Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Secret of Stalking Wildlife

I sometimes get asked how I manage to approach wild animals so closely, to get these photos. . For many nature photographers, stalking wildlife means things like moving very slowly, avoiding eye contact and not looking at the animal, wearing clothes which are visually confusing about body shape and contours, using scent-free soaps and cosmetics,...

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Tools of the Trade

I often use tools for nature photography. . Most dedicated photographers will already be familiar with tripods, tripod heads, neck straps and wrist straps, lens filters, flashes, perhaps flash extenders, cable releases, and so on. Those aren’t the kinds of tools we’ll be discussing, today. Taking pictures of the natural world, as you find it,...

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A Few Favorite Nature Photography Books

Just a quick post, today, to share with you a picture of the day, and mention a few of my favorite books of nature photography.   . These are books that have moved me, that have influenced me as a nature photographer, that have informed me and reminded me of important things about nature photography,...

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Disclosure

First, here’s a picture of the day. It has nothing to do with what follows, but I hope you enjoy it. . In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials, I want to take this opportunity to provide full disclosure about material connections behind any products I may endorse. I have...

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Lowepro Off Trail 2 Trekker Beltpack Review

[Originally published on Photo.net on March 13th, 2003. Then posted on my old website, in April 2006.] This picture of the Lowepro Off Trail 2 Trekker Beltpack was downloaded from Lowepro’s website, hosted on my server, and displayed here, with the permission of Maury Cohen, Lowepro USA. Single lens reflex cameras are getting bigger. Even...

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