Category Archives: Technique

Anna’s Hummingbird Nest Photo Shoot Walkthrough

A couple weeks ago, I spent about a week working on a small project, photographing Anna’s hummingbird chicks on the nest, as they grew up. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a photo shoot walkthrough, so I’ll do so with the hummingbird nest, sharing what I saw as the chicks grew up, and […]

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Staging Nature Photos

A few weeks ago, Jason Reed asked me for my thoughts about staged nature photos. I told him I’d write an article on my website to answer fully, rather than give a brief, incomplete answer, elsewhere. So here it is. When I started nature photography, I read a book by Leonard Lee Rue III, called […]

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Practice Makes Practice

In my last post, I said that practice doesn’t make perfect, but effort may. By “practice”, I’m referring to exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill. I don’t practice my photography. I can’t recall ever having done photography practice at all. I quite possibly never will. That might sound surprising. Professional baseball players practice batting. […]

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Lessons I’ve Learned, Part 1

[Editorial Note: I’m posting the picture, above, Mother’s Love, for Mother’s Day. This picture is for all mothers. Thank you. This picture is especially dedicated to three special mothers in my life: my own Ma, Renée, and my beloved friends, Kasia and Jennifer.]   Today, I’m going to share with you a hodgepodge of things […]

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Diversify

You might’ve noticed that the picture above shows a little girl, rather than the landscapes, wildlife, wildflowers, and such, which I usually show. A couple days ago, someone suggested me to a bride-to-be, to photograph her wedding. The bride-to-be replied, “But he’s a nature photographer”. Yes, I photograph nature. I also photograph people, as you […]

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