Nature photography is a fascinating pursuit, and wildlife photography can be the most challenging and rewarding field of all. Digital cameras have inspired a whole new generation of photographers to get into wildlife photography.Most of the photography guides these days focus on the technical aspects of the camera: but really good photography relies more on composition, lighting, and sensitivity to your subject. This means you can improve your photography by thinking creatively, not technically.Here are five of my top tips for taking better wildlife photographs.Wildlife Photography Tip #1. Get to the subject’s eye level. Wildlife photos are most effective if they create an intimate connection between the subject and the viewer. The best way to do this is to take your photo at the subject’s eye level. This way, the viewer can feel like they are looking at the subject from inside its little world, rather from the outside looking in.If, for example, your subject is low to the ground (like a lizard, frog, or even a pet), crouch or lie flat, getting as low as possible so you can take your photo at the subject’s eye level.Wildlife Photography Tip #2.It’s All In The Eyes. The personal connection mentioned in tip #1 is really about eye contact, so it is important to get the eyes right. If the eyes in your wildlife photo are sharp and clear, the photo will probably work. If they are out of focus, lost in shadow, or if the subject blinks or turns its eyes away, the connection will be lost, and the photo will almost certainly fail.You don’t even need your whole subject to be in focus. Your animal could be mostly hidden by leaves, in shadow and out of focus. The picture could still work…as long as the eyes are open and captured sharply in the picture.Wildlife Photography Tip #3. If The Background Doesn’t Help, Get Rid Of It. Many wildlife photos are spoiled because the background is cluttered, distracting, ugly, or just plain inappropriate. For example, seagulls on a beach can be quite beautiful, but seagulls at the local rubbish tip is a different matter. Also, wildlife photos look far less natural if you can tell they were taken in a zoo. Apply this principle: “Anything that does not make my photo better, makes it worse.”This does not mean you can’t take a good wildlife photo at the zoo, at the tip, or anywhere else for that matter. You just need to manage it. If your background is spoiling your shot, zoom right in on the subject to eliminate as much of the background as possible. By zooming in, you will also reduce the depth of field to a minimum, so any background that does appear in your photo will be out of focus and less distracting.Wildlife Photography Tip #4. If Your Background Is Working For You, Use It Well. A wildlife photograph that captures the subject in a beautiful natural setting can be even more effective than a simple close-up. My photos of a kangaroo on the beach, for example, show the subject in an unexpected context, making a more interesting image than a close-up portrait style photo.If you take your wildlife subject as part of a wider landscape, you need to consider all the techniques of composition that apply to landscape photography. Remember the rule of thirds (which may or may not help) and be careful to position your animal so that the subject and the background work together to make a more effective composition. In particular, try to position your wildlife subject so that it looks toward the centre of the picture, not towards the edge of the frame.Wildlife Photography Tip #5. Capture your subject in the best possible light. Even the most perfectly composed wildlife photo can fail because of bad lighting. Losing your subject in the shadows, glare reflecting off shiny feathers, and shadows across the face of the subject are all simple mistakes that can ruin a photo.There is no single rule for lighting in a wildlife photograph, but here are some suggestions. I often find the best results when the sky is lightly overcast with thin cloud. This produces light that is bright, but soft and even compared to full sunlight. Your subject will be well illuminated, but you avoid harsh contrast and heavy shadows that rob the image of important detail.If the weather is sunny, try to take your photos early and late in the day when the sun is low. At these times the light is soft and warmly colored. It is also easier to catch the full face of your subject in sunlight, rather than half-obscured by shadow.So there you have my five tips for wildlife photography. I could cheat and add tip #6: take lots of photos. Animals twitch, flap their wings, blink, and generally find a way to frustrate even the most patient photographer. Don’t forget, with digital photography it costs you nothing to keep snapping. So practice, persevere, and try out these tips…you could be taking better photos in no time.
Are you looking for good dental insurance in Phoenix? There are practically hundreds of dental insurance plans to choose from in a metropolitan area as big as Phoenix, Arizona, however, were you aware that there are other options out there that may be better than traditional dental insurance? The options that I’m referring to are called dental discount plans or also called, discount dental plans.Unlike insurance, dental discount plans allow you to see a dental provider almost immediately (within 1-3 days) for any existing condition. Dental insurance, like medical insurance, requires that you go through a 12 month waiting period before they’ll cover any part of your existing dental problems.Another issue about dental insurance is that it’s designed to provide preventive care only in order to keep any major dental problems from occurring or reoccurring. This is all well and good, unless you already have a dental emergency.Dental discount plans offer big discounts of up to 60% off, dependent upon the plan you choose and the area you live. These discounts don’t only apply to preventive care, but also to major dental work like, braces, root canals, bridges, dentures and more. Some discount plans even offer big discounts on cosmetic dentistry. This is something that has always been excluded from dental insurance.Some discount plans have over 100,000+ dental providers and specialists within their network so you’ll have no trouble finding a dentist in the Phoenix metro area of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale and more. So before you decide to buy dental insurance in Phoenix, take a good look at discount dental plans first. They’re the best dental plans available.
There was a big imbalance created in the automotive industry, as the Western world’s automotive industry came under serious pressure due to some car manufacturers management and the economy. In the same period, the Eastern world started to manufacture a lot more cars, which were cheaper because the Eastern world’s labor costs are much cheaper than the rest of the world. The reason why they have cheaper labor is due to the massive labor forces they have available.At the same time, the Eastern world tackled their quality problems by head hunting highly skilled automotive engineers from the Western world. This caused a massive brainpower wave between West and the East. This brainpower shift caused the amount of high quality cars that gets manufacturer in the East to increase massively.The Eastern countries even merged with some of the world-renowned car manufacturers. Some of these world-renowned manufacturers decided to open their own plants in the East. This wave in the East came like a tsunami, which could not be stopped, this caused the competition to became fierce between East and West.Predictions are that the East is going to overpower the West in the field of car manufacturing, due to their massive labor force. These labor forces combined with the highly skilled automotive engineers they have head hunted from the West cause them to be a force to be reckoned with.This whole paradigm shift will cause that the East and Japan to join up and Japan is already a reckoned force in the motor industry. There are predictions that new electric cars will also come out of the East as Mr. Warren Buffet bought some shares in a big company by the name of “BYD” in China who plan to tackle the electric car industry, “BYD” stands for “Build Your Dream”.All the major players in the automotive industry are busy developing electric cars, even in South Africa there is a company developing an electric car. This will cause a power shift on its own in the automotive industry, as electric cars will replace conventional cars very soon. Predictions are this will happen far quicker than most people realize. Let us not be skeptical about it and look forward to all these power shifts, which may come in the future and hope it will be good for the greater good.