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David Yarrow is king of the wireless triggerScotland-born fine art photographer David Yarrow is known for creating stunning wildlife portraits, many of which are taken from a unique point of view. His latest coffee-table book, “Wild Encounters,” includes many of his frame-filled portraits of elephants, lions, and rhinos shot from the ground up. How does he get these unique captures that set him apart from the competition?While Yarrow admits to having put himself in harm’s way to get... Continue Reading >

Bird by bird: 5 tips for the avian photographer


June 2017 issue Business

Joe Campanellie's Journey into the Fine Art of birds My interest in avian photography was sparked accidentally. It was never my intention for it to become a body of work that would define me. In the beginning my goal was simply to take my camera out for a few long walks to decompress and renew the passion I’d lost for my life’s work. In the end it led to that and so much more. The passion was indeed rekindled and my spirit renewed.But as with anything in life that’s worth achieving,... Continue Reading >

Ian Plant blazes his own trail in landscape and nature photography


April 2017 issue Profiles

"It wasn’t a mutiny,” says landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant, “but it was close to one.” He was leading a nature photography workshop in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park when he explained to his attendees that they wouldn’t be going to Schwabacher Landing, the site where Ansel Adams made his famed “The Tetons and the Snake River” photograph in 1942. Instead, they would be going to a nearby and equally dramatic site.“They weren’t happy,” remembers Plant.... Continue Reading >

Michael Forsberg photo immortalized on U.S. stamp


2.22.2017 News

The size of the print is tiny, but its significance looms large.  On March 1, conservation photographer Michael Forsberg has his work immortalized when his image of sandhill cranes over the Platte River is dedicated as a U.S. stamp. The stamp commemorates Nebraska’s 150th year of statehood and represents an important part of the state’s natural heritage.Having grown up in Nebraska and now based in the state capitol of Lincoln, Forsberg has dedicated much of his 20-year career to... Continue Reading >

Wild thing: Photographing captive animals in studio


April 2016 issue News

The unlikely portrait subjectBrad Wilson’s portrait sessions with captive animals are as unpredictable as the subjects. After securing permission to photograph an animal, Wilson rents a studio or sound stage near the zoo or sanctuary where the animal resides, pays trainers to accompany the animal, and then gives the animal free reign. “The animals are effectively loose in the studio and are not trained in the traditional sense,” he says. “They’re habituated to humans and human... Continue Reading >

10 tips: Live animal sessions with kids

May 2015 issue Business

Child portraits with bunnies, ducklings, and chicks are popular for spring and make for adorable images. But how do you run these sessions in a way that’s safe and comfortable for both animal and child? Here are 10 tips:   First and foremost, get right with the law. When you capture images of  clients with their pets, you don’t have to obtain a license. But if you’re acquiring animals specifically for sessions, you’re required under the Animal Welfare Act to obtain an animal... Continue Reading >
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