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Technique Tuesday – Owls in Snow | Art Wolfe

I recently took a trip up to Northern Canada to photograph a variety of owls, and came away happy – if not chilled to the bone. It’s cold up above the 51st parallel, no matter the time of day. That didn’t seem to impact the hunting owls of the region, who’s keen senses can detect Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Tilt-Shift Lens | Art Wolfe

Since they are a niche piece of equipment, not everyone is familiar with what exactly a tilt-shift lens is and what they are used for. Admittedly, I’ve only used them sparingly in my career. Speaking in simple terms, a tilt-shift lens is a lens that allows the optics to tilt and rotate in relation to Read more…

Technique Tuesday: King Penguins in Snowstorm, S. Georgia Island | Art Wolfe

The nature of the photo: King penguins are second only to emperor penguins in size. Mostly they live on islands north of Antarctica such as South Georgia Island, rather than on the continent itself. They feed on fish and squid from the ocean nearby which is known for its diversity of life. Canon EOS-1N/RS, TS-E 90mm Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Scale of your Subject | Art Wolfe

The following is an excerpt from “The New Art of Photographing Nature“. Pick it up in my online store and check a gift off your list for the photographer in your life! SCALE:  HOW LARGE SHOULD THE SUBJECT BE? AW: In these three shots of a spotted owl, we see how the owl changes in Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Making Order out of Chaos | Art Wolfe

The following is an excerpt from “The New Art of Photographing Nature”, and for more photos of the natural world, specifically magnificent trees world-wide, check out my latest recently published book “Trees: Between Earth & Heaven”! MAKING ORDER OUT OF CHAOS The elements that go into making a good image are basically the same for Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Rhythms From the Wild | Art Wolfe

Today’s high ISO cameras are amazing at freezing motion, a technique I use and love on any wildlife shoot these days I have been capturing images that I couldn’t have imagined in the days of film – or even 8-10 years ago, for that matter. Flying bears, macaws tack sharp against a dark cave, every Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Photographing Reflections | Art Wolfe

This excerpt is from “Photographs from the Edge”, which not only details the stories behind some of my most well-known captures from across the globe and throughout my career, but is also filled with tips and tricks and equipment information. June 2013: Canyon Wall Reflection, Kimberley, Australia Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4 Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Capturing Wildlife in the Moment | Art Wolfe

This excerpt is from “Photographs from the Edge”, which not only details the stories behind some of my most well-known captures from across the globe and throughout my career, but is also filled with tips and tricks and equipment information. July 2014: Rufous Hummingbird and Chick, Seattle, Washington, USA Canon  EOS-1D X, EF 200-400mm f/4L Read more…

Technique Tuesday: What to Shoot in September/October | Art Wolfe

By Art Wolfe with Jay Goodrich Maybe it’s time to think small, macro small. September and October in the Pacific Northwest present wet dew laden mornings which are perfect for photographing tiny intimate landscapes, insects in your garden, abstracting details of a flower into a wash of color, or a spider’s web suspending drops of Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Horizon Placement & Depth | Art Wolfe

AW: One of the most common errors I see in portfolio reviews is the placement of the horizon in the middle of the photograph. In my opinion, this flattens out the image, creating less of a sense of depth.  Placing the horizon high in the frame or low, on the other hand, can create a Read more…