Beginning Photography Tip #10:
Be Bold

Kayak in Monterey Bay - Risky but Worth It
Kayak in Monterey Bay
Risky But Worth It
© Jim Miotke
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Don't allow yourself to be paralyzed by fears of using the wrong settings, or an non-politically-correct social policy.

If you are afraid of upsetting someone by taking their picture, just go up and ask if it's okay. Ask them to sign a release and offer a print in return.

With wildlife, adopt a low-impact method when you go places where few photographers have gone before. For the above photos, I put my camera and telephoto in a waterproof bag and kayaked out into Monterey Bay. (Lawyer-talk: This can be dangerous - so be careful.)

Be wise... but be bold.

There you have it - basic but helpful, I hope. Now go out there, make some great shots, learn from the failures, and have fun.

May Your Photographic Path Be A Prosperous and Gratifying Adventure!
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