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Anne McKinnell
Works at I traded in a traditional career and home for a life on the road. I currently live in an RV and travel around North America photographing beautiful things. I write about photography, travel, and how changing your life is not as hard as it seems.
Attended University of Victoria
Lived in Victoria, BC
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How To Photograph Small Animals
This category of mini-mammals reaches far beyond the rats and mice that first come to mind. Squirrels, for example, are found almost everywhere. Depending on where you are in the world, you might also find chipmunks, ground hogs, gophers, gerbils, and prairie dogs.

Read my latest tutorial on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/02/10/small-animals/
#10000photographers #hqspanimals #animals #animalphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #photography #tutorial  
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Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw, Arizona – Part 2
Sometimes it takes me awhile to get around to processing my favourite photos. I’m not sure why I do that – I tuck them away like a wildcard.

This was my favourite new “find” from last year’s snowbird trip. I thought I had it good the first day, but the next morning I woke up to fog. Ooooooo fog!!!!

Read the story behind the image on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/02/08/sandhill-cranes-part-2/
#10000photographers #hqspbirds #whitewaterdraw #arizona #animals #animalphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography  
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Amazing picture!! Love how you caught the bird in action of flying. Great pic!!
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Iceland: Hraunfossar Lava Falls
I visited in October when the autumn colours were at their best creating a majestic backdrop for the falls and the turquoise river beneath them.

I made all of these images with my Sony A6000 and the 55-210mm lens to isolate smaller portions of the falls.
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/02/04/iceland-hraunfossar-lava-falls/
#10000photographers #hqsplandscape #hraunsfossar #iceland #landscape #landscapephotography  
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I have always wanted to go to Iceland. Love how the water looks in this picture!! Beautiful pic!!!
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5 Tips for Sand Dune Photography
Blowing sand!! Need I say more? You don’t want that on your sensor.

Be prepared by taking more than one camera body so you can have two lenses to choose between. Get your cameras and your lenses set up before you venture into the dunes. I usually take a regular lens like my 18-55mm and a telephoto lens like my 55-210mm. I don’t usually use a wide angle because they make the dunes look small and insignificant.

http://annemckinnell.com/2016/01/31/5-tips-for-sand-dune-photography/
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5 Tips for Sand Dune Photography

Whether you’re going to the dunes in Oregon, California, Colorado, or even somewhere exotic like Namibia, these tips will help you come home with more dramatic sand dune photos.

Read my latest photography tutorial on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/01/31/5-tips-for-sand-dune-photography/
#10000photographers #hqsplandscape #sanddune #photography #tutorial #phototip #landscape #nature  
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Pine Glades Sunset
Enjoy this peaceful image of a sunset I made at Pine Glades Lake in Everglades National Park, Florida.

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So beautiful
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How To Photograph Small Animals
Welcome to my new blog series I am calling “Great Subjects”! The idea behind this series is to give you specific themes to focus your attention on, a quest if you will, for your photography outings.

Expand your horizons! Get outside your comfort zone! Try something new!

You’ll find that once you start looking for a particular subject, you’ll discover it much more often than you might have thought. And, even if the subject isn’t your thing, you’re bound to learn something new by stretching your wings.

So, with no further ado …

The first lesson in the series is on how to photograph small animals. Why are they different than photographing large animals? Because the very small creatures that inhabit our world tend to be skittish and move quickly making it hard for us to sneak up and get closer with our big lenses.

Read my latest tutorial on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/02/10/small-animals/
#10000photographers #hqspanimals #tutorial #animals #animalphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography  
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Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw, Arizona – Part 2

The photo below is my favourite of all the photos I made of the cranes. I just love the minimalist feel to the shot and how the tips of their wings are just barely above the water as the fog lifts. I think this one is going to make my “top 10 list” for this year.

Read the story behind the image on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/02/08/sandhill-cranes-part-2/
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A masterpiece that belongs in an Art Gallery
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Iceland: Hraunfossar Lava Falls
Lava and water – that is what Iceland is made of. And when you put those two things together something quite incredible happens!

Hraunfossar, roughly translated as lava falls, was formed when a volcano erupted under a glacier creating a porous lava field through which the cold subterranean water gushes, seeps and cascades into a pristine river.

Read the story behind the image on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/02/04/iceland-hraunfossar-lava-falls/
#10000photographers #hqsplandscape #hraunfossar #iceland #waterfalls #landscape #landscapephotography #nature #naturephotography  
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I'm delighted to have an article published in the latest issue of +Photography Masterclass Magazine  , a digital magazine designed for tablets and mobile devices.

If you'd like to check it out, you can get a free 3-month subscription to the magazine here:
http://photographymasterclassmag.com/anne-mckinnell-special

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Not knowing what to paint....I hear you loud and clear
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5 Tips for Sand Dune Photography
While boondocking near Yuma, Arizona, I had the pleasure of sharing one of my favourite photo locations with a photographer friend of mine. It’s always fun to share a great photo spot with like minded people!

The spot is called North Algodones Sand Dunes and it’s actually in California. You may have heard of Imperial Sand Dunes where ATVers go for some serious dune buggy fun. Well, it’s fun for them, but it ruins the dunes for photographers who are looking for pristine wilderness.

But, right across the street is the North Algodones Sand Dunes where no vehicles are allowed. The only marks you’ll find in the dunes there are human footprints and animal tracks.

http://annemckinnell.com/2016/01/31/5-tips-for-sand-dune-photography/
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Sounds like a neat spot. Scenes in the original Star Wars movies were filmed there - http://www.desertusa.com/sandhills/du_sh_star.html
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You Guessed It – More Driftwood
I made this image on Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Georgia. It was twilight after sunset and though the sky still had quite a bit of colour the foreground was fairly dark.

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http://annemckinnell.com/2011/12/09/you-guessed-it-more-driftwood/
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Hello! I'm Anne and I have a new life. 

I traded in a traditional career for a new life as an outdoor photographer and writer. I live in an RV and travel around North America photographing beautiful places. I write about travel, photography, and how changing your life is not as scary as it seems. 

Follow my journey on my blog: http://annemckinnell.com/blog

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