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Tips for Wildlife Photography in Parks

You may think photographing wildlife in parks would be easy to do. However, many parks are huge, sprawling over miles and miles. Timid animals can more easily hide far from the beaten path trodden by the [more…]

How to Photograph Animals in Motion

You have two ways to approach action photography with animals. You can freeze the animal's action or create an artistic depiction of the animal’s motion. [more…]

How to Photograph Dangerous Animals

While photographing nature and wildlife, remember some animals are predators and can definitely pose a threat to a photographer. Alligators, bears, bobcats, and panthers, to name a few, are animals that [more…]

Safely Photograph Animals in the Wild

When nature photographers go into the wilderness in search of beauty and wildlife for that perfect photograph, it can and should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of stress. It should also be a stress-free [more…]

Lensbaby Photography Tips and Tricks

The Lensbaby is a tool that creative photographers use to capture images with a sweet spot of focus in one part of the image that gradually goes out of focus at the edge of the frame. The photographer [more…]

Photograph Nature's Patterns

Landscape photographers tend to look at wide expanses of nature and photograph majestic vistas like the Grand Canyon or Yosemite Valley. When focusing on these wonderful scenes, photographers miss some [more…]

How to Use Lensbaby Optics

The Lensbaby line includes a wide variety of optics. The Lensbaby Optic Swap system makes it possible for you to change the look and feel of your digital images by changing the optic. [more…]

Set Up Your Camera for Lensbaby

Lensbaby does not make an auto-focus lens, which means your all-singing, all-dancing camera will be as blind as a bat. You’ll have to manually focus the lens to get an image that has a sharp sweet spot [more…]

How to Use the Lensbaby

When you look at the Lensbaby Composer for the first time, you may frown and wonder what it’s all about. Nothing on the lens is automatic. You have to set your shot. But after the initial fumbling, you [more…]

Camera Settings for Detailed Nature Photography

Photograph details in nature like leaves, vines, flowers, and insects during the early morning or late afternoon. This gives you nice warm light that is flattering and more diffuse than harsh overhead [more…]

How to Photograph Wildflowers

The right equipment and camera settings can help you photograph wildflowers. In some areas, you find wildflowers everywhere: in the woods, by streams, and even in natural storm water ditches. You also [more…]

Macro Photography and Flowers

Photographing a single flower is an art unto itself. This is similar to portrait photography. If you live in a temperate climate, you can find flowers just about anywhere in the spring and summer months [more…]

The Lensbaby Composer and Composer Pro

Digital images created with the Lensbaby have a dreamy, artistic look that can be used to good effect when photographing nature, especially flowers. Now Lensbaby offers a full product line complete with [more…]

Tips for Capturing Bird Portraits

Birds are photogenic. Some birds will just naturally stay put and allow their portrait taken. As a nature photographer, you learn that birds that are used to the presence of humans, and occasionally get [more…]

How to Take Portrait Pictures of Animals

You can create wonderful pictures of wild animals by zooming in and taking a portrait. Similar to a portrait of a person, you want the animal to be in sharp focus, against a background that is out of focus [more…]

Focal Length for Nature Photography

It would be a wonderful thing if you could do all of your photography with one focal length. Well, actually you could, using a little thing called foot zoom [more…]

Focal Length for Photographing Wildlife

The type of lens you use for photographing wildlife depends on whether your subject is close to you or far away. It also depends on the type of wildlife you’re photographing. Let’s face it: Common sense [more…]

Tips for Photographing a Mountain Landscape

Some mountain ranges give you a wide variety of subjects to photograph. The Smoky Mountains include waterfalls, rivers, lots of trees, and wildflowers. Yosemite National Park also gives you a well-rounded [more…]

Camera Settings for Photographing in Mountains

In landscape photography, you need to have the right equipment and the right settings to get fabulous photos. Here are tips for which focal length range will yield great photos of mountain ranges. I also [more…]

Tips for Photographing Rivers, Lakes, and Swamps

If you live near a river or lake, visit it at different times of the year to photograph its full diversity. A river can be raging when snow is melting, or it can be placid at the end of summer. If you [more…]

Camera Settings for Photographing Water in Motion

Cascading water is exciting to watch and photograph. Raging rivers also make beautiful photographs. Surging white water rapids, briny mist, and cascading spray are all the elements you need for a great [more…]

Camera Settings for Photographing a Water Landscape

Still water is an interesting subject for a photographer. Lakes can be shallow bodies of water with vegetation on the shorelines, or they can be mountain lakes that are carved out by glaciers. A healthy [more…]

Tips for Photographing a Forest Landscape

Every landscape photographer’s goal is to take a picture that captures the true essence and beauty of a place. When your subject, such as a forest, is essentially monotone — in this case a lovely shade [more…]

Camera Settings for Photographing a Forest

In order to get good photographs of a forest, you must notice the forest as an entity. When you see the elements for a compelling picture fall into place, it’s time to think about composition, settings [more…]

Depth of Field, Focal Lengths, and Distance

When you photograph a scene with a wide-angle lens, you always get a larger depth of field than you would with a longer focal length. The figure shows an example of a scene photographed with a 24mm lens [more…]

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