Teaching at Porto Photo Fest this October - Just a quick heads-up for anyone based in Europe that I'll be teaching several classes at the Porto Photo Fest on October 12-13 this fall. This is the on...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Chickens take flight!
Trying to photograph a flying chicken was a challenge. It turns out that flapping wings are extremely fast and a typical studio lighting scenario just wouldn't work. Too much blur. This series is of our 4 week old Red Star called Nemo. My assistant who also happens to be my 13 year old daughter didn't like my asking her to drop/throw Nemo over and over again. I don't think Nemo really minded but Gillian swore that Nemo didn't forgive her for at least an hour. Fortunately our planning and previous test over the weekend gave us the light output and the stopping speed to capture the wings in flight. When flying, chickens really look very prehistoric. I was also fascinated with the fact that no matter how many times I photographed Nemo flying, her feet were always pointed as if they were on flat ground.