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In a world that is buckling under the weight of profit-making, that is overrun by the destructive sirens of techno-science and the power-hunger of globalization - that new brand of slavery - beyond all that, friendship exists, love exists. - Henri Cartier Bresson

Best Photos of 2016

By Tin Man Lee | Jan 11, 2017

by Tin Man Lee, Jan 12, 2017 “So it’s pretty safe to view the lava, right?” I emailed my good friend Carl right before the trip, imagining a relaxing time sipping Mai Tais next to the ocean in my Hawaiian shirt. “You will need a mask. When the poisonous gas blows your way, put on…

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Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands

By Tin Man Lee | Aug 2, 2016
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Canon 1DX Mark II and the Burrowing Owl, Part 2: Bird-in-flight

By Tin Man Lee | Jun 29, 2016

After spending three weekends photographing the burrowing owls, I flew to Colorado hoping to photograph some mountain goats. Things got a bit out of hand when I woke up at 5am at home on a Friday to pack, then went to work from 8 to 4, took 3 hours to drive through traffic to LAX…

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Canon 1DX Mark II and Burrowing Owl, Part 1

By Tin Man Lee | Jun 21, 2016

I would have never believed I would say this.If you are on the fence of deciding whether to upgrade to the new Canon 1DX Mark II or not, my advice to you, after two weeks of intense use, can be summarized into three words.Buy. It. Now.​Hate to sound like a Canon spokesperson, which I'm not. But the…

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6 Must-Read Books for Wildlife Photography

By Tin Man Lee | Apr 25, 2016

Why do we read books?”I read a lot, but from time to time, there are books that changed my life. Well, it’s not that the book itself changed my life; it’s that I was already ready to change, and needed to not feel alone.” – Paulo CoelhoI always believe that we somehow already knew what…

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10 Things You Can Learn From Stephen Curry On Wildlife Photography

By Tin Man Lee | Apr 20, 2016

Every once in a while, a player would come to a sport and change the game forever. Talent is one thing. But may be. Just may be. If they have some special mindset and training techniques, then mere mortals like me without any talent can borrow some onto my wildlife photography.When Mohammad Ali was asked how many sit-ups he could do, he…

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5 Critical Elements of Wildlife Photography You Should Never Miss, Part 4

By Tin Man Lee | Mar 16, 2016

​4: TruthfulnessA few years ago, I met a girl. She's so beautiful it's suffocating. And she had nice personality too. What more could I ask for. It's your lucky break, I said to myself. After a few dates we started a relationship, and I poured my heart in. But things took a quick turn. I found…

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5 Critical Elements of Wildlife Photography You Should Never Miss, Part 3

By Tin Man Lee | Mar 15, 2016

“Why nature photography?”Many would answer, “to capture the beauty of nature.”3. BeautyFive years ago (when I was not as obsessed in wildlife photography as now), I took a one-day portrait photography class by a rather successful Hollywood photographer in downtown Los Angeles. He said he once had an assignment to photograph Janet Jackson. Starting from…

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5 Critical Elements of Wildlife Photography You Should Never Miss, Part 2

By Tin Man Lee | Mar 13, 2016

What is the most famous painting in the world?Hint: Every year, millions of people line up at the Louvre Museum​ in Paris hoping to have a glimpse of it.It's “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci. One of the key reasons why the painting is so famous, according to David Ward's “Landscape Beyond”, ​is because of…

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