Category: Nature Photography

Choosing a lens for macro and close-up photography

| December 11, 2013 | Reply

Note: This is the latest version of this article. Latest update: December 12th 2013. This article is about choosing the right lens for close-up and macro photography in nature. There is no simple advice as there are many choices available. The most obvious one would be to buy a dedicated macro lens like a Canon […]

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Book review: Success with wildlife photography by Steve and Ann Toon

| August 11, 2012 | Reply

I love Otters and when I saw the cover of this book I immediately was interested. For less than 15 Euros, there was not much too loose and I always get some inspiration out of wildlife and nature photography books. After finishing the book, I was not disappointed. It really is a good book. It […]

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Book review: The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography

| April 4, 2010 | Reply

I just finished reading the The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography published by the Mountain Trail Photo Team. I really like this book. It may not be “ultimate” but no book can be. For example, you could write a whole book only on bird or butterfly photography and fill more pages than this book […]

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E-book Review: Alan Murphy’s “Guide to Songbird Set-up Photography”

| March 16, 2010 | Reply

I recently had the change to read Alan Murphy’s “Guide to Songbird Set-up Photography”, an E-book written by Alan Murphy, one of the best bird photographers in the world and published by Arthur Morris’ Birds as Art Store. Alan Murphy has become famous for all his amazing pictures of song birds and other species which […]

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10 great Nature Photographers

| September 4, 2008 | Reply

Today I want to give you a list of 10 great nature photographers and their websites. I often visit those websites for information and inspiration. One of the best ways to improve your photography is to learn from others. Visiting the websites and galleries of other photographers is a cheap and wonderful way to improve […]

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Nature Photography: What to photograph?

| September 4, 2008 | Reply

When you are a nature photographer, there are so many subjects to choose from that it can be overwhelming sometimes. With about 10.000 species of birds, over 5.000 mammal species, much more species of insects and many wonderful landscapes all over the world, you will rarely run out of possible subjects to photograph. If you […]

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Macro photography with Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, 1.4x extender and extension tube

| August 30, 2008 | Reply

Recently I did a lot of close-up photography with my Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM + 1.4x extender and a 25mm extension tube from Canon. That’s not the most usual combination for close-up photography, but has several advantages: 1. Long working distance: Due to the long focal length (420mm) I can work at a […]

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Nature Photography: Don’t stay at home just because it rains

| August 23, 2008 | Reply

This picture was shot today evening during heavy rain: EOS 40D, EF 2.8/100 Macro, tripod, fill flash -2 stops with Speedlite 580EX II It’s not my best close-up but I like it. If I had stayed at home because of the rain, I would have missed that shot (and several others). Photographing during the rain […]

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Great Nature Photography Forums

| August 19, 2008 | Reply

One of the best things you can do to improve your photography (beside practice, practice and practice!) is to participate in forum where you can show your pictures and have a look at the work of others. In a good forum, you will get feedback on what is good about your shot and what you […]

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11 Tips for photographing butterflies

| August 10, 2008 | 1 Reply

Butterflies are a favorite subject among many photographers. And with the right equipment and some basic knowledge, everyone can get good butterfly photographs. In this post, I want to share with you 11 tips about photographing those amazing little creatures. 1. Use a long macro lens Most butterfly species don’t like it when you approach […]

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