Things Are Happening At The Zoo
May 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
Ever since I started shooting pictures, one of my favorite subjects to shoot was wild exotic animals. My next door neighbor has gone on a number of photo safaris in Africa. I’m so envious, but since I won’t be going on any trips to Africa anytime soon, the next best thing is visiting the local zoo. I love shooting portraits of people, but there’s something really special about shooting a portrait of an exotic wild animal. I love waiting for that perfect look or expression. In the old days, you were pretty much stuck with whatever background happened to be behind your subject, but now I can strip the animal out of the original background and insert him(or her) into whatever background I choose. I also use a couple of different Photoshop plugins to bring out the texture in the animal. Hope you enjoy this first group. I have a few more I’m working on, so look for part two in a future blog post.