Nature Photography Articles

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Inspired by the Falkland Islands

One freezing winter afternoon, I took advantage of my time to look again at the book Genesis by Sebastiao Salgado. I stopped at his photographs of the black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) and was mentally stuck there for months. Without realizing it, that afternoon my trip to the Falkland Islands had begun. After a year and a half, I was able to be there, among these wonderful birds that I admire so much.

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The Nature of the Abstract

With its beautiful colors, intricate patterns, and graceful flamingos, Lake Magadi has been a highlight of my 30-year journey as a nature photographer. It felt like a final exam of sorts: a technical challenge requiring abstract compositions and quick captures of giant flocks of birds within a limited time. But it was so much more than that.

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Dreamlike Nightscapes — Exploring Reality and Beyond

In this article, I’d like to dive into what composite photography is, since we are seeing it more often, with very few photographers being transparent or honest about using compositing techniques in their work. There is nothing wrong with composites. I truly believe it is not less work or effort, nor easier than “traditional” photography. What is wrong is lying or denying you’re doing it.

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Capturing Wildlife Photos with a Tilt-Shift Effect

The photos I was capturing were certainly different, but I have learned over the years that different just to be different doesn’t mean a photo is good. I was sharing some of the photos that I was happy with, though I knew I wasn’t quite there yet. The entire process of learning and using this lens was such a great reminder to give things time and patience, not give up, and continue to push to learn how to use the gear for great photography.

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Me Through My Images

What I photograph and how I photograph reflect a lot about who I am in real life, that much I am sure of. I can’t say this for everyone, but for me the easiest way to be creative about photography has been to look at it as a medium to express myself.

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The Power of Personal Projects

For me the key word is “project.” Projects are highly flexible, allow me to stretch my wings, and make me a better photographer. I prefer to drive to all the destinations I go to for photography. I have two long-term personal projects that I work on whenever I am on the road. The subject matter for each project — rocks and trees, and derelict buildings — is generally found serendipitously.

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Walking with Pumas

I’m deeply fascinated by the technique of combining intentional blurring with on-site, high-key photography. I believe it creates a uniquely delicate impression for the viewer. It’s this delicacy, or perhaps gentleness, that I personally feel this particular feline possesses compared to other big cats I’m familiar with, and it extends even to the possibility of walking alongside them.

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On the Delta – Photographing Okavango’s Wet Season

Okavango! The name itself conjures up fantasies of southern Africa — animals around waterholes as dust clouds roll in from the parched Kalahari plains. But this hot, dry, arid version of the Okavango is only the summer half of a fuller, richer story.