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Animal & Wildlife Photography

Photographing animals, whether your cat at home or a cougar in the great outdoors, requires patience, perseverance and an understanding of animal behaviour. Predicting how they will be likely to act or react, helps you to anticipate the moment for a good photograph.

SAFETY FIRST

No shot is worth risking your safety when dealing with animals. Stay in the car if there is a bear or a buffalo on the road. A wild animal's reaction to your presence is unpredictable - particularily during mating season. A telephoto lens or long zoom lens is helpful, and support like a tripod.

PATIENCE

Animal photography requires great patience; like fishing, you often have to wait a long time in the right place to catch the best ones.

Patience applies also with pets and domestic animals. They sometimes seem to be uncooperative when you bring out your camera. Keeping calm and taking things one step at a time often helps the animal to relax.


Kelowna Photography (older) News

Pocketwizard

Lighting : a new direction....


FEBRUARY 16, 2009-   New developments in digital cameras were progressing at a very exciting rate in the first half of this decade and continue to evolve with better features.   That progress has been supplemented with leaps in the new realm of lighting controls - particularly regarding wireless triggers for remote flashes.

The revolution began a year ago with prototypes from an independent photographer /inventor adding range and functionality to the infra-red systems developmed by the two largest camera manufacturers - Canon and Nikon.

Recently, some interesting counters have appeared from two other suppliers in the business - including the latest response from the venerable Pocket Wizards.  Here's a few links of interest introducing exciting new products in wireless flash technology.

Hi-speed radio-assist-IR controlled flash from a creative independent.

Upcoming commander providing on-camera control to varous studio monolights.

New technology just revealed from the stalwart of the remote wireless trigger industry.

First book from Kelowna Photographer

FEBRUARY 9, 2009 - Colour me proud. The first book filled completely with my photography has recently come off the presses. I was pleasantly surprised to see a fine layout created by Mary Suchocki in a hard-covered book. Unlikely to be seen on store bookshelves, it's a publication designed to showcase the fine commercial construction available from Chriscan Construction of Kelowna.

These images I shot can also be viewed online in the web galleries I created on this fine client's website Chriscan.com along with some updated text pages and indexes.

Kelowna Photographer - I shoot to thrill