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!
Gretchen Steele gives excruciating detail into how she organizes her outdoor photography so that she can fulfill an editor’s dreams when called upon to supply photo support for an article. You’ll wish you had her in your home office, but her explanations are easy to follow and make sense.
She’s a fun-gal that likes to photograph fun-gi! Read Gretchen Steele’s tips for how to make the most of photographing mushrooms, and also learn a few things about working in the dark. Be sure to look at all the photos that Gretchen uses to support her column.
The WON welcomes Gretchen Steele to its lineup of outstanding outdoor photographers who contribute photo tips weekly to the site. Gretchen, a photographer in southern Illinois (land of big bucks and fast dogs), recommends ways to improve your photography in the field, and especially, when your topic is working dogs. Also, you’ll like the other tips she gives — how to dress for field photography, camouflage your camera lens, etc. Read here for more!
After a vicious case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever a few years, Gretchen Steele has become a one-woman tick anti-terrorism force. Read about the warrior from Sawyer Products, that will fight this battle for you.
The Road ID company offers a unique system to ensure that outdoor enthusiasts and athletes have durable, stylish and affordable emergency identification always available. Everyone who has an active outdoor lifestyle needs one of these. Road ID can save your life. Period. It’s easy to happily wander through the outdoors with the mindset that “it […]
Our Marti Davis just packed up her turkey hunting gear and already is looking ahead to the next big game season — deer. See what she finds over at her sponsor’s online store that she already uses or wants to order.
I can tolerate cold. I can tolerate wet. I cannot tolerate cold and wet. Every waterfowler knows the uncomfortable feeling of donning outerwear that’s still wet and cold from the morning hunt, or pulling on waders that have sat in the truck all night and are just plain frigid or frozen in a permanent folded […]
To say I was thrilled when offered the opportunity to review the THE ORIGINAL MUCK BOOT COMPANY’s new Fieldblazer™ boot in a great Mossy Oak camouflage pattern is an understatement. I have always been a fan of Muck boots and own several other styles of Muck footwear. The Original Muck Boot Company uses this tag […]
Over the past several years, southern Illinois, specifically the small town of Pinckneyville, in Perry County, has become one of my favorite places to enjoy the outdoors. This area is an outdoor person’s dreamland with its big whitetail deer and long-beard turkeys. There’s also wonderful waterfowl hunting and great fishing in the area lakes and […]
Athena Means confided to us that she really doesn’t like her carry gun anymore. She’s fallen out of love with it … she wants a new gun to carry and train with and depend upon for her protection. And you know how we are … we want to help her out. But Athena, being Athena, […]
Almost any photographer will tell you, one of the keys to producing a good photo is a good composition. I could write pages on what makes a good composition, but what happens when you have carefully composed that glorious trophy shot, that beautiful landscape, only to discover when you look at the photo – hey, […]
If you didn’t get useful gifts this Christmas, or if you wind up receiving a pile of cash and want to spend it on great quality clothing items so that you can be outdoors this winter, we recommend checking out Hanks Clothing. Not only does Hanks offer a full line of women’s Muck boots, but […]
It wasn’t long ago that it would be an odd sight to see a waterfowl hunter, gun dog handler, or hunt test handler wearing pink, but thanks to Deb West of Waterloo, Ill., those days are rapidly disappearing. West, who also owns Brownwaterdogs, is the founder and mastermind behind a group called The Pink Whistle Society. […]
Our pal, Wild Woman Gretchen Steele, alerted us to this new “look” over at Project Appleseed. Gretchen, an outdoor woman extraordinaire, photojournalist and blogger, as well as Shoot to Thrill photographer, picks up on these things. Project Appleseed combines traditional American marksmanship rifle skills with a heritage program that includes the history of the Battles […]
As if blogging at three sites (that we know of), running a photography business, being on a carp fishing elite tactical team and working with retriever training isn’t enough, our pal Gretchen Steele went and put up an outdoors news site! Check it out here.