I am a hobbyist photographer from central Iowa. My subjects to date have focused on wildlife, landscapes, and architecture

  • Joined: January 2016

Journal

What Does the Little Bird Eat?

If you want pictures of wildlife, it helps to know what they want. Generally, it is easiest to catch small birds if they are willing to come to bird feeders. A great way to practice your photography and to get used to new gear is to set up near a set of bird feeders or in a bird blind. My first stop when I get new camera bodies or long lenses is a state park with a well-maintained bird blind. / W…
Posted 6 months – Leave a comment

Know Your Subject

Whether you are a beginner or an expert at wildlife photography, you will always benefit from learning more about the animals that you want to photograph. Simple information like what eco-systems a species is more likely to be found in or what times of the year you’re more likely to see a species are essential to know. More detailed information would include what warning signs a species wil…
Posted 7 months – Leave a comment

Go Play in the Snow

I am not a big fan of going out into the aftermath of the cold, wet, winter snows. Unfortunately for me, those can be some of the best times for photography. When the sun is shining on the snow, it can highlight the beauty of different birds and objects. The contrast between the snow and the bright red of the male Northern Cardinal is a classic example of this. / Next time it snows, it’s ba…
Posted 7 months – Leave a comment

Shades of Brown

The colors found in a picture can make it or break it. Sometimes, when out on a shoot it’s hard to tell if a photo will have those rich color tones that will stand out from the crowd. / This photo is one that I was not sure about until I got it off the camera and into my computer software. The different shades of brown work to give the photo a variety of textures: the coarseness of the gras…
Posted 7 months – Leave a comment
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