Thursday, October 22, 2015

National Wildlife Federation uses our best selling Manatee photo once again!

This time on the back cover of the November, 2015 issue of Ranger Rick Magazine.  

This image has appeared on numerous book and magazine covers as well being featured on posters.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Our publisher selects new front and back cover images for our Florida Keys Impressions book.

Florida Keys Impressions is going into its second printing and our publisher, Farcountry Press, has selected new images for both the front and back covers.

The book can be ordered from Amazon here: 

Our Everglades National Park Impressions book can be ordered from Amazon here:

Monday, May 12, 2014

Two Photographers Are Better Than One - When They Work As A Team!

While on a cover assignment for Clubhouse Junior magazine to photograph a Special Needs child from the Netherlands, Therisa and I only had one 30 minute window on each of two days to capture a vertical photo which included the child, trainer and dolphin's head out of the water.  Even with our motor drives firing we only came back with one image that even came close to making the cover, good job Therisa!

A Cover Sale From A Previous Photo Shoot...

We photographed this Matschie's Tree Kangaroo, Dendrolagus matschiei, indigenous to New Guinea a few years ago while on assignment doing a children's book on zoos.  It's always great to have an image used as a cover by our outstanding client National Wildlife Federation's Ranger Rick Magazine for children.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sometimes It Just All Comes Together

Gorillas have always been a difficult subject to photograph.  They're nearly black making it a challenge to retain any detail in their faces. You simply cannot photograph them well in direct sunlight, you need them to be in even shade and preferably on an overcast day.  In captivity there are few enclosures with a natural green background.

It all came together for me the other day with an opportunity that lasted for just a few seconds.  This is an endangered Western lowland gorilla male silverback with a prominent sagittal crest.

Manual mode, 1/250 sec, f5.6 ISO 200 Canon 400mm with Canon 480 EX Speedlite for fill light.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

High Speed Strobe Synch

It's been nearly a year since we last photographed these Burrowing owls.  Therisa learned something new that still has me shaking my head in disbelief, High Speed Strobe Synch!  With our Canon 430 EX Speedlite we can enable High Speed Synch and  synch higher than 1/250 sec.  We can strobe synch at any shutter speed! Wow, where have I been.? What a plus this is for moving subjects and being able to utilize faster shutter speeds with long lenses.

With this in mind we set out to photograph the diminutive Burrowing owls, knowing that we needed to get lower and closer.  It's frustrating to have good tripods that still don't go low enough.  Bean bags to the rescue!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


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