Here is another one from my overnight camera trap setup.
I added a couple of flashes to my camera trapping setup and put it out at my waterhole at night. It was busy with gray fox and javelina!
The flash left a little bit of a ghost image due to the sync rate – next time will go to high speed sync! This was also with a remote camera trap.
I was having fun yesterday with some camera trap photography – this was captured with a wide-angle lens about 2 feet from the birds. Come learn camera trapping from me!
Spent another evening last night in one of the photography blinds. The bright red male receives all the love, but the female cardinal is a beautiful bird as well!
Yesterday I finally had a chance to do a little of my own photography here.
I’m excited to have a busy speaking schedule this winter, and looking forward to meeting lots of Arizona based photographers! If you have an organization that needs a speaker contact us as I have a variety of talks on nature photography I have done over the years. Here is my schedule, with a description of my talks below:
January 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Digital Imaging Group in Scottsdale, Arizona. Animalscapes and Alaska!
January 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Tucson Camera Club Animalscapes and Alaska!
January 28, 2019 6:00 p.m. Sedona Camera Club Animalscapes and Alaska!
February 13, 2019 6:00 p.m. Fountain Hills Camera Club Animalscapes and Alaska!
February 16, 2019 Phoenix Camera Club Animalscapes.
We will also be at the NANPA Conference in Las Vegas Feburary, 20th to 22nd.
Ron will talk about the techniques and strategies he uses to combine his two favorite passions, landscape photography and wildlife photography. The results are images much different than the typical wildlife images created with long telephoto lenses. Not only can these techniques make your images unique, but it doesn’t require big expensive lenses, these concepts can even be applied to a cell phone camera!
Ron has spent more than 40 years exploring and photographing Alaska and will share his favorite locations and tips for going about photographing these locations. If you have never been to Alaska, or have been many times and are looking for something new and different, then this presentation is for you. Even well know destinations like Denali National Park can be challenging to photograph, and Ron’s tips will improve your chances of being successful.
Another busy but wonderful year!
So here are a few of my favorite images from the past year thanks to a tradition started by Jim Goldstein many years ago.
It is hard to narrow down to just my choices. I did a fair amount of people photography this year, and some of them could have made the cut. Plus, I have lots of birds and wildflower from the Desert Photo Retreat, but tried to keep it to just a handful of each subject. Except bears – have to include lots of bears!
For those interested, here are more: Favorite Photos of 2017 Favorite Photos of 2016 Favorite Photos of 2015, Favorites of 2014 Favorite photo of 2013 Favorite photos of 2012 – favorite photos of 2011 – favorite photos of 2010 – favorite photos of 2009 and finally, favorite photos of 2008.