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Gear Guide For Travel & Wildlife Photography (Part I)

What's In My Bag: A Guide to Camera Gear (Part I) Instagram @TorvaTerra I often get asked questions about what gear I am using to create my photographs or what to pack for a photography workshop. I must say first that for me the equipment are merely tools of the craft. When someone online sees a great photo they often immediately say "Oh yo...
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Guide to Backlit and Rimlit Wildlife Photography

Using Backlight and Rim light for Wildlife Photographs: Coastal brown bear, Alaska Photography Workshop Exposure: 1/160 at f/8, ISO 200 One of my favorite techniques to creating unique and compelling wildlife imagery is backlighting. A backlit photograph simply means that the light source of the image came from behind or the back of the su...
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Guide to Photographing Birds In Flight

How to Photograph Birds in Flight: Snowy owl in flight, Canada Exposure:1/2500 at f/8, ISO 100 One of the most difficult and rewarding techniques that any aspiring bird photographer must learn to tackle is when their subjects take to the air. Birds in flight or BIF are fast, tricky, and hard to predict. Here are some of my tips and tricks...
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Featured in Outdoor Photographer Magazine May 2016 Issue

Outdoor Photographer "Behind The Shot" Two Page Spread I recently wrote an article for Outdoor Photographer Magazine's Behind The Shot about my experience photographing in Iceland. The piece is a behind the scenes look at how I created "Blue Ice, Black Sand," a photograph of the waves crashing over the icebergs at Jökulsárlón beach. I am so exci...
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Outdoor Photographer Behind The Shot Feature About My Iceland Photograph

Outdoor Photographer "Behind The Shot" Feature I recently wrote an article for Outdoor Photographer Magazine's Behind The Shot about my experience photographing in Iceland. The piece is a behind the scenes look at how I created "Blue Ice, Black Sand," a photograph of the waves crashing over the icebergs at Jökulsárlón beach. My story and photo w...
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