The photos accompanying this post were all made from a photography blind. While not necessary for larger birds like eagles, herons, cranes, geese, etc., a photo blind is very much necessary for consistent work with smaller perching birds like warblers, sparrows, and songbirds.
Four Things Every Photographer Can Do To Improve Their Photography And They Are All Free!
The old saying goes; “A picture is worth 1000 words.” If that’s true, what words are your picture saying?
And if you think of your picture as a “story,” something I strongly advocate regularly, it might help to PRE-construct the story and THEN get the picture.
’ve decided to put together a guide to sharper images. Please note this is not a scientific guide or a white paper. It’s got more information in it than my typical blog posts, but it’s not EVERY SINGLE THING you can think of when it comes to sharp photos. It does contain just about everything you really NEED to know. It’s a thesis based on my own decades of experience trying to both understand what a sharp picture is all about, and how to go about getting one. It’s written with one goal – to help you get sharp photos.
Move along from one thing to the next, learning what you can. Don’t concentrate on what you DON’T know. Concentrate on what you DO know. If you look only at the negative – well that would be like the guy picking up coconuts spending his day counting how many he has left to pick up. It’s much more productive (and satisfying) to say “Wow – look how many coconuts (pearls of knowledge) I’ve gathered!”
I’ve got a new post over at Olympus.com called “Bird Photos on a Budget.” I spent a few days testing an entry-level, Micro Four Thirds system from Olympus just to see how well these lower-priced cameras can perform. The answer is – I was shocked. Read Bird Photography on a Budget at the Olympus Learning Center.
There are three big reasons I watermark my images.
The first is simple. In the event of infringement (i.e., someone commercially uses my photo without compensating me) I can use the watermark to prove that the infringement was knowingly done.