Category Archives: What I’ve learned


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 […]


You need the right rig

Having the right camera setup can make all the difference in the world. And having a complicated rig hinders your ability to focus on the subject instead of fiddling with a bunch of camera settings. […]


Dancing on the water

Wow it has been a great week in Kaua’i. We have seen many bird species on our travels around the island. While there are many species on the island, many of the native birds are […]


Prescribed Diversity on the prairie

Until recent times, fire was a natural part of life for our native woodlands, wetlands, and prairies. Ecosystems native to the Midwest depend on periodic fire events to rejuvenate growth and ensure long-term survival. The […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


What’s the subject? Use that sky!

I don’t like to recycle images but in this case, I felt this image had some other interesting things to talk about. In my earlier posts, I have said that black and white allows you […]


Why I still love B&W

Thanks to the web and print magazines, a lot of people feel that B&W has been relegated to the artsy fartsy crowd. It seems lost in our new technology driven media where screens have been […]


What’s the story?

With more options than with wildlife photography, landscape allows you to be more creative with your skills, equipment, and environment. The photos seem to contradict my earlier post on using long lenses for landscape photography. […]