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Gain useful tips about photographing Uganda and Rwanda’s wild mountain gorillas from our Natural Photographer blog. Natural Habitat Expedition Leader Court Whelan is a photography pro who provides in-depth advice, from reviews of the newest camera gear to wildlife photography tutorials. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just getting started with a point-and-shoot, you'll want to read these useful tutorials before heading into the rain forest in search of golden monkeys, chimpanzees and majestic mountain gorillas.

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How to Get this Shot: Gorilla “Filling the Frame”

How to Get this Shot: Gorilla “Filling the Frame”

If you’re headed on a photographic adventure to Uganda and Rwanda, take a look at the tips below for how to get a “fill the frame” style shot like the one above. In order to photograph rare mountain...
What’s in your Camera Bag? Gorilla Trekking Safari

What’s in your Camera Bag? Gorilla Trekking Safari

It’s sure to be a top highlight of your photographic career and one of the most memorable nature safaris you will ever do – a Gorilla Photographic Safari. However, it’s not without its challenges…
How to Pack Light with Camera Gear for Big Travel

How to Pack Light with Camera Gear for Big Travel

To get to the world’s most mesmerizing habitats and have the opportunity to photograph the wildlife you encounter often requires pretty significant travel. Planes, trains, and automobiles are the norm for the...
Where Should You Focus When Taking Wildlife Photographs?

Where Should You Focus When Taking Wildlife Photographs?

Wildlife photography has many challenges, most of them associated with being in the right place at the right time. So, let’s say you’re with a great outfitter...
Composition Corner | Beautiful Wildlife Closeups

Composition Corner | Beautiful Wildlife Closeups

Whether you’re in the middle of the savanna in Kenya or submerged in the deep rainforests of Costa Rica, there will be close-up shots of wildlife that you want to get right the first time. Just because an animal is...
WEBINAR | Nature, Wildlife & Travel Photography 101

WEBINAR | Nature, Wildlife & Travel Photography 101

Originally presented March 31, 2020
Join Nat Hab’s head photography Expedition Leader Court Whelan, editor of The Natural Photographer blog, for an introduction to the basics of how to get enticing nature and wildlife photos on your travel adventures.
WEBINAR | Nature Photography 102: Building Your Skills

WEBINAR | Nature Photography 102: Building Your Skills

Originally presented April 6, 2020
In this presentation for avid amateur/hobbyist photographers, Court Whelan reviews photography fundamentals for beginners while expanding your image-making horizons with new tips, tricks and tools to experiment with.
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