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Five Ways to Turn your Backyard into a Wildlife Photography Studio
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Wildlife photography doesn’t necessarily entail braving wilderness in search of elusive species inhabiting remote locations. A carefully landscaped yard can supply an impressive variety of animal life to observe and photograph. In this article, we go through five tips for turning your backyard into a red carpet for local wildlife. Know your Neighbors Research, research, research. Find out what...
Wildlife Photography on the B&H Photography Podcast
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At the B&H Photography Podcast, we pride ourselves on the wide variety of photo-related topics we cover, including the art, history, science, techniques, and the gear of photography. Over the course of 180 episodes, we have discussed wildlife photography on more than one occasion. Below are a few of our favorite episodes on the...
Clay Bolt and his Quest to Save a Species with Images
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Wildlife conservation photographer Clay Bolt says, “As far back as I can remember, I've been fascinated with insects, and little things like frogs. My other twin passion was always art, particularly illustration, and later on painting. So, I’ve always gone back and forth to combine these two loves of my life.” Growing up in South Carolina, Bolt was drawn to nature, but had yet to discover the...
Wildlife Photography, with Nate Luebbe
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Fresh from a trip to Alaska and a bit of backpacking in the Arctic Circle, landscape and wildlife photographer Nate Luebbe has joined us for a short conversation on wildlife photography. How did you get started with wildlife photography? Nate Luebbe: Honestly, by accident. I was and still am a landscape photographer and, if you spend enough time outside, you are bound to have some incredible...
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Cristina Mittermeier was hardly seeking to change the world with photography when starting her career as a marine biologist. Trained as a scientist and armed with a degree in biochemical engineering in the exploitation of marine resources from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), in Mexico, Mittermeier’s early work consisted largely of scientific papers filled with...
Keith Ellenbogen: Cartier Bresson of the Deep
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To succeed as an underwater photographer, one needs to cultivate a subtle balance of preparedness and patience. For more than two decades, underwater conservation photographer Keith Ellenbogen has done just that, to offer us rare glimpses of the elusive marine life he photographs within the short window of his air supply. In the following interview, Ellenbogen sheds light on how his early...
Birding USA: 10 Western Hotspots for Photographing Birds
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This article is the final installment of our three-part series covering the best locations in the United States for birdwatching and bird photography. Don’t forget to check out 10 Eastern US Hotspots and 10 Central US Hotspots for even more bird-friendly travel destinations. Finally, no birding trip is complete without a...
Shorebird Photography: Beat the Heat this Summer
by Brian Zwiebel
2 weeks ago
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Bird photography opportunities ebb and flow throughout the year. The anticipation of the returning birds of spring migration is palpable, while the breeding season of May and June is full of opportunities. But soon, the summer doldrums kick in and leaf-out makes finding most song birds quite difficult. The heat and humidity drive even the most hardcore bird photographers indoors to their air-...
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This article is the second of a three-part series covering the best locations in the United States for birdwatching and bird photography. Be sure to check out 10 Eastern Hotspots and 10 Western Hotspots and don’t forget to keep a field guide handy for identifying what you...
Ami Vitale Advocates for Mother Earth
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Ami Vitale has a remarkable affinity for life-changing events. A native of South Florida, Vitale was a self-described shy, gawky child who, like many young girls, possessed little confidence. The assessment of a grade school teacher, who told her she was not very good at English, stuck with her for years. “I just thought that I had no ability as a writer, or as a creative person,” she says. “I...
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Waterproof point-and-shoot cameras have changed the reason many people scuba dive. In the early days, ocean explorers like Jacques-Yves Cousteau used scuba and cameras to explore the deep for scientific research purposes. Now, sport and hobbyist divers want to capture images and video to share their underwater experiences. Simple digital cameras in basic housings allow all divers to capture...
Learn to Light Underwater
by Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey
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The definition of “photography,” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (such as film or an optical sensor).” As underwater photographers, it is very important for us to consider the quantity, color, quality and direction of the light as it passes through water. Above photograph:...
3 weeks ago
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As Ernest Hemingway noted in the book, True at First Light, “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.” In this final installment of a four-part series, South African photographer Isak Pretorius discusses packing and travel tips for long-haul flights and small-carrier junkets, to help you travel stress free and be fully prepared for intrepid adventure. Above...
1 month ago
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To quote the pioneering aviator Beryl Markham, “Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter's Valhalla, an escapist's Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations.” In this third portion of a four-part series, South African photographer Isak Pretorius shares his knowledge about optimizing your photo gear, and gives you...
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According to British journalist and African wildlife safari expert Brian Jackman, "Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all." In our second installment of this four-part series, South African photographer Isak Pretorius offers recommendations for top safari camps and discusses the types of wildlife that visitors will likely discover and be able to photograph. Above...
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