Know Your Environment

Wild Deer In the Colorado Great Outdoors. Mule Deer Buck Feeding in a Snow Storm

 

More deer action from RMA during yesterday’s snow storm.

As a former wedding photographer, I learned about the problems of photographing lots of white in a scene.

The camera meters the white (wedding dress, or in this case snow) as being neutral and will tend to underexpose the image. In severe cases, upwards of 1.5 stops.

Knowing I was going to be taking photos with a lot of snow in them, I set an exposure compensation of +1 stop, and it was still not quite enough for this scene.

Know your environment.

The Conclusion of Deer Photography Season

Seasonal cycles.

I consider October through February my primary season to photograph deer in Colorado. My first choice for locating both mule deer and white-tailed deer is Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, though I have other locations along Colorado’s front range that I visit as well.

In Colorado, mating season is over, the bucks have begun dropping their antlers and I’ve wrapped up my seasonal deer photography for 2017-18.

I thought I would share a few of my favorite deer photographs from the past few months.

I’ll spare you the flowery descriptions and camera settings.

It’s all about the photos.
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