How They Did It: The Story Behind the Shot V3HTDI:TSBTS aims to guide emerging photographers by showcasing tips, techniques, and stories generously shared by some of dA's most accomplished Photography > Animals, Plants & Nature artists. At the same time, we hope to shed light on the often overlooked amount of effort that is required to create striking images like these. Making a great photograph takes time, planning, a creative eye, and solid photography skills. What happens behind the lens is just as important as the final product!More Like This
I am sure many of you have been told "Great photo! You must have an awesome camera!" or "Wow, you sure were lucky to get that shot!" While a "good camera" and "luck" are small ingredients when creating a visual feast, we photographers would like to remind everyone that technical competency, determination, patience, and creative vision are the real meat and potatoes of any tasty photo.
"Was it luck that I happened to wake up at 3am fi
Dear Eddie,This is like the 10 000 time i am rewriting this but i want it to be perfect. But what is perfect? Nothing. You Eddie, came to be almost perfect. Why almost? Because you weren't immortal. I still remember the day i brought you home on my 18th birthday. I still remember who gave you to me. On a rainy day, two strangers would become two inseparable best friends.More Like This
You were a firecracker. Full of energy, full of life, you wouldn't let me sleep at night because you used to bite the door so you would get out of the cage. I remember you going through the food bowl and throwing everything out because you liked to eat the seeds out of the bedding. Also, after i would clean your home and add fresh bedding you would go through it and mess it all up. But you weren't messing anything up, you were putting it the way you liked it.
I know that in the past two weeks you suffered a lot because you were so ill, but i thought you'd be as strong as