I feel bad that I wasn't able to finish my last photography class. I promised to finish it when things return to normal, but I'm not sure when that will be. So instead, I'm going to share much of what is in my class here in my blog. Here's the first installment...
|Bluebird on a yard decoration|
When composing a photo it is important to pay attention to the background. Watch out for things that will take away some of the beauty of the photo. In this case, our neighbor's camper was in the background behind the male Bluebird.
|Bluebird With Camper|
I was shooting at a wider aperture (f/5.6) and zoomed in to 400mm, which blurred the background a little. You can still see the white of the camper. It looks unnatural and not exactly what I wanted.
By getting a little lower I was able to shoot over the camper and include the green yard instead. All I had to do was do a few deep knee bends.
- Check the background when composing your shot
- If there is something that will distract from your photo try to remove it by moving to a different spot, either side to side or up and down.
- This tip applies to all styles of photography.
- Now, make this a habit by shooting as much as possible.
Outdoor nature and wildlife photography can be fun and is a great way to destress. Look for opportunities to make some photos, while staying "socially distant".