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One of the tools I use most often is my Nikon 300mm lens. I have had this model so long I don’t think Nikon makes it anymore. It doesn’t appear on their website. I am in no hurry to “upgrade” to the new model of the same 300mm lens because the lens I have does everything I ask of it and then some. Why I Use A Nikon 300mm Lens. The most… Read More

As a photographer I use three types of cameras. I use DSLR camera bodies. Mirrorless cameras are also a tool a frequently use. And for specialty projects I use GoPro Cameras. I use Nikon Cameras I am not a fan of the camera wars arguing over what camera manufacturing brand is the best. I also think we are way past the days of looking at how many megapixels a camera has. Most… Read More

One type of question people like to ask about any activity they are interested in is what kind of gear do they need or what is good. I completely understand the impulse to ask this question and I have probably asked it myself in many venues. However, it is a very difficult question to answer for a variety of reasons. One reason it is hard to answer is that photography is a… Read More

A big part of creating great photographs is simply being in the right place at the right time. As a photographer you can play a big role in this by just choosing to be present. But everything is not always in your control. This is especially true when photographing wildlife. For several days now I have been watching as Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks have been visiting our bird feeders. I don’t often see Rose-Breasted… Read More

Continue to stay the course. It doesn’t mean do what you normally would have done had the corona virus pandemic not occurred, but it means keep working at the goals and plans that you had already made. It means adapt those plans as best you can to fit into your life and your businesses in the way we have to operate now. My commitment this year was to work hard to grow… Read More

I’ve been pretty busy this summer. I’ve been doing a lot of running and taking some photography adventures so I haven’t posted here much. One thing that I’ve been excited to be busy doing was putting together this joint art exhibit with my dad.

As a wildlife and nature photographer sometimes what you plan to do and what you actually end up doing are two very different things. As a wildlife and nature photographer I am very dependant on two things the weather and the wildlife itself. These two factors can be researched, studied, and planned for but I will never be fully in control of them.

Fellow photographers don’t make the mistake I made. There a lot of mistakes one can make as a photographer. Some mistakes are made in the taking of the photo. Other mistakes are made after the image is already created. There are always was to avoid making mistake, but they invariably happen at some point. It is critical to make sure mistakes do not become compounding.

In wildlife photography there are two traits that are very beneficial to ones success. A wildlife photographer often benefits from having patience. It is often necessary to sit and wait for long periods of time for your subject to happen upon your location or you may have to wait for a bird you inadvertently startled to get used to your presence and come back. It i also important to persevere. One may… Read More

Sorry that there has been such a long delay since my last post. Many things that came up that kept me away. One of which was a very good thing. I completed and submitted my first article and photography for publication in a magazine. My work will be published in a regional NY magazine, Life in the Finger Lakes. This is a magazine that I have enjoyed reading frequently so if you… Read More

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