• 7:20

    Capturing Birds on the Chechessee River

    The Chechessee River offers an astonishing variety of bird life for photographers. In this video, pro wildlife photographers Doug Gardner and Eric Horan venture into the low country and capture images of Oystercatchers, Snowy Egrets, Semipalmated Plovers, Painted Buntings, and Terns. You will learn to get eye level to your subject for better impact, how…

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  • 7:03

    Capturing Monkeys on the St. Helena Sound

    How would you like to photograph monkeys on their own private island or a pod dolphins swimming in South Carolina’s Harbor River? In this video, pro wildlife photographers Doug Gardner and Eric Horan first take you to the Lowcountry of St. Helena Sound off Beaufort, South Carolina for tips on photographing monkeys in a natural…

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  • 7:17

    Photographing Pelicans at Castle Pinckney Island

    Photographing flying pelicans in their natural environment takes careful preparation. In this video, pro wildlife photographers Doug Gardner and Eric Horan take you to Castle Pinckney Island where the brown pelican rookery is located. You will learn that birds take off in the direction of the wind, and that light can be your best friend…

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    How to Use a Tilt-Shift Lens

    What exactly is a tilt-shift lens and how might it help improve your landscape photographs? In this video, professional landscape photographer, Steve Kossack, shows you how to use a tilt-shift lens. In the high Arizona desert, Steve sets up to photograph a wide shot of a fallen log, the sandstone mounds and sky in the…

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  • 4:08

    Photographing in the Early Morning at Cades Cove

    Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains is home to the splendid white-tailed deer and the canny coyote. In this video, professional wildlife photographers Doug Gardner and Bill Lea photograph these magnificent deer in the foggy light of early morning. When you photograph wildlife in hazy morning light, the idea is to keep the composition simple,…

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  • 8:39

    Photographing Hummingbirds: Tips and Techniques

    Photographing hummingbirds takes planning, preparation, and camera knowledge. These charming little birds are constantly on the move. In this video, professional wildlife photographers Doug Gardner and Ben Clewis take you into Ben’s backyard for the complete process of photographing hummingbirds. You will learn how to assemble a hummingbird station in your backyard. You will also…

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  • 3:33

    Ben Clewis Goes One on One with Doug Gardner

    Professional photographer Ben Clewis is well known for his photographs of hummingbirds, but his wildlife photographic journey is also interesting. In this video, pro shooter Doug Gardner goes one on one with Ben, who started out at a young age as a hunter but quickly converted to carrying a camera. He explains that he now…

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    Creating a Studio Environment to Capture Hummingbird Images

    Photographing speedy little hummingbirds takes preparation. In this video, wildlife photographer Ben Clewis shows you how to create a studio environment in your own backyard to capture memorable hummingbird images. For backgrounds, Ben uses colored boards or pots of flowers. As a foreground, Ben sets up a small sprig of flowers. He uses two side…

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  • 3:41

    How to Capture Hummingbirds in Action

    Photographing hummingbirds can be as complex as you make it. In this video, wildlife photographer Ben Clewis pulls out all the stops to show you wildlife photography techniques and a complicated setup that pays off in magnificent images. He erects five flash units triggered by a pocket wizard. His camera is equipped with a 500mm…

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