Today’s photography practice: chickens. One of my friends who is currently raising chickens* asked me to photograph them, and I jumped at the chance to try to improve my skills in the color and motion departments. Motion turned out to be key.
Chickens move. A lot. Sort of randomly. And just when I thought I had one of them in focus, she would turn and run.
Luckily at least Leroy’s tail plumage was pretty enough that this resulted in several not-bad photos:
I finally solved the motion problem by using the “burst” feature, which takes a quick series of photos every time you hit the shutter. It ended up sounding like a high-fashion shoot: clickclickclickclickclickclickclick cmon, ladies, show your stuff! clickclickclickclickclickclickclick work it! work it! etc.
This resulted in a couple of pretty decent chicken pictures, at least for an amateur.
As it turned out, it was my first paid photo gig:
* Not the one who named her chickens “Sesame,” “Soup” and “Enchilada.” Another chicken-raising friend.