Photography

Best Photos of 2016

“So it’s pretty safe to view the lava, right?” I emailed my good friend Carl right before the trip, imagining a relaxing time sipping Mai Tais next to the ocean in my Hawaiian shirt. “You will need a mask. When the poisonous gas blows your way, put on your mask and close your eyes. There will…

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6 Must-Read Books for Wildlife Photography

Why do we read books? “I read a lot, but from time to time, there are books that changed my life. Well, it’s not that the book itself changed my life; it’s that I was already ready to change, and needed to not feel alone.” – Paulo Coelho I always believe that we somehow already knew what…

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10 Things You Can Learn From Stephen Curry On Wildlife Photography

Every once in a while, a player would come to a sport and change the game forever. Talent is one thing. But may be. Just may be. If they have some special mindset and training techniques, then mere mortals like me without any talent can borrow some onto my wildlife photography. When Mohammad Ali was asked how many sit-ups he could do, he…

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5 Critical Elements of Wildlife Photography You Should Never Miss, Part 3

“Why nature photography?”Many would answer, “to capture the beauty of nature.”3. BeautyFive years ago (when I was not as obsessed in wildlife photography as now), I took a one-day portrait photography class by a rather successful Hollywood photographer in downtown Los Angeles. He said he once had an assignment to photograph Janet Jackson. Starting from…

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5 Critical Elements of Wildlife Photography You Should Never Miss, Part 1

“The world doesn’t need another pretty picture. People only want to see what moves them.” – David DuChemin “Within the Frame”When I first started wildlife photography, I would check out the online galleries at nature photography sites such as naturescapes.net, bird photographers.net, naturephotographers.net, Fred Miranda forum, and Flickr. “Dang. Those pics are so perfect,” I said…

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