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Using Color To Stand Out From The Crowd

In an earlier article I talked about music as one of the three things tha caused former Indian Creek Nature Center director Rich Patterson to say ""I like yours because they are outstanding and very much set a mood." The second thing I think that helps my films stand out and set a mood is [...]

By | 2017-05-18T08:55:30+00:00 October 11th, 2014|Categories: Filmmaking Naturally News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Camera Or Vision?

Recently a photographer posed the question, would you rather have the best camera system in the world (price is no object) or learning to truly see (you could spot artistic compositions anywhere), which would you pick? The vast majority said they would take the vision to see over having the best gear that money could [...]

Filming Nature & Wildlife In The Land That Time Forgot

Recently, Panasonic called and asked if I wanted to shoot some more footage with the PX270 now that Iowa had greened up and subjects were more plentiful. But I had something better in mind, a trip back to Yellowstone National Park. It had been several years since I had been in Yellowstone. Hassles with filming [...]

Four Reasons Your Home Turf is the Best Place to Film Nature and Wildlife

I don't know what it's like where you live, but whenever I thought about filming nature and wildlife, my home turf in Eastern Iowa was usually pretty far down the list of locations where I wanted to plant my tripod and hit the record button. However on the last couple of years I've spent a lot of time [...]

Nature & Wildlife Filmmaking: When Strangers Come Calling

I saw an interesting post by a nature and wildlife photographer the other day talking about non-photographers inquiring as to what they were photographing when they were out in the field. They explained in their post that they always tried to be polite and tell them but didn't want to get into a long explanation [...]

By | 2016-11-06T09:39:02+00:00 December 24th, 2013|Categories: Filmmaking Naturally News|Tags: |4 Comments

Discovering Your Creativity for Nature and Wildlife Filmmaking

In my last post "It’s Important To Get Out In The Field Even If You Don’t Feel Like It" I wrote about making the effort to get out into the field and film nature and wildlife even if you're heart wasn't in it. The reasoning was that if you didn't use you camera and other filmmaking tools [...]

It’s Important To Get Out In The Field Even If You Don’t Feel Like It

It's no secret that one of my greatest passions is filming nature and wildlife. I've been taking photographs or shooting video since I was about eight years old. No matter what my day is like there's something almost medicinal when I get behind a camera and take in what nature decides to share with me. [...]