How to Photograph a Fairy………. (a very scientific post) by Sandra Gananoque Baby Photographer.
Fairies, or if you happen to be British, ‘Faeries’, are elusive creatures who dance and skip about, usually unnoticed by adults. Children however, see Fairies all the time, because they have better vision than most of us, and they haven’t yet turned off the part of their mind that sees and understands the possibilities of the impossible.
JM Barrie, the author of Peter Pan tells us that when the first baby laughed for the first time, his laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies.
For a photographer to see a fairy, she must be very patient.
Often, at first, a fairy will not look at you, but instead turns shyly away.
I have captured images of 3 fairies recently- and learned a bit about them by carefully observing their behaviour.
Fairies are a species at risk. Please be a fairy conservationist, and capture photographs of fairies- do not attempt to capture fairies in jars or cages.