Ups & Downs of Photography – Point of View – Travel Photography Tips

Ups & Downs of Photography – Point of View – Travel Photography Tips

In my last “Tips” post, I wrote about the “when” of photography, that is, when do you push the shutter button.  Another important aspect of great photography is “where” you push the shutter button or the Point of View.  Going up and down in the horizontal plane of the camera sensor changes the Point of View of the image.

I have been in groups of photographers that all set their tripods next to each other (especially if they are with a pro photographer) so all of their cameras are at about the same height and all pointed at the same thing. They were all going to end up with the same or very similar images.  I always try to get a different image than the group.   So I not only moved to another view but I did not use my tripod or drastically changed the height that I set it at.

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Lowry Park Zoo – Photographing Babies- Tampa, Florida

Lowry Park Zoo – Photographing Babies- Tampa, Florida

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has been one of my favorite places for many years.   I volunteered as a Docent and as a Keepers’ Assistant many years ago.  When we moved farther east of Tampa it was just too much of a commute to make on a regular basis on top of my 9-5 job so I gave it up.  But I still like to visit every now & then, especially in the winter & spring months when the animals are more active!  Lowry Park Zoo is a relatively small zoo

Asticou Azalea Garden –  Northeast Harbor, Maine – Part 11

Asticou Azalea Garden – Northeast Harbor, Maine – Part 11

On the last day of our week in Maine, after spending the morning in Wonderland (part 10), we had some time, so we decided to stop by an interesting garden we had passed several times in our travels around the area.  Asticou Azalea Garden is in Northeast Harbor.

It is a public garden, owned and conserved by the Land & Garden Preserve.  We pulled in to the tree lined parking lot, pulled out our cameras and