Wildlife and Nature Photography Tips

Pacific Baza – The Gentle Hawk

Pacific Baza – The Gentle Hawk

I’ve just located a Pacific Baza’s nest and I’m going to set up the tower!’ Glen thundered down the phone line. For many years my friend and fellow wildlife photographer, Glen Threlfo, and I had hoped to photograph this beautiful bird of prey— here was our chance. The...

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How To Best Photograph Auroras

How To Best Photograph Auroras

Text and Images By Michael Snedic Recently, aurora activity has been ‘off the charts’! Less than two weeks ago, aurora activity across Australia (and the world) was the best in at least 20 years (Northern auroras are called Aurora Borealis and southern ones are called...

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Courting Albert’s Lyrebird

Courting Albert’s Lyrebird

Crouching behind the enormous buttress root of a black booyong in World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park. 80 kilometres south of Brisbane, I waited in anticipation. Working as a guide for O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, in the heart of the national park, I...

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Getting It Right In Camera

Getting It Right In Camera

One of the most important things I have been teaching photography workshop participants over the last 15 years is to make sure they 'Get It Right In Camera'. Sure, there are lots of great post-processing programs out there that you can use to develop...

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Nature Photo Walk Report

Nature Photo Walk Report

Recently, I presented a free ‘Nature Photo Walk’ at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens in Toowong, Queensland. It was great to see participants so very keen, with lots of photography-related questions. I basically concentrated on wildlife and macro...

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Watch Your Background

Watch Your Background

When taking images of wildlife or people, there is nothing worse than a distracting background. It basically takes the viewer's eyes away from the subject you are wanting to portray. I've heard some photographers say "I'll fix it in Photoshop",...

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