Category Archives: Thoughts

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A cold morning at the Moultan Barn

On our coldest morning yet in the Grand Tetons, we made our way over to Mormon Row to photograph the famous Moultan Barn. This was also our first morning at the barn where the Grand […]

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B&W to communicate drama and mood

In the late fall, most of the fall color is gone. Bare trees do not usually make for a great landscape subject. The one thing you usually get is the beginning of winter storms and […]

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When the photo gods are at breakfast

Sometimes the elements and critters don’t cooperate and you can’t get the traditional picture you want. In this instance, the elk were too far away and the skyline is the background did not create the […]

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Nikon Z 7 B&W

Wow do I love the Nikon Z 7 and its B&W. I tweak the monochrome settings in camera to bring out the structure and clarity to give me an idea of what I am expecting […]

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I like the new Nikon Z 7!!!

So I was lucky to get my pre-order Nikon Z 7 on the first wave of orders. Thanks NPS and B&H!  For my first real test of the camera at the Grand Tetons, (when you […]

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The ladies need the love…too

The general rule with birds is that the males are more brightly colored than the females. When it comes to wildlife photography, the interest is usually the most interesting and colorful. This can bias photographers […]

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Watch that background

As mentioned in my last post about having a handheld birds in flight set up, it gives you great flexibility to keep up with a moving subject. Being able to move with your subject gives […]

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Where to find that color?

Have you ever taken a photo and looked at the display on the back of the camera and said that what it shows isn’t what you saw or feel the color is washed out? While […]

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Glamour Shots – What is required for a wildlife headshot

To expand with the discussion on cropping, sometimes the intention is to isolate one part of the subject. In the case of birds, there is nothing better than a closeup headshot of an Egret or […]

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Where to crop? Avoid that awkward pose

It’s the age-old question. where and when to crop? In this instance I’m not talking about cropping the photo to make your subject larger in the frame or to omit details that got in to […]