I won 3rd place out of 1200 entrants to the Readers Digest, “Made in America” photo contest for my photo of Jonesborough, Tennessee!
I had this day down on my calendar for a good deal of the year. I had used The Photographers Ephemeris to see what day the sun would set directly down Main Street in Jonesborough. This happened to be Christmas tree lighting day as well, so I stuck around for that too. 🙂
Depending on your zoo/nature preserve, you’ll be shooting through fence, bars, or a window of some sort. (probably thick plexiglass type stuff) If you are lucky you will have a clear shot over whatever is keeping the animal contained and can ignore most of this, but that probably won’t be the case most of the time. Check though the gallery at the end for example photos with explanatory captions.
Part 2 of a 5 part guide to technical outdoor clothing and clothing systems for photographing in the great outdoors! Make sure to read and refer to Part 1, Guide to Outdoor Seasonal Photo Wardrobe (Summer). I’m going to go in to less detail on things already covered and part one also has a key for common abbreviations. Now lets get started!