Archive for March 4th, 2010

04
Mar
10

A Hiker With a Camera

I have made the statement before that I am not a photographer, I’m a hiker with a camera.  I don’t mean that as an excuse, but as a statement of reality.  I know how to tie my shoes, how to dress and in most cases what to avoid.  I take a camera with because when I’m hiking I see things and I believe it makes for a nicer story to have pictures of those things.  Unfortunately, it means I miss a lot of nice shots.

IMG_0731a

This shot should have been a no-brainer.  The Bald Eagle perched on this branch is within range of my camera and lens but with it being backlit the picture doesn’t turnout as nice as it should have.  Being annoyed at missing shots like this and the next one, I begin to look for solutions.

IMG_0720a

Finding solutions to my issues would be next to impossible if there weren’t people with experience who share their knowledge.  The problem is the tricky lighting in these shots made getting the pictures beyond my ability.  I check several blogs and websites daily through my RSS feed, most of which are by photographers.  Yesterday, while reading this article about Darwin Wigget’s use of filters, I discovered potential solutions to my issues:  http://singhray.blogspot.com/2010/03/essential-filters-for-controlling.html.

For more information about Darwin Wigget check out his blog at:  http://darwinwiggett.wordpress.com/

Advertisements



March 2010
S M T W T F S
« Feb   Apr »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 281 other followers

Advertisements