The Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama will always hold a special place in my heart when it comes to photogaphy. When I was in the "trial and error" phase early on during my trip down this rabbit hole, I often went to the zoo to experiment with things and simply practice techniques. The animals of the zoo allowed for a good variety in movement and color while also offering different ways to practice framing and composition. On the morning of May 27th, I decided to make a return visit to the Birmingham Zoo and photograph there once more. It had been some time since my last visit so it was a pleasure to walk the grounds again.
I actually went up to the Birmingham Zoo for practical reasons on top of just wanting to revisit. My concert photography schedule won't pick up until the first full week of June so I knew I needed to get out and beat the upcoming lull before it overtook me. I'm glad I did because it was a blast walking around the zoo and seeing the new additions while also revisiting some of my favorite spots, such as the alligator exhibit, the reptile house, and the lorikeet experience.
The walk around the Birmingham Zoo was a great way of getting back to my roots and clearing my head a bit. I just tried to lose myself in photographing the animals that were out and about on this particular Saturday morning much like I used to do long before my concert photography days. A lot has changed since I used to regularly photograph at the zoo, but I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting the experience. I definitely left feeling energized and ready to tackle the coming summer season.
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