Celebrating Sulzle’s exhibit, Available Light

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Available light — it’s the light that’s around us, the light a photographer can rely (or gamble) on without additional equipment. And, it’s the name of wildlife photographer Peter Sulzle’s upcoming exhibit at the Wilson House Gallery in North Kamloops. “I thought the name would be appropriate due to the fact that I never use artificial light or flash on my subjects,” explains Sulzle. “I enjoy getting up early and … [Read more...]

The five P’s to better nature photographs

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Wildlife and nature photography is often very rewarding but it does hold many challenges. Here’s a list of the five P’s of photography that can help you improve your images. You can find a few versions of this list if you do a little online research, but few relate directly to the nature photographer and often exclude one or two or the P’s I’ll share with you this month. Passion Like many things in life, … [Read more...]

Just relax and enjoy nature


When I first began taking wildlife photographs, I remember being disappointed when I failed to capture anything with the camera. There was a time when I felt like leaving photography behind and moving on to some other pastime until I realized it wasn’t always about getting the picture, but more about experiencing nature and learning from it. There are still times when I put pressure on myself to capture an image … [Read more...]

Photography gear for the budget minded

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If you’re anything like me, you take great delight in getting new photography accessories. The bad news about getting caught up in the hoopla of outdoor photography is that purchasing all that alluring new photographic equipment can leave you a little light in the wallet, to say the least. The good news is that there are some alternatives to buying some of that expensive gear by using items commonly found in the home … [Read more...]

Rocky Mountain high: Elk in the Rockies


Every year, photographers and wildlife lovers from around the world visit Jasper’s Athabasca Valley to witness one of the more exciting natural occurrences in the Alberta Rockies. As the temperature begins to drop with light snow in the high country, there’s a fresh chill in the air. The leaves in the valley make their transformation from green to yellow and gold and the change of season begins. There are few … [Read more...]