Many amateur photographers enjoy wildlife photography, but the realities of daily life often don’t cooperate with our ambitions. As an amateur wildlife photographer myself, I can tell you that the key to success is time spent in the field. For most of us, time is a very precious commodity, and we just can't spend all day every day out in the wilds. To make matters worse, wildlife is... well, wild.
Enjoy taking pictures of animals? Whether they are your own pets or animals seen on a random stroll, they make good photography subjects. However, getting that perfect picture can be quite challenging. I really enjoy taking pictures of animals, because the results (such as the one above) are worth it. Zoos, aquariums, and the like can provide great opportunities for animal pictures. The following are some tips I’d like to share with you.
Last week, I wrote about information theory and the digital revolution it brought about. The amount of information being created and available to anyone with an Internet connection is so vast that it’s difficult to visualize. While poking around the Internet this past weekend, I came across an interesting story that gives us a concrete idea of just how much information is being created every day.
I received a camera as a gift, so I decided to learn some tips and techniques for taking quality pictures. The Liberty Branch has a great selection of books on digital photography. I checked out The Everything Digital Photography Book by Rick DeGaris Doble. This book gave me the inside scoop on cameras, setting up shots, using exposure and focus, editing, downloading, and printing.
This month, local photographer Paul Meeks is displaying an assortment of wintery scenes at the Smithville Branch. Come check out his artistic vision in black and white and vivid color. You might find some of the photographs familiar as you gaze upon rural landscapes, old barns, and vintage farm equipment. All of his work is displayed in large format, so you can't miss the excellent details, like ice on a branch or a hawk in a tree.
Come and be inspired by photography so beautiful that it looks like a painting.
Attention shutterbugs! You probably already knew that your library is a great place to find books and reference materials on photography...but starting later this month, it’s also a great place to learn more about the craft and share your photos with others. Starting January 24, the Photography Forum will meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lee’s Summit Branch.
The Photo Fun group of the Excelsior Springs Branch would like to share some of our pictures with you. This blog will be the first in a series that spotlights some of the pictures our group members have taken.
The images below were provided by Donna Collum. She managed to get these pictures of weeds by the road in the morning after a frost. Enjoy.