Make Photoshop Simple (or at least… simpler)

Here's a quick exercise that should be interesting. There are over 70 tools in the toolbox in Photoshop. But  take a moment to think about how many...

Ruffled Feathers

I always try to talk to people about different moments to capture in their bird photography. To me, that's one of my favorite aspects of this genre...

Birdscapes

One day while photographing on the beach I wanted to do something different. I saw some birds near some tall grass and I realized it would make a...

Photo Makeover (Boat Docks)

It's time for another start to finish tutorial (Photo Makeover). This is where I start from scratch with a raw photo and show you my editing process and thoughts along the way. It's less of a in-depth tutorial teaching you features, and more about the overall thought...

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Slow Shutter Speed Feathers?

Slow Shutter Speed Feathers?

Here's an interesting one I haven't seen before. I was out shooting (with some new friends, Glee and Robert Finnegan) at Fort Desoto the other morning. We saw the Reddish Egrets doing their thing for well over an hour, but eventually it flew away and the light got...

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I Finally Decided on a Monitor for my 2022 MacBook Pro

I Finally Decided on a Monitor for my 2022 MacBook Pro

Toward the end of last year I shared that I had purchased a new MacBook Pro 14" laptop and that it was going to be my main computer. That meant that, since I was using a 27” iMac before, I would need a screen to go with it since the iMac has a built in screen. Well,...

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My Favorite Wildlife Photos of 2021

My Favorite Wildlife Photos of 2021

At the end of every year, I always enjoy going through my photos and picking some of my favorites. It’s a fun exercise. And I inevitably end up finding some photos that I may not have thought much of at the time, but I really like now. Or sometimes, photos that I...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Bird Photographers

Holiday Gift Ideas for Bird Photographers

Hi all. Merry Christmas and happy holidays. I've seen enough gift guides out there with gear and software and tech and all that stuff. So I thought I'd create one that would get people out shooting. In this short 7 minute video, you'll hear about 3 things you can gift...

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Photography Computer and Monitor Recommendations

Photography Computer and Monitor Recommendations

Hi everyone! It's Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2021 weekend here, and I've been getting a lot of questions from people on which computer, laptop, or monitor they should get. So I thought I'd write down a few general thoughts. I originally made this in 2020 but I...

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Sometimes You Get Nuttin’

Sometimes You Get Nuttin’

There are a few hawks that frequent my backyard and I hear them just about every day. The problem is that if (and when) they do ever fly in and land, they either land on a fence or up high in the trees with a thousand branches around and behind them. There is no...

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