Photo Safari

Wildlife Photos: Subject + Light + Background–Painted Bunting

When most people think of wildlife photos – whether of Mammals, Birds, or Reptiles – they think of the subject. But there is a lot more to making a compelling photograph of an animal in nature than the subject. Light plays an essential role, for starters. Dull, drab, images are seldom capable of commanding our attention. Backgrounds, while under-rated, are also key. All three came together in this image of a Painted Bunting from our Hill Country bird photo workshop this week. Each element plays a role…

Gaining slideshow productivity with Proshow’s Remix feature

Especially with the popularity of mobile devices for viewing photos, slideshows are a perfect way to show off the best of your images – or simply to share the highlights of an event or trip. Creating quality slideshows can be a time-consuming process, so any tool that helps me make better shows, faster, is a good thing. Regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of Proshow’s offerings – Producer and Gold on the desktop, and Web for when you’re mobile or on a Mac. However, I’ve struggled a bit with how to leverage Proshow’s powerful Wizard tool while still having customizations like beginning and end captions. Fortunately, the clever Remix command has come to my rescue…

Chin women in Myanmar: Last of their kind

Urban legend has it that the women on the Chin underwent the painful process of having their faces t

A couple openings for an exclusive polar bear trip on a chartered icebreaker in August 2013

Alaska Brown (aka "Grizzly") Bear & Puffin Photo Safari 2018 (2 sessions)

Date: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 18:00

Session 1 & 2 2018

Taking deposits for 2018

If you'd like to join us in 2018, you can get a jump on things by .
Our dates are the same (July 9-15 and 14-21) and we will honor the 2017 price if you .

2017 was as another great year for Bears & Puffins, we're looking forward to 2018!

It seems like just yesterday, but 2018 will be my 19th year returning to the Cook Inlet in Alaska to photograph America's most spectacular animals.  

Spending a week [6 nights, giving us 5 full and two partial shooting days for the second session, (or 5 nights for the first session) -- longer than other trips to the area] with Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears, often called Grizzlies, is truly a life-changing experience. Unlike the bears at Brooks Lodge in Katmai, which are stressed out and offer very limited viewing, we'll be able to see bears in their native and un-stressed environment.

One day the bears will be grazing on the nutrient rich grass and the next they'll be up to their shoulder digging in the mud for clams. Without question these are my favorite weeks of the year.

DPS 7-06: New Nikons, Alaska Trip Report, Events Update & plenty of news and tips

Welcome to DPS 7-06. We hope your summer has been a succesful one, both photographically and personally. The highlight of ours was once again our Grizzly Bear & Puffin photo safaris where we lead two great groups of enthusiastic participants in photographing the majestic Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears and a variety of seabirds. In the meantime Nikon has been busy churning out a spate of new Coolpix models but has also update the D300 and several important lenses we want to make sure you know about. And of course in this issue we'll give you the latest updates on our events schedule.

Texas Hill Country Bird Photo Safari & Workshop, May, 2017

Date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 15:00 to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 11:00

We're happy to announce that we're returning to the Texas Hill Country in 2017
Sorry, SOLD OUT -- Waitlist only (safaris [at] cardinalphoto.com).

We do still have openings in our "flagship" the week before.
 

South Texas Rio Grande Valley Images 2009

Images from our just completed and very successful 2009 photo safari to capture images of the colorful woodland birds of the Texas Rio Grande Valley. For the third year in a row the trip sold out and everyone had a great time. Stay tuned for our formal 2010 announcement, but you can get a head start by signing up on our events page.