Join us as we learn more about John Koscinski’s Wildflower and Bird Photography in this Topaz User Spotlight!

Bird Photography

ABOUT: The white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family and forages for insects on trunks and branches and is able to move head-first down trees.

About John

I’m a Graphic Designer, worked 5 years in a studio, and I have my own studio now. I got into photography doing Wildlife and Flower photography with the Audubon about 15 years ago and I do Wildlife and Flower Photography for their magazine and newsletter.

John’s Favorite Equipment for Wildflower and Bird Photography

I learned how to use a camera from back in the film days. I do a lot of travel for Wildlife and Flower photography and have been in the Everglades many times for Wildlife. The types of camera I use are Nikon D3X and D800 and the lens I use for Wildlife are 400mm 2.8 and a 600mm 4.0. For Flower Photography I like the 105mm lens from Nikon and the 24-70 2.8 Lens. I like to use a light tent and when I’m at home I like to do Focus Stacking on Flowers in my studio and blend them together.

The most challenging part of photographing wildlife is to be very patient to get the best shot.

Bird Photography

ABOUT: The northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird. Adult males are a brilliant crimson red color with a black face mask over the eyes while females are fawn, with mostly grayish-brown tones and a slight reddish tint on the wings, the crest, and the tail feathers.

Editing with Topaz

To edit my images, I use Lightroom and Photoshop. Then I use Topaz Adjust, Clarity, and Simplify. I have made my own Custom Effect to get the style that I want.

Wildflower Photography


The Florida Everglades

The most memorable experience I have was the time I was in the Florida Everglades. A guide dropped me off and gave me GPS Coordinates and I walked 68 miles in 4 days. I met him and he took me back. The wildlife was incredible and it was one of the best times in my life.

Bird Photography

ABOUT: The downy woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) is the smallest of North America’s woodpeckers. They mainly eat insects, seeds, and berries.

John’s Portfolio

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About John Koscinski

John resides in Elyria, Ohio and has been doing photography for more than 25 years. He has worked in a studio and now has his own Studio in Elyria. He has been doing Wildlife Nature Photography for 14 years and has traveled to the Florida Everglades, the Amazon Jungle in South America, and Mexico City. John does photography for the Audubon and other Magazines.

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