School’s out, the bags are packed and you are headed out for a delightful summer vacation with friends and family.
Shoot to Thrill!
Renowned outdoor photographers give tips and techniques for taking photographs that thrill.
In a lead up to what can be described as a humorous and eventful week, outdoor photographer Stacey Huston details the trouble she went to in order to photograph last Sunday’s solar eclipse. It’s a great read and we think you’re going to learn a lot and get ready to shoot the sun — for when the next eclipse rolls around.
Outdoor photographer and mushroom mama Gretchen Steele gets down and dirty here with tips on how to find, collect and shoot mushrooms. In other words, she enjoys everything about the mushroom hunting process — the walk, the search, the find, the photography and finally, the ultimate reward — the eating!
I was gifted this past November by a spiritual place called Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. It contains more than 57,000 acres along the Rio Grande River near Socorro, New Mexico — only about 90 minutes from Albuquerque. I suggest going if you have never been. … I chose to show some of the amazing light I photographed and how to absorb its colors as closely as possible and bring in the blacks around it by something called “silhouetting.”
Gretchen Steele shares tips on how to set up and photograph spring gobblers and other wildlife in this Shoot to Thrill installment.
Outdoor photographer Stacey Huston lives dangerously, as she steps onto the ice in an effort to retrieve a pair of antlers and finds an entire buck encased in ice in a Wyoming stream. She uses the opportunity to photograph this fine specimen, and to teach us about stepping on the ice with our own digital cameras — how to use aperture settings to our advantages. Check out her Shoot to Thrill advice, and also, you’ll want to see her photographs.
For the portrait of Jessica in Montana, I was shooting with a Mamiya 645 medium format camera with 80 mm
Almost any photographer will tell you, one of the keys to producing a good photo is a good composition. I
Icy mountain air kisses my skin and the cold hard ground bites into my hip. I pull my feet up
Every day I log on to the computer and read things posted by people I may never meet, and some
Boxers or briefs? How about Under Armour 9-inch inseam boxer briefs (and its equivalent line of women’s superior undergarments) … for staying the course on a long day in the photography field. That’s what photographer Yamil Sued recommends. Check out his other recommendations to keep any outdoor photographer dry, hydrated and prepared for well, anything.
Outdoor Photographer Bill Konway took this photograph in Indiana. ArcticShield purchased it for promotional use. He writes, It was shot with
After over 26 years behind the camera, I have learned one thing: weather doesn’t always cooperate. Some assignments can be
It’s not over yet … the whole Carp Caper experience. One of TeamWON’s own carp eradicators, a woman who lives
I am griping about grip-and-grin fish photos in this installment of Shoot to Thrill. I am also giving away a
“Ah, my little darling, it is love at first sight, is it not, no?” Mia Anstine wins the caption contest
“Are we there yet?”
That’s the winning caption in the first caption contest, sponsored by BOGGear. For the photo submitted by outdoor photographer extraordinaire and Team WON member Tim Flanigan, Cindy Grant wins first place and a BOGGear tripod, specifically, the CLD Series (Camo Legged Devil) with a rubber-coated U head and the new PCA head (Professional Camera Adapter) for Bog-Pod shooting sticks.
Kim Hicks, of BOGGear, joined Tim in choosing the winner. The two runners-up, Traci Schauf and Judy Noland, will receive hot, fresh-off-the-machine BOGGear ballcaps.
Add a caption to Stacey Huston’s photo of a cute little black and white animal and win your choice of a beautiful, fullsize print of a fawn or a package of 8 cards (4X6 photos on 5X7 blank note card signed by Stacey with 4 random photos.)
When the temperature heats up, make sure you keep your camera cool. That’s advice from a 25-year-veteran of the shooting
Outdoor photography class is in session and our professor, photographer extraordinaire Tim Flanigan, tells you to get a wet belly in the process. And also, about RAW images, MACROS lenses and tripods.