Articles by Andy Long3 articles

Capturing Birds in Flight

Capturing Birds in Flight

A shot of a bird in flight has always been a challenge to photographers. Seeing a perfect print image only serves to make them eager to create the same result. Photographing a bird in flight presents one problem, but capturing that one special bird-in-flight shot that’s in focus and has good composition plus good light can represent a whole set of problems. Everyone has his share of good flight shots where the bird may be just a tiny bit soft. Those are easy. But, how do you get a great flight shot?

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The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

Speed. It doesn’t kill, but without it a wildlife photographer might as well be dead. When shooting wildlife, you must be quick on the draw or you won’t get the shot.

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Creating Mood in Photography

Creating Mood in Photography

I look through the viewfinder, and a feeling comes over me. I know the setting is right, and the image oozes with mood. There’s something about what I see that has an effect I know will be well received when others and I look at the resulting image. This magic does not happen every time I press the shutter button.

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