Wednesday, July 3, 2013

NEW Photo Masterclass - new series of in-depth tutorials provides a practical guide to the key principles of successful wildlife photography

The Photo Masterclass is back. Our new series of in-depth tutorials provides a practical guide to the key principles of successful wildlife photography, illustrated with the work of top professionals. In the first of the new series, we begin by clearing out all the clutter.

Perspective is everything: by choosing your position carefully you can increase the impact of your images and create unexpected new viewpoints – seeing your quarry through the eyes of another animal. It’s time to get down and dirty…

Framing is a key skill for a wildlife photographer – it’s vital to know when to crop in tight, what to leave out and when to embrace your subject’s environment. Six pro photographers explain when to close in and when to be expansive.

When it comes to light, less can be more – timing your photographic forays carefully and ensuring that illumination enriches rather than overpowers your images can result in photos that really shine.

To take a harmonious image, it’s not enough just to capture your subject in the viewfinder – choosing exactly where to place it in the frame is a vital creative decision. Six pro photographers demonstrate how to apply the golden rule of composition.

Hitting the shutter at the right instant can turn a good wildlife image into a great one. Being able to identify and capture unique moments – whether mid-scratch, mid-sneeze, mid-leap or mid-landing – will take your photography to the next level.

A pin-sharp finish is fundamental to great nature photography. Crisp images have a mesmerising immediacy, enticing the viewer to linger over every feather, scale and hair, says wildlife photographer Mark Carwardine.

There are always new ways to present wildlife subjects. Be creative in your approach to each and every image and you’ll discover a new world of photographic potential, says wildlife photographer Mark Carwardine.

From the vivid red of a ladybird to the dazzling blue of the kingfisher, colour plays a huge part in nature photography. But it’s more complex than you might think – and getting it right makes all the difference, says Mark Carwardine.

Every wildlife photographer’s portfolio should include a bit of blur. Used in the right way, blur conveys movement, pace, drama and a sense of journey, bringing still images to life, says Mark Carwardine.

1 comment:

Richard Asarisi said...

Interesting stuff to bad its geared for the blokes. But still its a good read.