Wildlife and Nature Photography Tips 20 - Finalizing your Composition
My definition would be: The sometimes subtle, or, not so subtle, nuances of shaping the final edit that will make the static image come to life. Wow, that sounds like the description you would get working in the art world. What I am describing are tasks I perform in attempt to, “bring to life”, what I envisioned for the viewer when I captured the original image. Let's say you, or I for that matter, have wandered about for the past 4 hours, searching for something to inspire y
Wildlife and Nature Photography Tips 19 - Sometimes a Pain in the Butt
If you have spent any reasonable amount of time shooting wildlife, you have found that humans are the "scariest" critters in the forest. Every wild animal endeavors to make your capture of them the most challenging thing on your holiday. Crawling on your hands and knees to get close to that frog perched along the shoreline, just to have him launch to freedom as to depress the shutter button is an "UGH" moment for sure. What about the time when you sat by the bush in the front
Wildlife and Nature Photography Tips 18 - Do I file it, or fling it?
There are photos I just can't find the courage to throw away. Whether the lighting wasn't fun, subject wasn't with the best background, or as in this case, the dirty-nosed meercat. I just couldn't let it go. As I sifted through the images from my Colorado trip that I just returned from, I noticed two images I found of interest, but were handicapped by distracting, or unwanted image content. The first image, (above) is of a meercat at the Colorado Springs Zoo (which I recommen