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Photography - People, Places & Animals

THE SMALLER WORLD

When I was younger, I used to spend a lot of time reading my Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders and a dog-eared collection of old National Geographics that had been repeatedly raided for images in collages and school projects. I developed a strong interest and appreciation in the various aspects of both macro photography and the amazing world it lets us experience.

THE BIGGER PICTURE

I always take a camera with me if I go on a hike, a trip to the zoo, or a camping expedition. While I love the fun of trying to get a perfect up-close photo of an insect, I find it just as fun and challenging to photograph larger animals. One day I’ll have to go on a safari to attempt the perfect picture. I’ll probably get eaten, so make sure you save the SD card when you recover my camera.

SNAP, SNAP, GRIN, GRIN

It’s always a pleasure photographing a cooperative animal. I’ve found, for some reason, the lower you are to the ground, the better it works with most animals. Ergo, I am often very dirty/dusty after a day photographing/hiking.

WINK, WINK, NUDGE, NUDGE

The opposite seems to be true when it comes to photographing people. Nobody wants you to take a picture where you can see the inside of their nose. I always do my best to keep those sinus cavities private.