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Warm greetings to our friends and colleagues around the nation!  ’Tis the time for voting and partaking of large amounts of turkey—and to ask ourselves, what are we thankful for?
NAME: Jessica Solberg
TITLE: Editor
INTERESTING TIDBIT: Growing up in Helena, Montana, it's easy to see why Jessica loves the outdoors, politics, and family, which quite recently includes a beautiful nephew!
Dominique Braud
FCP: What is more difficult: getting ninth-graders to do their homework or tracking down and photographing elusive wildlife?
DB: Hands down, getting my ninth graders to do their homework!

FCP: What was the most difficult shot in the book?
DB: The eagles on the nest on page 56 was, by far, the most difficult. I had to build a blind on top of a 60-foot-tall metal tower, enter the blind before daybreak, and leave it after sunset so as not to spook the adults. Climbing the 60-foot tower in the dark with a backpack full of gear was fun (NOT!)—as was discovering bats in the blind every morning.

FCP: What is your favorite piece of photographic equipment and favorite photographic resources / websites?
DB: That has to be my Nikon 600mm telephoto lens. I do 70 percent of my work with it; it's heavy (204.6 ounces) but you can't beat the reach. Great for birds in flight!

I buy my photo equipment from B&H and Adorama. Great prices, reliable and friendly service. For beginners in photography, any book by John Shaw or Tim Fitzharris will teach you anything you want to know about photographing nature. For inspiration, check out www.naturephotographers.net. Some amazing images! Big-name photographers' websites are also great for inspiration.
We asked FCP staff…what are you thankful for?

“I am thankful for my mad cribbage skills. I'm not one to toot my own horn, but beep, beep. Also, I am thankful for my mind full of inventions. My latest: a drawer in the kitchen specifically for pancakes."
—Eric Hanson, designer

“I am grateful for the hill in my yard that allows me and my kids to go sledding without leaving home.”
—Linda Netschert, sales and marketing director

“I’m thankful that I don’t have to watch any more election ads.”
—Jessica Solberg, editor

“I’m thankful that I have a sense of humor, otherwise I would be a miserable old person.”
—Kathy Springmeyer, publications director
Save the Date
Click HERE to view the many book signings going on this month, from Montana to Texas.
In December... more free stuff, some holiday events, and a few new books. Christmas is coming fast so keep us bookmarked!

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