BEAR HOLLOW ZOO, ATHENS, GEORGIAAlthough it may feel like cheating to shoot wildlife in a zoo, it is still a great opportunity to get practice and have some relaxing fun for the day. And the biggest tip: get there early! Bear Hollow Zoo is a small, local zoo in Athens, Georgia. I entered the park along with one of the caretakers who proceeded to make his rounds of feeding and checking on the animals. Each critter became quite excited and active for breakfast as we passed by their enclosures. Otherwise,... continue reading
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Last year my friends and I gathered to go on a trip to beautiful places, namely the Ukrainian Carpathians. Our main goals were to get distracted from everyday worries, to forget about work, home troubles, to relax from children, to plunge into the world of nature and for a while to feel an integral part of it. The Carpathian Mountains are a highlight of Ukraine. They are famous for the cleanest air, hospitable inhabitants, rich flora and fauna, great forest clean mountain... continue reading
Teddy Bear.The words alone can invoke such strong emotions -love, innocence, childhood, comfort, and so much more.Admit it, you probably had a favorite teddy bear when you were a child – you may even have a favorite one now (I won’t confess to the number of teddy bears I currently have – let’s just say that my husband had to declare his office a “bear free zone”).As we celebrate“National Teddy Bear Day” on September 9th, I thought it would be fun to explore some of the... continue reading
My youngest teenager daughter decided to paint her room. She chose the color and painted the walls by herself. She took her dolls and teddy bears from the attic and brought the most of them to her room and into her bed.Since the transformation, her room brings me a lot of inspiration for photo shoot, despite the mess. Thechanges in the girl's room continue to take place.I will continue to photograph and upload. continue reading
With many years of photography under my belt now, and several years as a wildlife photographer, I can honestly say that shutter speed will make you or break you in this genre. In this post I will examine why the shutter is so crucial in wildlife as well as other action photography disciplines.The shutter in your camera is quite a powerful and useful tool. From a technical perspective, the shutter mechanism is simply a set curtains that open and close for a certain period of time. This action allows... continue reading
When I started in photography back in the mid 1990s we were all shooting film and film that was manufactured for higher light sensitivity caused the silver halide to clump together causing a phenomenon we termed "grainy." Some photographers actually liked the look produced by this high speed film and a whole art subculture was born around it.Even today, in what can be called the digital age, these same individuals still practice their craft with high speed film.Even though the "we love grain"... continue reading
The majority of us know about famous traditions or holidays like Saint Patrick's Day , 4th July or Halloween; but not many know about some incredible local traditions from certain countries or regions.I want to tell you about a local tradition from Romania, north Moldavia area; a very picturesque region where old traditions and places are combine with the modern world.Every Year on 30th of December in Comanesti ( a small mountaintown, around 25k people) is held The Bear Dancing Festival... continue reading
Stupidity has no limits. I'm sorry about that.Detailed written hereI'm not sure it was him. But this is one of the two bears that I saw there 2 years ago.These animals there are very few because the Arctic climate has changed dramatically.Ice melts and they have to swim for miles in search of a suitable ice floe.Here's video with him. continue reading
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