• OPG 012541f_B2D90U_c Early Morning at Cades Cove-
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    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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  • white tail deer course preview
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    To photograph white-tailed deer, you have to be long on patience, but it’s well worth the time. In this video series, pro wildlife photographers Doug Gardner and Bill Lea take you to Cades Cove in the great Smoky Mountains National Park. They capture these beautiful animals in the foggy light of early morning and in

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  • OPG 012543f_B2D92U_c History of the Cove
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    Cades Cove is a magnificent natural valley surrounded by the Smoky Mountains and home to a variety of wildlife including deer, bear, and coyotes. It also has an interesting history dating back to 1821. You can still see the first settlers cabin. In this video, professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner interviews Bill Lea, local photographer

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  • OPG 012545f_B2D94U_c Capturing the Subject
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    Photographing deer in any setting takes time and patience. Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains provide the ideal environment for the winsome white-tailed deer. In this video, professional wildlife photographers Doug Gardner and Bill Lea photograph bucks and does in the woods and along the stream beds of the mountain valley. When photographing deer, you will learn to

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  • OPG 012547f_B2D96U_c Shooting in the Late Afternoon
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    Late afternoon can often be the best time for photographing wildlife. In this video, professional wildlife photographers Doug Gardner and Bill Lea photograph a magnificent buck grazing in the late golden light. You will learn to position yourself eye-level to your subject, why it’s best to shoot 1/3rd stop under your meter reading, how to

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