Posts Tagged ‘nature photography’

Aaron Ansarov and the Siphonophores

© Aaron Ansarov

© Aaron Ansarov

Aaron Ansarov started photographing washed up jellyfish as part of his My Backyard series, a project he started with his son, looking for photographic inspiration close to home in Delray Beach, Florida. “Portuguese man-of-wars are not jellyfish, they’re siphonophores, which mean’s they’re actually a group of organisms, called zooids, who depend on each other to live,” Ansarov has said. The collection of Zooids has taken on a life its own and have spread around the Web like crazy. It’s easy to see why, the images are intriguing.

To photograph these fascinating creatures, Aaron uses a light table, lit up by an Elinchrom Ranger RX pack and triggered by a PocketWizard Plus III. He says he got his hands on the Plus III’s right before starting the Zooids project and that “their low profile and light weight make them very easy to work with.”

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Setting Up a Remote Camera for Nature Photography with PocketWizard Radio Triggers

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You may know that PocketWizard Radio Triggers do a great job of allowing you to get your flash off-camera. What you may not know is that they have other cool uses including the ability to remotely fire cameras. This could be a single camera, multiple cameras or even cameras with remote flashes.

Join host Joe Brady as he explains how to set up a system for remote photography. Joe is a great lover of nature and birds in particular. He’ll explain how he set-up a remote camera in his backyard to capture the beauty of some of the birds that frequent his feeders.

Joe will cover everything including cables, color, focus, metering and all the other tools you will need to use remote triggering to improve your nature photography.

Date: April 25th, 2013
Time: 1pm EDT

This Webinar has been archived here.

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A Day in the Life of a MultiMAX in Africa

©Jeff Neu & Dana Allen of PhotoSafari

Dana Allen, Managing Director of PhotoSafari contacted us with an interesting story about some recent close encounters he and his coworker Jeff Neu had on the job on the Busanga Plains of Zambia. Being photo pros, this team knows what they’re doing and how to photograph the local wildlife. No one, though, was prepared for what this beautiful female lion was interested in doing with the camera gear.

©Jeff Neu & Dana Allen of PhotoSafari

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