Monday, December 21, 2009

Surprising Opportunities

Your yard is filled with MANY amazing and surprising photo opportunities. Just recently, I was surprised by a herd of deer moving through my yard. I live in a suburban area, with enough development that I found their presence surprising. But I got my camera, put on the right lens, and rushed out. I placed myself right in their path and waited. I snapped pictures until a loud truck scared them off. I could have missed the deer had I not been paying attention. I'm glad I was because I got a few amazing moments with some very relaxed deer and some great pictures!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holiday Specials from Hunt's Photo (Gabby)

Hello All -

Check out the following specials from Hunt's Photo and Video for Christams and holiday gifts.
Also, contact Gary Farber at with any special needs or requests for equipment. He'll be sure to help you!
- Gabby

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Dear Readers -

The new issue of Nature's Best Photography Students is up online at Check it out! You can also enter our new online photo contest for FREE. Enter up to 20 images at More soon!

See below for a few new photos from South Africa!

-  Gabby

Monday, December 14, 2009

Curing Photographer's Block (Johan)

Sorry that I haven't posted lately, but I've had photographer's block for a while. :-( It seems that many of us suffer from this at one point or another, but here is a great article at on how to break photographers block. And here are a few other tips to solve this disease.
  • Use the old trick of confining yourself to a 10x10 foot square for an hour.
  • Choose a project and try to make 50, 100, or more (set a goal) good photos of the subject you choose. For example, you could choose lighthouses, elk, spiders, etc. Be prepared to spend a lot of time on your project.
  • Some photographers start a "photo-a-day-for-a-year" blog. You can get started at
Anyway, have fun shooting!