Monday, November 7, 2011

Tip #10: Get out of the Car

Tropical Doe (Odocoileus virginianus) - Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Canon 7D + 300 f2.8IS L

Tip #10: Get out of your car and take a walk 
The car point of view is now ubiquitous with "wildlife photography." So common are these images on the web, I make every effort to avoid the classic "from the car shot." Images taken from a vehicle lack intimacy, are poorly composed, and exhibit a top-down perspective. 
Think before you take another image of that roadside elk! Get out of your car, take a hike in the woods and learn how to approach your subject. Many miss amazing photographic opportunities because so few are willing to carry their gear. Images from a trail evoke the emotion of the moment and offer your viewer the feeling of "being there."  
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