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If so, go like my photography page for me.
Thank you. (:
You have to actually click the picture to see the whole thing. The heron is standing on a Wood duck nest box on the left.
I wouldn't just take a picture of the lake and call it photography.. And it's not just the same bird in a tree and what not, my cover photo is an Eagle, you know how rare those are in P.A? I look for a wider variety of species every time I go out. And think about movement, the Golden Crowned Kinglet took maybe 18 shots to get one where he's not moving. The Kinglet is also not even the size of your palm and move like they're on drugs. It wasn't that great of a picture but I put it up anyway because I've never shot/seen one before. I think I'm doing an okay job for being 15 years old and only been doing this for less then a year.
I like well executed and compelling nature photography, although my favorite genre is landscape. Your page shows that you have made a beginning. I liked the small black and white bird in the reeds best from your group. You are showing some of the same shots (or very similar shots) twice. I'll take your word that there is a heron in the lake shot. Continue to learn and practice, and happy shooting!
*EDIT* So it is! Sorry I didn't click on the lake shot larger the first time. It is OK, but still nothing exciting. The heron is too far away and small. Your little birds are more compelling for me. Given some time and decent equipment you should do very well in your bird photography. It is harder to do than it seems and you are young and still working on improving, I understand. Do not get defensive about your work, though. It will stop you from progressing as far as you might. Best wishes in the future!
I just asked a question about getting into nature photography and I got alot of great responses, now I would like to know if I wanted to go past it just being a hobby and I wanted to make a career at freelancing, what should I do?
You need to master two disciplines Photography and Nature and you need to be good at both.
For instance knowledge of an animals habits and habitat can give you the lead in isolating your subject, but you need to have mastered your camera so, when the opportunity for a great shot arises (and they are rare) you don't waste it by 'faffing' with your camera.
I have a few great shots of kingfishers it took two days to find them other than a 'blue blur' as they flew past, but observation showed me of his favorite 'fishing tree' so I just set up on that and sure enough he posed for some great shots. In total about a week from hearing of them to the shots in the bag, but what would have happened if I didn't know the correct settings for this particular light and the chances came and went?
Professionally you have to have an edge and as they say knowledge is power, certainly in the nature photography fields, which is why its so specialized, you get people who specialise in Africa or birds or mammals etc.
I'm looking for a great SLR camera thats digital and great with taking photographs of lightning and storms. One of the big ones with the changable lenses. I'm mostly going to use it for nature photography. I'm an amateur photographer. Please help! Price range: $199 to $499
Also has to be good with night photography and low light photography.
I am currently in a photography class.
For the price you are looking, you can only get so much with a DSLR. Here's an example of a good camera for $480 plus tax if you are not blowing your photo larger than 8X11 :
Nikon D40 6.1MP 2.5"
2.5 Frames Per Second
Advanced 3-Area AF System
Light and Compact DSLR
However, you are limited to that focal length; although, you can get a teleconverter for it from $80 and up – 2X which only double your focal length. You'll just had to save for a good telephoto for your nature photography. Most likely the telephoto will as much and even more than the camera. The camera has an ISO of 1600, so, night photography is possible. With this camera you can start taking pictures. And you just have to save for something higher than 8 mp with a long focal length.
You can get a real good camera with film SLR, but I think you will faster with digital since you can check your mistake and good shots right away – and you don't have to spend on processing. Although, film photography will give you a better discipline in photography – because of the cost of processing and film, and time you spend waiting for your film. Go to the library and check out on photography books.
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