matter of luck. Or sometimes people exclaim how lucky I was. Lucky to stumble upon butterflies mating, lucky to be there when the elephant seal pup was born, lucky the bird flew straight at me, lucky to find such an amazing looking specimen of […]

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Professional Nature Photography: The Price of Admission

[Editorial Note: This is an article originally published on photo.net, on June 30th, 2003. I am reposting it, here, for you readers with professional aspirations. It remains mostly as topical, today, as it was when originally written. I hope you enjoy.] I’ve been an avid nature photographer, both for pleasure and some income, for several […]

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Thread-Waisted Wasp and Spotted Datana Caterpillar

Every now and then, I just discuss a photo, and the story behind it. Today is one of those times. This is a thread-waisted wasp (Ammophila sp.) and a spotted datana caterpillar (Datana perspicua). How did I find this photo opportunity? I was on a photo trip through the Southwest, with my friend, Ron. We […]

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Obtaining Maximum Sharpness, Part 2

In Obtaining Maximum Sharpness, Part 1, the discourse focused largely on how to maximuze sharpness with a tripod-mounted camera. However, using a tripod is not always best, nor even always an option. And sometimes, when you have to hand hold your camera, the circumstances make steadily hand holding your camera difficult – such as low […]

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Obtaining Maximum Sharpness, Part 1

[Editorial note: This article was first published on Photo.net on March 18, 2003. It was expanded and republished on my Naturography Blog, on September 4, 2009. I'm reposting it (as I'll be doing with almost all of my content elsewhere), here on my newly re-done website.] Extreme sharpness is frequently of little consequence to a […]

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