Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Semipalmated Plover (Alex Mody)

I recently photographed shorebirds for a weekend in Conneaut, Ohio. One thing that I learned very quickly was that it's all about perspective. The quality of the images I made when lying on my stomach in the mud are far superior to those from a more "comfortable" angle. Many people, myself included, feel that soft and out of focus backgrounds are often ideal for bird photographs. By getting down to ground level, I was able to render the background out of focus, just as I desired. Don't be afraid to experiment, though, because good photographs are possible from many angles. Remember, there are no rules. As a young photographer, it's even more important to understand that so we don't develop any habits that may restrict our horizons!

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Hi Alex...thanks for being our new blogger! We have been emjoying your entries and photos and hope you will stop by the Reston office one day.
I hope Gabby and Maya will post some blogs soon and let us know how things are going at Brown and Duke!

deb freligh, Art Director
Nature's Best Photography