Monthly Archives: December 2010

Mysteries of Nature: Fire and Ice

[Editorial note: This article was originally published on my old website on October 15th, 2009.] If you spend a lot of time outside, and consider what you see, you’ll notice a lot of oddities which are hard to fathom. I enjoy these mysteries of nature, and they’ve been one of the longstanding themes in my […]

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Red-Tailed Hawk Photo Shoot Walkthrough

[Editorial note: This was originally posted to my old site on November 22, 2009.] Yesterday, I photographed a mating pair of red-tailed hawks gathering material to build a nest. Now I’ll give you a detailed walkthrough of this photo shoot, with the hope that some of you will find some of it interesting and helpful. […]

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Northern Elephant Seal Superweaners

Every now and then, I just discuss a photo, and the story behind it. Today is one of those times. These Northern elephant seal pups are called superweaners. No, I’m not making that suggestive title up. That’s really the term that scientists call this type of elephant seal pups. The story behind that monicker is […]

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Imagination and Ambition

It may seem surprising that imagination comes into play when recording real scenes and events that we can’t (or choose not to) control, but it almost always does. Even within the constraints of real and uncontrolled events, the photographer has options about what subject to photograph, what angle to do it from, how close or […]

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When Charities Request Pro Bono Use

In yesterday’s post, I discussed how to handle for profit corporations which come to you, begging you for free use of your photos. Today, as a brief follow up, I’ll discuss how to handle non-profit corporations which come to you, seeking pro bono use of your photos. . I have sympathy for charities, and I’m […]

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