About Nicholas Hess

Hi, my name is Nicholas Hess. I'm a wildlife photographer with a fascination for reptiles, amphibians, and the underwater world. My favorite animals are those that are misunderstood such as sharks and snakes. I am majoring in marine biology and minoring in journalism and Spanish, as I hope to pursue a career in wildlife photography and conservation. I invite you to check out my website if interested in prints, or you can find my latest photographs on Flickr and Instagram.

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10 Underwater Photography Tips For Beginners

Underwater photography is a whole new world, where infinite photographic opportunities present themselves. It is also where even experienced photographers struggle at the beginning. Every aspect of photography becomes more complicated underwater. In this article, I will share some of my favorite tips to help you understand the basics of...

Micro Four Thirds for Wildlife Photography

Is micro four thirds suitable for wildlife photography? As someone who has photographed wildlife with micro four thirds cameras for the past 10 years, I can confidently assure you that the answer is yes! Even in today's world where full-frame is getting the most attention, there are several perks to...

Best Wildlife Photography Settings for Beginners

What are the best walk-around settings for wildlife photography? Perhaps you just bought your first camera and want to photograph some wildlife. Or, maybe you’ve been struggling with capturing crisp and properly exposed images of wildlife for a while, and you need some guidance. If that sounds like you, read on!

Why Do I Photograph Snakes?

It’s a question I hear all the time: “Why in the world do you photograph snakes?” The answer is very simple: I love photography, I love snakes, and I believe snakes deserve more positive attention than they currently receive.