May 29, 2015

Get Involved in a Camera Club

If someone were to ask me what has made the biggest impact on my photography to date. I would have to say, “Getting involved in a camera club.” At the time (over twenty years ago) I had been shooting for a while and thought I had some skills. At least that is what all of…
May 8, 2015

Put the Hammer Down

This is a Three-toed Sloth. Once a week they descend from their home in the trees to use the restroom on the ground. We were very lucky to find this fellow just as he was beginning his journey to the jungle floor. As he came down the main trunk he took a wrong turn onto…
April 15, 2015

Seminars and Workshops for The National Center for Nature Photography

Seminar at The National Center for Nature Photography     The Art of Nature Photography Seminar Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 am to 5:00pm Please join Steve Gettle for an intensive one day classroom nature photography seminar at the beautiful National Center for Nature Photography.  Steve will share his knowledge gained from over thirty years experience…
March 23, 2015

The National Center for Nature Photography

. After months of work I am very excited to announce my new exhibition “Avian Images”. The show will be debuting at The National Center for Nature Photography in Toledo, Ohio.   April 1st through June 30th AT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Opening Reception Saturday, April 11th  4:00pm to 7:00pm ____________________________________ Steve Gettle’s…
March 2, 2015

Africa is Awesome

Finally got some time to look through some Africa images here is one of my favorites. I really love the shear drama of this image, which shows a lioness working to separate a calf from its mother in the Ngorongoro Crater. It is so amazing and such a privilege to have life and death struggles…
December 30, 2014

Photo Tip: Secondary Elements

When I made this week’s image of a dancing Sage Grouse I chose to include a second out of focus Grouse in my composition. This does a couple of important things for this image. First, Sage Grouse are a fairly round element which can leave a lot of empty space in a rectangular frame. The…
October 13, 2014

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Had lots of laughs and a great time with this group from The Rocky Mountain School of Photography. We spent last week working Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Great color, great conditions, and a fun group of talented photographers.
September 2, 2014

Photo of the Week: Donald Trump’s Hair Discovered Vacationing in Peru

While this creature bears a striking resemblance to “The Donald’s” hair, it is actually the four inch larval stage of the Flannel Moth. Much like Mr. Trump’s hair, you definitely wouldn’t want to run your fingers through this caterpillar’s golden locks. What looks like hair is actually hollow venomous spines called setae, eachcapable of inflicting…
August 13, 2014

Photo Tip: Visual Echoes

According to Google the second definition for the word echo is: A close parallel or repetition of an idea, feeling, style, or event. Whenever possible I like to incorporate what I call visual echoes into my work. In the included image the main subject of the photograph is the relationship and similarities between the two…
July 24, 2014

Photo of the Week: Quality Time

  A few years back I had the privilege of spending some real quality time with a sandhill crane family. I have photographed cranes on the nest on several different occasions but this situation was about as good as I could imagine. The nest was located in Kensington Metro Park (a park very close to…