Next workshop:
  1. Butterfly Wonderland Photo Workshop
    October 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
    October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Create and Publish a Photo eBook
    November 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Wildlife World Zoo
    November 11, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Category : Photography Tips

14 Sep 2017

Laura Cervantes Helps Rescue Animals with Her Photos

  Laura is the best domestic cat photographer I know. So good that her photos from Paw Placement Animal Rescue enticed me to adopt 2 cats in 2013 and then hire her to photograph both of them at my house. She captured their individual personalities in her photos and I am grateful for her services. Here is Laura’s story and some of her special little cat photos… I specialize in pet photography and mainly I photograph little cats. My love for cats…

29 Aug 2017
hummingbirds photo by Kathleen Reeder

Hummingbirds in Sedona 2017 Trip Report

Did you know hummingbirds are found only in the Americas? Of the 342 known species, 16 breed in the United States. Hummingbirds migrate at a time determined by genetic programming. Sedona Arizona is on the migration path as hummers fly to their winter destinations. For about two weeks in the the middle of August, they stop and rest in the yards of hummingbird-friendly Sedona residents. Hummers return to sites where they found good food supplies the year before. They eat insects…

25 Aug 2017

Steve Shines Light on Photographing Sharks

It’s very flattering to have a fellow photographer, especially one as talented as Kathleen, ask you to be a guest blogger to talk about your own photography. So, let me start off with a big thank you to Kathleen for the invite. I met Kathleen thru a mutual friend, Prayeri Harrison, one of the owners/founders of Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Arizona. I went to the Park frequently to keep my photography skills up to speed, try different ways…

04 Aug 2017
Black bears. Photo by Kathleen Reeder

Minnesota Black Bears and Wildlife Connection 2017 Trip Report

Minnesota is the most northern state outside of Alaska, and has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined. There are an estimated 12,000-15,000 black bears in Minnesota. Photographing the North American Black Bear was the purpose of this 3-day photo workshop and it was wildly successful with over 150 sightings. Check out the photos below to see a sampling of the bears my group photographed and how close we were on the ground to these free-roaming animals.…

04 Aug 2017
Andrea Sobotka

Andrea Sobotka Shares Her Insights About Capturing the Spirit of Animals

What could an Animal Communicator and Holistic Energy Healer have in common with a Wildlife Photographer? Most importantly, a passion and love for wildlife. I have been following Kathleen Reeder’s wonderful wildlife photography for several years now. Until recently, we had not met in person but were connected through Facebook and have both held workshops at Out Of Africa Wildlife Park on our respective subjects. I could see through her beautiful images that we both share an immense passion for…

08 Jul 2017
Pine Marten Photo by Kathleen Reeder

Spring Babies 2017 Trip Report

With the Rocky Mountains in view every day, photographing the Triple D animals in Kalispell, Montana is always an enjoyable experience. Add adorable beautiful wildlife babies to the scene and it doesn’t get any better! This years Springtime Babies Photo Workshop included coyote pups, a mountain lion cub, a pine marten baby, raccoon kits, red fox kits, a Siberian Lynx kitten and striped skunk kits, plus a great variety of wildlife adults. Check out the photos below to see the amazing babies.…

07 May 2017

Frequently Asked Questions about Attending a Photo Workshop

Besides the incredible photos you capture, photo workshops are an excellent way to increase your photography skills in a short period of time. This article answers three commonly asked questions about attending a photo workshop: what should you bring, what camera settings should you be familiar with and what should you practice before attending. What Should You Bring to a Photo Workshop? DSLR camera or equivalent. There are sophisticated all-in-one cameras with super zoom capabilities that will work perfectly fine too.…

27 Dec 2016

The Little Lions and Crocodile

In a split second, a potentially great wildlife photo is here and gone, forever. That’s why I suggest shooting in burst or continuous high release mode when there is a possibility of fast action. With continuous high release, when you press and hold down on the shutter-release button, the camera will take the maximum number of photos possible until the memory buffer is full or you lift your finger. The benefit is you have a sequence of the action shots…

01 Dec 2016

Ron Hayes asks What’s On Your Mind?

Just over eight years ago I was fortunate to make the acquaintance of a photographer by the name of John Timmis. John is not one of the “big names” but he likely should be. He is a regular contributor to Outdoor Life and Field and Stream magazines, his images adorning multiple covers. He is also a videographer; much of his work has been featured on PBS Natural World documentaries. John is a New Yorker, he is extremely verbose and there…

10 May 2016

Where not to crop

We don’t always have the opportunity to include the entire body of the subject in the photo. It’s perfectly acceptable to crop the photo. Simply avoid cropping the subject at a joint, as illustrated in the photos below.