Intent and risk.
These are two things I believe are vital when you head out to create wildlife images. In one of my presentations at our recent Wildlife Photography Seminar I spoke about intent and risk with regards to the creative side of wildlife photography but I think it goes deeper than that.
Heading out into the field with the intent of creating a certain type of image will not only make you see the world out there differently but it will also make you think. Yes, wildlife photography can be unpredictable at the best of times but if you control what you can and shoot with intent you will create stronger images. Simple as that.
Risk relates to the fear we all have, and I promise you we all have it, of people not liking our images or not getting it. This risk will cripple your ability to shoot freely and with intent and you will end up creating safe but boring images.
Intent means not half-assing the way you approach your own wildlife photography and risk means not giving a shit what people think about it. Might be difficult at first but I guarantee you that not only will you enjoy the process more but your images will improve.
Until next time.
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