Tag Archives: Photography

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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Outer Banks Workshop (April 2016)


Outer Banks North Carolina Photo Workshop  (22 – 24 April 2016) This weekend Outer Banks Photo Workshop offers a variety of photographic opportunities with visits to local light houses, beaches, inland dunes, small boat harbors, historic sites, and parks. The Outer Bank’s miles of pristine beaches and shifting dunes are…  
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Reflecting on judging NBCC (Northern Bethesda) photo competition. Great feedback.


I received several nice comments and notes such as the following after serving as a judge for the NBCC photo competition May 6, 2015. “You undertook a long drive and a tough subject, and came through in spectacular fashion!” Such complements are always appreciated. I have both presented and judged competition previously for the…  
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A Passion for Wildlife Photography (Part 9) Stalking your Prey


Stalking Techniques  Emulate movements of subject. (For reindeer, a local guide suggested simulating antlers by holding tripod legs over our head.) Move slowly, pause periodically, & make no sudden moves. Keep a low profile to avoid appearing human and a threat. Observe the animal’s movement. Don’t walk directly towards it….  
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Tangier Island Photo Workshop, May 2015


TANGIER ISLAND Photo Workshop See Website for details (Schedule) & Photo Gallery:  www.ospreyphoto.com 21-31 May 2015 In the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, just south of the Maryland line, is Tangier Island, VA. It is actually a series of small islands connected by narrow wooden bridges spanning marshes and tidal…  
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“A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images” (PART 5) More Tips for Locating Wildlife


CAMERA CLUBS & OTHER SOURCES OF INFO Your fellow camera club members can be helpful pointing out local hotspots for wildlife photography. At one such club meeting in Manassas where I was delivering a lecture, I learned that elk herds exist in Pennsylvania, near Benesette http://elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/drupal/ . They are typically…  
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“A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images” (Part 3)


SPOTTING WILDLIFE  SHAPES, COLORS, TONES Spotting wildlife is a learnable skill.   When visiting an unfamiliar area, my ability to see animals in the new habitat improves with time. I become sensitive to colors, shapes, and tones that are out of place in the new environment.   MOVEMENT When animals are…  
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“A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images” Tips and Insights (PART 1).


“A Passion for Wildlife Photography, the Stories Behind the Images” is the title of a presentation that I delivered numerous times during the last three years for a variety of sponsors– conferences, universities, environmental organizations, libraries, and camera clubs. During the program, I discuss the strategies, techniques, and equipment required…  
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Tangier Island – A Photographers Delight


TANGIER ISLAND Photo Workshop See Website for details (Schedule) & Photo Gallery:  www.ospreyphoto.com 21-31 May 2015 In the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, just south of the Maryland line, is Tangier Island, VA. It is actually a series of small islands connected by narrow wooden bridges spanning marshes and tidal…  
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Facts about the Assateague Island’s Wild Horses & the famous Chincoteague Ponies


Assateague Island’s Wild Horses & the famous Chincoteague Ponies. Most likely not the romantic notion that the horses are escapees from a shipwrecked Spanish Galion is not true. They are most likely descendants of domestic animals transported to Assateague Island in the 1600s to graze on marsh grasses, enabling their…  
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