Wild Horses on the Pony Express Trail

It was wonderful to photograph these wild horses on Pony Express Road.  Wildlife photography is most enjoyable when animals have no fear of people.  This usually happens in national parks and wildlife refuges. Evidently these horses haven’t been rounded up or harassed very much. I started photographing with long lenses. 

These stallions fighting were a pleasant surprise at the end of the day. The best wildlife photography seems to take place within seconds before it is over.

The cutest newborn pony was curious about my partner Patti. She was having so much fun, but I had to warn her about this pony knocking over her tripod or taking a bite out of her camera.

I had to switch to a wide angle lens when they allowed me to get up close and personal. The mother seemed to be very proud of her foal. This was the most photogenic group I saw all day.

 This was the last photo from the day. I look forward to going out there to camp soon so I can spend a full day with the herd.

Howie Garber Digital Nature Photography Course

Intermediate Digital Nature Photography Class

Friday April 7,2017   6 hr session


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Included will be a two-hour session on post production/ development using Adobe Lightroom Class size is limited to 6

We will spend time with composition, lighting, polarization, histogram analysis, hyperfocal distance, sharpness and equipment.

Will also be discussed:

•       When should you use aperture priority or auto iso programs

•       When to use fill flash

•       When to use auto vs manual focus….   

•       What are important camera controls?  

•       Camera stabilization techniques will be discussed

It is assumed that participants know the basics of F-stops, exposure, and shutter speed

Howie’s images have won 4 awards in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest. One of his polar bear images is part of the Smithsonian Museum permanent collection.  His book Utah’s Wasatch Range: 4 Season Refuge won a 2014 Ben Franklin Silver medal from the Independent Book publishers.

"Howie is a great teacher and I was able to learn more from this class than from six months of experience in the field!”  

Please call or email Howie Garber 801-450-3770 howie@wanderlustimages.com