Photo Safari

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Wildlife Photos: Subject + Light + Background–Painted Bunting

_dsc3212When most people think of wildlife photos – whether of Mammals, Birds, or Reptiles – they think of the subject. But there is a lot more to making a compelling photograph of an animal in nature than the subject. Light plays an essential role, for starters. Dull, drab, images are seldom capable of commanding our attention. Backgrounds, while under-rated, are also key. All three came together in this image of a Painted Bunting from our Hill Country bird photo workshop this week. Each element plays a role… Read more »

Gaining slideshow productivity with Proshow’s Remix feature

imageEspecially with the popularity of mobile devices for viewing photos, slideshows are a perfect way to show off the best of your images – or simply to share the highlights of an event or trip. Creating quality slideshows can be a time-consuming process, so any tool that helps me make better shows, faster, is a good thing. Regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of Proshow’s offerings – Producer and Gold on the desktop, and Web for when you’re mobile or on a Mac. However, I’ve struggled a bit with how to leverage Proshow’s powerful Wizard tool while still having customizations like beginning and end captions. Fortunately, the clever Remix command has come to my rescue… Read more »

Chin women in Myanmar: Last of their kind

_djc3754Urban legend has it that the women on the Chin underwent the painful process of having their faces tattooed with buffalo blood to make them less attractive, and

Composition Tip: Don't frame so tightly that you forget where you are...

edl_baganherding_0034cWhen something unexpected happens on a photo shoot it is easy to get carried away in the moment and start firing away. If you've done some action photography your reflexes may take over and you'll instinctively start cropping to maximize the impact of the subject. Sometimes, though, it pays to take a deep breath and think things through first.... Read more »

Tanzania African Photo Safari

Dates: 
2014-09-16 (All day) - 2014-09-30 (All day)

We're still working out the details, but I'll be leading a photo safari to Tanzania in the second half of September 2014. We're acquiring special off-road permits for the parks which will maximize the quality of our photographic experience, but that's requiring some additional time to finalize. Stay tuned, or email us at safaris@cardinalphoto.com if you want to be notified when we have a full itinerary and costs. -- David