Ever since I received a gift of Nikon SLR several years ago, I’ve enjoyed photographing the outdoors: plants, insects, wildlife, etc. I’ve found that with a good camera and a lot of patience capturing a great shot isn’t as difficult as it would appear. Outdoor photography has one huge advantage; the beauty, originality and creativity is already present– you’re just taking a snapshot of what nature has provided..
Photographing chickens however, poses a few challenges… For example:
- They are constantly on the move; scratching, pecking, preening.
- They tend to not follow commands; you can’t tell them to sit, stay, fetch, etc…
- They are easily distracted; a noise might frighten them, a bug might entice them, laying an egg might overcome them.
Since I started contributing to Community Chickens a couple of years ago, I’ve taken literally thousands of photos of my flock. I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learn (through trail and error) in what I’ll call:
Chicken Photography 101
Take a lot of photos
Entice them with treats!
Got some great photos of your flock? Share them with the Community on our facebook page! Also, if you have any tips to capture that perfect chicken shot, share them in a comment below!