One , a personal photographic challenge for September.
So let me explain, there is a lot of noise on social media about the rise of the ” canned wildlife photographer” someone who fills their albums and memory cards with images shot in controlled environments at wildlife photographic centres and hides.
Personally I count myself as a bit of a hybrid , I have visited several wildlife photographic centres in the UK and a number of the photos used in the “meet the model” section of this blog have their origins from this source. I would never try to pass these images off as taken in the wild and as I never enter any photographic competitions I really don’t see any issue. Plus to me a photo experience day is a great way to meet fellow wildlife snappers , professional photographers who can help me to learn and develop my skills , and swap tips and tricks.
However, for me nothing beats being out on location , on my own and at one with nature and my surroundings ( I don’t even have to unpack my camera ) Field craft takes time to master and I am still learning , I guess you never actually stop leaning, So with this in mind here’s the challenge I have set myself for September.
One day ( 24 hours ) spread over one month
One camera body
One target subject
One ( fingers crossed ) stunning image
I will keep you up dated during the month on my progress and hopefully reveal the One stunning image on the 30th September………..