Hi all and happy saturday! Today I’m happy to report that I did a lot of the things I wanted to do to work on improving my photography. I did a bit of reading in a book called The Essential Guide to Bird Photography. It suggested trying to focus on taking a bunch of pictures of one species, perhaps taking pictures of other birds as they showed up. It also suggested getting a longer lens, which I might do at some point. And it suggested that different birds might be better photographed at different times of the day depending on their coloration. Continue reading
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Spring! It’s spring! I’m loving the beautiful weather, the birds, the flowers, and of course the ability to go outside and take pictures without freezing. These are some of my pictures for the Cayuga Nature Photographers Club this week, since the theme for the month was “transitions from winter to spring.” I’m excited for our flower photography outing tomorrow and hope to get even more spring pictures 🙂
This week I made it out to the Ithaca Falls with my boyfriend and some of his visiting family. The falls were beautiful, but absolutely frigid! Although I braved the cold to take some pictures of the falls, I honestly didn’t like any pictures I took on the trip but this one. Not what I was planning to shoot, of course, but it caught my eye on the way down to the falls. Maybe next week if I’m feeling less critical I’ll post some of the others, but otherwise I’ll just have to go back and try again 🙂
This week I read a really great photography book (review to come next week) and while it had tons of useful advice, what I got out of it the most was that I need to do more thinking before I take pictures. I often feel rushed when I’m shooting, sometimes because I’m with other people who are waiting but often simply because of the other things I feel I should be doing. That’s definitely not a good way to get pictures. To combat that tendency, in the future I want to try to set aside time explicitly for long photography sessions focusing on one scene. Since I’m lucky enough to live somewhere with many beautiful waterfalls, I think one of my starting places will be visiting a lot of them. This week I made it out to the Ludlowville falls, which you see above. The random fire picture of from the local Fire and Ice festival. My boyfriend has been experimenting with long exposure photography and was nice enough to help me take that one.