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Raw Workflow

Raw Workflow

Raw Workflow While I have some other articles on how to set your camera for success in the rain forest this one specifically aims at the editing of the raw files. I will use one of my frog images shot in Costa  Rica during one of my workshops to demo how I edit the raw file from start to end. If you are interested in knowing the workflow after raw...
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Colombia Workshop Trip Report

Cock Of The Rock The avifauna of Colombia has 1851 confirmed species, of which 81 are endemic. This beautiful country has become one of the hottest birding destinations in the world. From stunning Hummingbirds to the vibrant Tanagers and the active Antpittas that inhabit the forests, the guests were able to capture these and many more species during our workshop. Our guests shot at the feeders, created setups and did...
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Costa Rica Trip Report

Pale-Billed Woodpecker Having been to Costa Rica so many times, but it is still not enough to click all the birds you find here in one go. Costa Rica beckons you again and again to come and explore her natural abundance, no wonder the word ‘Pura Vida’ or “Pure life” makes so much sense here. With a wide range of subjects, there was never a dull moment shooting at Costa...
How to Protect Your Camera from Humidity

How to Protect Your Camera from Humidity

The humid climate of the tropics is not camera-friendly at all and one must take adequate precautions to keep their camera dry and mold-free. The moisture in the air is the number one enemy of the camera as it attracts molds and fungus that settles in the nooks of your favorite gear. Yes, you can throw in some silica gel sachets as a quick fix solution, but your gear deserves...
Choosing the Perfect Camera Gear for a New Bird Photographer

Choosing the Perfect Camera Gear for a New Bird Photographer

Ideal Waterproof Camera Gear Bag pack If you are the one who goes bonkers over the stunning images of birds and wildlife on social media and is planning a maiden voyage to the jungles of South America to discover them first hand, here is a detailed guide for you to choose an effective camera gear. This will be that camera you will develop an inseparable bond while learning the ABC’s...
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Photo Adventure at the Cloud Forests of Ecuador

Fiery-Throated Hummingbird There is never a dull moment during our Ecuador workshops, in fact all of us are hard pressed for time, since the country has so many species to offer. The beautiful forest lodges are well equipped with feeders, towers, canopies and raptor blinds from where you will not only get a vantage point to spot the birds but also fantastic photo opportunities of the rare and endemic birds...
A Sojourn to Ecuadorian Amazon

A Sojourn to Ecuadorian Amazon

White Eared Jacamar As soon as our photo adventure at the highland cloud forests of Northwest Ecuador ended, we reached the town of Coca and to experience the beauty of the dense Amazon forest firsthand. Reading about Amazon forests and getting to experience it from close quarters is truly a dream come true for avid bird lovers! After a short break at Quito by soaking in the sights and sounds...
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Painted Buntings of South Texas

The vibrant Painted Buntings always captured my imagination and my dream to create amazing images of this bird took me to South Texas. I pre-planned a two-day action-packed photo-tour along with a good friend and the owner of the best birding ranch in South Texas in the month of May. Though the aim of the trip was to click as many images of the Painted Buntings, the key was our...
Top 13 Tips to Improve Your Photography

Top 13 Tips to Improve Your Photography

The era of modern digital photography is indeed a boon for passionate wildlife and bird photographers just like me in terms of affordability and advancement of technology. In the last decade there has been a steady rise of photographers who have been exploring wildlife photography with renewed interest. Social media forums like Flickr, Facebook, Instagram have also provided a platform for photographers to share their work. I couldn't imagine scrolling...
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Brazil Pantanal Trip Report

Hyacinth Macaw Pantanal is partly a national park and UNESCO World Heritage site that has the highest concentration of birds and wildlife. In fact, it is the world’s largest tropical wetland that spreads across 70,000 square miles, which not only covers Brazil but spills into Paraguay and Bolivia. Our Brazil workshop covered both Northern and Southern parts of Pantanal. The workshop offered plenty of photo opportunities to our guests. From...

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