Category Archives: Nature

Falll 2020 – Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge – Photo Workshop Location

 Trip Report, Chincoteague NWR, November 2020  Nature Photography Chincoteague NWR is located on the southern Virginia end of the barrier island of Assateague.  In the fall, the refuge attracts large numbers of snow geese along with ducks, swans, herons, ospreys, shorebirds and other migrants. It is also the home to…  
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Urban Wildlife Photo Project 2

Urban Wildlife Photo Project Overview As mentioned in my last newsletter, in recent months I have reconnected with an old friend who has been allowing me to photograph on her property.  She lives nearby and owns several acres of land with an open area, vegetable garden, flower beds, woods, and a…  
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Passion for Wildlife Photography

Passion for Wildlife Photography Inspiration Why is wildlife my favorite subject to photograph?  To begin, I inherited love of animals from my father.  He lived in the Baltimore’s inner city in a row home with 12 siblings, but escaped whenever possible, walking great distances beyond city limit into the woods…  
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Pebble Mine and Its Negative Environmental Impact

Brown bear with salmon

Pebble Mine and Its Negative Environmental Impact The following expresses my feelings and concerns about construction and operation of the Pebble Mine in Southeast Alaska and it negative impact on the environment and Bristol Bay ecosystem, spawning sockeye salmon, and the bears of Southeast Alaska. The construction of one of…  
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Photography at Longwood Gardens


Photography at Longwood Gardens in the conservatory and for similar conditions elsewhere as in a greenhouse Close-up Photo Tips Next photo workshop featuring flower photography – 14-15 April at Norfolk Botanical Garden.  For info, see my website or  To register call (757) 441-5830 Introduction to Photography at Longwood Gardens A…  
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Southern West Virginia Photography

Southern West Virginia Photo Opportunities On 14-16 October 2016, I held a weekend photo workshop in Southern West Virginia in the vicinity of the New River Gorge, using the centrally-located town of Beckley, WV as my base of operations.  Typically this is a good time to photograph fall color in…  
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A Passion for Wildlife Photography (PART 6), Predicting behavior (1)

If you can predict what your subject may do next, you can select equipment, settings, and camera angle to take advantage of the information. There are a number of hints suggesting an animal’s next move.  I will discuss some of them in this and the following blog.  1)  Repeated behavior,…  
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“A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images” , Part 2

Requirements Knowledge of Equipment — Check settings heading out for a day of shooting. If camera has be to the shop for repair or cleaning, often the service people change the settings back to the defaults. Make sure the camera batteries are fully charged and there is a memory card…  
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With regard to photography, believe in the impossible:

Heading upstairs at a friend’s house, I looked out the large window facing the backyard and spotted two squirrels rolling around in a ball on the grass. I was fascinated by their antics but was skeptical that I could get shots of the action. I took a chance and I…  
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Tips for Photographing Wildlife – Learn more at one of my Osprey Photo Workshops.

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