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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wait for An Interesting Moment

Whenever you’re taking pictures of people or animals, it pays to wait for an interesting moment or action. If you’re photographing another person, for example, just a tiny gesture—a smile, a wink, a glance—is often enough to turn a snapshot into a very interesting photo. It's true of other subjects, too. In the case of this mute swan, for instance, I followed her through the lens for a long time one foggy morning, waiting for a little moment to happen; when she finally tucked her bill down to her chest and created that gentle heart shape, I shot. These key moments don’t have to be dramatic, they just have to be interesting enough to catch a viewer’s eye.

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