08 Aug

Photographing is so easy, why aren’t your photographs cheaper?

As a nature/wildlife photographer, people sometimes suggest, “Photographing is so easy, why aren’t your photographs cheaper?”. Most people don’t realize what goes into the costs of being a professional nature/wildlife photographer.  First there is the gear, thousands of dollars for quality cameras, lenses, tripods and other gear—and then insurance on them in case of damage

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27 Jun

Why don’t my photographs look this good?

As a nature/wildlife photographer, I’ve heard this question more than once: “Your photographs look so much better than mine.”. Yes, my camera is often is a better camera—usually near the top of the brand line. And yes, my lenses may have better quality glass. But that is rarely the difference. I have been a photographer

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04 May

Patience as a Wildlife Photographer

by James Heupel What is the most important part of being a nature/wildlife photographer? Answer: Patience. Patience means spending the time to get the photograph. That might mean waiting 1 ½ hours in the hot African sun to finally get 5 zebras drinking side by side at the Mara River in Kenya, taking over 500

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