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.

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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Bald Eagle near Montana Highway 200

This Bald Eagles in the tree had been with other large birds on the remains of a deer by the side of Montana Highway 200 near Heron (Montana).  The time this photograph was taken at 1:28 p.m. on March 8, … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Right Moment

Waiting for the right moment is a matter of patience and keeping your camera and lens ready at all times.  The photo here was created by watching and waiting for the Canadian Goose to take flight from the lake.  My … Continue reading

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