Category Archives: Techniques

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Nail The Shot: Giraffe Silhouette

I’ve just added a new video to the Nail The Shot series! This time we’ll talk about a giraffe silhouette I captured at sunset and discuss the logistics and settings that went into creating it.

Also, this is in the new, single-image format we tried a few weeks ago. Thank …

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Nikon Z9: Features That Really Crank Up The Keeper Rate!

One question I’m constantly asked is, “How are you using your Z9 in the field for wildlife work?”

This video answers that question. 🙂

I was originally going to do “just another Z9 review,” but the truth is I think at this point a video that talks about how the …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Opinions, Wildlife
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Fall Photography Basics

(Note, this was published a few years back, but I decided to update it for the upcoming fall season)

So, ready to photograph some fall color are ya? Not so sure where to start? Well, take a gander at the 10 tips below and you’ll be well on your way …

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Nail The Shot: Dancing Reddish Egret

OK, I’m going to try something new today.

In the past, I’ve published “Nail The Shot” videos with eight photos and covered the field techniques for each. I really like this kind of video because it demonstrates the practical application rather than just theory. However, I think the old format …

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Top Ten Traits Of Great Wildlife Photographers

How many of the top ten do you have?

Over the decades, I’ve watched, learned from, and shot with countless fantastic wildlife photographers. In that time, I’ve compiled a list of the top ten traits I see from the best shooters and I want to share it with you. These …

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Sony A1 AF Setup Guide

I’ve had tons of people asking for my Sony a1 wildlife photography setup – and it’s finally here!

In this video, I’ll show you, step-by-step, how I set the Sony A1 AF menus and talk about how I leverage each adjustment in the field. In addition, I’ll also share my …

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How To Nail The Shot: Tanzania Edition

And now for something a little different 🙂

Sometimes I think one of the best ways to get better at wildlife photography is to study how other photographers approach their shots. You know, what settings they use, why they use them, what they are thinking in the field – that …

Also posted in How I Got The Shot, Locations, Opinions, Travel Tips, Wildlife
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10 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Wildlife Photography

In this video, I’ll share ten compositional and artistic techniques you can instantly leverage to create better photos. The truth is, while things like new gear and technology are nice, when it comes to creating truly great images those considerations take a distant back seat to the kind of time-test …

Also posted in Wildlife
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Too Close? Unlock The Power Of Wildlife Panos!

Have you ever found yourself too close to your wildlife subject? You go to frame up your critter and discover you’re in way too tight for a useable shot. I know, the opposite problem is far more prevalent, but there are times an animal pops out of nowhere or approaches …

Also posted in Photoshop Tricks, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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Does Cropping Make Your Photos Noisy?!

Does cropping fill your photos with more noise? Is not filling the frame killing your images? Is there any way to stop it?

In this video, we’ll explore comparative output and see first-hand the effects that cropping can have on the noise of our final output image. This is one …

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