Eyes on Africa Day 4: Photo Thought for Thursday: The Eyes Have It

My blog posts this week are devoted to tips on taking pictures on an African Safari (some of which you can also use in wildlife parks). Each day's blog topic will remain the same as in previous weeks:

• Monday’s Inspirational Message
• Tip For Tuesday
• Where in the World? Wednesday
• Photo Thought for Thursday
• Friday Fun Photo
• Saturday Photoshop Mini-Session
• Sunday Speedlite Secrets

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Today's post is from my friend/wildlife photographer, Andy Biggs. Take it away Andy!

As the adage says, "The eyes are the windows to the soul", and this rings true for wildlife photography.

I find that the more eyes that are in a wildlife scene, the better. If I have 3 animals in my scene, I often find that 6 eyes in view are better than 5 or less.

When watching a scene, you can better determine when to take your photos based on eye contact with your subjects. You will be amazed at how many more successful images you will capture with your camera – and eye.

Andy Biggs
Web Site: andybiggs.com
Blog: www.theglobalphotographer.com

If an African safari is on your "bucket list," I am leading two awesome African photo safaris in 2010:
Kenya and Rwanda.

Closer to home, yet still with a taste of Africa, I am leading a workshop to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (Glen Rose, Texas) in December. Not posted on my site yet. NOTE: I have reserved the tents and safari lodge. Dates are December 11-13, 2009. Cost to come.

If you have any questions about these and my other workshops, please contact me at ricksammon@me.com.

Make pictures,