Wild birds are one of the most challenging wildlife subjects around. It challenges you to understand your subjects, their habitat, the landscape and every last detail of your equipment's capability. Here are a few tips to help you get it right!
I personally have never shot a “perfect” image, because I believe photography is a life-long learning process. Every day, my work evolves as I learn my craft. My goal is always to improve my skills while “perfecting my work.”
This article happens to be about orchid photography, but it could just as well be about photographing roses or model airplanes, or any small, detailed object that you're interested in. I tried growing orchids for several years, and thus followed the popular forums and looked for photos on the internet, like anyone else who is delving into a hobby. As you might expect, I found some really beautiful photos, but many more that were awful.
After the storm on Sunday, I went down to the beach for a walk. I didn’t intend to shoot, but I always carry my camera with me, anyway. As I walked along, I saw the local camera club pile onto the beach 20+ strong, with tripods in hand, and obligatory camera vest and hats. So I stopped to watch them.
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