Nature Photography Secrets
Staying Photographically Fit!

Staying Photographically Fit!

September 22, 2020

Learn one of Lou's favorite techniques for making sure you are always learning and growing.  Often times, between big trips, most photographers put their cameras away.  This causes a big "acclimation" problem on the first few days of a big trip because you have to re-learn your skills.  If you are always looking for opportunities in your back yard, you can improve your photographic skills dramatically which will turn into big rewards on your next big trip.  Listen in as Julie shares how this habit has developed a natural photographic instinct that has expanded her portfolio and also improved her skill set.  Lou shares exactly what you can do to keep shooting great images even between your big trips and how to stay photographically fit.

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The Challenges Of Photographing African Wild Dogs

The Challenges Of Photographing African Wild Dogs

September 22, 2020

Join Lou and Julie on a journey to a private conservation farm where they had the rare opportunity to photograph a den of African Wild Dog pups. It sounds like easy shooting, but the challenges they encountered were extreme. Learn how they handled the deep shadows of the woods while also not blowing the white tips of the dog's tails. This is a great lesson on how to shoot depth at speed when the action is happening in extremely dappled light.

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Blur Or Blunder?

Blur Or Blunder?

October 1, 2020

Lou and Julie dive into the controversial topic of panning, blurring, and zooming at low shutter speeds.  Asking the question, when is the image art and when is it just a bad image?  Lou shares his opinion on what makes art and what is a throwaway image.  Learn exactly when and how to use the "Zooming" technique to get great wildlife shots, expanding your portfolio, and successfully portraying motion using these different techniques correctly.  

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For more about Julie:  https://wildsacredbeauty.com

Mastering Bird Photography

Mastering Bird Photography

October 16, 2020

Join Lou, Julie, and two special guests, Brent Paull who is an American west photographer, and Hendri Coetzer who is a young African photographer.  This lively discussion is about how to shoot birds well, that they are so much and how they can add depth to your portfolio.  Learn the secrets of the pros for getting your bird shots to stand out!

Brent Paull - www.amwestphoto.com

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Cheetahs, Conservation & Photography

Cheetahs, Conservation & Photography

December 2, 2020

Cheetahs have been greatly impacted at the hands of man.  In this episode, Lou and Julie take you behind the scenes at Samara, a conservation lodge in South Africa, that is having a profound impact on the recovery of cheetahs in the wild.  They share their incredible experience of walking with these wild animals and how to effectively photograph the world's fastest mammal while contributing to the recovery of the species.  In this heart-warming episode, you begin to understand the delicacy of our natural world but also how each of us can make a difference.

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The Impact of COVID 19 On Nature Photography

The Impact of COVID 19 On Nature Photography

December 16, 2020

Lou and Julie take on the hot topic of the global pandemic and how it has deeply impacted nature and wildlife photography. Julie shares a spiritual perspective on the opportunity that awaits us as nature lovers and photographers. Lou addressed the global challenge of the tourism industry and how to have exotic photography fun in your own back yard. A deep and rich discussion on taking a deep look at ourselves and using this time of great inner growth to rethink the meaning of nature photography.

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Epic Elephant Stories

Epic Elephant Stories

January 20, 2021

One of nature's most glorious creatures, The African elephant is the topic of today's conversation. Take a trip throughout the African continent, with a small stopover in India, to hear about some of Lou and Julie's most memorable elephant encounters.  They both share heart-warming stories and talk about the challenges of photographing herd animals and how to find the scene within the scene.  Elephants provide us with some wonderful teaching moments for capturing award-winning photos.  You can visit www.WildSacredBeauty.com to see more images of elephants.

 

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For more about Julie:  https://wildsacredbeauty.com

Mirrorless Camera Debate

Mirrorless Camera Debate

February 3, 2021

One of the greatest innovations in photography recently is the development of Mirrorless cameras.  Lou and Julie take you through his testing and decision process for determining if the latest technology adds to the ability to shoot world class images and also discussed the potential pitfalls.  If you are wondering if you should have DSLR's or Mirrorless or some combination in your camera bag, this will help you understand the differences and the challenges.

 

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Love Stories Out Of Africa

Love Stories Out Of Africa

February 17, 2021

Lou and Julie talk about two species that tend to offer incredible photographic opportunities because of their deep commitment to the survival of their families. 

Listen in to discover how Julie and Lou ensure they take home world-class images from complex scenes with uncommon compositional challenges. Learning how to anticipate the behavior of certain species will advance your photographic skills and increase the success of capturing the most satisfying shots. Not to mention help you appreciate the love for our natural world as a nature photographer.

 

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Using TeleConverters - Honoring World Wildlife Day

Using TeleConverters - Honoring World Wildlife Day

March 10, 2021

Have you ever wondered if teleconverters would help you get those images you want while not degrading your expensive glass?  Lou and Julie talk about how and when to use teleconverters most effectively.  In this episode, you will learn how to quickly evaluate the tradeoffs of using a teleconverter and which one might be right for the scene.  In addition, using Teleconverters properly can give your additional pixels while also reducing your impact on nature.  Listen in to discover smarter ways to use modern tools to aid conservation and honor the World's Wildlife while also effectively telling their stories.

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More about Julie: https://wildsacredbeauty.com/

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