Deep Meta

Deep Meta
I created this photograph at f/2.8 with a 400mm lens. This is NOT your typical bird in flight settings and lens. However, if you want to succeed as a professional wildlife photographer, I would suggest that doing what is "typical" only makes you "typical." I love the look and feel of f/2.8 - especially close up like this. And the overall "feel" of the image is something that stands out, even if ever so slightly. 

As working wildlife photographers, we are always on the hunt for tools to make our lives easier. Sometimes this looks like equipment we will put to use in the field such as waders, snowshoes, new backpacks, and floating blinds (more on this in a future article). Other times, it’s workflow related - such as new features found in Lightroom like the game changing “select subject” option in the masking tool. And every once in a while, it has something to do with how we sell and license our photography.

Actually, this last statement is a little misleading. We are ALWAYS looking for new and improved ways to go about making money with our photographs. It’s just that things are, in many ways, still plodding along in the business of selling photographs much the way that have been for the last 15 years.