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Yellowstone Photography Tips

My  clients often ask about Yellowstone photography tips. Other than getting out early and staying out late for the best light, one of my best tips is the proper use of different filters. A circular polarizing filter is quite useful for  increasing contrast in the sky and also for enhancing colors. I like to use this filter when shooting the hot pools in Yellowstone; it can really make the colors pop. Polarizing filters have the greatest effect when the sun is at a 90 degree angle to the su...

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Jackson Hole Photographers

Along with some other Jackson Hole photographers, I've been doing more night photography lately. With todays cameras, capturing the beauty of Grand Teton National Park under the stars has never been easier. I use a variety of different flashlights to lightpaint different subjects, from a small headlamp all the way up to a 1 million candlepower spotlight. After setting the initial exposure for the sky or stars, I'll then experiment with the length of time the subject is painted. Do some exper...

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Trumpeter Swans in grand teton photography tours

Photographing Birds In Flight

A nearby pond often offers great opportunities of photographing birds in flight.  This pond has open water throughout the winter and many species of waterfowl visit. Although the light was fairly flat, I knew that some Trumpeter Swans and Canada geese would be there. I was hoping for some images of take-offs and landings; the birds approach from every angle and having an autofocus 300mm telephoto is certainly helpful. Typical of mountain weather, the clouds broke for a moment and gave a litt...

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great gray owl in grand teton photography tours

Impromptu Jackson Hole Wildlife Tour

Returning from a morning shoot up in Grand Teton National Park, I came across this Great Gray owl. Many of our photography tours turn into Jackson Hole wildlife tours quickly! Proved to be a very willing subject by offering many different perches while remaining close enough to fill the frame. A few times the owl was actually too close for my 700mm lens and I needed to back off. A nice problem to have as all too often wildlife seems to be just out of reach. ...

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