Lake Marion in South Carolina is an ideal environment for nature photography. In this video series, pro wildlife photographer Doug Gardner takes you there and shows you how to photograph an osprey family and their nesting and hunting routines. Later, he takes advantage of the diffused lighting as he uses different lenses to photograph water lilies blooming with pure white flowers. Then, he takes you a cypress swamp and wades in the murky water to capture images of pond reflections, bark patterns, songbirds, ducks, butterflies, snakes, and even alligators. Come along with pro shooter Doug Gardner for this challenging photographic journey.
The mangrove forest of Florida’s Everglades is a wonderful venue for photographing birds. In his yellow kayak, outdoor wildlife photographer Doug Gardner takes you through the Everglades in search of beautiful white pelicans. In the golden light of late afternoon, the mangrove shadows provide a dramatic backdrop for photographing the white pelicans taking off andWatch Now >>
Adding a human element to the landscape can provide a sense of scale for your photos, as well as a compelling focal point for the viewer. In this video, professional photographer Ian Plant demonstrates techniques he uses for creative self-portraits as he kayaks along the south shore of Lake Superior in the United States. WatchWatch Now >>
Photographing moving water will result in photos that either stop the water in action or blur it to show movement. Ian Plant teaches you how to achieve both effects as well as a combination of the two in a single photo. He will also discuss how to capture the energy of flowing water and waves crashing on rocks.Watch Now >>
How do you capture an Atlantic Puffin on a bright, sunny day? With ISO 1600 and an f/stop of 16, of course. Expert photographer Doug Garner teaches you how to get great photographs of these adorable birds in their natural habitat.Watch Now >>