Author Archives: Meg

Do You have a Sense of Entitlement?

If you have ever photographed some where that attracts a lot of other photographers you will recognize this behavioral pattern.  It happens all the time in Yellowstone but it could be at any national park, wildlife refuge, or any other … Continue reading

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Three Basic Types of Wildlife Photographs

There are three basic types of wildlife photographs. The portrait, the behavioral image and the environmental image.  Each can be spectacular.  Beginners shoot the documentary “I saw this”. Usually the image is too far away to be a good portrait … Continue reading

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Compositional Categories

All of the various composition rules/guidelines can be categorized into five concepts: 1) Placement of the subject; 2) Lines within; 3) Suggestion of movement 4) Color change 5) Depth of field There are various rules and guidelines for each one … Continue reading

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It’s Spring!

Spring is undeniably here in Wyoming! Redwing black birds have returned and so have the Sandhill cranes. Warmer days are punctuated now by snow squalls, not the other way around 🙂 Many of you further south may have tulips by … Continue reading

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Winning Compositions

You may have an image which is completely and totally correct in all technical respects, but if you don’t have good composition, you don’t have a great image. Compositional tools are guidelines that speak to what our mind and eye … Continue reading

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Shooting for Sharpness

Why aren’t my images sharp? Let me count the ways!  You are using a tripod aren’t you? That just the place to start, there are many ways you can improve the sharpness of your images.  Stay tuned! Recommend on Facebook … Continue reading

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Many people who would love to be wildlife photographers will freely admit that they don’t have enough patience. You do need patience and a lot of it.  Fortunately, patience can be developed or learned. Sometimes a super image materializes right … Continue reading

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Become a Naturalist

Naturalists seek to understand the natural environment and why critters do what they do. Learning about a species will help you to get closer to them physically, but also help you to understand and anticipate their behavior so that you … Continue reading

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Ethics Matter

Ethics do matter.  They matter to the subjects you photograph and the environments they inhabit, to your fellow photographers, to the communities you work within and they should matter to you. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit … Continue reading

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Look to the light

This image is of a strong back light on heavily frosted grass. It was a very cold November day in Yellowstone and I headed into the woods, looking for something total different. While looking around the sun light came through … Continue reading

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