Black Skimmer Mother and Chick

The position you are in when taking a photograph can profoundly change the look and response by the viewer. Anyone interested in bird photography has heard of Arthur Morris. One of the biggest things he preaches is to get down on the ground. It allows you to create a different background and perspective. This photo of a baby Black Skimmer and its parent is much stronger because I was lying flat on my belly when I took it. If I had been standing and shooting down on the birds it would have lost a lot of the effect. This tip can be used with any type of photography. For me, it is very important when photographing my daughters to try to get down on their level. Try a variety of angles and see how much it can change the impact of the photo.


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