Episode 22: Understanding Wildlife Behavior is the Secret Sauce
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by PhotoWILD Magazine
2M ago
Ethology is the study of animal behavior. As wildlife photographers, what could be more important to our success in the field? Things like autofocus systems and exposure, while important, are the most rudimentary aspects of the craft. The ability to create in-focus photographs that are properly exposed only means you are now able to properly use the equipment in your hand. This doesn’t translate into a compelling or beautiful photograph any more than learning how to hold a paintbrush and mix paints allows you to create the next great masterpiece. In this episode of the PhotoWILD podcast, we di ..read more
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Episode 21: Photographing Bald Eagles and why Manual Makes Everything Easier
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by PhotoWILD Magazine
3M ago
Highlights Photographing birds in flight happens one of two ways: incidentally or purposefully. If you are serious about creating these types of photographs, then you need to set yourself up for success first. Eagles come together in huge aggregations based around the two primary driving forces on Earth: food and sex. It’s these aggregations that give us the best opportunity for photographing eagles, especially in flight. To be successful at photographing birds in flight, we need to simplify everything we are doing. Using exposure settings like aperture priority or auto-ISO sets us u ..read more
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Episode 19: The LOST EPISODE. Creating thoughtful outdoor studios, working with flash, and hummingbirds of the tropics
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by PhotoWILD Magazine
3M ago
things hummingbirds Hummingbirds are some of the most extraordinary families of birds in the world whose natural history often defies belief Understanding the natural history of these species is important for trying to sell photographs of these birds as 99% of photographs we see of hummingbirds are created with non-native species in situations that would never occur in the wild Understanding how to use flash will dramatically elevate your bird photography, especially when working with hummingbirds Flash is one of the most important creative tools we wield as visual artists Using fl ..read more
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Episode 20: Weather is the biggest predictor of wildlife behavior in the winter
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by PhotoWILD Magazine
4M ago
 Key Takeaways Animals live or die by the ways in which they respond to changing weather Wildlife photographers can dramatically increase their success rate in the field by understanding how animals are going to behave, feed, move, and react to weather Barometric pressure is often the most reliable predictor of wildlife behavior in the winter months Let’s face it: if you can’t find animals to photograph then you are going to have a very tough time being a wildlife photographer. It doesn’t matter how sophisticated your autofocus system is or how expensive your lenses are. Without w ..read more
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Episode 18: The Cloud Forests of Panama and Thinking Creatively
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by PhotoWILD Magazine
5M ago
In this episode, Jared and Annalise discuss their time photographing rare and endemic species in the cloud forests of Panama. Forget everything you think of about the tropics when it comes to exploring the forests that grow at 8,000 feet in the mountains. Dripping with moss and bromeliads, the high mountain peaks are like islands in the sky. Each mountain holds its own menagerie of endemic species and thanks to the elevation, each and everyone must be cold adapted despite being so close to the equator.  Working from purpose built blinds to photograph species of birds that are rarely seen ..read more
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Episode 17: Shooting the Moose Rut in Denali and Conquering Noise in the Field
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by PhotoWILD Magazine
5M ago
On this episode, Jared and Annalise talk about photographing the moose rut inside Denali National Park. Come September, once the national park bus system shuts down, wildlife photographers can drive the first 30 miles of the park. This gives us access to the prime moose rut area as well as caribou, lynx, wolves, ptarmigan, spruce grouse, and so much more. The only catch is, you have to camp.  99% of the moose rut takes place at night. When we find and photograph moose this time of the year during the day, these situations are truly the very end of the bell curve of activity. It's sort of ..read more
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Episode 16: Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Birds in Flight Photography
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by PhotoWILD Magazine
5M ago
In this episode, Jared and Annalise do a deep dive into how camera companies are adding Artificial Intelligence to our autofocus systems and the ways in which this is truly revolutionizing wildlife photography. Making several treks by boat to a horned puffin colony this summer to experiment with the new autofocus modes that capitalize on this new technology, Jared and Annalise discuss how this has dramatically improved action photography like birds in flight. Photographing puffins in flight is a challenge for every photographer. Small and fast, flying at nearly 60mph, there is nothing easy abo ..read more
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Episode 15: Staying Safe in Bear County and Mastering Silhouettes
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by PhotoWILD Magazine
5M ago
In this episode, Jared and Annalise discuss everything photographers need to know about the natural history of brown bears and how to stay safe when working in bear country. Do you know about Overt Reaction Distances? Bear bubbles? The signs and behaviors of bears we should all know to keep ourselves safe? This episode covers all of that. From the research on the efficacy of bear spray versus firearms to how food sources drive behavior, this episode is a must listen for anyone who spends time in bear country. Moving beyond the biology of bears and what it takes to stay safe when working around ..read more
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Episode 14: Coastal Brown Bears in Alaska
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by PhotoWILD Magazine
5M ago
In this episode, Jared and Analise begin their series on photographing brown bears along the coast of Alaska. Wildlife photographers the world over know about the legendary opportunities the combination of salmon and bears provide. From July through September, wildlife photographers willing to go the extra mile, willing to hop on bush planes and float planes and travel to the remote wilderness of this landscape are presented with what can be non-stop action photographing bears as they fish for salmon - the lifeblood of this ecosystem.  This year in Lake Clark National Park, Jared and Anna ..read more
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Episode 13: Preparing for Bears and User Questions
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by PhotoWILD Magazine
5M ago
In this episode, Jared and Annalise discuss some of the unique equipment that they always bring with them when photographing coastal brown bears. Far from being something that is only applicable to bear photography, however, this piece of gear is a vital part of how they photograph wildlife in many different situations. Since the release of the podcast, many of the questions that come through to PhotoWILD have to do with camera equipment and one question keeps coming up over and over again: how and why do we chose the equipment that we use? Jared and Annalise take a deep dive into answer this ..read more
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