Although nature photography is my “major”, I occasionally practiced other genres like: wedding and child christening photography, club event photography, fashion, portrait. This is because I like photography in general and each experience can be interesting and useful as well. And as mentioned before it adds to the overall experience and enriches it.
After all, the whole bunch of genres have many things in common: light, framing and composition and so on. What I learn by doing event photography might be applicable in nature too (and vice-versa). So I think it is in one’s advantage to be open-minded and embrace new experiences. No matter if an enthusiast or a professional, a photographer remains a photographer and (s)he should be able to take (almost) any kind of photography, at least at an acceptable level.
But of course I always get back to nature. This is because nothing is more relaxing to me than to take a walk in the open and fresh air and look for new subjects and details. Comparing to event photography the pressure is pretty low, which doesn’t mean attention to details should be neglected. Lack of attention could mean missing great pictures and might make the difference between a successful session and just “an ordinary experience”. For example if I walk into a park and don’t pay attention to a beautiful bird that sits nearby and hence get into its comfort zone too quickly the bird will get scared and fly before I have any time to react. There are specific techniques for this type of photography but above all is paying attention (to details). So bottom line is: relax while paying attention! Don’t let opportunities “fly”!
I’ll let you now enjoy the photos. And also enjoy the coming of the spring!
PS. Check this too: https://callofnatureblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/what-photography-means-to-me/