Figure 1 and Figure 2 feature the same elk, but the elk looks smaller with the photographer so far away and standing up. There is a backpack in the foreground. With technology today, you can crop this photo to remove the backpack. Pay attention to your surroundings and to detail so that you can see what is in both the background of a photo and the foreground. Let your photo tell the story – make it a good story. Figure 2 depicts what we would deem an appropriate photo, but wearing camo gloves would have masked the hunter’s hands and distracted less from the antlers.
Donna McDonald is a member of Shoot Like A Girl Pro Staff and owner of Upper Canyon Outfitters in Alder, MT. Find out more about Upper Canyon Outfitters at www.ucomontana.com