It is all rather hectic being a professional photographer, but when I do get a little 'down time' then I am out walking capturing images like these. In a little over a year I have had a number of my Natural History images included in no less than 3 exhibitions and of course I am working towards my next exhibition of which this fabulous Red Kite will be included.
With wildlife and landscape photography, patience is a virtue. It is most definitely about being in the right place at the right time ..... Wildlife does not just turn up upon request and in the main won't stick around to have their picture taken either. Choose your locations wisely, then sit, be still and be patient. For landscape pictures, light plays a huge part with regards how dramatic your picture is going to come out. I am sure you have heard of the 'golden hours' - dawn and dusk, this is the optimum time to capture such images. Of course, it's not always easy to get out and about at such times of the day but you can capture dramatic images by adjusting your settings in your camera ..... yes, that does mean your camera is on manual setting and you are working to get the camera to take the picture that you want .... effectively replacing other artistic tools with your camera ....... if you would like to view more of my Natural History / Wonderful World work, please visit www.nickidouglasleephotography.co.uk