My 6yo son is taking this class with me! He said the photo made him feel like he was outside. For him, the easy part of the drawing was the background and the challenging part was the bird because of the feathers and the tail. For me, drawing from the photo gave me a chance to really look at the Warbler instead of trying to draw it like I thought it should look. I felt the easiest part was trying to get the general shape of the bird, but the most challenging part was to shade the markings, especially tying to distinguish between the black and brown markings. I never would have really looked at how the bird’s feet were gripping the branch if I had not had a photo to look at. Out in nature, I am sure I would never have noticed small details, as there just wouldn’t be the time.