Bald Eagle Photography with a Compact Camera. That’s me and my buddy Tom snapping pics of Bald Eagles at Starved Rock State Park. OK, so it’s ridiculous for me to attempt this with a compact camera. But that’s kind of my point - I don’t really care about Eagle photography. If I did, I would have the kind of set up Tom has. Instead, as he took his time setting up that gigantic lens, I walked around inspecting the rocks, ice, snow, shadows and patterns for photos I found compelling. To each his own. And, yes, we both brought back pics we were proud of.