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9 Secret Tips to Photographing Animals at a Zoo

I recently got some nice images of the Tigers at the San Diego Safari Park and wanted to share some helpful tips on how to get great animal pictures at the zoo. 

I drove to the San Diego Safari Park on the opening day of their new Tiger Trail exhibit. What a mistake. The promotion for the new exhibit had been all over the news and the crowds showed up in droves. It was a weekend and as I got closer to the park, I saw more cars than I have EVER seen before. 

Here are 9 secrets to getting great animal photos at the zoo ...

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Birthday Party

Sean had a Birthday Party that we held at a local park. We were blessed by friends and family who attended. Sean wanted a Mickey theme, hence the "Pin the Nose on the Mickey" game and the Cupcakes with ears. I think one of the best things was ...

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A Homecoming

As a photographer, I'm sometimes invited to be part of some VERY special moments. I was recently asked to photograph the homecoming of a local Marine and was honored to capture the sweet moments of that event. 

The Marine (son, husband  father) was to arrive via a "fly-in" aboard a V-22 Osprey, which is a military, tilt-rotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability. The Marines would fly ...

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