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Our seasons are changing now from Summer into Autumn. The nights are drawing in and its a great time to be out with your camera, providing you with some of the most beautiful and intense colours of the year.
One of the most important tools in wildlife photography is fieldcraft. Getting to know the subject, spending time watching, listening and looking, learning its behaviour, its habits and calls.
Sit in the same position for an hour and you’ll see just how quickly light changes. The direction of light will dramatically affect the way shadows fall in a scene within nature or on a subject.
Each year I look forward to the Pied Flycatchers and Redstart’s arriving from North Africa. Those that follow my blog will know each summer I try to photograph both of these species in the Peak District National Park.
The Peak District National Park is a popular breeding site for the Ring Ouzel. A beautiful bird that is part of the Thrush family; Turdus torquatus. In Britain they are of high conservation concern and are classified as Red Listed due to their population decline in the last forty years.
I always work on my own projects throughout the year. These provide me with images that I can send to my photo & press agencies. They also help me to find species and run some of my one to ones and workshops.
Its Mental Heath Awareness week and the theme this year is Nature, which is so central to our psychological and emotional health. By having a greater connection to the natural world your life will benefit in so many ways.