Photo tip Friday!

Here’s another one that seems obvious after you read it but many of us ignore it in the real world….

Back in WWII, the term target fixation got its start from pilots in training running themselves into the ground while practicing strafing runs.  In modern parlance, you’ll hear that term amongst motorcyclists or mountain bikers – where there’s an obstacle to avoid and you look at it so hard (instead of where you want to go) that you run right into it.

It also applies to photography, believe it or not.

When you’re out in the wild chasing the light and looking for those wonderful scenes to capture – it’s very easy to get wrapped up in the scene before your eyes and miss the scene behind your back – which could be even more impressive than the one you’re looking at.

Take the time to pull yourself off the view you’ve got in front of you, take the camera down and look around.

You never know what you’re missing ’till you look!



~ by Derrick Birdsall on May 11, 2012.

6 Responses to “Photo tip Friday!”

  1. So true! Another great tip, Derrick. 🙂

  2. Been there, done that. 😉

    Another fantastic reminder, Derrick! Keep ’em comin’! 🙂

  3. Thirded, Mr. B!

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