Lighting

Six Lighting Setups to Try on Your Next Photoshoot

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Over the course of my career, I’ve noticed that a lot of my work comes in waves, where I will be incredibly busy for several months on end, and then be really slow for a month or two. Historically, August is always been a slow month, so as a result, I typically take my time […]

Brown Bear Photography

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Photographing the Brown Bears of Brooks Falls

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Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska is widely considered one of the best places in the world to observe and photograph brown bears fishing for salmon. In 1988, renowned wildlife photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen took an unprecedented image of a salmon leaping right into the mouth of a brown bear standing atop this waterfall. […]

Equipment

Decoding the Language of Videography Gear: An Equipment Terminology Primer

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If you got your start in photography and have dipped your toe into the water of videography, you’ll notice that a lot of photography equipment can be used for video pretty seamlessly. But as you go further into videography, you’ll quickly learn that a lot of the equipment tailored specifically for videography has some significant […]

Equipment

Getting Started in Cave Photography

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A few years ago, I got an email from an editor with the subject line “Caving next week?” It was an invitation to work on a caving assignment in Idaho and Wyoming. At the time, I was uncertain that caving was something I was interested in so I passed on the job. Boy was I […]

Social Media for Photographers

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Which Social Media Should You Use to Promote Your Photo Work in 2023?

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As social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok all drive their focus to short-form video, it’s pretty easy to conclude that it’s a good time to be a videographer. But two of those three social media platforms were once heavily focused on photography, so where do photographers go to promote their work in the […]

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