Nature photography secrets is for the wildly passionate nature photographer who wants to get the most out of every scene and continually advance their photographic skills. Each episode explores revolutionary ways to take full advantage of today’s digital equipment and master the skills needed to capture and edit world-class images. Learn from incredible stories how to be prepared for anything and maximize the variety of successful shots you get from every encounter.
Get 500% More Out of Your Scene Using Systems Thinking with Wenzel Kotze
This is a one-of-a-kind episode and a lively discussion that will have you get your camera out right away. Wenzel Kotze, a successful businessman turned scholar, joins Lou and Julie for a discussion on how to get 500% more images out of every scene.
Wenzel is so passionate about dissecting leadership principles found in nature that he created his own Master's degree around it and is currently working on his PhD. He asks what if we took the ideal shooting recipe and turned it into a "systems thinking" approach, would it make a difference to our photography?
In this rousing episode, discover how to take everything you know about getting great shots and find 500% more from every scene and scenario using this innovative way of seeing and thinking.
Lou, Julie and Wenzel get technical and personal as they walk you through exactly how you can get much more than what you thought out of your photography.
Walking With Wild Cheetahs - A Women In Conservation Story With Sarah Tompkins of Samara Game Reserve
In this exciting episode, find out how you can walk with wild cheetahs and get the photographs of a lifetime while also being a part of the make-a-difference-for-cheetahs team. Julie and Lou talk to Sarah Tompkins, a women putting conservation at the heart of her work to save the wild cheetah in South Africa. Listen to the heart-warming journey that led her to establish a thriving game reserve that has single-handedly had the biggest impact on restoring healthy cheetah DNA around Africa. You may shed a few tears, feel your heart melt and also learn what exquisite photo opportunities await you at this precious place on earth. As Julie says, "there is nothing like getting a back stage pass and witnessing the wild life of cheetahs on foot". Join us for a deep conversation with Sarah Tompkins about the journey of creating the majestic Samara Game Reserve over the last 20 years and the Cheetahs who call the reserve home. https://www.samara.co.za
Successfully Shooting Sunsets, Silhouettes and Rim Light
Discover the secrets to capturing light in unusual ways. Lou shares his tricks for making epic sunsets work. In addition, exposing these special shots make sure you know how to capture the mood, tell the story, and use the light properly. Lou and Julie get into a valuable discussion about rim light and how and when to make sure you take advantage of these opportunities when they present themselves. They also discuss how to get the best focus at maximum apertures. If you want to capture these special moments of light, listen in!
Respecting Your Pixels and Sensors
Ever wonder how to squeeze every drop of technology out of your camera no matter how many pixels you have to work with? Lou and Julie walk you through all the tips and tricks they use to get the most out of both a 50 megapixel or a 20 megapixel DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Listen in to hear some new tricks for how to use focal length and your sensor size to expand your portfolio of high-quality images. Today you will discover why it matters more how you shoot and use your sensor than it does to have the latest and greatest camera.
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Angles and Apex Predators (Bears)
Lou and Julie recount a Grizzly Bear photoshoot where the action was hot and the light was not. Lou teaches us how to think like a landscape photographer and shoot like a sports photographer as he walks us through how to pick the right angle from an actual live scene. Discover how to pick the best angle for light, action and how to work around a large group of photographers and tripods to capture the optimal image. This is a powerful episode if you want to step behind the lens with us and understand how to think in new ways that get you the right angle and the shot no one else gets. This is one of those "must listen to" delightful episodes.
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A Penguin Pilgrimage With Charles Bergman
In this exciting Father's Day episode, meet Charles Bergman, a highly honored wildlife photographer, well-published author, and passionate nature lover. Julie and Lou dive into his 15-year adventure with his wife to see and photograph every penguin on the planet. It all started in South Africa and took them deep into the Antarctic. We discuss how the male penguins risk it all for their chicks. Charles shares his wildlife wisdom and tips for capturing the soul of your subject while creating heart-stopping images. He shares how to follow your heart when telling wildlife stories and how much sharing your passion makes a difference. Charles' new book, "Every Penguin In The World; A Quest to See Them All" is a wonder of nature itself. You won't want to miss this delightful conversation with Charles, Julie, and Lou. Sit back and take a journey around the globe to hear why going to extremes pays off!
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