Wildlife Photography How To Take Better Wildlife Photos

Wildlife Photography. When you see those incredible wildlife photos in a magazine, you can’t help to ask yourself how do they do that? The photos look so crisp and good that you just want to pick up your camera and go out there and shoot. Even if it’s your dog out in the yard, you want to take that perfect photo.

I spent some time out at the Everglades last week. I wanted to shoot some birds along with some gators and other wildlife. It was so incredible out there, I felt I was part of the Everglades and felt right at home. Photographing birds and wildlife can be extremely soothing. Not only birds but wildlife in general. Being out in nature is a perfect way to release stress and just get lost. This is why I created this video on how to shoot wildlife photos.

Wildlife Photography Tips and Tricks You Need To Know

While I was out there I made a video to show you how I shoot wildlife. In this video, you will see what I do to get the right shot. It is not as complicated as you might think, however, there are things that you need to know like what are the best lenses to use, what is the best Aperture, and shutter speed, and what to look for while you are out there.  This is my favorite lens for wildlife photography.

In this video, I break all these things down and show you exactly how I shoot these beautiful birds. These tips and tricks can be applied to photographing any wildlife, from birds to any kind of animal out there. The Everglades National Park has incredible species of birds, its a perfect place to photograph wildlife.

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All these photos are from that day. What’s your favorite one? Do you have any tips to add? Leave them in the comments below.

How to shoot the sunset

In this video, I will teach you how to shoot the sunset. I cover settings, composition, and the thought process that goes behind it when shooting the sunset. It has taken me a long time to learn all of this, and I try to put it all in this video.

The images below are the images from this particular evening. As you can see if you follow my suggestions you can get a nice set of photos from one single sunset. Just remember that practice and patience make perfect.

My favorite is the last photo, I love how the orange came together making it look like a postcard. What is your favorite? Do you have any tips you would like to add to the list? Leave them in the comments below.

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K&F Concept Backpack Review

This is a full in-depth review of the K&F Concept Backpack. This bag is small but it carries a punch. It is very well-built, waterproof, light, and best of all it is very affordable.

As a travel landscape photographer, I need to pack very light. It is not fun to carry heavy bags around, and this bag does the trick. I can fit everything that I need and have room for more.

In this review, I show you the entire bag and you can see how there is plenty of room for more things. K&F Concept Backpack bag is well made and it actually looks really good. It does not look like your typical dorky camera bad, and we all know looks are important.

Check out the video and let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. If you have the bag I would love to hear your thoughts.

Get it on Amazon here or directly from K&F here. Check out my entire line up here.

How to start a photography blog

How to start a photography blog, a guide from start to finish.

One of the best ways to showcase your photos and show them to the world to is by starting a photography blog. What does that mean? A photography blog is a place to share your photos, your feelings, your ideas, and really anything you want.

Think of a blog as a timeline of your photography life. You will be able to look back on it and see how far you have come in your photography.

There are many reasons to start a photography blog, but in my opinion, the best reason is to help your business and help you make money. By starting a blog and posting frequently, you will start to rank well on Google and therefore help you with your photography business. Being at the top of page searches you are guaranteed to be in front of potential customers first.

If you are just a hobbyist, you can keep track of your photo albums and share those with your friends in a nice and organized way. It is also a great way to keep a timeline of your family and your pets.  I have been blogging for 7 years and to me, it is another creative outlet as well as a timeline and it helps me a lot with my photography business.

Let me show you the easiest way to start your photography blog in under 15 minutes for the most affordable price out there. Bluehost is the best and most affordable provider out there.

Here are the steps

Step 1: Head over to Bluehost and click on the green that says get started now.

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Step 2: Select your monthly plan. I recommend something that is comfortable for you. I pay yearly to save some extra cash.

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Step 3:  Pick a domain. Mine is my name, but you can get crafty with yours. If you already have one just type it in the box.

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Step 4: Enter your billing info.

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Step 5: Confirm your plan and options.

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Step 6: Install “WordPress”. Go to the website and click the “WordPress” blue box.  This will redirect you to a page called MOJOMarketplace where you will click install new scripts. how to install blue host on wordpress how to install wordpress on bluehost

Step 7:  Enter your domain name, leave the directory blank and click on check domain.

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Step 8: Show Advanced Options. This section allows you to set up your own username and password for your WordPress install. FIll it out and click on “install now”

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Step 9: It will take a few minutes for WordPress to install. Once the installation processing is done, you will get redirected to a page where you will be given your WordPress login credentials, keep these in a safe place as this is the way you will always log into your WordPress. (take a screenshot and keep it on your desktop)

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Step 10: CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your WordPress blog is now up and running. Enter your admin URL and log in to the back end and start uploading your beautiful photos.

WordPress works with “themes” and there are so many, just about anything you can imagine. I use Theme X. I have found that for photos this is one of the best WordPress themes on the market. They update it often and comes with lots of FREE of extras.

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How to edit a dramatic photo in Lightroom

In this video, I show you how you can take a flat image into Lightroom and make it pop. By playing with a couple local adjustments and by using the sliders in the basic panel, you can make any image come to life.

I shot this image underexposed on purpose, only because I knew exactly what I was going to do with it in post. I wanted to create drama, not that I need to as the landscape lent itself to such dramatic light.

Lightroom is great in this way, you have so much control over your RAW file you can bring out the colors just as you saw them and create drama just like you have it in your head.

I shot this with my Nikon D800 and my Nikon 14-24mm lens.  Drop me a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you ever use local adjustments?

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Best photography bundle EVER

The wait is over. This is by far the best photography bundle EVER!

The all-new, 2017 Complete Photography Bundle has been curated exclusively to help photographers at all levels within every niche, from landscape photography to wedding photography and everything in between. In this incredible bundle, you can find something for everyone, from the rookie to the pros.

The bundle includes video tutorials, eBooks, and tools to help you grow your craft and become the photographer you always wanted to be. These products have NEVER been offered by 5DayDeal before, and they’ll never return again. It’s a once in a lifetime offer.And you will be doing great things for charity. 5dayDeal has raised over 1 million dollars for charities around the world.

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You do not want to miss out. 2017 Complete Photography Bundle. Here is the list of what you will be getting. You can’t beat it. I picked mine up and I have to say I’m very impressed with the Fstoppers and Joel Grimes. I have to keep looking but so far so good. You will not be disappointed.

There is so much information. As a self thought photographer I wish these tools were around when I started my journey.

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