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How would you describe the subject in this photo? As a Fox, a Red Fox, or Vulpes vulpes? Baby, pup, or kit? Animal, mammal, canine, vulpine? The answer is all of them, and more! With wildlife photography there are many

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I made it a goal this year to learn something way outside of my photography comfort zone of the great outdoors. After my first plan for a project exploring “underwater fine art nude food photography” fell through (apparently, Thanksgiving dinner

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One of the ultimate compliments for a photo is when it makes someone just blurt out a one syllable word or sound. “Wow”, “ooh”, “awww”, “damn”, “whoa”, “spoon”… you get the idea. The measure of a photo’s success isn’t if

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This spider web really has rainbows thanks to a complex and slightly weird combination of physics and biology. Not just iridescence, but an ever-changing rainbow that shifts all over the web in the morning hours. It’s one of those shots

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Few natural phenomenon can cheer people up faster than the beauty of a rainbow. Getting great images of one is a challenge, they are difficult to predict and constantly changing, occurring due to a specific set of conditions. These tips

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Given the opportunity to test out the new Platypod Ultra, I started with the same question I ask with all new gear, “Do I really need this?” After all, my camera bag is already large enough to qualify for its

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Spring is a busy time for wildlife photographers, chock full of photo opportunities. I’m lucky to live in an area that is on a major migratory flyway for birds and butterflies, as well as a year-round home to loads of

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Style and specialty are frequent topics I’m asked about while teaching photography, and some of the hardest areas in which to give easy answers. While I have always taken these questions seriously, answering them feels like tap-dancing through a minefield.

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(Editor’s note: Jason is beginning a series of columns about photography for rainy days. These projects help stretch creativity and make us all better photographers by challenging us to find places we normally would ignore photographically.) Some days I just

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I recently put the Impact Flex Arm Super Clamp Kit through my rigorous testing process, which involves using it in a variety of photography situations, coming up with ways to put it to work getting the shots I want, and

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With wildlife, moments are fleeting and there are, literally, once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. While it is ideal to “get it right in the camera”, I also believe that while we create photos in the camera, we finish them in the digital

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Getting Out of Your Photography Comfort Zone: A Nature Photographer Wanders into a Studio – http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/PhotofocusBlog/~3/PT3XxW4u7ew/

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With spring babies all over the place, now is a particularly important time to be sure we respect the animals we photograph! Photographing Wildlife Up Close… the Right Way — Photofocus – Feed Usually, my articles have a lighthearted note,

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I noticed recently that one of my lenses had a little wobble to it when attached to my camera. The first time this happened I hadn’t noticed the wobble, but sure noticed the huge error messages on my camera. My

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This is the third part of my series on using the service If This Then That (IFTTT) for your photography workflow and business.  You check it out on Photofocus at this link:  IFTTT for Photographers – Part 3: Managing Your

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