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Look around, relax and enjoy some of the natural world's marvels!
How fortunate we are to live in the time that we do. Everyday is a precious gift from our creator, who surrounds us with an abundance of wildlife to capture using the latest photographic technology.
We love sharing and talking about photography almost as much as creating the images. We hope to hear of your photo experiences, favorite shooting places, techniques that work for you as well as your own product reviews.
May the light always be perfect!
Tim and Debbie Flanigan

Friday, April 15, 2011

New Wildlife Photography Course

Wildlife photography, a satisfying hobby that also provides the chance for extra income, will be taught by yours truly, in a new continuing education course that starts April 26, 2011 at Allegany College of Maryland. Wildlife Photography is a comprehensive course that teaches the challenging discipline of capturing quality wildlife images. In addition to its technical aspects, the field requires stealth, patience and knowledge of the subject to capture fleeting moments. Instruction ranges from proper gear selection to specialized photo techniques, including image composition, storage and processing, to marketing. The course meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays for six weekly sessions through May 31. The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 19, 2011. For information contact ACM's Center for Continuing Education, whose Workforce Development unit is offering the course, at 301-784-5434. Information is also available at www.allegany.edu/ce, the college's Website. To register call 301-784-5341.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Porcupines ~ Our most quickly identified mammal.

While taking a ride on the local mountain roads and scouting for photography opportunities, we saw evidence of Erethizon. The porcupine's scientific name is most fitting, "meaning to excite or to irritate." The porky has an over-whelming passion for salt and we saw evidence of his gnawing on posts, signs and bottom edges of wooden buildings. Nothing is beyond his reach, it seems, and anything bearing any trace of salt or human sweat is eagerly gnawed to destruction as it systematically seeks its favorite flavor. Many think that the craving for salt is satisfied by gnawing on the shed antlers which may occur in their range, but where man has encroached on their territory, he enjoys the man-made offerings as well.