What Is On-The-Go Photography?
Photography and Text By Philip Tulin © All rights reserved.

On-The-Go Photography (OTG) seems to imply a conflict of terms. How can a person be on-the-go and still produce great photographs?  Why must great photographers always have to wait and be patient?  OTG Photography is for the person who wants to balance photography with the in-the-moment nature experience. Once a photograph becomes the main objective, the in-the-moment nature experience becomes secondary.
 
Purple Finch Digital Photography © Outdoor Eyes OTG Photography is for the person who wants to travel light (under 4 pounds), travel simply and still wants to take great photographs.
 
The photographs displayed on Outdoor Eyes were taken with a digital camera. The image quality was reduced in order to speed up the loading time on the Internet. This has no reflection on the original quality of the photographs.
 
You can forget about your conventional tripod, your bulky camera bags, your padded backpacks and your multiple lenses. With OTG Photography, you will learn how to use the minimum to get the maximum photography opportunities... while still balancing the in-the-moment nature experience. If you ever read about William Henry Jackson, one of the best-known of early landscape photographers, you would have learned of the difficult process he had to endure to photograph. He had to travel by horseback, then by mule and his equipment weighed over 300 pounds. He had to unload the equipment, set up camp, prepare the glass plate and on and on. Yet, even today, his photographs are still of exquisite beauty. He really knew how to use the minimum to produce the maximum.
 
Egret Digital Photography © Outdoor Eyes I admit... there will be some limitations and some disappointments with OTG Photography. But that occurs in every situation. You WILL NOT take every photograph perfectly and you WILL miss out on some great photography opportunities. But, whatever photography opportunity you might miss, you still will capture that moment in your mind's eye (where film and digital could never approach). You will see more and you will enjoy photography more because you will maintain that fine balance of seeing nature, being a part of nature and taking the perfect photograph.


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Eastern Kingbird At Our Bird Bath On Cape Cod

What a treat it was to see this Eastern Kingbird at our bird bath her on Cape Cod. We saw our first eastern Kingbird about a month ago at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. We had never seen one before. So now to see one in our own backyard is really cool!  

The Yuccas Are Blooming And Hardy Here On Cape Cod

The Yuccas are absolutely stunning this year on Cape Cod. I wonder if it’s because of all the moisture that we’ve had. I saw this “pastoral scene” with the luscious Yuccas on one of my early morning bike rides around to the different beaches. It’s amazing what you can see when you’re not worried about … Continue reading The Yuccas Are Blooming And Hardy Here On Cape Cod

Baby Baltimore Oriole In The Bird Bath On Cape Cod

We have so many baby Baltimore Orioles in our yard this summer! It is so much fun. This little guy was still wet from his bath. The coloring of the babies is so different from the adults with almost muted yellow and brown coloring. I loved the yellow Daylilies in the background. Cute little guy, … Continue reading Baby Baltimore Oriole In The Bird Bath On Cape Cod

Purple Climbing Nightshade Wildflower At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

The Climbing Nightshade wildflowers, also known as Bittersweet Nightshade,  are just beautiful at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod. You can see them on the trail near the Cutting Rock or on the trail leading up to the overlook parking lot. Climbing Nightshade wildflowers are a climbing vine with purple shooting star-shaped flowers of … Continue reading Purple Climbing Nightshade Wildflower At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

American Copper Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

I almost missed this  little American Copper butterfly at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. He was pretty camouflaged until he opened his wings for a second and I saw the beautiful orange color and black spots. American Copper butterflies are small, only about 1″ with orange forewings and about 8 black dots and a black … Continue reading American Copper Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

Gorgeous Orange Day Lilies on Cape Cod

The Daylilies here on Cape Cod are gorgeous this summer. They are growing everywhere and almost seem like a wildflower on the sides of the roads. I loved the coloring of this Daylily…so vibrant a deep orange color! What do you think?


 
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