Black-crowned Night-Heron, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Transitions in Photography

Transitions occur in every activity, including photography.


Black-crowned Night-Heron, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in post: Transitions in Photography

Black-crowned Night-Heron


My photography has gone through three transitions.

At first, I wanted to take photos of birds.

So any photo of a bird represented a success.


Black-crowned Night-Heron, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in post: Transitions in Photography

Black-crowned Night-Heron


Next I realized that I was taking photos of eyes.

So I focused on the eye.

If I could take a good photo of an eye, then I’d have a good photo of a bird.


Black-crowned Night-Heron, Juvenile, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in post: Transitions in Photography

Black-crowned Night-Heron, Juvenile


Now, I recognize that I’m taking photos of life.

So I strive to show photos that convey the same awe for life that I feel.

These three steps represent a transition from functional photography, to sensory photography, to conceptual photography.

This matters because there’s more to photography than framing and pressing a button.

Photography can be an emotional medium that tells stories, conveys values, and causes changes.

And, in total, this expresses my mission to inspire respect for life by taking photos of birds.


Much success,

Steve Kaye

Find More at:

A Story in Every Face

Birds up Close

Too Close


Help Birds Tip

Make Bird Friendly Choices

Why #1: Bird friendly choices help birds by preserving the environment that they depend upon.

Why #2: Bird friendly choices also help people by preserving the environment that we depend upon.

How: Use the basic ethics test of asking:

1) What if everybody did this?

2) Is this beneficial for all, and

3) Would I want anyone to do this to me?


Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are two organizations that excel at doing this.

Please visit their web sites to learn about how they are making a difference.

✅ The Trust for Public Land

✅ American Bird Conservancy

Here’s an outstanding book about bird conservation: Bird Conservation


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1 Comment
  • Bob Franz
    Posted at 08:26h, 15 October

    Here’s looking at you Steve! Also you remind me of an old Timex watch commercial – “Just keep on clicking!”

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