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3 Tips for Boosting Fall Colors in Lightroom and Photoshop

This week I thought I'd share some of my favorite tips for boosting fall colors in Lightroom and Photoshop. https://youtu.be/9YOV1xh9daE

Pastel Colors and Soft Light

I had a really nice morning earlier this week out at Fort Desoto park in St. Petersburg FL. Dick and Vicki from DVWildlife.com (they run the Eagle...

Sony 70-200mm GM II Lens Review (for Wildlife)

Over the last three weeks I was fortunate enough to get to try out a pre-release copy of the new Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II lens. Sony gave the lens...
Bird In Flight: In the Field Sample Tips

Bird In Flight: In the Field Sample Tips

Bird in Flight Sample Video 1 Hi all. Please take a look at this video and let me know what you think of this as a teaching aid. Questions, comments, etc... Does this help you with questions on acquiring focus on birds in flight?How do you like the view through the...

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Creating Powerful Highlight Masks in Photoshop

In this video I'm going to share how to create precise and smooth highlight masks in Photoshop that can be used in landscape, portrait, wildlife or just about any photos where you want total control. Click here to download the free action mentioned in the video....

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Which Wing Do You Like?

Which Wing Do You Like?

I spent some time with Carl Ackerman (and the NutHouse - click here to find out more) this week recording a mini-course on setting up a backyard bird feeder area (this mini course will also come out along with my official Bird Photography course in September). Carl...

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New Free Skies for Photoshop Sky Replacement

New Free Skies for Photoshop Sky Replacement

Hi all. This week (mid August 2021), Adobe released a small update to Photoshop that includes some new design features and an update to the Sky Replacement editor as well. In this video I'll cover what's new and where you can get your free skies from Adobe. Enjoy!...

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No Laughing Matter

No Laughing Matter

While I was in Costa Rica last month we stumbled on a bird I've never seen there before. A Laughing Falcon, which is also referred to as a Snake Hawk. I honestly don't know how our guide spotted it, as it was buried back behind so many trees, inside of trees, and so...

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Swallow Tail Kites Galore!

Swallow Tail Kites Galore!

Last week I had the opportunity to photograph swallow tail kites. My friend Dick, over at DVWildlife Tours, has a great tour on a lake here in FL, and there are literally thousands of these birds that come in this time of year. It was a fun outing and a little...

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Get a Room!!!

Get a Room!!!

I was looking through my library the other day and found some humorous photos. While out with a DVWildlife Boat Tour, we came upon some Barred Owls. First there was one, and then another flew up to it... and then the funny behavior began. First, the owl on the left...

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I Always Feel Like… Somebody’s Watchin’ Me

I Always Feel Like… Somebody’s Watchin’ Me

When I'm out shooting wildlife for a morning, I'll often come back with 1000 (or even double that) photos. Out of that, I may end up keeping 50-100 and that's just because I'm too lazy to pair it down any further than that. So why do I end up with so many photos? It's...

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Take Off, Eh!

Take Off, Eh!

My last day in Costa Rica was a non-workshop day, but I went out with a few people to just shoot and I realized I have a problem. I'm addicted to take off shots... Hence the name of this post (special pat-on-the-back prize to who knows where the phrase came from) ;-)...

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ON1 NoNoise First Impression

ON1 NoNoise First Impression

ON1 has released their noise reduction software called NoNoise AI 2021. I wanted to do a first impressions video on it and compare it to Topaz DeNoise AI which is what I currently use on my wildlife photos. Also, if you do decide to purchase ON1 NoNoise it's always...

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Who Put That Leaf On My Head?

Who Put That Leaf On My Head?

Hi everyone. I just returned from my Costa Rica Workshop. I had a wonderful group of people. Several returning workshop attendees which is always nice to see, and some fantastic new people I got to meet as well. And we had the best abundance of wildlife I've seen...

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