Bird-Photography : The Ethical Way!

Sitting at home, I have been trying to catch up with many old friends and contacts. Thankfully, the phones are still working. Today I had a very nice and long discussion with an old friend. He is a nature lover and a professional photographer who frequently takes up wildlife photography assignments too. It was a very nice discussion. While talking about various things we came down to discussing the present scenario of Bird-Photography. For me, that is still a genre where I don’t usually tread into. The discussion was quite enlightening. There are two ways to do bird-photography. One is ethical and the other is what the world does. Read on and decide for yourself how you want to go about it.

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To-Do list during Social Distancing

Social Distancing! Home Quarantine! Isolation! Janta Curfew! Lockdown!

When you are to stay at home, what is it that you can do as a photographer? Here is a list of things that I have planned to do over the next few days. Some of these are tasks that I had been putting off for a very long time. Apart from spending some quality time with my family, catching up on some old books and trying my hand in the kitchen, this is what I intend to do –



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Swinging Chameleon

Today morning, I had to do step out of my bed early in the morning. Vegetables had to be bought and early market seems to the favored time by missus and the vendors. Anyway what had to be done, had to be done. Got up early in the morning, went to the market, bought bags of groceries and came back home. The good part about getting up in the morning even on a non-photography, non-outing day is that sometimes interesting things can be spotted at home itself.


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The Wonder that were Slides

After spending a few years with bare necessities, I have now planned on getting all my stuff shifted to my new place. It is a small house but with a view of the hills. While packing my things, I saw a drawer full of 35mm slides or transparencies. There was a small portable slide viewer too along with them. All this was quite nostalgic and made me take a trip down the memory lane while I sat there, among all these priceless treasures scattered all around me. Packing tape and cartons could wait a few minutes.


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