In October’s issue of Professional Imagermaker I have an article published on light, more so side and back lighting within wildlife photography. I’ve broken down this subject in a way that is very easy to understand. Those that know me no I don’t obsess with the technical side of photography. Instead I use my own flare and passion, then I ask the camera to “write” or capture what I see. I work with very simple settings, and use them alongside my camera to express and communicate what I’m seeing and watching on the ground at that time.
This issue is also promoting the The Societies of Photographers conference in London in January 2019 where I’m one of the speakers and will be presenting two masterclasses –
Conservation with a Camera
Day: Friday 18th Jan 2019
Time: 13.00 to 15.00 – Masterclass
Dawn to Dusk- A journey of beauty
Day: Saturday 19th Jan 2019
Time: 16.00 to 18.00 – Masterclass
The event is described as a ‘feast of education’ The Societies of Photographers‘ Convention started as just a one day event, now the Convention spans four days of power-packed training programmes for photographers, along with a comprehensive three day Trade Show. The Societies of Photographers inaugural convention was held in Liverpool, where it remained the following year. The convention then moved to Coventry in the midlands for two years then moved to its present location in London.
Three days of Masterclass and the popular Superclass programme are available, along with print competitions, qualification judging and the presentation evening. A range of affordable tickets are available for those who wish to benefit from the whole event or for those who would like to attend just a portion of the event.
Professional Imagemaker magazine is aimed at the professional photographer through to the serious enthusiast. Professional Imagemaker features articles on photographic techniques, photographic software, specialist interviews, practical advice and photographic inspiration to name a few, to inspire and educate you to enhance you photographic career.
Statement of Purpose :
In order to reflect the growth in membership and the way the professional photographer operates, the broad editorial aims for the new Professional Imagemaker are as follows:
To enhance the prestige of The Societies to educate and inform its members in the matter of photographic technology, techniques, business matters and creativity. Digital technology is a key element in today’s professional photography and the content is biased towards the use of that technology in professional practice.
To keep membership abreast of developments in this rapidly changing area of activity. To provide a focused assessment of photographic and allied products which are of specific interest to those who earn money from their photography. To showcase the work of members in order to encourage and inspire the readership.”
The way you use light in wildlife photography is very important for the overall effect you are wishing to capture. Side Lighting is really effective when shooting close up portraits of wild animals and birds. The contours of the face are really well revealed, the texture of the fur and feathers really stand out a great deal more due to this mode of lighting. While back lighting can transform an image, adding a beautiful atmosphere within the photograph with loads of impact to the main subject.
More of my article can be found in Octobers issue of Professional Imagemaker magazine, which is published six times per year and is free to members of Societies, the magazine is also available on subscription, via Digital Edition and on iOS Devices.
I look forward to seeing some of you at the convention in January 2019 in London, many thanks.