Tip #18. The love of the craft

Tip #18. The love of the craft

This very well may be one of my most important tips. The only reason it‘s a number 18 is that I just took this image a few hours ago. Some people find solace on a church pew, others playing a musical instrument, and others reading a great book or on a golf course. My nirvana is watching wildlife and given the opportunity, to take a good picture and share it with others. I seldom wear a watch when photographing as I don’t want to know what time it is, how long I’ve been there, or when I may have to quit. I usually run out of light well before I run out of interest in the topic. A few hours ago I had the great opportunity to photograph a male fox and his two of his three kits. I waited for two hours before snapping the first shot, and then I took 800 images in the next 45 minutes. Had it not been for a cloud bank in the west, which cost me the sun about a half hour of light before sunset, I would have shot even longer. Had I not lost light, I would probably still be there now. There is no money in wildlife photography, but there is the opportunity to take something I love and share the love of the craft with others through my images. I hope you enjoy my tips and photography.