Photo Safari

Top-off your travels with a slideshow using ProShow

One of everyone’s favorite parts of our photo safaris is the participant slideshow on the last evening. Everyone gets to relive the trip – which always goes by too quickly – while looking at their images on the big screen for the first time. Each of us also gets to marvel at how many different ways there are to look at the same scene. Set to an appropriate sound track, with some professional-looking touches, the show is popular enough that we normally need to run it twice. Best of all, because it is pre-timed and self-running, it doesn’t bog down the way presentations can if a presenter narrates every image. I always get compliments about putting the show together, but at the risk of spoiling the magic, the secret is simple: . Whether you lead a group or simply want to chronicle a trip with friends or family, it is absolutely worth it to put together a show as a great finale.

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 2019 (2 sessions)

Date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 18:00

Session 1 & 2 2019

2018 is sold out, but we're booking for 2019:
5 openings for Session 1: July 9-15, 2019
Only 1 opening for Session 2: July 14-21, 2019!
We will honor the 2017/2018 price if you .

2017 was as another great year for Bears & Puffins, we're looking forward to 2018 and 2019!

It seems like just yesterday, but 2018 will be my 19th year and 2019 my 20th 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.