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Photo Tip: Side Lighting

0 Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | g:i A


Side lighting is when the main light source shines on the subject from the side. This kind of lighting usually only works during the golden hours of the day, as this is the only time when the light is weak enough to still reveal...

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Photo Tip: One Shot or Many Shots

2 Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | g:i A


Cameras generally allow for two focusing functions: One-shot (or AF-S) and Continuous Servo (or AI Servo or AF-C). With one-shot the camera locks the focus. When you move your camera, the focus will not change. With continuous focus, the camera continues focusing when the...

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Photo Tip: Polarizing Filter

0 Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | g:i A


A polarizing filter is one that converts an undefined or mixed-polarization light into a beam of well-defined polarization. In practical terms it can eliminate reflections off a surface (like water) and take away haziness. It also enhances clouds and darkens the blue in skies....

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Photo Tip: How to Freeze a Wing

0 Comments | Posted December 23, 2011 | g:i A


When you photograph action, think about speed. With the naked eye it is impossible to clearly see the spread wing of a bird in all its glory. The movement is simply too fast. Therefore, we need a fast shutter speed. You can achieve a...

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Photo Tip: Spotlight on Spots

0 Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | g:i A


In game reserves where night drives are permitted, a spotlight is a useful photographic accessory, especially in the digital age. With modern cameras, sensors can utilize the light of the spotlight and produce mind-boggling results.

Beginner tip

When night falls, cameras fail. Even when...

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Photo Tip: Artificial Light

0 Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | g:i A


Artificial light like flash or spotlight can fix bad natural light or lessen the negative effect of light coming from the wrong direction.

Flash light

We always keep a flash in our camera bag. This is the most underrated piece of photographic equipment for...

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Photo Tip: To Blur Or Not To Blur

0 Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | g:i A

That is the question. A question that has tormented many wildlife photographers throughout their photographic careers. I, for one, am still looking for the answer, which is still somewhat blurred.

Every wildlife photographer goes through a blurry phase. It normally starts during the final stages of a long trip, when...

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Photo Tip: RAW or Cooked

0 Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | g:i A


Digital cameras can capture images in either RAW or JPEG mode. The RAW format is uncompressed, capturing all the information, pixel for pixel, as it was read by the pixels of the sensor. The JPEG format is compressed, taking your camera settings...

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Photo Tip: Megapixel Madness

0 Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | g:i A


The megapixel race has been very well publicized. Every camera manufacturer wanted to be ahead of the pack, for the bigger the pixel count, the better the perceived quality of the camera. This was true at the beginning of the digital age, but today...

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