Photographing the chicks 1. Remember these are vulnerable little birds. Be gentle with them - don't ever squeeze them when you pick them up. If you are nervous let someone else collect them 2. Hold them properly and only pick them up if you are taking them to your table or returning them to the box. 3. Keep quiet. They don't like lots of noise 4. Make sure you are shooting at the same level as the chicks - bending down or sitting on a chair. 5. Keep the lens at 55mm - it's better if you are zoomed in a little and make sure you don't crop out the feet. Move backwards if you need to. 6. Pay attention to the background - we don't want to see the rest of the room. 7. Move the chicks if they are facing the wrong way. If a chick is not interested or tries to jump for freedom put him back in the box. 8. Wash your hands with soap 9. Wash your hands with soap again
The correct way to pick up and hold the chicks. Use your hands to make a little cave for them and they will feel safe and relaxed (we hope)
You will use our Canon Dslr cameras today. Be careful with them. Listen to the briefing carefully If you break one your mum and dad will get a very large bill ££££££££££££ !!!!