Number 1 asked question

Ron Niebrugge Miscellaneous 4 Comments

I get many questions each month, and I try to take the time to answer each one of them – although now this blog may do some of that for me.  I anticipated questions like:  “How do you find wild wolves”, “Where is this waterfall?” “How did you capture the light in the image” or “How do you shoot northern lights?”  These are questions I have had about other photographers work.  Take all of these type questions combined and double that number, and it won’t come close to the number one question I’m asked which is:  Read More

Life on the Road!

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Life on the Road 

Being an outdoor and travel photographer seems like a glamorous lifestyle.  Well, it is a wonderful lifestyle, but not always glamorous.  This photo was inadvertently placed on our searchable on-line database where A fellow photographer at one of our stock agencies saw it and had a good laugh – he totally could relate.  Read More

Ron’s other half.

Janine Miscellaneous 2 Comments

I am the “behind the scene” part of the business and I like it that way.  People always ask if I photograph as well.  I am quick to answer, maybe too quick, No.  I have no interest in photography whatsoever.  I don’t even know how to use Ron’s camera’s!  But I enjoy the process of photography.  Being out in the field and experiencing nature first hand.  I love when we explore the backcountry hiking, boating, kayaking and camping.  I enjoy identifying the plants, flowers, birds and wildlife.  I am technically Ron’s “assistant” when we are in the field.  But I often forget those duties and fall short of being the ideal assistant.  But I think I make a great companion :)!Read More

Taking Better Pictures

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Ever get back from a vacation and been frustrated with your pictures?  It is a common complaint.  Here are some general tips that I think can help many people take better pictures:

1.  Use a tripod.  I know, they are a pain – it is so much easier to just hand hold the camera.  But not only does using a tripod give you better picture quality by stabilizing the camera – it also forces you to slow down which is the next tip.

2.  Slow Down.  Take your time and really think about your picture, the composition and all the elements.  Instead of rattling off 5 mediocre pictures, spend the time to take one good picture.  This is where a tripod can come in helpful. Read More

Welcome to our photo blog!

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Well after undertaking a steep learning curve, we now have our blog on-line!  To think, until now I thought chicklets was a type of gum, feed was something you gave chickens and widgets were a make believe product for economic class discussion.  Wow have I learned!

Why a blog?  I think the stories behind the photos can make a photo more interesting and compelling.  I have certainly found that to be true from gallery shows and slide presentations.  In addition, I often answer questions via email and have always felt others may have similar questions and could benefit from my responses.  This blog should be a perfect vehicle for these endeavors. 

I originally started out adding articles to our website wildnatureimages.com.  Over many years this site has grown so large it is difficult to manage.  The thousands of pages really drag FrontPage down and make updating a time consuming process.  Having a separate blog eliminate these bottlenecks and should make adding information a breeze.

I really look forward to using the blog to post trip reports from the road.  I think it will be fun, and valuable to traveler’s looking to visit the same places.  I also plan to add ahow to articles, some for beginners, others geared more towards advanced photographers.  Finally, I intend to provide opinions, reviews and commentary about photo equipment and trends in the industry.  Janine will also be offering her unique perspective on this blog as well.

To learn more about us, visit our biography page.  In a nutshell, I’m a full-time outdoor travel and nature photographer and split my time between assignments and stock.  Janine handles much of the business side of or operation and is the real reason we are able to make a living with this wonderful lifestyle