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The photo essay is posted at KLM Images.
Clarity vs liveliness
Be aware of your own blinders — hard advice to follow.
I am prejudiced in favor of clarity, so I use fast shutter speeds to see the action. Unfortunately, this results in some dim shots in early morning light. I also have a somewhat deadly tendency to look for those classic static foxhunting shots that I’ve seen so often in the sporting literature. However, just because the scene had to be stopped in order to paint it doesn’t mean I need to do the same thing with a camera.
The more control I get over my camera and ability to make it do what I want it to do, the less I benefit from accident and luck.
My husband, nothing inhibited by my standards, shoved his point-and-shoot camera with slow shutter settings into the hound truck and rattled off some shots more or less blind. Those wagging tails may be blurred and that first hound a bit, um, in your face, but I know which shot I like better.
Look for different approaches to your work — it’s too easy to get into a rut without noticing. Read the rest of this entry »