The Photo Focus

Panoramas

Panoramas

Palouse Falls in Washington. Photo © John Friesen. There are a variety of aspect ratios used to display photographs and paintings. Some aspect ratios are fairly standard, like 1:1, 5:4, or 4:3. To...

Capture the Splash

Capture the Splash

Photographing Water Splashes with Minimal Equipment Water droplets. Photo © Anna Boggs. Utterly bored, I stared out at the blinding snow until my eyes began to ache. What was I going to do with...

This Morning was the “Tomorrow”

This Morning was the “Tomorrow”

MacGillivray's Warbler. Photo © Kevin Shank. You may remember “The Photo Focus” in January ended with the sentence, “Plus, there is tomorrow.” Well, that was today. When I wrote that, I just thought...

What We Learned Yesterday

What We Learned Yesterday

This is the result from my first effort. The camera was handheld. Photo © Kevin Shank. “The bird must be here,” I stated to the family as we approached the parking lot of Lake Shenandoah. Birders...

Building a Weight-triggered Perch

Building a Weight-triggered Perch

Chipping Sparrow. Photo © Austin Vinar. When trying to photograph skittish birds at my feeder, I’ve often thought, Wouldn’t it be nice to have a trail camera that takes good bird photos…. But,...

Favorite Focus, November 2022

Favorite Focus, November 2022

Male Spruce Grouse. Photo © Lois Tschetter. I got my second lightning shot while we were visiting in Haiti. I was really hoping I could at least get one lightning photo before we left. Finally, the...