World Photography Day: five top tips for wildlife photography

To mark yesterday’s World Photography Day – a global celebration of the craft, art, science and history of photography – here are five top tips to keep in mind when you’re next snapping away out in the wild.

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What’s your learning style?

#341: What’s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do you retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simply by reading books?

Woah – that’s a lot of questions in one prompt! But hey, I’m up for the challenge set before me (I.e. answer all of the questions without creating an incredibly boring post!).

So, my learning style is a combination of methods (as I’m sure is the case for many others). I am capable of learning within an interactive group setting as well as during more tailored one on one sessions. And I am also able to retain information through lectures, visually being shown how to do something and occasionally, through the odd book. However, the key to my learning is note taking. So long as I have a pen and paper, I behave like a sponge soaking up all of the information available. With said notes, I can read them as many times as I like so to cement the knowledge into my brain and when I am putting what I learnt into practice, I can reference them if need be.

Practice makes perfect

#265: Tell us about a talent you’d love to have…but don’t.

To be able to understand and use British Sign Language fluently – not a talent per se but a skill I long to possess. I know the fingerspelling alphabet but it’s not exactly going to get me very far in a conversation! My desire to learn this language was reignited whilst watching The L Word on Netflix, as from season 4 a deaf character joined the main cast (I’m still convinced, and fuming slightly, that it was a rush ending to the show as there are so many things that didn’t add up – plus with the average season consisting of 12 episodes and the final season only showing 8, there’s definitely reason to believe it came to a fairly abrupt end!). BSL is a truly amazing language and seems a complex one at that, but with over 70 million people using signing as their first language, I want to be able to communicate efficiently and remove any barriers that might have cropped up.

p.s. I’ve just realised that there are only 100 more blog prompts to go until the 365 day challenge is complete!

Million-dollar question

#107: Why do you blog?

I love writing and I’m always looking to improve it. So, by taking on WordPress’ 365 Days of Writing Prompts challenge, I’m writing everyday… and as everyone knows, practice makes perfect! Plus, it’s so much fun – I make a point of not peeking at future posts so that I have a delightful surprise on a daily basis and it’s just so fascinating to read the prompt responses from other bloggers.