The vistas we all seek as nature photographers get a different spin put on them when shot from 500 feet up in the air
By Text And Photography By Bill Fortney
Published April 21, 2009
Updated July 1, 2016
As a nature photographer, you’re always trying to find a way to make images that will capture the attention of editors, clients and your audience. We’ve all shot many of the same subjects over and over, so how do we see the world differently? For me, it all started a number of years ago when I was privileged to teach workshops alongside Art Wolfe, John Shaw, Brian Peterson and Rod Planck. More than once I heard each of them teach how you should vary your angle by getting down low to the ground or taking a higher angle to vary your approach to the subject.
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