1. Seagulls fly in a flock. You can't possibly miss a shot.
2. They are not afraid of humans. You don't have to lie in wait for them, they'll find you.
3. They have attitude. Just look at the expressions in their eyes.
4. They love to pose for amateur photographers. They don't mind perching on anything to give you a good angle.
Here is proof of the 4 reasons I listed above:
They are easy to capture since they flock together.
If you can't get at least one good shot from a flock like this, I say pack up your camera gear and stick to your day job, my friend.
|Siberian seagulls flocking to West Lake, in Kunming China|
Even if you manage to snap only one shot like this, there's hope for that dream of yours to become a professional photographer some day.
You can locate them easily.
They know that where humans flock, there's food. They also know where humans flock for food. They're smart, they can read...yeah, Kailis' Fish Market is the place to head for.
Told you they can read...see, this one's already at the right address...Kailis' at Fremantle. It says so on the sign.
They have the perfect attitude of a model.
This is one is saying, "Okay, I'm here for the photo shoot. What are we waiting for?"
"Hurry up already! Why are you still fiddling with your camera, Rosie!? I've had it. I'm out of here."
They are photogenic.
Not all seagulls behave like that diva, though. Only 90% of them.
The rest are pretty obliging. They take directions pretty well. Tell them to perch on something, and they do it in style...this one is giving us that pensive look.
This one is giving us "I rule the world!...err roost?" look, in the classic 'Perching on a Lamp-post' pose.
Another classic pose..."Keep an eye on your fish, or it won't be on your table for long!"
Bring them on location, and they will certainly produce results. Here's a seaside location shoot. See how they pose!
Call me to make a booking.
|Lives in Perth, Australia. Willing to travel.|
|Fremantle native. Works for fish and lobsters only.|
|Siberian seagull, non-permanent resident of Kunming. A high-flier.|
|Siberian seagull. Will work for bread to buy return flight ticket home.|
rhythm of wings a lullaby
aching dream of home