What piece of equipment is the unsung hero of my wildlife photography? It’s not the camera or even the lens, but my flash. A flash opens the door to many possibilities as a wildlife photographer. It can take your work to the next level, especially for smaller subjects like reptiles, amphibians, and macro photography.
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Low-Light Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners
Animals have a tendency to prefer low-light conditions, which is a big challenge in wildlife photography! It’s hard to capture a sharp, well-exposed image after sundown or in a forest, especially with a moving subject. The right settings and a better camera can help, but they only take you so far.
Underwater Housings for a Camera, Explained
Underwater photography is filled with technical challenges, hidden expenses, and potential horror stories if something goes wrong – and it all starts with your camera housing. In this guide, I’ll explain what you need to know about underwater housings for your camera, including the crucial accessories you’ll need in order to safely bring your photography equipment underwater.
What’s in my Camera Bag? – Nicholas Hess
Will today be the day I see a mountain lion? Or will I find some aquatic creature to photograph instead? Even if I have one particular species in mind, I never know for sure what I'll see when I set foot into nature. Instead, I try to be prepared to...
How to Protect Your Camera in Humid Conditions
When I go to very humid locations for photography, like rainforests and swamps, keeping my camera gear protected from the humidity is one of my top concerns. Lens fogging, fungal growth, and water damage are all risks to your camera equipment in the tropics and similar environments. It's not unusual...
How to Edit Underwater Photos
Post-processing is one of the most important steps of good underwater photography. Water changes a lot about a scene, making it low-contrast and very blue. But with good post-processing, you can correct for the negative effects of the water, and bring back lots of details from seemingly dull underwater images....
Cheap Underwater Camera Setups I Recommend
What is the best cheap underwater camera setup? Today, underwater photography is more accessible than ever before, with several affordable waterproof cameras, GoPros, soft housings, and even waterproof phone cases available on the market. Unsurprisingly, the best underwater camera rigs are also the most expensive. But there are many affordable...
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...
Introduction to the Niche Hobby of Herp Photography
Herp photography is all about finding and photographing wild reptiles and amphibians. The general public often deems such creatures ugly and undeserving of attention, but herping enthusiasts give them the appreciation they deserve.