98% Patience for Great Nature Photos

Anyone who has joined me on one of my nature photography workshops or has read my book knows this formula… 98% patience, 1% luck ands 1% skill is required to be successful at nature photography. Waiting for hours in a blind for wildlife to appear or for the light to be ‘just right’ can taxContinue Reading

Pack Up or Keep Shooting?

Not every photo opportunity is perfect. Sometimes we are in the right place at the wrong time of day or in bad light for the subject. In some circumstances we may just pack up our gear and choose to come back at different time of day, or a different day, to get the image weContinue Reading

Shooting in Extremes

Nature is always going to throw you a curve ball from time to time. For me last week, this curve ball took the shape of a massive snowstorm that barreled across the western mountains of Wyoming dumping loads of powder and dipping temperatures into the single digits. Add to this the howling winds that cameContinue Reading

Photographing Shorebirds in Cape May NJ

Growing up along the beaches of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I have always had a fascination with shorebirds. Maybe it’s the difficulty that most birders have in identifying these little guys. It could of course be the hilarious behavior of some species like the sanderling that scurries up and down the beach withContinue Reading

Bring on the Stars!

Humans have always been fascinated by the stars. As far back as we are able to see into the anthropological past, humans have told stories, created myths, and interwoven their beliefs of heaven and religion with the stars. We have used the stars to track time, the changing of the seasons, and have used themContinue Reading

Our New Blog!

Welcome to THE WILD LENS, the new blog from the photo instructors at Wildside Nature Tours. We will soon be up and running with weekly photographic hints and tips to help you get the best images possible! Please check back as the first posts should be coming soon! Comments comments