Look for Different Angles

It’s really easy to photograph the same thing over and over again and get a little frazzled. You start looking through your photos and think how you don’t want to photograph that subject anymore. But then you see it and knowing how much joy it brings you capture another image. This happens to every photographer and the best answer is to look for something different. Go through your images and look to see what you don’t have and figure out how to capture that image.

I’ve spent a lot of time over the years working with Bison and have over 7,000 images of them in my files. Despite that, I’m still looking for that iconic Bison shot which I haven’t gotten yet. Nor have I gotten a shot of just the head that I really like. It takes time and persistence to fill in those holes and sometimes it takes just being in the right spot at the right time. I don’t often get a chance to look up at a Bison on a cliff, so when I saw this female munching away it seemed the perfect time to stop. This is a straight shot with the D5 and 600 f/4. This is what Bison do a lot of, head down and eat. A lot of shots are made that way. Getting something different, while still not what I had in my head, can bring all new inspiration back to the subject.

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