Wildlife Photography Excursion and Photography Tip #1

I spent the morning at the Houston Zoo with my favorite photography mentor and a small group of amateur photographers learning and practicing our new skills.  Every time I do something like this I learn a new tip or trick.  Today it was to turn off Active D-lighting, known as Auto Lighting Optimizer (ALO) on Canon.

D-lighting attempts to balance the light in both the shadows and light areas of a photograph.  By turning it off, you can have a more dramatic difference and more depth in your photos.  It will also help your subject “pop”.

As I have said before, I LOVE photography.  I love being able to use my camera to capture a moment in time.  Here are a few photos from today.  I will let them do the talking for me. (the first 3 have Active D-Lighting on, for the rest it has been turned off)



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About BrandilynRC

Brandilyn is a middle-aged (When the hell did that happen?) stay-at-home mom to 3 beautiful children (of course she is biased). She started reading M/M Romance and Gay fiction in early 2012 and was quickly hooked. In her first 18 months as a M/M Romance fan, she read over 900 titles in the genre (not counting re-reads), ranging from shorts to epic novels. She reads across all tropes within the Gay Fiction genre…. except Regency, she has never found a love for Regency. A native Texan she finds Texas to the be almost perfect… except for one thing, their treatment of the GLBTQ community. This blog is her brain child and she is happy to welcome some fellow GLBTQ supporters to review here and help promote equality (oh and of course fangirl/fanboy over their favorite authors and works).

6 thoughts on “Wildlife Photography Excursion and Photography Tip #1

  1. i LOVE the yellow frog photo, others as well- but the frog one! totally pinning it. i'm learning how to take better pics as well- as we move to digital, i find i have to re-learn all i learned w traditional film- UGH 😛

  2. Brandilyn, These are beautiful shots. I'm a “photographer's wife”. I definitely see the difference with the ALO off. You look like you are in there with the animal. And of course with the reptiles it doesn't look like there is any glass between you and the lens. Very good. Stopping my from comment luv on World Bloggers Community.

  3. Hey Brandilyn, thank you for stopping by and for your comments. You are a fabulous photographer, these are gorgeous photos. Photography has always been an interest of mine, although I have yet to really venture into it. It is definitely on my life long to do list. I do enjoy looking at beautiful photography of all sorts. Tigers just have the prettiest colors and features and you did a great job capturing them. Very impressive.

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