Lesser-Prairie Chicken Shaking - Milnesand, NM
You can also give the feeling of action by using a longer exposure and blurring the action as this image shows.
What’s Different About Photography?
What’s different about photography than just about any other visual art form? First, the technical challenges are quite extensive. I’ve written before about how there don’t appear to be any child prodigy photographers while every now and then we hear about one that plays for some national orchestra and they’re only six years old. Or, we hear about a rising star in the art world because some people think a 10 year old’s paintings show off a youthful exuberance that hasn’t been seen before... You don’t hear these kinds of things happening with photography. I attribute it to the technical challenges with photography you don’t have to mess with in the other arts.
The trouble for us is the technical piece becomes more of the challenge to overcome than the artistic tasks like composition. Don’t let that happen. Each of these tips can be used to a degree with the other visual arts. The difference with photography the environment has just as much to do with obtaining the image as designed as you do. The tip here is to put yourself in the best opportunity to capture something, then wait for nature to do its part. Be ready, in other words.
One Last Thing
As with all rules, they can be broken. Do not view these as never to be broken set of rules and standards. No flogging will occur if you break one of these rules. Still, not adhering to the rules for no apparent reason lends itself to a process with no thought behind it. I won’t get into it here but note as with any rule a good strong understanding of why a given rule exists is a sure ticket to breaking the rule with great effect when you want.
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