Give me a day to play with my camera in nature, and I’m in heaven. I know if I let the camera do what it does best, without me trying to get the perfect picture, I will be amazed at what I see during editing.
There are many things I love to take pictures of, but at the top of my favorite’s list are shots of nature in action. No matter which way I turn, there is something to take a picture of. A session without an official “must get this shot” roster makes the lessons learned more enjoyable versus feeling as though it is a chore.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – Frank Lloyd Wright
I like to play with how I hold the camera. I don’t always look directly through the lens. Sometimes I hold it out in front of me at hip or ground level and click away. I feel my anticipation grow when I do that.
Insects are fun to inspect in edit mode. They look less intimidating that way.
Bees are tricky – but the longer I stand still, the more shots I end up getting. A busy bee is busy doing its thing, so it doesn’t mind me standing there clicking away. I haven’t been stung yet!
I adore the element of surprise when I see tiny objects or bugs I’ve caught in the frame. Like ants – many times I didn’t see them with my naked eye. I was too busy trying to catch the main attraction in the frame.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. – Marilyn vos Savant
Almost as much fun as taking the pictures is the editing process for me. I learn to investigate the results which help me appreciate what I hadn’t noticed at first glance. Photography is a constant state of learning for me.
When you run into something interesting, drop everything else and study it. – B.F. Skinner
Elements of nature in action add a special touch of class to photos. Oh, my, I’m looking forward to spring and summer…and the warmer weather…good thing I have lots of pictures to investigate until then!