Mrs Bird's Top Tips
During the pandemic I have been taking more photos more than ever before and using this time as a creative outlet. It's really allowed me to focus on the idea of self-reflection and self-growth. I often get asked two questions; what do you enjoy taking images of? Do you have any tips?
My answer has always been the same "I take what I see and create an image that reflects a fleeting moment in time " and my TIPS are...
- Try shooting at different times of the day and shoot everyday you can
- Move LOTS and try different angles - find the light!
- Don't be scared to experiment with different settings and become one with your camera
- Be patient and persevere
The main tip is to REALLY notice and appreciate the richly visual world we are surrounded by.I always advice the photography A level students to open their eyes and their minds to everything and anything.
During the first lockdown I connecting with nature within my photography and created a series that my daughter instigated. Trixie would often run up to me holding something precious like a flower, a snail shell or even one of our many pets. On this occasion I saw how she held the objects so tightly but careful and how beautifully presented they appeared. So I started to snap away, it became almost a game for my daughter, her cheeky grin and her muddy hands so ready to present her objects of choice to me and the lens.
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson.