photography

Razor-sharp shot of birds in mid-air took considerable technical skill

Steve Pearce of Santa Rosa knows that bald eagles often can be spotted in the vicinity of Jenner and Goat Rock State Beach in Sonoma County, at the mouth of the Russian River. “A pair of mated eagles can frequently be found here, so I’ll drive out to the coast and look for them,” he says. “Occasionally, there are juveniles. What was interesting this day is that there were hundreds of California brown pelicans flying in from the ocean and landing in the Russian River. And for some reason, this one sub-adult (about 2-1/2 to 3 years old) decided to fly up behind a pelican, talons out. It made slight contact but didn’t drag it down.”

Burrowing owl in flight

Tammy Kokjohn wins CAWW Photo of the Year 2020

I was born and raised in a small town, Ft. Madison, Iowa, right on the Mississippi River.  From a very young age, being outdoors was just what we did as kids, from the time the sun came up, till the porch lights came on at night.  My Dad helped develop my love of nature, spending time in the woods, fishing, drives out on the country roads, and taking me to spend time on my Grandparents farm.

CaliforniaFallColor.com wins Best Outdoor Internet Site

CaliforniaFallColor.com has been named California’s Best Outdoor Internet Site for 2020. The honor (presented by the Outdoor Writers Association of California resulting from its annual Excellence in Craft Media Communications Competition) was given to this site by a panel of nationally recognized, award-winning, outdoor media professionals who selected entries on the basis of “the highest level …

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Camera Phone Primer

Not taking pictures on an assignment because you don’t have a camera with you is no longer an excuse. Just about everyone carries a camera phone these days. The images taken by today’s camera phones are of higher quality than the film cameras most of us carried 20 years ago. Apple’s latest iPhone, the 11, …

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Composing Better Pictures

Taking better pictures begins with understanding composition. Here are suggestions for composing better pictures: Rule of Thirds – the most basic composing tool used by photographers is the Rule of Thirds. Imagine dividing the camera frame (what you see) into thirds vertically and horizontally. Placing the subject at one of the four places those imaginary …

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4 Fabulous Photography Features near Bishop, CA.

Photography is a passion for many in the Eastern Sierra.
For those who live here or visit regularly photography is often a daily activity. Sometimes it’s just a momentary opportunity to snap a quick image. Other times it’s a commitment to time and place to capture a specific scene.
First time visitors are, almost without fail, thoroughly awestruck by the grandeur of this landscape. Cameras and smartphones are ubiquitous in the hands of tourists and frequently pointed toward the peaks of the Sierra Nevada. It stands to reason then that this beautiful region is one of the most photographed in California.

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