Category Archives: Photo instruction

My COVID 19 Quarantine Survival Story


My COVID 19 Quarantine Survival Story With the emergence of the COVID 19 virus and the “Stay at Home Order”, like many people, I temporarily panicked. How long would the virus be an issue, two weeks, a month? I could deal that.  But a year or more, I had no concept how…  
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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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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore


Belted kingfisher

Photo Opportunities  Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge & Assateague Island National Seashore Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore Location & Management: Managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge covers 14,000 acres of beach, dune, marsh, shrub and forest habitats.  The majority of the…  
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Photography at Longwood Gardens


Poinsettia

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 www.ospreyphoto.com or http://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org  To register call (757) 441-5830 Introduction to Photography at Longwood Gardens A…  
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Badlands National Park Spring Escape


Praire dog eating yellow flowers

Badlands National Park Spring Escape June 4 – 9, 2017 With trip leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto SOUTH DAKOTA – Photography Tour sponsored by in conjunction with  INTRODUCTION  During this South Dakota photo tour, we will explore Badlands National Park and locations in the vicinity. On most days,…  
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Mobile Blinds & Beanbags for Supporting Camera Lenses


Spotted during photo tour.

I often photograph animals from vehicles, which serve as mobile photo blinds with a telephoto lens supported on its foot by a beanbag resting on the window sill. In wildlife refuges and places where animals are protected and are used to seeing vehicles, you and your vehicle are not perceived…  
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Wildlife Photography, Value of Patience


Value of Patience when photographing wildlife. The key to good wildlife photography is patience.  During my photo workshop on Assateague Island, I observed two ruddy turnstones at Ferry Landing.  Class participants took several fine photos capturing interaction between the two.  Since I don’t typically photogrpah with the class, I could not resist returning…  
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