This is the first in a three-part series on how to successfully photograph worms in a field. If you want to learn more about this topic, check out part 2, “How to Photograph a Worm in a Field.
I wrote about this topic in my previous article, How to photograph a worm in a field.
This is not a joke. It’s true.
In all seriousness, I have a lot of experience photographing worms in a field. I have also been asked about photographing them in a field, and what to do when you start to see a worm. In my experience, the first thing to do is to back off and let the worms find their own way through the field. I have found that they usually move a bit slower than you might expect.
If you can’t get away from your subject, you’re probably not going to be able to photograph them as well. But if you can, you’ll probably be able to get better images than you would if you just continued to stand in front of your subject. I’ve even photographed some of them from behind, and they still turn out to be dead.
I’ve gotten better results from a standstill, but often times it can be difficult to get the most out of a moving subject. If you can get close enough to your subject, however, it can be very rewarding. If you’re not willing to risk a camera misfire, a video feed of your subject or a close-up shot from a tripod is a great alternative.
Ive often found that standing in front of my subjects and trying to get a good view of them helps them to see me clearly. It also helps me to take better photos. For example, Ive found that the better I can look into someone’s eyes, the more I enjoy it. If I just stand in front of them, I can’t see past my own eyes, and that usually causes them to freak out.
By not having to actually stand in front of the subjects, you can let them see you clearly and capture the best photos. One of the best things about shooting a video is the ability to edit it afterwards, but even with a camera as small as my iPhone, I can put in time and effort to make the most out of the footage.
To avoid a headache, I try to only shoot from where the subject looks at you. I like to position myself so that they will look at me, even if I’m slightly away from them. This way, when I focus on them, they’re still fully focused and they’re not distracted.
Thats what I mean. I feel like I’m always trying to focus on something because if I focus on something else, I end up focusing on something else. Thats why I use the focus peepers. Theyre like those little peepers in a science fiction movie. I hold them up to my eye and then I focus on the subject. Theres a reason why every major movie has them.