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An interview with a Wildlife Conservation Society photographer

Julie Larsen Maher has what many wildlife photographers would consider a dream job: staff photographer for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a non-profit that runs five zoos and aquariums in New York City as well as numerous site-based field programs in the U.S. and overseas.  As staff photographer, Maher helps tell the stories behind WCS’s […]

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ENTER THE OPEN PHOTO COMPETITION

THE OPEN is a worldwide search for the most inspiring photographers of our generation. It is an exposure powerhouse that connects photographers with a global audience. Photographers always retain 100% copyright control of their images. THE OPEN was honoured to receive a very rare ‘A’ rating from PhotoShelter in 2013 and 2014, rising above National […]

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10 things to know about your DSLR settings (but probably don’t)

Through the teaching I have done over the past 2 years I have noticed there are some things about cameras people don’t generally know, even people who have been to college. I find it amusing that people continually want bigger and better cameras but don’t realise their cameras can do all the things they are […]

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Shooting animals for conservation

How can shooting wild animals benefit conservation? How will awareness about their plight for survival in a threatening world be furthered, by being shot? Probably had you there for a second – what I am talking about, is shooting animals with something other than a gun, something much more powerful. Something that can echo into […]

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Flash photography: when and where to use flash outdoors

Using flash is a hotly debated subject. Some photographers refuse to use flash, claiming that it does not suit their style. Others use it frequently to ensure their subjects ‘pop’ out of the background. But if used incorrectly, flash can kill the atmosphere and mood of the photograph, which is why many photographers prefer soft, […]

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