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Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream of Wildlife Photography


May 2020 issue Profiles

For almost 40 years, Kevin Dooley, M.Photog., plied his trade as a wedding and portrait photographer, running a successful studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At its peak volume, his studio kept busy 12 photographers shooting 450 weddings a year.But as time wore on, the wedding and portrait business wore on Dooley. Wedding couples seemed to be getting increasingly critical while demanding more. Competition was intensifying while rates were dropping. Dooley enjoyed the work, but his heart... Continue Reading >

Sony World Photography Awards Announced


May 2020 issue News

One photo, one photographer, one nation. A whopping 190,000 images were submitted into the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards open competition, out of which judges selected a single winning image from each of 63 countries. These photos are a small sampling of those National Awards winners.Kiatthaworn Khorthawornwong, Thailand (top) Location: Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan Equipment: Sony a7S II, Sony FE 28mm F2 lens Photographer’s comments: “I waited and waited and waited until the sun shone... Continue Reading >

Jeff Vanuga Finds Renewed Success Leading Photo Tours


April 2020 issue Profiles

Award-winning nature and wildlife photographer Jeff Vanuga is in a talkative mood. On the state of editorial and commercial photography today, he says, “Well, compared to a decade or more ago, the assignments are definitely fewer and farther between. And they are less—a lot less—lucrative.”Photographer Jeff Vanuga           © Jeff VanugaWyoming-based Vanuga, whose photography has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon, The New York Times, and elsewhere, whose... Continue Reading >

Art Wolfe photographs megaherd of elephants


January 2020 issue News

It’s unusual for elephants to form such a large herd. However, in Chad’s Zakouma National Park, the region’s civil wars, funded by the poaching of elephants, have put the creatures on guard. Here, some 400 elephants have banded together for protection. Art Wolfe explains the phenomenon in his new photobook “Wild Elephants: Conservation in the Age of Extinction.”Wolfe wanted to make photos showing the immensity of the herd and quickly realized an aerial perspective would be best. He... Continue Reading >

Sue Flood documents the emperor penguin


December 2019 issue News

Tent camping on ice in subzero Antarctic temps? Absolutely worth it for wildlife photographer Sue Flood, as it positions her to photograph and observe her favorite polar creature, the emperor penguin. Her photos have been collected into a book, “Emperor - The Perfect Penguin” (ACC Art Books).What we learned about Flood’s penguin photography adventures: © Courtesy Sue Flood Sue FloodWhy emporer penguins? Their resilience, Flood says. The largest of the penguin species, they brave... Continue Reading >

4 lessons in fine art photography sales


July 2019 issue News

Douglas Hoffman, M.Photog., knows fine art photography sales. A longtime underwater image maker with a love of photographing whales, Maui-based Hoffman recently ended his lease at a gallery and is in the process of opening a new one, along with two partners, closer to his residence. Here’s his advice on selling fine art photography. Price it right. It’s not about ego. It’s about mathematics. And the math of what you need to charge for your work to keep your business thriving differs... Continue Reading >

Super-telephoto Canon lenses are ideal for sports and wildlife

11.25.2018 Tech

Canon has managed to take pounds off the weight required for super-telephoto performance in two new lenses being released this month. The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM (pictured) is now 25 percent lighter than its predecessor, weighing just 6.26 pounds, and the EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM lens dropped 20 percent to 6.73 pounds.Improvements incorporated into the lenses include Optical Image Stabilization that’s up to five shutter speed stops of correction, heat-shielded paint that helps prevent... Continue Reading >

How to light photographs underwater


10.25.2018 Tech

Stephen Frink, one of the world’s most-published underwater photographers, freely shares the No. 1 tip he gives students who want to raise their work to a higher professional level: “The key to making a great underwater photograph is good lighting.”Water is denser than air, and it absorbs color very quickly. Because color is lost the deeper you go, high-quality lighting is paramount. Ambient light is insufficient and straight-on lighting is too bright. Any snorkeler weilding a... Continue Reading >
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