On February 8, 2018, the Tri-City Digital Photography Club’s special guest during its monthly meeting was Bart Rulon, an award winning wildlife artist and photographer. Rulon went behind the scenes to show how a professional wildlife photographer works in the field and while shared a few of his amazing images.
Bart shared the equipment, locations, field techniques, camera techniques, camera settings, and a few stories from his wildlife expeditions around the world and locally. Bart’s travels have taken him on long trips to Africa, India, South America, Costa Rica, and Alaska to photograph wildlife. He spends between 50 and 90 days per year out on the water photographing whales and other wildlife in the Salish Sea. His presentation focuses mostly on wildlife of western Washington but will include other locations as well. The topics Rulon covered include:
- White Balance
- RAW Photography
- Bean bags
- Boat Photography
- Kayak Photography
- Photography while camouflaged
- Techniques for approaching wildlife
- Locations for wildlife photography
- And More
Bart will also talk about some of the wildlife photography tours he leads for subjects like whales, bears, eagles, puffins, foxes, waterfowl, shorebirds, and a variety of other wildlife. If you are a fan of wildlife or a photographer of any skill level, from novice to serious amateur, you will enjoy the meeting playback above! Visit Bart Rulon’s website to browse a selection of his photos, books, and prints that will be available for purchase. Email Bart for information on upcoming tours in your area.