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.
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.
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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If You're On Cape Cod, Look For The Hydrangeas!
Hydrangeas seem to be “the” Cape Cod flower. They grow beautifully here and are certainly abundant! When we were building our home a few years ago, the two staples that I wanted for our “Cape Cod garden” were Hydrangeas and Daisies. Depending on the acidity in the soil, they can be shades of blue or … Continue reading If You’re On Cape Cod, Look For The Hydrangeas!
Great Blue Heron At Boat Meadow Creek On Cape Cod.
We were driving home the other night when I saw this beautiful Great Blue Heron out of the corner of my eye. He was standing on the banks of the salt marsh looking for dinner. I quickly drove home and got my camera. Luckily, he was still there a few minutes later. The Great Blue … Continue reading Great Blue Heron At Boat Meadow Creek On Cape Cod.
Sunfish Waiting For The Tide To Come In At Wellfleet Harbor On Cape Cod.
This Sunfish is ready and waiting for the tide to come in a bit so it can go for a sail at Wellfleet Harbor. I loved the vibrant colors of the sail against the deep blue water and the interesting cloud formations in the sky. What do you think?