The Arizona Desert Museum

The vast beauty and richness of the desert can be easily seen in one place in Tucson, Arizona. Known as the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum ["Desert Museum"], this gorgeous and convenient site is host to a cornucopia of plants, birds and animals native to the desert. Home to more than 300 animal species and 1200 plants in natural settings, it is a photographer's paradise.

Located in the Tucson Mountain Park just a few miles outside of Tucson, the Desert Museum was founded in 1952. The private, nonprofit organization, dedicated to the conservation of the Sonoran Desert, offers a zoological park, a botanical garden, an art gallery and a geology museum. The Desert Museum is a 15 minute drive from the heart of Tucson and is open every day of the year. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from October through February, and 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from March through September. The entrance fee is $9 for adults.

While this is in fact a "museum," don't be confused by the name. The facility is out in the open and feels more like a zoo or a park. It includes almost two miles of paved and dirt paths through 21 acres of desert.

WHAT YOU CAN PHOTOGRAPH THERE

The hardest thing about this location is deciding what to photograph. Should you spend your time shooting in the cactus garden or the hummingbird aviary? Do you first go through the pollination garden filled with bees, butterflies and moths, or visit the several exhibits of mammals, including black bears, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, wolves, bob cat, fox and coyote? It will take several visits to take in all of this.

Docents - trained volunteers - wear white shirts and are available throughout the Museum to answer your questions and to give demonstrations. One docent enthusiastically shared his Mexican Boa snake with me, while another held a screech owl and explained the differences between the many species of owls. While there is much to photograph, don't become so enamored with the various subjects that you forget about making your best images. Backgrounds and people will be your biggest challenges. Tripods are allowed everywhere, but signs advise photographers to be mindful of the other visitors. Put your lens right up to the birdcages so that the cages are so out of focus they can't be seen in your final photo. Avoid photographing the animals in dappled or spotty light (where parts of the animal are in shade and other parts in light). Like many zoos, the animals often are sleeping around corners where they are difficult to photograph so talk with trainers, docents and museum staff to see when they feed the animals. This is when they will be most active.

TIPS FOR SHOOTING THERE

You also have to practice your technique. For example, the hummingbirds move fast as lightening, so it's impossible to follow them to shoot. Instead, look where they roost or feed, set up your shot for the best background, and then patiently wait for the hummingbirds to return - they will. While the light is best both morning and afternoon, the animals are more active early in the day. Be careful to avoid the bright background where the mountain lion likes to perch. Note that the Desert Loop Trail, home to the javelina and coyote, is a relatively steep and hot trail.

You'll want a long telephoto lens in the range of 300-400 mm to frame the wildlife. An extension tube or telephoto/macro will allow for close focusing of the hummingbirds. For the full compliment of images, add a wide-angle lens for the few landscape shots and a macro lens for the cactus garden. In addition to the birds and mammals, the Desert Museum has excellent reptile, invertebrates and underwater exhibits, as well as a mineral display. The light in these areas is inadequate for photography, however.

The heat of the desert makes it a difficult visit to the Desert Museum in summer. In October during my visit, the noonday heat was tolerable with a hat and sunglasses, but the temperatures were more comfortable during the early morning and late afternoon. One docent advised that April is the best time to visit for desert flowers, but she tells her friends to visit in March when it's cooler.

DIRECTIONS

For more information, check the website at www.desertmuseum.org, or call 520-883-1380. The address is 2021 N. Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ. To get there, take I-10 to the Speedway Boulevard exit and go west for about 10 miles. Note that Speedway Boulevard turns into Gates Pass Road along the way, and be sure to stop at the two scenic view turnouts there. Turn right at the dead end onto Kinney Road, and drive for three miles. The Desert Museum will be on your left. If you arrive via the Tucson airport, signs will direct you to the Desert Museum by way of Highway 86. I found this to be the longer and less efficient approach, but you see more of the beautiful Tucson Mountain Park this way. Also use this route if you are carrying a trailer, because the Gates Pass Road is steep and winding as it travels over a mountain pass. The Desert Museum provides a tremendous abundance of wonderful photographic and educational opportunities in one place, and is worth many visits.

MISCELLANEOUS

Food: There are four food facilities on the Desert Museum property, ranging from a snack bar to casual fine-dining. No picnicking is allowed inside the property due to the presence of animals, but a small picnic area is available just outside the entrance. Additional large picnic areas are located throughout the Tucson Mountain Park, including the San Juan Carlos picnic area adjacent to the Desert Museum on Kinney Road.

Lodging: Since the Desert Museum is close to downtown Tucson, there are lots of places to rent a hotel room. Convenient hotels include the Four Points Sheraton Hotel (800-843-8052), the Marriott University Park Hotel (520-792-4100), and the Red Roof Inn (520-744-8199). The Gilbert Ray Campground (RV friendly) is located on Kinney Road about two miles southeast from the Desert Museum (take a right turn when leaving the Museum).

Other Necessities: Restrooms, shaded rest areas and water fountains are scattered conveniently throughout the Museum, including on the relatively long, hot Desert Loop Trail. The Museum has two gift shops stocked with a supply of batteries, film and other necessities. Bring a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen and comfortable, sturdy shoes. Pants will keep the cactus needles at bay, especially if you venture into the desert for that sunset shot. The closest gas station and convenience mart are located four miles southeast (a right turn from the Desert Museum exit) on Kinney Road.

Caution: The sun can be harsh and the air is dry. Drink lots of fluids. Also note that pets are not allowed in the park because of the wildlife, but do not leave them unattended in your car. Wildlife, including snakes, lizards and coyotes, can roam throughout the Museum's grounds.

Other Local Areas of Interest: The Saguaro National Park (http://www.nps.gov/sagu/), another significant member of the Sonora Desert, borders the Tucson Mountain Park. Famous for its giant saguaro cacti that sometime reach heights of 50 feet, the Park offers several hiking trails and scenic drives that provide access to great photo opportunities. The Old Tucson Studio, where many cowboy movies have been shot, is just southwest of the intersection of Gates Pass Road and Kinney Road. On your way to the Desert Museum via Speedway Boulevard, you will pass The Wildlife Museum, full of stuffed animals from around the world. A couple of visitors to the Desert Museum told me that the Colossal Cave located in Vail, Arizona (about an hour drive from Tucson), which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is a must see. www.colossalcave.com

Copyright 2005 Carolyn E. Wright

--- ABOUT THE AUTHOR ---

Carolyn Wright is a professional photographer with an active portrait, event and nature photography business. Shooting for 25 years, her award-winning images have been used in books and corporate marketing materials. Her wildlife photos will be included in the upcoming book, "Captivating Wildlife - Images from the Top Ten Emerging Wildlife Photographers" by Scott Bourne and David Middleton. She also is working with Scott Bourne on "Wolfscapes," a photo book documenting the beauty and strength of wolves. Her wildlife images can be viewed at http://www.vividwildlife.com.. On the faculty of Olympic Mountain School of Photography, Carolyn's passion is enhanced when teaching photography. She enjoys writing and speaking on the subject, as well, and is a regular columnist for PhotoFocus, an online magazine for serious photographers.

In The News:

Twisted forest photography with Adam Gibbs: Using light to find a composition amongst the clutter  imaging resourceLandscape photographer Adam Gibbs recently visited the Isle of Mull in Scotland. This location is distinct for its woodland, which features many twisted oak trees ...
Travel Photography on Instagram Is Missing Its Soul  ArtsyTiny Atlas founder Emily Nathan asks, what happened to the real travel in travel photography?
Photography heading for the worse with smartphones?  Deccan HeraldEver wondered why we are sometimes unable to shoot great-looking pictures like the ones advertised on huge billboards? The answer to the above question is ...
Photography Platform Meero raises $230M In France's Largest Series C To Date  Crunchbase NewsParis-based photography platform Meero announced today it has raised $230 million in a Series C round led by Eurazeo Growth and Prime Ventures. Subscribe ...
Determining if you should turn your photography hobby into a profession  imaging resourceTwo years ago, professional photographer Nigel Danson decided to quit his stable desk job to become a full-time photographer. This meant giving up something ...
AI photography platform Meero raises $230 million to become France’s newest unicorn  VentureBeatParis-based Meero said today it has raised $230 million in venture capital for its AI-driven photography platform, pushing the company past a valuation of $1 ...
Build a photography bean bag and get stable shots without a tripod  Digital Camera WorldMake a sturdy bean bag for steadier shots – a must-have piece of kit for any wildlife photographer.
The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures  The GuardianRyan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year career.
Amazine: Same Paper's new photography zine  British Journal of PhotographyThe Shanghai-based publisher invited five photographers to create new work while making use of Amazon's return policy. The result explores current trends in ...
Eiko Yamazawa: Cracking the glass ceiling of photography  The Japan TimesOne of the first successful female photographers in Japan, Eiko Yamazawa was not only an adept commercial photographer, but a pioneer of abstraction at the ...
7 Unexpected Tips for Better Landscape Photography  PetaPixelLet's face it. Half the articles sharing “the top tips” for you to capture better landscape images are rather generic. Sure, straightening the horizon and ...
Depth of field: The photography of Sebastiao Salgado  Deutsche WelleSebastiao Salgado and his wife Lelia Wanick Salgado pictured at the site of Instituto Terra, his conservation project in Minas Gerais, Brasil. Since the late 1990s, ...
Has Social Media Turned Photography Into a Contest With No Closing Date?  PetaPixelBeing a photographer used to be pretty simple. You had a camera, you had a subject you liked photographing, and you used to go out with your camera and ...
Photography is passe; Millennials prefer sketching  Bangalore MirrorBotanical art is having a moment, thanks to millennials and their fondness, not just to see, but to create illustrations of flowers, plants, fruits and even insects.
Best Local Detroit Photographers  CBS DetroitA picture is worth a thousand words. That's why so many people want to find the best photographers for their special events. Here's a list of some of the top ...
Want to Improve Your Photography? Try This Simple Challenge  FstoppersIf you want to learn to take better pictures (who doesn't?), this is the tutorial for you. Try this simple challenge to improve your compositional eye and expand your ...
Some Helpful Dos and Don'ts in Landscape Photography  FstoppersLandscape photography is a unique genre full of its own challenges and difficulties, but it can also be highly rewarding and even meditative. This helpful video ...
How to Get Over Early Hurdles in Film Photography  PetaPixelSomething about the way photographers acclimatize to shooting with film has intrigued me for some time. I think it's safe to say that film is very much tried and ...
Five Essentials for Getting Started in Portrait Photography  FstoppersAre you thinking of trying out portrait photography and want to get some insight as to exactly what you need to create beautiful portraits without a lot of trial and ...
Drunks, dress disasters and dad dancing: real wedding photographs  The GuardianIn contrast to the forced smiles and schmaltz of traditional wedding photography, Ian Weldon takes a documentary approach – capturing the real character of the ...
Stunning Photographs Created With a Flashlight Lightsaber  WIRED"Liquid light painter" Denis Smith invented his own LED tools to shoot these photographs.
How to Shoot Concerts: Tips from a Pro Music Photographer  PetaPixelI am writing this concert photography guide in response to several 'How to' guides I have seen online that don't quite hit the mark on how to take great live ...
Photographer Stephen Dupont looks back – a picture essay  The GuardianThe renowned Australian photographer looks back at 10 of his most memorable images and why they had an impact.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 shortlist – in pictures  The GuardianThe Royal Observatory's Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 shortlist features pictures of the Milky Way, the Southern Lights and two ...
Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado wins German book trade Peace Prize  Deutsche WelleThe prestigious Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has been awarded to 75-year-old Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado for raising awareness ...
St. Pete photography studio makes fantasies come true  FOX 13 News, Tampa BayA photographer in St. Petersburg, Florida is helping people step out of their comfort zones and into their own fantasies.
The Social Movement Photography of David Bacon: At the Funeral of Cesar Chavez  Progressive.orgEveryone carried flags with the union's black eagle—some adding “Arizona” or the name of some other state they'd arrived from. The United Fruit Workers ...
8 architectural photographers you need to follow now, on Instagram  Architectural Digest IndiaGet your daily dose of great design by following these eye-popping, trending, and much-loved Instagram accounts by top photographers.
The 'Boring' Hometown Photography Challenge  PetaPixelIf you feel like the place you live is boring and lacking in good photo spots, try doing a “Boring Hometown Photography Challenge.” That's what photographer ...
Science photographer Felice Frankel donates architecture snaps to MIT  The Architect's NewspaperThe Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries received a gift of 600 photographs by Felice Frankel, the renowned artist and scientist. Currently a ...
Hasselblad’s CFV II and 907X are a modern take on a photography classic  Digital TrendsHasselblad announced development of the CFV II 50C digital back, compatible with V system cameras from nearly the middle of last century, and the new 907X ...
HDR Versus Flash In Real Estate Photography HDR Versus Flash In Real Estate Photography  SLR LoungeWhich is better for real estate photography, HDR or flash? It's probably best to master both!
Photographers Need to Reexamine What Consent Means  ArtsyThe visual landscape has rapidly changed. The ethics around consent should too.
The Photographer Who Captured 20th-Century Queer Life  The AtlanticJoan E. Biren's images from the '70s and '80s—which appear in the new exhibit “Art After Stonewall”—reflect an effort to document and encourage lesbian love.
When You Realize You Are Exactly Where You Want to Be as a Photographer  FstoppersToday, I'd like to share with you a story. A story about a brief moment that was a long in the making.
Concise Photography Advice for Friends and Family  PetaPixel“Do you have any advice on how to take good photos?” Because I don't make a secret of my interest in photography, it's not uncommon for people around me to ...
5 Portrait Photography Tips from the Pros  AdoramaTo help you get started and to capture these dynamic, powerful images, here are tips to help you bring your portrait photography to the next level:
Repeat Photography Reveals How Glaciers Change Over Time  Discover MagazinePhotographic do-overs are showing scientists the ways our world is changing.
For Garry Winogrand, All Great Photography Had To Be Jewish  Jewish Journal"Gary Winogrand: Color," a glorious exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, depicts the photographer as a distinctly American and Jewish artist.
18-year-old's picture selected for UNESCO International photography contest  India TodayA Jamia Millia Islamia student, Mohsin Javed, has received an entry in UNESCO's Silk Road Project with a picture shot by him of Humayun's Tomb.
Vimal Parmar spreads the joy of photography  PrintWeek IndiaNot every day that you get an opportunity to combine your day job along with your passion. Vimal Parmar, general manager, marketing, digital print media at ...
Three Helpful Photography Business Pricing Strategies  FstoppersOne of the most difficult but important aspects of running a photography business is knowing how to price yourself. This helpful video will give you three pricing ...
The photographer turning Hong Kong's street signs into poems  CNNIn an effort to learn Chinese, photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze has been taking photos of Hong Kong's street signs -- and turning them into poems.
Shortlisted photos of 2019 Astronomy Photographer of the Year will take your breath away  DIYphotographyHere's a real treat for all astrophotography fans and space enthusiasts. Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year has just announced its shortlisted ...
10 Years of Photography, and Lens  The New York TimesA look back at a decade of The New York Times Lens column.
Jhelum Fables: Srinagar youth explore storytelling, photography in five-day workshop  Business StandardRead more about Jhelum Fables: Srinagar youth explore storytelling, photography in five-day workshop on Business Standard. The youth of Kashmir got an ...
Police looking for thief who stole human remains, photography gear from vehicle  MLive.comTRAVERSE CITY, MI – Authorities are looking for someone who stole multiple items from a vehicle in Northern Michigan including the ashes of the owner's ...
How to Be a Good Second Shooter in Wedding Photography  PetaPixelWhether you're using it as a route into full-time wedding photography yourself, or just like shooting weddings with less responsibility, being a second shooter can ...
Are camera bumps becoming a symbol of photography prowess?  Phone ArenaCamera bumps have become a staple part of pretty much every smartphone today. But are manufacturers giving them a new life as a sign of how good their ...
How to Overcome Writer's Block With Your Photography Blog  FstoppersBlogging regularly is heavily encouraged for photographers, but it's just not quite as easy as that, is it?
From Salon Marketplace: Get a masterclass in photography for just $20  SalonYou'll learn how to capture stunning photos with the Photography Masterclass.
Photographers get exploited because they love their job, study finds  DIYphotographyI think there's no photographer who hasn't been asked to work for a miserable sum, for “exposure,” or for free. According to recent research, there's a reason why ...
Rethinking the Physical Limits of Photography  HyperallergicA dual exhibition of works by Jennifer Brandon and Andréanne Michon destabilizes comfortable perceptions of the photographic medium, its physical limits, and ...
Jameson's photography featured at Meadowlark Gallery  Grant Tribune SentinelNora Jameson, of rural Elsie, is the June artist at Meadowlark Galley.
Under the sea: Ralph Pace combines a love of science and photography  Washington PostRalph Pace didn't plan on becoming a photographer. While pursuing a master's degree in marine biodiversity and conservation from the Scripps Institution of ...
Five Helpful Tips for Better Portrait Photography  FstoppersPortrait photography takes both technical competence and the ability to work with people, making it a challenging but rewarding genre. This great video will give ...
the winsome charm of sam gregg’s london street photography  i-DOver the last year, photographer Sam Gregg has tried to make sense of modern Britain by documenting its most unchanging pockets and communities.
Overlooked No More: Claude Cahun, Whose Photographs Explored Gender and Sexuality  The New York TimesOverlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This month we're adding the ...
Whiskey brand looking for photographers from all over Ireland to feature in exciting new exhibition  Extra.ieIreland is budding with creative talent and a whiskey brand is looking for photographers across the country to get involved with their new exhibition in Dublin.
This photographer went to cover a trial. He came face to face with a gunman instead  CNNIt was a normal Monday morning for Dallas newspaper photographer Tom Fox, until it wasn't.
Farah Al Qasimi Crosses ‘Unseen Boundaries’ With Photography  The New York TimesIn the most recent work of the photographer Farah Al Qasimi, people are largely absent, or they are merely suggested. But the interior scenes — all shot in Ms.
Photographer Talks Through His Passion for Black and White Skateboarding Photography  FstoppersFrench photographer Fred Mortagne has a staggeringly beautiful portfolio of black and white film photography, primarily of skateboarding. Shooting an extreme ...
Expanded Visions photography show running at Ware Center  LancasterOnlineWhether they are specifically making a statement, capturing beauty or exploring patterns and colors, the photographers in “Expanded Visions 2019” have ...
Facebook to reconsider its nudity policy after photographers' outcry  DIYphotographyFacebook's policy bans photographic nudity, and it's been a problem for many photographers who share their work on Facebook and Instagram. But this could ...
Being a Photographer in Your 30s  FstoppersI am now well into my 30s, having started my photography career in my early twenties, here are a few gems that you have to look forward to.
'It's a celebration': tracing the roots of hip-hop through photography  The GuardianIn a new exhibition, photos from rappers from Jay-Z to Cardi B are on show to trace the rise of a genre from the streets to the White House.
University subject profile: film production and photography  The GuardianThe study of all aspects of filmmaking and the creation of still images on photographic film or plates.
Evgenia Arbugaeva's best photograph: an Arctic childhood  The Guardian'Tanya put on her favourite dress, wandered to the sea, and a dog started following her. There are lots of strays in Tiksi – people left their pets during the mass ...
Why I'll Never Be a Wedding Photographer  PetaPixelI have seen so many posts across various websites and Facebook groups this week all centered around one theme: wedding photography. Wedding season is ...
2019 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year winners  CNNA snowy fishing village in Greenland, a vulture soaring through the sky in Spain, and a trio of actors gearing up for an opera performance in China all make up ...
The 2019 Wellcome photography prize: close focus on the human condition  The GuardianA human face lies inert on a surgical tray as if staring up at the team of doctors hovering over it. It has taken them 16 hours of precise, painstaking work to remove ...
A Guide to Long Exposure Photography  PetaPixelIn the past few years, long exposure photography has become increasingly popular. Images in which the water seems to turn ethereal, the clouds turn into long, ...
Spark Conservation with Backyard Photography  PetaPixelI'm not your typical conservation photographer. Many conservation photographers and filmmakers spend their careers traveling to infrequently traversed ...
Learn More Want A Successful Photography Business? Start With Your Mindset.  SLR LoungeThis article discusses how to foster a positive mindset in the face of adversity with respect to building and growing your professional photography business.
Slow-Shutter High-Speed Action Photography  PetaPixelWith so many ways to be creative in photography, I get really excited with many ideas for a photograph. One area I find very interesting is sports action ...
Huawei Nova 5 Pro selfie camera samples boast impressive low-light photography  gizmochinaOn Friday, Huawei will be unveiling the Nova 5 series of smartphones in China. The Chinese firm has recently confirmed that the Nova 5 lineup will feature a ...
The man who fed the hornbill family: Kerala wildlife photographer Baiju dies at 43  The News MinuteEnvironmental activist and ace wildlife photographer Baiju K Vasudevan died on Sunday following an accident at his home. He was considered a sentinel of the ...
Rare 1970s Street Photography from Tokyo Published in New Photo Book  My Modern Met"Tokyo-Yokosuka 1976-1983" is a new photography book by Greg Girard, which shows largely unseen street photography of Tokyo in the 1970s.
Fort Hope photography flies into Kingston  The Kingston Whig-StandardMEREDITH WILSON-SMITHFor Katie Koopman, photography is a gift that never stops giving.The Kingston photographer and her husband, Steve Koopman, ...
I Photograph Birds in My Backyard by Setting Up Stages  PetaPixelLast year I joined my local photography club. The club holds regular competitions and I was amazed by the quality of the bird and wildlife photographs.
Grenfell community remembered with poignant photography exhibition  DazedOpening in London on Wednesday, Never Forget Grenfell features the survivors, bereaved families, and wider Grenfell community.
Street Photography Compositions with the Ricoh GR III  PetaPixelAt first glance, all we see is a dinky point-n-shoot camera; not much to it. It slips inside my front pocket, I mean, how powerful can it be? Well, photographers ...
Susan Sontag’s Radical Views Still Shape How We See Photography  ArtsyPhotography, more than any other art form, is subject to intense moral scrutiny. We question the proliferation of violent images, worry about subjects' consent to ...
Photos: Capturing the Ephemeral  TricyclePhotographer Emily Polar shares the challenges of documenting rituals without disturbing them and how her photography in Nepal explores impermanence.
'SNAP' 30 years of photography  London LiveThe debut book from director and photographer Neil MacKenzie Matthews.
OpenWalls 2020: An interview with Galerie Huit Arles  British Journal of Photography“Mention the word 'growth' and, if I am in the Provencal countryside close to Arles, this conjures up the advent of spring, of nature gracefully unfolding, and vines ...
The Middle East Framed - regional photography for June 20, 2019  The NationalWe bring you the best images from the Middle East and North Africa.
Choosing the best shutter speed for different long exposure photography situations  imaging resourceNigel Danson is back in the Faroe Islands in his newest video. It's a beautiful location for landscape photography and a great place to try out long exposure ...
15 Online Art and Photography Classes to Spark Your Imagination  My Modern MetIf your goal is to improve your skills, it's easy to spark your imagination with creative classes. Here are 15 online art and photography classes to try!
2019 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year disqualified for photo manipulation  DIYphotographyAfrica Geographic has just disqualified Björn Persson, its 2019 Photographer of the Year. His photo of an elephant named Tim won this year's contest. However ...
1970s Tokyo revisited  British Journal of PhotographyIn 1976, aged 18, photographer Greg Girard moved half-way around the world to a city he knew little about. A new photobook, Tokyo-Yokosuka: 1976–1983, ...
‘Good Morning, America’: The state of the union through the eyes of Magnum photographer Mark Power  Washington PostIn Good Morning, America, Mark Power offers a wake-up call to a country that has grown more divided.
Framing Time: Guy Tillim's African Street Photography | by Carole Naggar | NYR Daily  The New York Review of BooksGuy Tillim is a white South African born in 1962 who has devoted his career to documenting Sub-Saharan Africa. While nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century ...
Your Love Of Photography Might Be The Reason You're Overworked And Underpaid  SLR LoungeEver wonder why most aspiring professional photographers struggle to earn a living? Read on to see how your passion might make you "inherently exploitable."
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: stories behind classic portraits  The GuardianPast images are presented here in extracts from a book by Rosamund Kidman Cox, published by the Natural History Museum.
AI-Powered Photography Products  PDN OnlineMachine learning is beginning to transform a number of photography products and it's unlikely to stop anytime soon. Here's a look at what specific photography ...
Teen Wildlife Photographer Continues to Gain Accolades  My Modern MetTeenage wildlife photographer Josiah Launstein is continuing to sharpen his skills—and win awards—with his stunning images of animals in the wild. Even in ...
Rock Springs Museum Hosts Sweetwater County Photography Club Show  SweetwaterNOW.comROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs Historical Museum is hosting the Sweetwater County Photography Club Show June 17 through July 22, 2019.
Vanessa Veiock holds photography exhibit at Linnaea's Cafe  New Times SLOThe Art After Dark reception for Instinctive Curiosity, Intentional Connection—an exhibition showcasing photography by Vanessa Veiock—takes place at ...
Colorado Cops Sued over Unlawful Arrest of Men Recording Outside Jail  News MavenTwo First Amendment auditors who were brutally arrested for recording outside a jail in December have filed a lawsuit.

Freelance Photography: How to Begin Your Career

Photography is a vast world. There are many different types... Read More

Canon Digital Camera - from Humble Beginnings to World Class Company

Started in a single-room by three Japanese men in the... Read More

Photo Equipment Lists

You arrive at your photo shoot excited about the images... Read More

Easy Tips for Digital Photo Touchups

Using a digital camera to take pictures is great. It's... Read More

Start Up a Nude Photography Business

There are major obstacles to overcome to get into nude... Read More

Digital Camera Printers

The digital camera is not meant only for capturing images... Read More

Fuji Digital Cameras

Fuji digital cameras entered the market in the late 90's.... Read More

Have You Read Your Digital Camera Manual?

Have you read the manual that came with your digital... Read More

Removing Spot Scratches in Your Treasured Photos ? 5 Minute Digital Fix

Probably one of the most common problems you will be... Read More

CCTV Camera Tip: Apply Simple Common Sense when Picking CCTV Cameras and Lenses

Get a good face shot: Use Higher quality cameras at... Read More

The Paradigm: Going Digital

As you might imagine the paradigm shift from traditional film-based... Read More

Travel and Scenic Photography 101

When you're driving through the mountains somewhere, and you... Read More

Disposable Underwater Cameras

Disposable digital and film cameras (also called single-use cameras) provide... Read More

Digital RAW Workflow for Beginners

Having an efficient work flow is essential for photographers. In... Read More

African Safari Photography Best Five Destinations

Good wildlife safari photography is not only about composition and... Read More

Color Management, the Digital Darkroom, and Adobe Photoshop

PrefaceIn order to understand color management, it is important to... Read More

Take Spectacular Nighttime Photos with your Digital Camera - Part I

Night photographs express a special something that cannot be seen... Read More

Digital Camera Disc Formats

As it is a fact that digital cameras are comprised... Read More

Where Do Great Ideas Come From?

At a Photo Club meeting I attended recently, the President... Read More

A Guide to Underwater Cameras

There are two types of underwater camera systems: an ""amphibious""... Read More

Where to Find Cheap Disposable Cameras

There are many kinds of disposable cameras. All disposable cameras... Read More

Panasonic Digital Cameras - The History Behind Their Cameras

Panasonic is a world-renowned consumer electronics company today. Its digital... Read More

HP Digital Cameras - History and Beyond

HP has started making digital cameras only recently. However, the... Read More

How to Create a Family History Video Memoir with Photos and Interviews of Your Loved Ones

Here are examples of two basic videos you can create... Read More

Memories That Get Lost

How many people have pictures in a shoe box? In... Read More