Lewis's Woodpecker, Soldier Creek, Camas County, Idaho

Bird Photography 101: The Kodachrome Effect


WC calls it “The Kodachrome Effect.” The reference is to the Paul Simon song, “Kodachrome,” which in the chorus says of the photos we take, “Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day.”1 Bird photography makes you think that the bird we photograph are always out in the open, perfectly lit and perfectly posed.…