The snaps of African wildlife clicked by Nick Brandt create a strikingly intimate link with the wild animals he takes pictures. National Museum of Wildlife Art based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming opens the exhibit named “Elegy: The African Photography of Nick Brandt, 2001 – 2008″ on 18th January, 2014, offering a selection of these animal snaps which capture Nick’s individualized view of species within the context of their environment. The exhibit would be on display in King Gallery throughout Jackson Hole’s ski season and it would end on 20th April, 2014.
Photographer Nick, who once was a high profile music videos maker, fell in love with Africa while he was directing the music video for Earth Song in 1996. He acquired an unconventional white and black fine art advance to wildlife photography which uses a medium format camera as well as a portrait or wide angle instead of a telephoto lens.
Recently, in an interview with a leading magazine, Nick told that he never planned to be a photographer, but he had always wanted to somehow capture his passion for animals visually, and it was only when he visited East Africa that he realized that there was a way to achieve this through photography, and in a way very personal to him.
He added that he wanted his images to achieve two things in this regard – to be an elegy to a world that is tragically vanishing, to make people see what beauty is disappearing. And, also, to attempt and show that animals are sentient creatures that are equally as worthy of life as humans.
Magnificent snaps of nature at its most inspiring and dramatic go on the show at the Nature in Art exhibit of award winning snaps nest week. Starting from soaring eagles to pouncing foxes to tiny harvest mice to prowling lions – every image in renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards would amaze and astonish.
After its set up at Natural History Museum, the exhibit starts nationally at Twigworth gallery later on Tuesday and goes on for 2 months, offering everyone the scope to see the magnificent photographs. The internationally recognized contest, which is now in its forty ninth year, has drawn approximately forty three thousand entries by both amateur and pro photographers from ninety six nations. Continue reading →
People often takes good snaps of wild animals as they ‘pose’ for the photographer. These things happens quick, even photographers do not get time to get prepare. This is exactly Weldon Lee was talking about at The Magic of Wildlife Photography event on Saturday.
In the wild, photographers does not get a chance to decide what lens they must use, said Lee, and people end up with a mediocre snap.
Lee was speaking about photography at board room of Fort Morgan School District. He told that action could be fast and furious. Unless one is very quick to respond, he/she could miss the best shot. In order to be ready, there are some basics that anyone could learn.
No 1, the photographer must know which animal’s snap he/she wants. Later the subject needed to be identified that might not quite be as obvious as it sounds. The animal could be a subject, but what the photographer must remember is the subject of the image.
A wildlife snap is made of 3 parts – the subject, the foreground and background, said Lee. At times, the landscape is the actual image which the photographer might prefer. The animal could just be a part of a stunning view. If the subject of the snap is decided, the photographer must eliminate everything. Like subjects, background are also important as it could break the image. A cluttered and busy background can ruin the image. Lee also spoke about focal length, placement ans shutter speed.