Author Archives: Douglas Wilks Photography

About Douglas Wilks Photography

I am an advanced photographer who lives in western Montana. I create a variety of strong images using a DSLR, computer, and digital software. I am available for hire for full time, part time, or projects. Most of my images are of landscapes, still life, and events. I am always looking to improve my skills, network of friends and professionals, and portfolio. I look forward to creating new friends, contacts, and others who are interested in photography.

No Flash or Tripod Allowed

What do you do when you are at a location where you are not allowed to use flash or tripod?  In May of 2018 I was at the 50 Years of Star Trek exhibit in the Museum of Pop Culture … Continue reading

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The time since last blog entry

October 2017 was my last entry on this blog, until now.  I have been working with a private employer and dealing with some health issues with myself and a parent.  I have also been driving around on the ice and … Continue reading

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Putting Personality into Portraits

How do you get someone to share their personality in a portrait naturally and not have them pose?  I listen to the person and observe them over several minutes before I create a portrait that shows them and their personality.  … Continue reading

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Photographing Live Theater

Photographing live theater is a challenge and also very rewarding.  The obvious first step is getting the permission to photograph the play (don’t pass this step up, you must have permission).  Once you have the permission to shoot the play … Continue reading

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Photographing Hummingbirds

The photograph here was taken using a Canon Rebel XS, 70-200 IS L F4 lens; ISO 200, F4, 1/90, and cloudy as the white balance.  I was holding the camera still and sitting inside the house.  The hummingbird feeder is … Continue reading

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Small Bird Photography

Small bird photography can be a challenge, as they are very fast when they are in flight and feeding.  I learned how to photograph small birds from the inside of my home to increase the number of quality photographs. I … Continue reading

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Comparing Portrait and Landscape Orientation Views

Portrait and landscape are the two main orientation views used in photography.   The portrait has the vertical look with the longer sides being taller than the top and bottom of the photograph and is often used for a single portrait … Continue reading

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