Photographing Puffins Along Maine’s Coastline - Course Preview

Doug Gardner
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How do you capture an Atlantic Puffin on a bright, sunny day? With ISO 1600 and an f/stop of 16, of course. Expert photographer Doug Garner teaches you how to get great photographs of these adorable birds in their natural habitat.

In this wildlife photography course, you’ll learn about a filter that can change the way your camera sees the landscape, and you’ll take a boat out to a remote island to photograph Atlantic Puffins in their nesting habitat. Expert photographer Doug Gardner shows how to adjust for a landscape with complex contrasts and a bright sky. Afterward, you will meet the lighthouse keeper on Machias Seal Island, who guides you to a special observation area to spend some time capturing images of puffins and petrels. Doug gives a great lesson on composing your subject with other elements and he explains how to make sure the elements in your picture belong there.


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  • Using a Graduated Neutral Density Filter for Landscapes
  • Background on Atlantic Puffins
  • Considerations when Photographing Puffins
  • Wildlife Photography Techniques for Better Composition