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 actually 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 that’s my mission, to inspire respect for life by taking photos of birds.


Much success,

Steve Kaye

PS: Have you seen these photos of Fluffed Up Birds?


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.

How: Use the basic ethics test by asking: 1) What if everybody did this? 2) Is this beneficial for all, and 3) Would I want anyone to do this to me?

Important side note: Small choices made consistently over long time add up to become huge results.


Birding Resources

My new book contains brief, easy messages that lead to making life-friendly choices, which ultimately help birds.

See: Life Poems by Steve Kaye


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1Comment
  • 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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