My intentions within my images are to engage with the audience and show them the natural world. With an aim to inspire them to explore it more, to create a connection with the viewer, wether with a direct copy of the nature world or with a more abstract aesthetic interpretation of it. Natural history images are used in advertising frequently, like this image found on a website showing Creative advertising using animals. This image without the tag in the top right hand corner and the bib on the Cheetah gives the viewer a funny interpretation of it waiting for its next meal. Is that the person who would go on the trip? Could be a wildlife image taken by a wildlife photographer capturing the magnificent creature waiting to be admired. The adding of the extra elements turns it into a humorous image designed for the travel industry.
Having come back to this document weeks later, i’m finding that my practice is much more than just wildlife/natural history photography and more about myself within the landscape and how i use it. I wouldn’t call myself a traditional landscape photographer as i don’t use a tripod and do long exposures to create the more traditional blurred water effect if at the coast or any water destination. Its about my footsteps into the natural world and what i focus on and see infront of me, my interpretation of the world.
Research: I’m ordering Jesse Alanders book, Perspective on Place.
I haven't visited the garden for a while due to bad weather stopping me getting to the location and a flu virus. Here's some images i took since being able to get back to the orchard.
During this shoot my camera broke, i deleted the images which had half the image blacked out on them thinking they weren't fit to use, upon reflection i should have put them to show what had happened. The problem was the mirror kept getting stuck. I asked the Falmouth photo Whats app group if any one new how to fix it or what was causing it, they all came back with tips and ideas and Richard advised me to go to Nikon website and search in the faulty section as the D750 had a call back due to faulty parts. I did this and yeah it was part of the bad batch. Luckily for me i could send it back to get fixed for free, and thanks to Richard for pointing me in the right direction. I know now that if things gone wrong it's still best to put them in the CRJ as it's all part of it.